Monday, September 26, 2011

Friend Makin Mondays

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
FMM: What’s your favorite holiday? And why?

It's hard to say, really. I have always traditionally loved Christmas. Growing up I had always loved the family get-togethers at my Grandma's house, with my cousins and aunts and uncles. It was a little slice of heaven for me, really. Sadly, those days have been over since the 90's. They will always be in my memory and I will always yearn for that. At this point, we don't have family we are close enough with to have the sort of get-togethers from days past. I still enjoy Christmastime, but it's not the same. My family is still young, and we are still creating our own traditions. I love Christmas, but I think I am beginning to equally love Halloween.

I love Halloween because it's a fun time of the year. The kids get to dress up in their favorite costume of choice.... we get to pick pumpkins and decorate the house.... it's fun!

.....And for the first time in my adult life - I can say - I love Halloween because it's an opportunity for me to DRESS UP in a way I would not usually dress. ;) I have not dressed up for Halloween since I was like, 12.

Now... I'm not saying I am going to intentionally dress.... provocatively. No, screw that. Yes, I AM saying that. Here it is in bold: I intend to wear a sexy costume. Because for the first time in my life, I feel like I finally CAN.... and maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to "get away with it" (aka not get horrified looks when I walk by).

The funny thing is, I don't even know how to dress sexy! I mean, not really?! I have spent my entire adult life trying to "hide" as much as I can. The thought of showing off anything is a little scary.... yet exciting!
A "marine?"
A sexy cop?

A vixen pirate, maybe?
Or maybe a nurse.....

Of course, anything I decide on will probably still be on the more conservative side. And I'm short so the skirts will not ride up as high on me as they do on the models.  But looking around at all of the options out there is definitely amusing. I'll let you know after October 31st how I feel about Halloween. But I'm thinking it could be my new favorite...if only because it is the most fun! :)


  1. I love those costumes... wear them with SASS! I wore a sexy nurse one one year, when I was much bigger, and wore it with attitude... and got LOTS of compliments. Last year, I had reached goal weight, and wore a Star Trek costume (itty, bitty...) and got a LOT of looks.... not bad for being almost 40! :)

    I love Halloween too - so much fun. :)

  2. This pirate one is just too cute! I'm not really into dressing up myself, but I love to see the kids dress up and I go all out with my yard haunt!
    Yes - it's FUN !!!!

  3. LOL I probably should have elaborated a little bit. I will NOT dress like ANY of those costumes around my kids (or any kids, for that matter!) I am hoping we can find a halloween party or something to go to. We live in a metropolitan area - there has to be SOMETHING for adults going on around Halloween where I can go around in costume! I'm not into the bar scene, but maybe just this once, if a bar/club has a halloween bash... maybe we can go. Or if a friend has a party, even better! My hubby wants to dress somewhat matchy so he said if I go as a nurse, he'd go as a doctor.
    My boys already have their halloween costumes; Alex is going as Wolverine and J is going as Spiderman. Not sure what K is going as just yet, but she seems to love Minnie Mouse so maybe....