I've decided to "live-blog" Halloween, in homage to or just plain copying Ann Althouse.
6:30: The house is quiet...the kids and the neighbors have all left, under the watchful eye of two dads and a bottle of merlot. I've finished up another Monteagle bag, and will probably start working on a paper due on Monday. (after I get this post going)
6:42: A bunch of very familiar-looking spooks, angels, fairies and Supergirl just became my first trick-or-treaters. So far I've had two Milky Ways and three Pixie sticks. Just writing that sounds gross!
6:53: I added the picture up there. This Mac still isn't intuitive, at least for me.
6:58: Four Fourth-grade witches. And I figured out how to one-click this editing.
7:17: "Halftime!" called by Supergirl (aka DD5). Only one other little cheerleader at my door. The paper is progressing.
7:35: Halftime consisted of water, a candy break, and blankets for the golf cart--I mean, for the cold kids on the golf cart. DD7 (the sick one) is hanging in there but may quit in a little while. A witch, a pirate and a ghoul have come to the door.
7:52: Finally! A traffic jam of golf carts and about ten kids, all boys, all ghouls and soldiers. Ghouls seem to be really big this year.
8:03: Good grief...I've sent two emails in the last hour or so and BOTH of them got answered. I don't know ANYONE who has a life on a Friday...I must really be old.
8:23: Two belly dancers, with bare bellies. They looked really cold. (It feels like it's around 55 outside.) And just now a couple of hippies and another pirate. No real theme is emerging in the costumes.
9:24: We had a run of kids around 9 p.m. Mine are still out, but trick-or-treating at the grandparents', so I've decided to turn out the lights at 9:30. I'm ready for dinner. I didn't have any more candy after that first post!
9:34: Everyone's home, lights are out on the porch. Now it's time for sorting and trading, the REAL point of Halloween. Good night!