Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Witchy Woman

And, cackling hello to you all this fine Fall Tuesday!

The cool crisp air actually dipped into the 30's last night, and I was forced to turn on the heat!  Only for about an hour, but still!  lol

Busy, busy here as you can imagine. 

Tonight is the Boy Scout meeting, moved from tomorrow, since it is Halloween.  Just the boys and Hubby will go since it is all about camping issues for this coming weekend.  Pumpkin has no interest in that!  LOL

Tomorrow the plan is simple.  The kids go to school with costumes in tow.  At recess, after eating lunch, they put on their costumes.  They walk around the school one grade level at a time, showing off costumes to the other classes.  No parade for the parents anymore, this is the 'big kid' school.  lol  Then, they return to their classrooms for snacks and a party.

We have a town center that is about 6 blocks long with stores up and down each side.  After school until 6pm, they host all the trick or treaters.  That is where we will go for the afternoon.  After dinner, the kids will do our dead end block and one or two houses of friends on the adjoining street.

Then, the big candy sort begins!  LOL  We put everything that is safe for Fuzzy to eat (peanut, nut allergies) in a big green Halloween bowl.  Green = Go, safe to eat.  The rest go in the other bowls, also Halloween specific, in purple and orange. 

Now that Hubby has diverticulitis, he will have to stay in the safe bowl, too!  lol  Believe me, Fuzzy handles it with more aplomb and ease than the big guy!  LOL

We answer the door until about 9pm, then we put out sign taped to the bell 'Do not ring' and put out a big bowl of candy for the teens and a little sign over the bowl that says 'Take one'.  It has worked for all these years, so far!


Things I love about Halloween:

1.   Candy
2.   Seeing the kids dressed up and their friends
3.   Seeing all the cute little babies in their costumes
4.   The sense of 'neighborhood' that goes along with it
5.   Decorations

Things I hate about Halloween:

1.   Candy (usually it is too much and around too long!)
2.   Obnoxious teens in costumes that are a joke
3.   Taking down the decorations

LOL  Everything has its pro's and con's, right?  LOL

Well, it's Tuesday.  My week is okay so far.  I am still trying to have a good week.  A lupus headache since yesterday has been trying to stop that from happening, but I am keeping a smile on my face so far!

Fuzzy is bringing home DogBoy today, and maybe Russ.  Poor Russ has been sick with an awful cold, he had the beginnings of it during the Bar Mitzvah! 

Happy Halloween to all in J-land!

be well,

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glensfork4 said...

I miss all the trick or treaters, but that's what I get for living in the country.

I do love the candy tho....


mleighin21st said...

Ohh, Ohh, Witchy Woman,.....  Now I have that song in my head!!!  I don't know what the plan is at the house for Tricks or Treats, I'll be at the library(I hope) till 7pm.  I think the Eagles have a CD coming out today.  20 new song on 2 CD's.
                        Happy Halloween,  Leigh

tampa0503 said...

What a wonderful time!!  Makes me want to go out and find a Halloween party in town!  Thaks for sharing.

Bethe    http://journals.aol.com/tampa0503/palm-harbor/#Entry456

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a fun Halloween.

lattedah711 said...

I'm with ya on your love and hates for halloween.  Ours lasts 3 hours and both of my kids aren't going to be home to help.  Yikes!  :)
http://journals.aol.com/lattedah711/lattedah/     Tracy

astoriasand said...

Sounds great fun Dawn wish I could join in someones fun.The candy bag sorting is a great idea.I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween and your headaches go away and you have the perfect healthy day tomorrow to enjoy it all.Take Care God Bless Kath
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sunnyside46 said...

I wish we could have fun things like that at school. All we do is teach kids how to take tests.

xomywayox said...

Sounds like a wonder plan to me. And I with on the pros & cons. But mez think you'll survive just fine.


deshelestraci said...

We used to have Halloweens like yours!  In both districts that taught for never allowed the kids to wear costumes.  We were barely allowed to have a party.  Meanies.  We all go to trunk or treats now.  Everyone sets up their cars in a parking lot and decorates their trunks and passes out candy.  Sad...no one really goes door to door around here.

coelha said...

I have about 10 million cupcakes to make for tomorrow!!  Have fun tomorrow night with the trick or treat thingy!  I'll be out there with my little chicken boy! Check your email.  I have important Avon info. :)  Julie

ksgal3133 said...

Have a great time tomorrow :)


jibaro6543 said...

hope your headache goes away.......and hope your kids have an awesome halloween...
take care

libragem007 said...

Trick or Treat!
Happy halloween!
Gem :-)

queeniemart said...

i also have diverticulitis......it is awful. Sounds like it will be an awesome day at your house....i loved going to my kids school and watching the parade. I hope your headache goes away.....i loved reading of all your plans.
hugs and love, lisa jo

eml625 said...

Have a safe and fun Halloween!!!

chat2missie said...

Have a fun Halloween with the kids.

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,

Sounds like big plans ahead for Halloween.  You're making me feel like a wimp.  I start thinking it's "cold" and time to consider putting on the heat if it dips into the '60s.  As for leaving Halloween treats outstide for people to help themselves, that simply doesn't work around here.  I tried that when I lived in Beverly Hills and the kids just end up taking everything (bowl included) and then egging your house for good measure.  Problem is, "hooligans" from all over make a bee-line for the nice neighborhoods around here.


hadonfield78 said...

Happy Halloween to you too.....
Hope your feeling better...............

toonguykc said...

Just leave the decorations up all year!!  ;)


sdoscher458 said...

Sounds like fun. We are headed to the beach, Treasure Island for four lovely days. It's Joe's birthday on the first and we have been waiting a while to do this. So of course we have that darn storm affecting our weather, hope it leaves soon. Our summer really has not left as yet, just yesterday it was 90 degrees. The beach is cooler with a nice breeze love the ocean smell can't wait....enjoy you Halloween and the kids...love, Sandi

wwfbison said...

Sounds like the kids are going to have an easy day in school -good for them!  Your town sounds neat, our "town" (lol) has a post office.....that is it and a few people.
Needless to say we don't have any big plans!!  No kids come out to the sticks for candy either.  Have fun.

tenyearnap said...

I get a kick out of the obnoxious teens in joke costumes. Hahhaaa. --Cin