Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Here

Candy for Trick or Treaters:
(Bucket is from a McDonald's Happy Meal circa 1989--I bought the Happy Meal just to get the bucket, and timed my visit to get the ghost bucket because I didn't want the witch bucket or the pumpkin bucket. And to spare you the math, yes, I was 22 years old!! I felt a little silly ordering a Happy Meal for myself, but 21 years later I still have the bucket, so you can see I really did want it!)

A trio of ghost lanterns:

A jack-o-lantern lantern:


Man of Mystery:


Our favorite baseball team:

Peace sign (carved by the hippie):

My son wasn't going to go trick-or-treating this year, but my daughter's trick-or-treat plans fell through at the eleventh hour, so I asked him to please please please go with her. He threw his look together in less than 5 minutes, and then they went trick-or-treating by themselves.

I don't like that daylight savings time ends in November now. It's still daylight when trick-or-treat starts. The thrill of Halloween when I was a kid wasn't so much the candy. It was going out in the dark!! My kids wait until it's dark to go, but by then there's only about an hour left of trick-or-treating. It's just weird!

I have eaten way too much candy today. I feel shaky! I will have to eat a high-protein breakfast tomorrow to counter-act the junk.