Happy Halloween! Boo!
1. I think we are getting sick. Sore throats, headaches, red eyes. Boo!
2. I couldn't find anything clever to give the trick or treaters this year so we are passing out peanut butter cracker packs. In the past we have passed out Twinkies, Campbell's Soup banks, Kool Aid packets and mini loaves of Wonder Bread. I like to be original and not pass out candy. I am such a spoilsport. Boo!
3. 10-31-1990 was the first time The Breadman and I spent any alone time together. The day we became friends. Best friends - together all the time friends. That used to mean a card and maybe some flowers. A couple of years ago, he forgot and he hasn't remembered since. :( Boo!
4. I went to Goodwill in search of vintage Halloween and ended up buying an Easter decoration. Boo!
5. I didn't sell one single Halloween item that I took to my booth. I still think my things are cute and sweet, so I will not give up. But, golly, I wish I might have sold something....Boo!
6. My checker at Walmart today was dressed as a giant hotdog. Boo!
7. None of our neighbors are into fun stuff like "Boo'ing" each others houses. I think it would be fun though. Boo!
8. When I went down the Halloween candy aisle today it had been replaced with Candy Canes and Gift sets. Boo!
9. My kid is too old to go trick or treating and dressing up and I really miss that. Boo!
10. I need to bring in my pumpkin before the hooligans take it to smash in the street. Boo!
Happy Halloween to you. My November 1st bring you sacks of half price candy of your most favorite variety. I hope to find a years supply of Vanilla Tootsie Rolls at Target. *Fingers crossed!*
What is a monkeybox?
When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.
*Those are my Great Grandparents up there. My Great Grandma was the original Martha Stewart. She threw a great party and decorated for every holiday. I want to be her when I grow up. Oh wait! I am!