This year I skipped pumpkin carving. Let’s face it, it’s messy, time consuming, and pumpkin goo makes my hands itchy. Instead I got some skinny masking tape, pressed a strip into each groove around my pumpkin, spray painted it, and removed the tape. The tape ripped off some of the paint with it, but I figure raggedy paint is appropriate for Halloween decorations. I think I prefer last year’s pumpkin, but this one should sufficiently welcome trick-or-treaters, and I love that I don’t have stinky orange slime under my fingernails!