Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Halloween was a success. We were unable to find a Foofa costume but Lily didn't have any problem at all being Brobee. I had to sew the chinstraps to the hat because there was no way on Earth that thing was staying on her head.
We stayed home for once because Monday night Halloweens are stupid and we didn't want to deal with the hassle of traveling to the suburbs this year. We took a spin around the block and chatted with neighbors a bit, which was nice, then returned home to finish passing out candy. We had to go to the store twice for candy refills, as we underestimated the amount of children in our neighborhood. There were only a few kids who looked a bit old for trick-or-treating, and nobody neglected to wear a costume.
No costume? No candy. You must parade in front of my door for my amusement.
Time it takes for a fresh pumpkin to start shriveling in the full sun of a west-facing picture window? Evidently half a day.
Please excuse my crazy window setup. That's where I incubate seedlings in the spring and I haven't had a reason to dismantle it yet. Anyone want to build me one of these bad boys for next year?
Somebody must have flipped some kind of switch at work because the last couple of weeks have been absolutely crazy. I can't even begin to catch my breath right now and I'm going out of town for business tomorrow for three days.
Meanwhile, our 5 day old baby niece is recovering from major surgery, Thanksgiving plans are up in the air, I need to register for spring semester classes while I'm out of town, and I've got about 10 billion projects floating in my head and around the house.
Soon I will tell you about my adventures in once-a-month-cooking. If I get some time.