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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Why Do I Always Wait Until The Last Minute?

Because that's the way I am .....


The other evening when I got home, I had a message from a vampire !!

No, really I did!


I swear !!


He was asking for my blood.


So, on my way home from a long day at work, I stopped at a local middle school that was holding a blood drive. I couldn't disappoint the vampire two days before Halloween. Really, I couldn't ... so many people are in need.


(Added - just because - in all my years of donating blood, I have never witnessed a donor pass out. Last night - I did !! Just before the technician started to remove the needle, he kind of slumped to the side and went out cold. T.M.I probably but I just felt like sharing. He was fine after a little bit and sat at the table with me eating cookies - Famous Amos cookies at that!)


Back to business ...


This is what I got (in addition to the cookies - can you tell that I like those cookies ?)




After I finished eating my cookies and sipping on a Diet Coke, I headed home but had to make a pit stop at the K Mart to use the coupon (for a free bag of candy) that I had recieved from a fabulous blogger friend. While there, I noticed that all of the costumes were 50 % off, so I had to take a peek. It was a total mess but I noticed a vampire cape (cheap) and a light bulb went off in my head ! Guess what I am wearing to work on October 31st? My new fancy smancy t-shirt and a vampire cape (it's a child's size - but who cares?). It was cheap and a longer one would just get in the way while I slave away at work (shouldn't we have the day off ? It's a holiday for Pete's sake! ) And ... now I wish I hadn't put those blood capsules in one of the BOO bags that I secretly distributed last week.

I finally make it home and instead of fixing myself a proper dinner, I made 3 batches of brownies and posted for Fun Monday.

So, tonight, again instead of fixing myself a proper dinner, I iced those brownies that I mention above. They aren't just brownies - they are ghost brownies !!

See ...


No - I am not giving them out for Halloween (you just can't do that in this day and age unless you are having a party and I'M NOT.) They are going to work with me - to get brownie points with my co-workers !! (go ahead and groan - bad attempt of a joke!). The workplace is having a bake sale (to help fund the holiday party in December) and half of them will go to that and the rest will hopefully be enjoyed by my co-workers.

Right now - this is how I feel ...



because the sink is full of dirty dishes and my house is a mess and it's getting late and ... I am sitting in front of this contraption posting a post instead of doing what I should be doing - it's a vicious cycle but what the hell !! I blame it on my sister - it's her fault !! (I seem to be doing that a lot lately, but I have no regrets.)


What is Halloween without Jack-O-Lanterns?



I have no children at home and it's no fun carving a pumpkin all by yourself. So, I drove up to the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday to visit my brother and his family figuring that his granddaughters (my great nieces) would have Jack-O-Lanterns and I wasn't disappointed !!


They are growing up so fast ... their "Oma" (my sister-in-law) carved them and this was the first time they had seen them lit up. They were so excited ...


Can you tell ?

(For the out of town family members - "K" is on the left and "Z" is on the right - I think ! They have on jackets so I can't see what they are wearing and that is how I tell them apart. )


My friend and I would like to wish you and yours a safe and Happy Halloween.



9 comments:

ChrisB said...

I get my Halloween fun from reading about everyone else's fun and I certainly enjoyed reading about yours. K and Z are just so cute.

Wendy said...

omw!! K an Z are adorable:) Glad you are having fun this Halloween!

Beckie said...

Happy Halloween!

K & Z are adorable! Those brownies look pretty good too...

wrknl8 said...

Wrong! Maybe?? Since they usually are color coded- pink =Z Blue/Purple=K You could have them them backwards. This has not been confirmed by Oma, but that's what Pop Pop thinks!

Julie said...

I love those brownies - how cute! I'd totally buy them from you at a bake sale - hope you raised lots of money!

BS said...

wrknl8 - I think I am right!! K's outfit had blue pants and the top was pink and blue so the insert in the shirt was pink. (I looked back at my other pictures). Z's outfit got changed so it wasn't the original pink one from earlier in the day when they were dressed alike but in opposite colors !!

SJ said...

Those brownies turned out great, and so cute! I bet they tasted just as yummy.....

Love the Halloween decorations, and the American Red Cross can always count on you to donate. That's a great thing, maybe I'll start doing it myself next year.

And Z & K couldn't be any cuter! I cannot tell them apart, still!!!!

frannie said...

those brownies look great!!! wish I were there to have some!

CPA Mom said...

How CUTE are those kids?!?!

I'd give blood again for a shirt like that...cool idea to add the cape.

Again with the lameness, I didn't even use that KMart coupon myself. Never remembered to go...