Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Recap

New Word Count: 1720 on the new wip, 0 on #8.

Forgot to post earlier:
Currently reading: Jackie Oh by Kitty Kelly (I go from the Nixon era back to Kennedy...)
Just finished: Traveller's Refuge by Anny Cook (e-book) Excellent!
Officially joined the NaNoWriMo (National Novel in a Month), so will be posting word counts again. My goal is 1500 a day, or if I miss any days due to hubby, 2500...wish me luck! I'm working on 2 EC story AJ knows about, and #8 in my series...

Sorry Brynne...copied your title:)

We had one of the best Halloweens last night. The weather was perfect; we didn't have to wear jackets; no wind; no rain. W caught on to the phrase after a few houses, and he actively knocked on doors and piped "Trick or Tweet" when people answered the call:) My older ones went with their friends, and I sent them off with reservations (we've only been here a year, and my son's made some friends this week that I've not met yet, hence the caution!), just told them to 'use their brains' and reminded them that I would not be bailing them out of jail for stupid pranks, and, oh yes, is ruining your choice college chance really worth it?

"Oh know I'm smarter than that!"

"Just doing my job as a parent."

And it paid off. Both teens had a great time, collecting candy from the various businesses, and my daughter even came back and took the baby around again to other blocks when my feet gave out!

And best of all (and this is a little selfish...) with everyone gone the first 90 minutes, there was no one to hand out candy at our house, so we still have some left!!!! Yes, mom's going to be in chocolate heaven the next several days. Especially since I 'buried' that last bag of $100 Grand bars at the bottom:)

The teens are already plotting next year's route, since they enjoyed being in town so much. Last year, we hastily threw on the costumes, bundled up in coats, and did a 2-block radius, since we had just moved into the house. Came home, handed out candy, and unloaded the last of the belongings!

"Mom...if we're still here next year, you have got to go over to Hart Street...the car dealership was handing out handfuls of candy!"

Just don't tell my hubby the kids want to stay (or at least come back!) another year?


Phoenix said...

Did you ever consider telling the teens to go to the store with a fiver and buy what they want? The store as more than a handful of candy, they are--shock and surprise--loaded.

Molly Daniels said...

That was only part of 'the great candy handouts' along that street! The fact they were singing the praises of Halloween instead of being bored after an hour and complaining there were only a handful of houses handing out candy was music to this mom's ears:)

Brynn Paulin said...

I thought that title looked familiar, lol!! Sounds like everyone had fun. Enjoy the 100 grand bars. I didn't buy any candy to give out that I like. So I'm pretty safe, and my kids guard theirs like rabid junkyard dogs. Too bad for their Good think HE likes the candy I bought.

Bronwyn Green said...

Sounds like a great night - I just love Halloween!

Anny Cook said...

Bless your heart and thank you for the nice compliment for Traveller's Refuge! I'm kinda partial to Trav...can you tell?