Hi all! As I type this, I'm sitting in my basement listening to the Halloween music playing on Music Choice on my cable TV system, with a bag of Thanksgiving decorations at my feet waiting to take the place of the Halloween decorations that came down Saturday. In about a half hour, I'll be catching the latest episode of The Walking Dead, which will be my official capping off of the Halloween season.
This Halloween, I wore two different "costumes" to work--a Ghostbusters t-shirt which looked like the suits the boys wore in the movies, as well as a hooded zip-up sweatshirt which looked like Batman's costume--complete with a hood that resembled his cowl! When I got home, I ushered my kids into their bedrooms to get into their costumes, and off we went for an almost two hour haunt (with a half hour break in the middle) throughout our 'hood in search of the ambrosia of Halloween--candy! Our neighborhood was very light on trick-or-treaters, but unfortunately, there aren't as many younger kids in our immediate area than there used to be. The upside--we get to keep all the candy we didn't give out. It's the good stuff, too: Reese's cups, Kit-Kats, and mini Hershey bars. Let the calorie retention begin!
My daughter was a zombie bride (completely her idea), and my son was Darth Vader. I tweeted this picture of them, and it was retweeted by the official verified account of David Prowse, the original Darth Vader. My son for the win!
Thank you one last time to everyone for celebrating Halloween with me all month long. It is, without exaggeration, one of the highlights of my year every year!
But fear not, because although one holiday is over, another great one is right around the corner...
Let's have a great November!