October | “What Kind of Pumpkin are You?” Tag

Dollface over at Dollfaced Writer has tagged me for our October tag! Thank you DollFace! 

We love to come up with the tags together, but she brings them to life. You can check out her post here. We loved this: 

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Here we go!

“Being a Christian means we are like a pumpkin to be carved out and for God’s love to shine through, which brings us to the question of this tag…

What kind of pumpkin are YOU?”

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
2. Link the original post so the creators can read them 😀
3. Use the original featured image and include it in your post.
4. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.
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5. Answer the questions.
6. Tag at least one person.
7. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month! ❤

Here are the questions:

1. Do you celebrate Halloween? Why or why not?

2. Do you like to watch scary movies? Why or why not?

3. Name 3 of your greatest fears.

4. When was the last time you scared someone?

5. Do you believe in ghosts, angels, and/or demons?

6. Do you ever get déjà vu? What do you think it means?

7. What are two of your favorite candies?

Here are my answers:

1. Do you celebrate Halloween? Why or why not?

I used to when I was young. I loved Halloween and dressing up. I especially loved the “haunted house” or more like the “Preview of Hell that will scare Jesus into ya” nights at Church. I got to play a lost soul in the pit one year and it was fantastic! As long as there were other people acting, I was always up for stuff like that. I loved to have fun and scare the daylights out of people. My Grandma (my mom’s mom) was part Native American and she always had scary stories to tell me about paranormal activity, ghosts, and the white magic her grandfather had. Her stories would draw me in. I would get freaked out though when she would tell me that a dead relative was visiting in her house and she was talking to them. All of the Native American “magic” would creep me out and I was confused by it. Despite feeling scared by all of that, my grandma was a good woman and she always made me feel loved. She knew how to have fun and she was quite the prankster. The stories of her Halloween antics were legendary! 

When I was a teen, I went through a dark time. I loved to wear black clothes, black/dark make-up and Gothic crosses were my favorite. I even gave in and let my Aunt read my palms! You can read about that here {{shudder}}. After having my babies, Halloween was fun with them for a while. The older I got, the more I learned about Halloween, the more I want nothing to do with it. I took my Christian beliefs very seriously and “the dark stuff” wasn’t so appealing to me anymore. I did take my daughters to alternate Church events sometimes, but eventually, I stopped handing out candy, I locked up the doors and kept my daughters inside on Halloween night. Everything felt… eerie and evil. Strange things had happened and I hated Halloween. I was glad when it was over.

Only problem was, my youngest Daughter gets so excited about it (probably from school hyping it up, decorating the classrooms and the Halloween party they have). Last year, I decided that if I can’t beat them, I will join them. I love to throw parties and I decided to throw a “Fall Party” on Halloween night at my place. Everyone was welcomed to dress up. I served pizza, cookies, brownies, drinks and adult beverages (for the adults). I had NEVER done a “Fall Party” before and my goodness, it was the best party I’ve ever had. It was such a hit with my Man and my son-in-law that I’m planning on throwing another one this year. My youngest daughter has been so excited since I “Un-banned” Halloween music, videos and parties. I even caved and bought Halloween decorations for this one. Nothing scary, I stay away from skeletons, ghosts, coffins, blood, eyeballs, witches… etc. Pumpkins are cool and I only decorate my house with Fall decor. I love the Pumpkin story about how God “carves” us. I still do not like Halloween and I am thrilled the day after. I just realize that we live in a country that celebrates it as much as Christmas it seems, people love to party and there is no ignoring Halloween with my youngest daughter so excited about it. 

2. Do you like to watch scary movies? Why or why not?

Nope. I did when I was younger. I loved to get scared. I do not like to watch anything evil anymore. Parts of my life have been “Scary movies” that I will never get out of my head. I have no need or desire to watch horror movies. 

3. Name 3 of your greatest fears.

People I love never knowing how much I love them

That we will run out of water to drink 

The coming Tribulation (The book of Revelation scares the “Hell” out of me!)

4. When was the last time you scared someone?

I don’t know! I’ve scared my Man pretty good lately freaking out over my health. 

5. Do you believe in ghosts, angels, and/or demons?

Angels and Demons, YES. I think Ghosts are either Angels or Demons. Angels in the form of a human and Demons just messing with people.

6. Do you ever get déjà vu? What do you think it means?

Yes, I do. I hate it! I have no idea. I did hear a lady say something like it is God’s way of showing us something. I do not get a good feeling about it though. 

7. What are two of your favorite candies?

Caramello bars and Reese’s peanut butter eggs. 

 

I am tagging…

Renee

Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog

Coco

Stuart

Please do not feel obligated to participate or respond in any way, we just wanted to recognize some bloggers for their unique content and a couple of bloggers we already enjoy reading content from. This is our way of saying, “Hey, you write stuff we truly enjoy reading and we would be honored if you participated in our tag!” 🙂 If you do choose to participate, we can’t wait to see your post! 

 

Amazed By His Grace,

Purple Rose 

 

 

 

110 thoughts on “October | “What Kind of Pumpkin are You?” Tag

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Though I’m not into the music anymore, I still think the goth look can be pretty awesome… with women mostly … y’all can get away with it and some can rock it!

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I think it would take a lot to make me feel 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻about myself lol!!! Especially the older I get…. I feel like an old Datsun truck.. outdated and high mileage 🤦‍♂️

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I think I was at my best in my early 30’s. I was probably at my best shape and I think I was at my best looking. I was a very late bloomer. I was putting on weight but able to work it into a nice physique.

        I’m in my early 40’s now. I don’t work without coffee. I’m slowing down a bit… I have to watch weight like a terrorist and I don’t much care about looks anymore… I’m too tired to work out and a T-shirt and jeans fits most every occasion….

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      • Purple Rose says:

        It’s sooo easy to put on weight after 40 it seems. 😓 I think I was best in my 30’s too.

        40’s are hitting me hard… very hard. I feel ya!

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I’ll put it to you this way, a guy will approach a girl before a girl will approach a guy. That’s the power y’all have. So there… 😝

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Some women like that… I don’t know why or how… but they do.

        I’ve always been attracted to sweet and innocent (seeming) women. Those who are personable and I didn’t feel like I was putting everything into the relationship and they were off in lala land.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        They have “daddy issues” sometimes. Women are complicated.

        It sounds like you are attracted to real women. Not shallow, narcissistic ones or “Barbie Dolls”.

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I love a real woman! She has flaws, fat and all the complexities of a woman. But I’ve never had to worry about her. Guys will say I have low or no standards because she’s a big girl. But I have no problems with it and she’s not there’s. She’s not a Hooters waitress but can rock a pair of pantyhose better than any woman I’ve ever seen. So win-win for me.

        Maybe you would like my poetry blog…?

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Ok cool… as you can tell I like to talk. About anything and everything. And I don’t know when to shut up 🤷‍♂️

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Yes’m.

        Like right now I think you’re tired of me. And I totally understand because I’ve going on for hours about nothing..

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Nope. I’ve been doing laundry, working on my planner, watching YouTube videos with my daughter and I even took a bubble bath in-between our chats. 😂

        I think you are very smart and you make good points. It’s nice to see a man’s view on things. I always enjoy when men comment and share their thoughts. I don’t have any sisters and I grew up around pastors. I’m used to being around lots of men talking… and talking. I have always had a certain level of respect for men I suppose.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Yup! I’m one of those multitasking kind of women who tries to get a little self care in here and there.

        Actually, my anxiety has been off the chart this week and I hadn’t took the time to relax like that for awhile. Bubble baths really help me. Especially lavender scented ones. I had so many bubbles in mine last night, I felt like I was in a cloud! 😂

        Do you ever draw your sweet wife a bubble bath and tell her to go relax? Some women like that.

        I have a neighbor who was showing me her home and her bathroom has a nice big tub perfect for bubble baths. She was showing me her master bathroom and I was so distracted by her tub since I love bubble baths. I asked her if she loves her big tub and by her reaction, I got the feeling she NEVER uses it. 😮 She seems stressed out a lot and has even been heard yelling at her poor husband. I think a nice long soak in that tub of hers just might help her relax a little. Hmmmm… maybe I should give her a lavender scented bath gift set for Christmas. 🤔 She probably wouldn’t use it though. 😔

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Unfortunately we both have stupid busy lives. She couldn’t take a bubble bath if she wanted to.

        I’m the kind of guy that doesn’t believe in letting the spark we felt when we first met go out. Though we’ve went through a TON it’s been hard but I’ve done my best. Mostly, I write poetry for her and send little text messages to let her know I love her and despite her thoughts about herself she is gorgeous and I’m just as in love and desire her as in the beginning.

        It’s tough though (probably tmi here) but she’s always been a big girl. Time, problems, stress and a youngin have had there toll on her body. So constant assurance and making her feel beautiful has been work but I think it’s helped. She’s just tired all the time. And it hurts some things…. but I’m trying.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Poetry? That’s so sweet. Is her primary love language words? If so, you are doing great.

        It’s hard for us to ladies to believe our men think we are attractive when we feel so bad about our weight, energy level and stuff like that. Hearing it helps, but for some reason we can believe the lies we hear in our head easier than the compliments from our men.

        It’s no fun being in pain. I have several health issues I don’t talk about on here, but one reason I like my baths is so I can soak in epsom salts. It seems to help with things like pain. I know pain VERY well. Massages are so nice when you have chronic pain, they help me. My Man has to put up with my pain and me being tired. Pain can wear you out mentally and physically.

        Sometimes, a romantic date for me is a DVD from RedBox, take-out and laying in bed together. I try to speak his top two love languages (words of affirmation, quality time) as much as I can. And he speaks mine all the time. 😉

        You two are blessed to have eachother. If you can speak her primary love languages, she will always feel loved. I think that is the best we can do.

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I think her love languages are cleaning up and general support. I’m not sure if she’s figured out mine….

        I try massages. We don’t always have the time and I can’t help but taking it a step further… 😆🤦‍♂️ (again tmi) I can’t help it… I’m one of those kind of guys..

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Ahh! Okay, sounds like she likes acts of service. My Man likes that too. There are five languages you know and we like ALL 5, it’s just that that some are more important than others.

        My Man likes physical touch of course, but he will not tolerate any form of disrespect and he complains like crazy that he doesn’t have enough time with me. That’s how I know what he needs. In my experience, it’s usually the things they complain about when they don’t get them or the things they get upset over that reveals their love language.

        My primary love language is physical touch. A man can say anything to me, but it doesn’t matter. I’m not a words person. I like words, but action speaks louder to me. He could say anything he wanted that was bad to me and as long as he’s physical… I feel loved/wanted. That gets me in so much trouble!

        You sound like a physical touch person too. I know what you mean. It’s hard to stop! I’m not the normal female I guess. Never have been.

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I appreciate that!

        I’m still torn though…. I don’t think it’s all that good and I’m contemplating deleting it altogether.

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Maybe it’s me… when I first started posting my poetry, people loved it. But I guess I’m not as good anymore or people have moved on.

        And… I just don’t know.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Or maybe they are just really busy with the holidays? I don’t think I have the traffic, likes or replies last month or this month that I normally have. And I’ve noticed some bloggers seem super busy.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        I know it’s disappointing when people don’t like a post or comment after you put your heart and soul into what you write.

        If you enjoy it, I would say to keep doing it! Some people I follow have hardly any likes or comments and their blogs are fantastic. One day, they might have thousands of followers if they keep on writing.

        I find that writing is very therapeutic and I have made some wonderful friends on here. I’ve almost deleted my blog several times, but then I would get a comment that would make me change my mind.

        I think your writing is really good and I wouldn’t delete it. When I start to feel that way, I just take a step back and give it a break. I always a come back because I’ll think of something I want to write.

        Doesn’t matter if anyone else likes it, it only matters how you feel when you write it. 💕

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Here’s my struggle… I feel like I put EVERYTHING into my poetry. And I think it’s just ok. Nothing great … not bad but not worth publishing.

        Am I baring myself too much? What kind of impression am I giving others?

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      • Purple Rose says:

        It’s definitely more than just ok.

        I don’t think it’s baring too much. People seemed completely wowed by it from what I saw.

        We are our own worst critics my friend.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Maybe you can be your biggest cheerleader? My oldest daughter is helping me with my inner dialog. She stops me when she hears me saying anything negative to myself.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        I think it’s the tone and if you would be mean to them like you are to yourself when speaking. 😂 We are usually nicer to our best friend and wouldn’t dare tear them down like we do ourselves.

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        True… I’m not saying I’m perfect but I like realism… I love the flaws, the fat, the stretch marks, the little things that show she’s real.

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      • Purple Rose says:

        See, now I’m the opposite. I look okay outside (make up, straightening iron and lots of hairspray can do wonders). I feel like a clunker though. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😭

        What is that saying, “Just put a new coat of paint on the old barn.” Yeah, that’s easy for us women to do. 😂

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I’m not saying that makeup makes a woman beautiful… but y’all have help! Y’all have makeup and hairspray and all that.

        Us guys…. we either have it or we don’t… and whoa unto those who don’t………

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      • Purple Rose says:

        Right?!!! Some ladies I watch on YouTube look soooooo different without all the makeup and hair. Makeup is like a magic trick and hairspray is like magic in a can. 😂 You can’t see it, but it can defy gravity!

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Y’all can get yourselves together!

        We have to suck the gut in and hope!

        But honestly… outside the woman is awesome.. don’t get me wrong. But if she doesn’t have the sweet and innocent inside she’s just not pretty….

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      • Purple Rose says:

        😂

        That’s so true. I have had 11 sister-in-laws from my 2 brothers. I can definitely say that only 1 of them was pretty on the inside. 🤦🏻‍♀️ My brothers of course think they are beautiful no matter what. I see the inside if I get around them and they don’t look so pretty to me anymore. But, I’m not a man.

        I’m glad you value the inside more than the outside. Like I always say, “We all look EXACTLY the same in the dark!” 😎😂😉

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