Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! Maggie is totally psyched, of course. These last eight hours of waiting are going to be torture for her... We went for the "store-boughten" costume this year (been watching too much Beverly Hillbillies)---a "Midnight Witch", deep blue crushed velvet with a sheer black overlay. Without the hat and with her long blond hair she looks more like Stevie Nicks than anything frightening---all she needs are the platform boots:)
Cold, but sunny today. I woke up to find one of my geraniums has bloomed. I took the time to re-pot them and bring them in this year because I love red geraniums and thought they would be cheery during the dull days of fall and winter. It did give me quite a boost when I saw the bright red bloom first thing this morning. It's the little things...
Does anyone else get the ladybug invasion in the fall? My house right now is overrun with spiders and ladybugs(or Asian imitations of ladybugs). I don't have the heart to kill unless the bug happens to be of the bloodsucking variety, so I tend to just relocate the little buggers to out of the way corners of the house (like behind the washing machine). Not very Good Housekeeping of me, I'm sure. Speaking of good housekeeping, I saw a commercial the other day for a sponge that has grooves in the side to protect your manicure while you are scrubbing. Is this really necessary? And what is a sports pedicure? So many questions, so little time...
Reading a highly entertaining book right now--- The Year of Living Biblically:One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, by A.J. Jacobs. If you've ever read the Bible, you can probably imagine some of the predicaments involved. One of my favorite parts so far was when his menstruating wife deliberately sat on all the seats in the house, so that they would be "unclean" and he would be unable to sit down:)
Should go and get on with the day. Happy Haunting!

5 comments:

Remo said...

I hope Pie has the witchiest Halloween ever! When you think you are being overrun with bugs, let me know. I'll box up some lizards.

"What can Brown do for you?" HA!

Bridgett said...

Hope Pie has a super scary Halloween!

I've never read that book, but it certainly sounds interesting. :)

XOXO,
bridgett

Lisa :-] said...

Well, no reason she can't trick-or-treat as Stevie Nicks... The son of a friend of mine wanted to go as Axel Rose...

I get the ladybugs in the winter. Spiders, not so much.

Happy Halloween!!!

Martha said...

I hope you and Stevie had a great Halloween - People use to say I looked like Stevie Nicks way back in my twenties - forever ago!

BnTsMama said...

Sounds like a great costume.
We have those ladybug things now...I hate them! I don't kill them now because they stink when you do. They go away after a really deep freeze, thank goodness.

Tracie