Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

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.)


  1. I think they look great. Specially love the photos of them all lit up

  2. I heart the Meatwad-looking pumpkin on the very's got ~CHARACTER~

  3. This is happy. I'm glad you had such a good time and I love your new hair.

  4. The carved pumpkins are cute! At least you did something to celebrate the holiday...Good for you.

  5. Could fall in love with that smile at "Acceptance"! I approve of your notion of trying to accept your body for what it is. How odd to only want to see ourselves in the best light only, in the interest of self-protection. Life's too short.