day one

Here I am at the start of NaBloPoMo (that's right, isn't it?) and I, for the first time in many months, do NOT have a bunch of posts waiting in draft.

I'm going to wing it.

We had a decent number of trick-or-treaters yesterday.
It was very disappointing when it got dark and people just assumed I had parked my car on the front lawn.
No one actually commented on the car/dead guy tableau out front. I'm guessing parents didn't want to mention it. Children just ran around the car and came to the door to collect their candy.
We had groups of mice, football players, and Thomas the Tank Engines. The teenage girls, who seemed to all be wearing slut costumes (slutty Cinderella, slutty Alice in Wonderland, Slutty flight attendant) were in other neighborhoods. We got mostly little kids.
My very favorites were the seven year old from around the corner, dressed as Sherlock Holmes and his dad, dressed as Doctor Watson. Dad had a terrific fake mustache.

Today, I am busy trying to remove the spray hair color from Youngest's favorite pillow and doing mountains of laundry as everyone seems to have run out of jeans and socks at the same time.

Speaking of jeans: Oldest is fond of a style of Levis no longer manufactured. The closest type available to him are $40 a pair, and that's a price neither of us is willing to pay. Yesterday I snagged a couple of pairs off eBay - one for $4 and one for $1.77. I have shopped victoriously.
(We like those commercials.)

Tonight we look forward to pork chops, with homemade applesauce, and Survivor.

I am humbled and impressed by those readers who have clicked on the box on the left and donated funds to NORD in honor of our nephew.
Donations have been made by lurkers too - this is admirable, and I thank you.

Oh, AND, Caleb Potter returns to Wellfleet on Saturday! I'm sure the town is buzzing with excitement. After months of wondering if he'd even survive his injuries and infections, his recovery is miraculous.

All right - time to straighten up the kitchen after the morning rush.


paula said…
I can tell you how if you want me too...
paola said…
WOW. Kids here ask their parents for hundreds of Euros to buy their jeans.
And they get them too!
Jennifer said…
I was surprised.. that Connor was the only Ninja Turtle in the entire school yesterday!
Annagrace said…
there is nothing, NOTHING like a bargain. It's less about the money and more about the feeling that you're smart enough to beat the system. At least for me. You may be perfectly sane, for all I know...
Anonymous said…
Woo Hoo!!! Yeah for Caleb Potter!
Here's a great article about him and his mom:

(Hope that works!)
I know that I probably shouldn't have found your front yard halloween display very funny.

But I did!
I'm so glad to hear that Caleb P. is doing well!
tut-tut said…
Happy inaugural day of NaBloPoMo! I'm mentioning Christmas here, too.
BOSSY said…
Bossy rocks the eBay Levis. The outdated Levis. Wait, why is she bragging?
Geggie said…
$1.77 really? that's crazy.

Good luck with nablopomo, I'm doing it too.
Sue said…
We had hordes and hordes of trick or treaters. We were out of candy by 8PM and had to turn out the lights and hide.
alice c said…
I'm hoping that those pork chops were good and that you managed to eat them before disgusting stuff on Survivor took away your appetite
Suse said…
Oh to be able to buy Levis for even $40! They are regularly about $100 here for real Levi jeans.

(See why I go to the op shop?)
might I add...? said…
Having a bunch of posts waiting in draft...oh, you're so clever! What an idea--I like it! Things have been so hectic here lately, I'm not sure when I'll have a chance to post next. But exciting things are afoot...

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