Spooky weekend notes.

So Friday was Halloween and it’s a good thing that my in-laws dropped that bag of candy off as we actually had a few trick or treaters this year. Not a whole lot, the one bag still had a fair amount left over when it was done, but enough to make us feel like we actually got to participate for a change. Another cool part of the evening was getting to meet at least one of our neighbors who were also giving out candy. It was their first Halloween in the townhomes as well and were just as curious as to whether or not we’d see any trick or treaters. Ended up chatting with them (I’m not mentioning their names because I’m not sure if they’d be comfortable being blogged about) for a good part of the evening well after the ghosts and goblins retired for the night and we had a lot in common. I’m looking forward to hanging out with them from time to time.

Saturday was spent running about for the first half as Courtney worked early in the day and then Anne worked in the latter half. About the time Anne went to work Courtney was ready to come home so after dropping the wife off I hurried over to pick up the kid. She was upset because her paycheck was a lot less than she expected it to be so she called work when we got home and discovered that she’s paid weekly and not biweekly like she had thought. So we got back in the car and went up to her job so she could pick up the second paycheck she didn’t know about. Then down to Fantastic Sams so she could get her hair cut. We were back home for about ten minutes when my phone rang and it was Anne asking if I could run a book up to her place of employment. She’s working in an assisted living facility for folks with traumatic brain injuries and had been assigned to sit and monitor a client who had been having trouble. That meant a lot of time sitting in the room doing nothing. So I grabbed the book she’s been reading and piled into the car and ran it up to her job. Fortunately all of us work within five minutes of where we’re living these days so this wasn’t as much running around as it seems. I had a massive headache by the time I made it back home, though, and spent the rest of the day zoning in front of the TV and playing WoW with Courtney.

Everyone had Sunday off and we spent it being mostly lazy. Anne worked on the laundry and we all sat around and watched the Marky Mark movie Shooter during dinner. Other than laundry not a lot was accomplished yesterday.

That’s what we’ve been up to, how about you guys?

4 thoughts on “Spooky weekend notes.

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  2. We had a good run of trick-or-treaters, being Halloween was on a Friday and the weather was an unseasonable 60. We don’t do much in the way of Halloween decorations, though I did have a boombox playing some eerie electronica out front which did creep out a few of the kids who stopped by.

    Otherwise, our weekend was spent AWAY from the TV as the local Coleman vs Franken senate race is getting particularly ugly and the two are carpet-bombing the airwaves here. Allegations of Coleman accepting unreported gifts of 75k, and lawsuits, etc.

    Plus our batshit crazy Michele Bachmann, who is still enjoying a slight lead, despite all the stupid shit she blurts out on national television. I live in one of the reddest districts in an otherwise blue state, so no surprise.

    Have a great week!

  3. We didn’t have any trick or treaters this year.  We usually have quite a few since a lot of people drive their kids here to the ‘burbs for trick or treating, and the weather was nice so that didn’t explain it either.  We talked about it several times as we sat and watched television, thinking perhaps we had misunderstood when trick or treat was to be held, but couldn’t figure it out.  When we went to turn off the front porch light, we realized that the front porch bulb had blown, which explained it.

    I felt really bad about missing it, to be honest.  Since mine is grown I really like seeing the kids’ costumes, and I enjoy talking to them and seeing their little faces light up when I ask about and/or guess their costumes. 

    On the bright side, we only give out candy we like, just in case there are leftovers.  So we’re good on candy until the next presidential election year.  wink

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