If you drive down the historic streets of McKinney Texas looking for fall decorating ideas for the front steps and see a display that looks a little like this.
A display that looks a little like a home for lost pumpkins.
Don’t be alarmed.
It’s just a little front porch decorating from someone who went to a GIANT pumpkin sale.
And couldn’t tell a pumpkin no.
This weekend I went to a local grocery store trying to find pumpkins for the front steps.
Maybe two or three I thought.
I’d tuck them in amongst the lanterns. That’s all the outdoor pumpkin decorating I typically do.
Normally, I have a seven pumpkin limit.
Just a little bit of simple outdoor fall decorating so the front porch steps would be ready to greet everyone for the Inspire Workshop.
Emphasis on the word simple.
I pictured everyone walking up my front steps and feeling all fall and oohing and ahhing over the pumpkin display by the fall door.
But somewhere along the way.
Somewhere in the middle of all that fall decorating planning.
How was I supposed to tell them no?
The store was having a GIANT sale on pumpkins.
Less than a dollar.
All those pumpkins just jumped in my cart.
It all started when I saw the sign. It was a busy store and there were a lot of people and I wanted to choose the pumpkins I liked the best and the price was so cheap that I added them to the basket so I could carefully pick the ones I wanted.
I filled up that cart and got another cart.
I was just planning on picking out a few and going home.
They all looked so cute sitting there in the shopping cart. I couldn’t separate them. I couldn’t break them up.
I couldn’t make some pumpkins feel less than and leave them behind.
So I literally bought the two carts and brought all the pumpkins home with me.
I didn’t even realize how many I had until I put them out on the steps.
And stepped back.
And looked again at my giant pumpkin display.
So if you are out and about this week and drive down the streets of our town.
By rocket ship.
You can’t miss us.
We’re the house with the pumpkin display…
…you can see from outer space.
PS I know it’s Monday.
If your morning needs a smile—here’s one of my favorite fall stories just for you.