Happy Halloween

At Liesl’s encouragement I’m blogging again, even though I don’t have anything in particular to say.  So feel free to disregard this entry.

It’s Halloween, and I’ve been at work for about 20 minutes.  Came in at 8:30 because my boss asked me to stay until 5:00 and then said that she didn’t mind if I slept in a little this morning.  It was soooo lovely, too.  This morning was rainy and cool, though not as cold as it’s going to be tomorrow.  And I am so awfully glad that tomorrow is Saturday, so I won’t have to get out of bed until I’m good and ready.  I like it when the weather works out the way I want it to.  (I also like it when my sentences are accidentally alliterative.)

Last night, instead of staying home and making a Halloween-themed dessert for work today, Stephen and I drove down the Natchez Trace a ways with some mulled wine and several jackets.  The sun set a little too soon but it was still lovely.  Got to see some colors on the Trace bridge before it got too dark, and then moseyed over to a pull-off to drink the wine and smoke cigars (well, he smoked a cigar).  Just lovely.  After, had dinner around 10pm which consisted of chicken, baked potato, and asparagus.  Have I mentioned that Stephen likes to cook?  It’s a good thing.

Oh, and he’s making potato soup and cornbread tonight, which I’m also looking forward to.  I’m sort of hoping that he’ll be in the mood to watch Zodiac, as it seems like a perfect Halloween activity.  It’s very easy to be distracted from watching movies when you’re handing out candy though, so we’ll see.  I hope it’s dark and stormy tonight, like last Halloween was.  PERfect weather.  For someone who doesn’t ever really celebrate other than handing out candy and sometimes decorating, I do like Halloween.  Hm.  I’m going to have to bring over a ton of candles to Stephen’s tonight.  That’s a good idea.

Ok ok, sorry to keep talking about him, but one last thing – he totally got me flowers yesterday.  If you know me, as most of you do, you know that flowers are one of the reasons that I stay alive.  Sorry, that’s a little dramatic, but you know.  I fucking love flowers.  And 99% of the time I end up buying them for myself, so when someone else gets them for me it just makes me happy.  I added some leaves to this bouquet because they seemed appropriate.  He said he got this color mum because they reminded him of leaves.


Anyway.  I would like to be able to share with you guys the craft projects I’ve been working on, but alas, you’re not going to be seeing them until Christmas.  *sigh*

So I have to admit that seeing so many people dressed up is making me want to dress up.  I almost wish I had a costume.  I might go home and grab that gauzey black piece of cloth I wore as a shawl last year, which, coupled with the black lace skirt I have (and lack of adequate lighting) looks witchy.  Hm.

Well.  Anyway.  That’s all I can think of at the moment, unless you want to hear me complain about how weird my face is looking today, and how flat my hair is.  It’s clear I swear!!!