It really does seem like a virus with so many of us catching it. Ive felt the same as what many of you are posting.
Raven wrote: I did decorate a little, but still have things in boxes that I usually put out.
mesmark wrote:I have periods where it gets to be too much or I'm just not into it, but it always turns around.
nosferatu wrote: Maybe it's because that the shops always have so little and what there is is tat.
If I'm honest the carves I've done already this year have only been done because the pumpkins were starting to rot and I didn't have the heart to just throw them out. Although one did get chucked as it rotted too much. I did enjoy doing them but it took a bit of effort to pick up the carving tool. Also not really having anyone else that is as interested starts taking its toll. It's nice to have people to bounce ideas off of but if you are met with a bored gaze or rolling eye it can put a damper on things. The forum here definitely sparks my interest in fact I know I wouldn't bother with pictures and amounts of carves the same if it wasn't for you lovely lot and ZP!
TK, if I were you I wouldn't let it get to you too much. Just do something that you really enjoy, be it watching a favourite horror, baking something seasonal, going for a walk or drive somewhere that is really lovely at this time of year, even just carving one pumpkin. You'll get the halloween fever, it may not be as strong as years past and it may not last as long but it'll be there.