QUOTE OF THE DAY (OR MORE): "No, no. You don't understand. This is an '89 Calico. I'm pretty sure that exceeds the Kelly Blue Book value. The cat's totaled." --A comedian whose name I forget talking about a vet who presents a $3,000 bill for a 12-year-old cat

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween challenged

I am just taking a moment to be grateful this morning.... grateful that the 14-year-old, as a freshman in high school now, no longer must have a Halloween costume.
I know, I know. Some of you are gasping for breath, unable to believe that there exists, right here on earth as your fellow human, a person who despises having to generate an idea for a child's Halloween costume, let alone find the time to create it from scratch. While I have some very good friends whom I admire immensely for their ability to produce an incredible, homemade, imaginative Halloween costume, I, myself, always depended on Target.
Therefore I am grateful this morning for my older son's status as a freshman in high school, exempt from all activities which prove his mother Halloween costume-challenged, and a younger son who is old and creative enough to produce his own homemade Halloween costume.
This year the 12-year-old is a "Cereal Killer." He is carrying a cereal box (a cereal which had no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or hydrogenated oils, mind you) with a fake knife plunged into it and fake blood spurting out of it. I could never have come up with that idea.
Though I am inept at Halloween costume creation, I can carve, as you can see, a mean pumpkin (assuming someone creative has already laid out the pattern for me on paper). I also do some pretty good iced Christmas cookies....


  1. Very impressive carvings!! Still have to carve our pumpkins tomorrow, and the kids are expecting masterpieces, as usual.

  2. I used to be good at costume ideas. I feel like I've lost my mojo the last few years. This year I didn't even bother. My costume at work today: not getting ready for work. Didn't do my hair, wearing a hoodie and my slippers. I love those jackolanterns. I need to up my game there. cheers!

  3. Love the carvings!

    Cereal Killer. Haha!

  4. my dear, you are not allowed to call yourself challenged with carvings such as those. you can't be good at everything-costumes are nothing compared to those pumpkins.


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