Welcome back to another week, and the start of a new season! Granted, it’s still “Autumn”, but now that Halloween is over it is about to be full force Christmas pandemonium. I’m going to attempt to wring out every last ounce of fall I can get, so I’m going to try my best to hold off on the Christmas excitement until after Thanksgiving. I am sad to see the Halloween season go, but this year’s festivities were a lot of fun and did not disappoint! Let’s rewind it back to Friday and review.
After work Jake and I hit up Fish City Grill for dinner because we had a $10 off coupon, and when there’s a deal, we are there. I was starving and it ended up feasting of a platter of catfish, shrimp, and oysters. It was delicious and I tumbled out of there like Violet after she eats that roast beef gum in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Later in the evening, we (and by we I mean Jake) got started on carving a pumpkin! We chose an owl template because it was cute and required the least amount of work.
While Jake carved, I took the pumpkin guts and roasted the seeds (recipe on this later). Afterwards we watched It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and then we went to bed at like 10 pm because we are wild! Little did I know that the next day’s pumpkin adventure would prove to be less than stellar…
Saturday morning my dad and I were supposed to run a Halloween themed 5k, but due to inclement weather the night before, and early that morning, we took a pass. I opted for a yoga class, and then spent the majority of the afternoon doing laundry and working on my Halloween costume. I also painted a pumpkin for my parent’s front porch in an effort to entice trick-or-treaters. I attempted to paint a white icing donut, but ending up more with an amateur fun fetti disaster.
This apparently enticed absolutely no one because my parents wound up with hardly any trick-or-treaters at all! I may reattempt this donut pumpkin again, but with “chocolate icing” (brown paint) in an effort to make it look like an actual donut. In the meantime, I am requesting that my parents tell strangers and neighbors that a toddler aged relative painted that pumpkin…
As for my own Halloween night, what did I end up going as? Drum roll please…
Pig Pen from Charlie Brown! I started by dying an old long sleeve t-shirt in a gallon of hot black tea (to give it that “never been washed, ever” look), and once that was dry, I spray painted cotton balls with grey paint, stretched the cotton balls thin and then glued them to my shirt. I also spray painted some cheese cloth, bunched that up, and tied it to the top of my shoes to act as “dust clouds”. Once the glue had dried, I rubbed in some cocoa powder into the shirt, and dusted a little onto random parts of my face. Last but not least, I constructed my Peanut styled hair-do with a black headband and black pipe cleaners! Jake went as “Jake from Snake Farm” and donned the red polo and khakis, paired with snake bites and a plastic snake taped to his back. We took our costumes to the Grapevine Brewery for a small costume contest, but sadly we didn’t even place. One guy thought I was a dust bunny, and if you didn’t see his State Farm name tag, then Jake simply looked like an off duty Target employee. Oh well, at least we had fun…and beer!
Sunday morning was rather lazy and was spent cleaning up the apartment and reading. Later in the afternoon Jake and I met up with my parents and then went to see my Grandparents’ new home! I don’t want to post any pictures of their house, because that’s a little weird and an invasion of privacy, but here’s a photo of what I wore. Jake said I looked like a sorority girl and I still don’t get it because it was a t-shirt and a vest.
What’s the problem with dressing comfy? Quite frankly, unless I am wearing an XL jersey sweatshirt (which I own, but in my defense Jake got that for free at a golf tournament and I wear it as a pajama sweater) with a giant anchor on it and I am making pseudo gang symbols with my hands, then it is not sorority wear. Either way, I can’t win with him and my outfit choices!
The rest of our day was spent grocery shopping, hitting up Target, washing bedding, more cleaning, and then finally winding down with a viewing of Waiting for Guffman. Please, if you have not seen Waiting for Guffman, watch it immediately. It’s a Christopher Guest mockumentary and it is was one of the funniest movies of all time (in my opinion, calm down). I think it used to be on Netflix, but if you can’t find it online you can just borrow my DVD because I want to you to see it that bad.
That was my action packed Halloween weekend! I hope you guys are off to a great start this week, and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!