Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I am handy with a paring knife, really I am.  I can cut up veggies with the best of them.  But if you ask me to cut a jack-o-lantern with a paring knife—I’m done.  I become the grinch who stole halloween.

That is why I was so delighted when they started selling pumpkin carving kits.  Sure, I was happy to have some creative and artistic person make a design for my pumpkin.  But even more than that, I was happy to finally have some APPROPRIATE TOOLS for cutting into said pumpkin!  (Can you tell how strongly I feel about this???)

I noticed with some sorrow this year that the new pumpkin carving tools seem to have been manufactured with a planned obsolescence of about 7/8 of one large pumpkin.  By the time we finished our four large pumpkins and one small one, all of the little tools were bent and broken.

So it is with much  happiness that I report that yesterday, at my local CVS, I happened to glance into a bin containing deeply discounted Halloween stuff.  Including these.

November 2010

For 10% of their original price!!!


  1. Very cool. I bought some one year on clearance. Then the following Halloween I couldn't figure out where I had put them. I found them the next Halloween though. They got used. Just much later then planned. :)

  2. Okay, when I read the email and then the post, I kept thinking you were really excited that they were 10% OFF the original price and I was like, "wow- she really loves those things A LOT!" Now I get it:).

  3. Darn - I bet I've missed the clearance!