Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Gretchen the Witch
Katie and I went shopping at Tai Pan Trading back in late July and found all the Fall and Halloween decorations already out. Seeing that Fall is my favorite season and I was heartily sick of the heat of summer, I succumbed to the lure of the Halloween decor. I instantly fell in love with this witch. It was more than I would normally want to pay so I did as I usually do when trying to talk myself out of buying something: I put it in my cart! Maybe that sounds a bit odd but if I have it in my cart and am continuing to walk around the store looking at other things, usually I can eventually talk myself out of it and put it back. Well, I did that very thing. After walking around for awhile I talked myself out of it, put it back on the shelf and walked away. Only to find myself walking back over to pick it up again a few minutes later. I literally went through this routine 3 times before I decided it was fate, I had to have this witch. Katie and I figured that if the witch was fate then surely she must need a name. We came up with Gretchen pretty quickly. Honestly, I'm not sure if it was Katie or myself that came up with the name but it seemed to fit. So Gretchen stands guard at the front door and smiles at everyone that comes through.