There aren't many Halloween-age kids in my neighborhood, BUT...we live in a safe neighborhood that is near to many that aren't so safe. Every year it makes me feel good that we can provide a safe and fun Halloween for 75 -80 kids whose parents don't want to take them to the local crack house.
On the other hand, it means I spent $34 on candy for tonight. Last year, I had just enough for the little ones, and closed up shop once the costumeless teenagers started visiting. I don't object to teenagers, as long as they have gone to the trouble to get dressed up...as something other than a sullen teenager.
What's new? Hmmm. Not too much. I just had the carpet cleaned for the first time in about 4 years, and tooki the opportunity to rearrange the furniture. It looks and feels much more spacious in here...hard to do with a 1,000-square-foot house.
Last weekend, while the Tigers were stinking it up in the World Series (still love you, boys!), Jim and I went up north with a friend for Potterfest. We arrived Friday at about 3 pm, and left Sunday around 4 pm. In between, we watched ALL EIGHT Harry Potter movies. It was Nerd-vana.Some of them I had only seen once, in the theater, and remembered very little of how they were translated from book to film, so they felt very fresh to me. I ordered a box set of the Bloomsbury UK hardcovers of all seven books from Amazon.co.uk. The Potter-phile and Anglo-phile inside me is just dying to get my hands on the originals, which Jim will wrap and give me for Christmas. Seven hardcover books shipped from London to Metro Detroit for a grand total of about $93.
I'm not going to say much about the election except...today I got an email from Robert Redford. None of my Republican sisters did, so THERE! One other thing about the election in Michigan...it seems as though every special interest group has decided that their particular ideas should be enshrined in our state constitution. Really? No. Just no. Also, I have to ask...why is it referred to as "inaccuracy" when candidates or parties lie and distort? If you do it on purpose, I think it should be called what it is. Lying. (No, Mittens, Chrysler is NOT moving any Jeep jobs to China.) No more election crap. I will be SO glad when next Tuesday has passed. My son registered to vote just in time to make this his first election...and our ballot this year has several pages!
Mr. and Mrs. Partly Cloudy (daughter and son-in-law) returned recently from their honeymoon. Yes, they got married in November last year, but Mister PC had just started a new job, and didn't think it prudent to ask for a week off. As a gift, we sent them to Vegas for a week, where they stayed at Mandalay Bay. I understand it's lovely. I have never been, and have no desire to go either. Honolulu, yes.
As I type this, it is about 7:45, and I haven't had any kids come calling for about 15 minutes. I hope that's not all there are, or I am gone be eating a lot of candy over the next couple of weeks.