|Grumpy old lady|
Another Halloween has come and gone. Our Halloween friends came over for pizza and then the kids set forth on their candy quest. I went out with Neve and her friend for a bit, but then Chloe and her friend took over, so it was the first year I wasn’t outside the whole time. I was looking forward to handing out candy and seeing the neighbour kids, but we had less than 20 kids. It was such a nice night; no one needed big jackets or boots or hats, so I’m surprised there weren’t more kids. But all of ours had fun and there are mountains of candy to prove it.
|Chloe's school costume: Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's|
|After-school photo shoot|
|Granny gets feisty|
|Granny is angry|
|Granny is incredulous|
|Granny is cantankerous|
|The first wave. Spencer is the ninja. I only have one picture of him because he doesn't have the patience to pose for pictures.|
|Neve's x and o game, and my drilled-dot creation|
|Spencer finally decided how he wanted his pumpkin carved: with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. |
Guess who went to We Day?
|Chloe's pumpkin with a carrot nose|
I emailed the receptionist at work yesterday to ask if any of the staff were dressing up for Halloween today. As mentioned yesterday, I don’t remember working on Halloween before, but I know there are always a few people who wear costumes. The receptionist replied that yes, some people were dressing up. When I got to work today, I found out that one of my co-workers had told her to tell me that as a joke. Well haha, the joke was on him because I got to dress in jewel-tone teal satin and he didn’t. I got up early this morning and put much effort into dressing up like an authentic 80s bridesmaid. I wore the same dress I wore to Jim’s 40th birthday party (the one my bridesmaids wore - who knew that dress would get this much use almost 25 years later?). So it was great fun all around when I was the only one at work to show up in a costume. I had brought extra clothes in case my snug dress burst at the seams or got too uncomfortable, but it was way too much fun being dressed up. I made my trickster co-worker go with me when I went out in public to buy my lunch (he even offered to pay to assuage his guilt). It was all good fun and I got lots of attention. Not sure if that’s good or bad, but you know, YOLO. I have to say it was a huge relief to take the dress off at the end of the day and be able to fully exhale.
PS: I ended up carrying Neve's walker around.