Just yesterday (ok, 50+ yrs of yesterdays ago), I was dressing up for Halloween in a "homemade costume", grabbing my paper grocery bag, and heading out the door with my friends to walk for many, many streets, door to door, always polite, in total safety, and filling up that bag to overflowing -- with LOOSE handfuls of popcorn and opened candies, lol. We never got sick; we never worried about germs, either. And we started the Halloween march just as the sun went down and stayed out til around 10pm, never a problem. Every house was swamped with kids and sometimes those same kids knocked on your door 2 or 3 different times -- that of course hinged on if YOU were the house that gave out the "best" stuff that year. My, how times have changed. Last year, I had so many kids that I ran out of candy and had to beat a path to the store to buy more and then finally just turn out the light and hide at 9:30pm. That didn't stop them at all. I guess all that scary darkness of a closed up house is a turn-on for Halloweenies. Well, then we came to this year and I was going to be ready. I bought out the store. I had everything to start a sugar high that would last til Christmas. I waited in happy anticipation....and waited....and waited. Not even ONE trick or treater this year. I asked my neighbors and they said the same, none. Of course now all of us are overloaded with candy and can't even pass it off to each other, lol. Opps, sorry, almost made a big typo when this Peppermint Patty fell out of my mouth. It's ok, I caught it; no damage done. It's only my elbow that has melted chocolate on it and making a little trail to the keyboard. Darn kids, look what they've done ;)
I want to show you what Lucy, the princess feels is all hers. Now as you know, she adores Sam and follows him everywhere and he follows her everywhere, too. They look like a big, blended cat with 2 tails, but there's one difference, and it's the female in Lucy that drives her to satin and silks. I bought a new comforter set for the other bedroom (that was really just like what I had a couple of years ago and loved so much). It's all satin and silk and luxurious, plopped up pillows and all. It takes a major leap for even a person to get on the bed as the mattresses are very high. Lucy starts at the doorway. She crouches, she wags her tail, she gets a dead bead of a focus on the bed, starts the run and UP, UP in the air and lands in the bed. Within minutes she's sleeping until you disturb her. You can disturb, but she's not giving up her favorite place (click to enlarge for the full face of contentment):
By the way, she refuses to allow Sam on this bed with her. Yes, Lucy is the total princess.
An old friend of mine was over last night. The plan was a glass of wine here, then out to dinner, then back to my house and go through tons of photos that he’d brought and old ones I had. It had been 48 yrs since we had seen each other and he and his wife, kids and grandkids are all in Michigan now. Well, he got here at 6 and we got so lost in conversation, laughing, and just having the best time that we had no idea that in a blink it was 3 in the morning. Never had a speck of dinner. I stood on the porch while he got into his car and you would have thought it was a sunny afternoon. We were yelling back and forth this and that and making plans for Spring and then I saw it: lights coming on in my neighbors’ homes. Holy crap. I ducked and slunk back into my house and hoped they never figured out it was me. This afternoon comes around and Cheryl, across the street, calls me and says she is soooo pooped. Says she woke up for “some reason” at 3am and couldn’t sleep. Then she says some other neighbor said the same. She asks me did I hear anything. Lol, nooooooooo, I never heard a thing .
It sure was good to make the rounds to all of you. I loved catching up and just sorry it took 3 days to finish. That was a LOT of back reading to do! Every one of you is pleasure to my eyes.
(PS/ This darn thing will NOT leave the pictures where I put them, so if it's all over the place it's because I have given up. That is just not right; I am on try 6 with live writer now, sheesh)