First, the good news. The flowering Japanese cherry tree that we planted in the front of the house to replace the crab apple
I confess, there are a couple of things Halloween-related that I have never done. I have never gone to a corn maze (this one is only big if you live in the midwest, I think) and I have never gone to a haunted house. I like Halloween, but I don’t much care for crowds and I am just not really into a lot of the more over the top aspects of this holiday (or any other, for that matter). I do kind of miss the Halloween parties that John and I used to go to in Ann Arbor. They were a lot of fun and the friends who usually hosted really knew how to throw a good party. We haven’t really done the party thing since we moved down to Dayton.
I did dress up for work on Friday. I wore head-to-toe black (black tights, skirt, short, shoes – not very difficult) and one of my Venetian masks.
John and I carved pumpkins Saturday while we watched the live broadcast of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on Comedy Central. We saved the seeds, I roasted them this morning (1 tbs or olive oil, 1 tbs chili powder, 1 tbs mustard powder, mix everything up really well, then put it in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes) and have been snacking on them all day so far.
We didn’t get too many trick-or-treaters – maybe 20 or fewer – so we have plenty of leftover candy. There really aren’t a lot of kids in our neighborhood, so unless our neighbors have their grandkids over, it tends to be really quiet. Heck, even if they do have their grandkids over, it is quiet. I think that most of the 20 or so trick-or-treaters last night were the grandchildren of various neighbors.
I am not complaining. Quiet is good. Leftover candy (this is the only time of year I indulge my love of Twix, Payday, Mounds, and other mini candy bars) is even better.
I think that I am going to light the pumpkins again tonight. Why not? Might as well enjoy them as much as possible before they start to rot and have to be thrown away.