31 October 2017
It's here - the spookiest day of the year - HALLOWEEN!!! On my way to work today, I saw a few witches, a couple of Harry Potters, a Ninja Turtle, and tiny little toddler twins dressed as Thing One and Thing Two. It's always fun to see the costumes of the kids who are clearly having a party or something at school/daycare. (The parents usually just look tired, as you'd expect.)
When I was a kid, I used to be SO JEALOUS of my oldest sister Nancy, because her birthday is November 1. And whenever we were all in a Catholic school (we moved a lot, and attended whatever school was closest to where we lived), the next day was All Saints Day, and a day off from school. So not only did she have Halloween, and a day off the next day, but it was HER BIRTHDAY and so she got cake and presents! So jealous. :-)
Last year we had zero trick-or-treaters, which was extremely disappointing. This year, I bought only one big bag of assorted candy, so that if it's all or mostly left over, we won't be eating as much. But in the way things work, it could also mean that since I didn't buy as much candy as usual, a cast of thousands will show up, who knows?
In any event, I hope that your day and evening today is full of treats rather than tricks. And that it's a Happy Halloween.