I wrote this up right before everything started happening. But it was a damn good night so I'm going to give us both a break from the sad and post it now.
I carved pumpkins for the first time ever! I've been wanting to do it since I was a little kid and the time was finally here! It was much slimier and way more complicated than I could have anticipated.
The Four Stages of Heidi Carving Pumpkins for the First Time Ever
As completely warped and ridiculous as my pumpkins look – I fucked up so badly that I just hacked out the backs and started again on the other side – I display them proudly on my porch. Fully content with allowing my neighbors to believe children carved them. Awwww, they did a great job! Well done, kids!
(I used to delete photos of me in profile. But I won't do that anymore. Because by looking at them, I'll get used to them. And anything that helps normalize my body is a good thing.)