Tuesday, November 01, 2011

it's not easy being green

I was kind of exhausted by Halloween by the time it arrived officially. I was tempted to not costume-up at all but then the mood came over me again. I wore this into River Rock in the morning and thought I would fool a few people. Josh looked up as I walked in, said, "Hello, Teresa" and went back to counting change. The 9:30 coffee group said, "Who else?" Well.

Elliot and Tiffany came over for dinner and trick or treating. We had an early dinner then walked around the neighborhood a bit. He got the hang of that real fast...say trick or treat...people throw candy in your bag. I think his favorite was the gold fish crackers.

Bob and Emily went to a party before they came over so they were all in costumes.

Betty gave the little boys each a truck that made spectacular noises so they were busy all night on hands and knees, pushing trucks around the living room.

As always, Halloween was frenetic and went way too fast. By 8 o'clock, the trick or treaters were gone, the street was dark, and we were alone. It was a great holiday but it can wear an old gal out. Back to normal life today.

I'm making meatloaf for dinner tonight. I have to publish the recipe here because this blog is like the archive of my life. Some day if I can't remember where that meatloaf recipe is, I can find it here. I't called Low-Carb Beefed-Up Meatloaf. It has a layer of prosciutto and provolone in the middle and we like to add some roasted hot peppers.

I ordered tickets this morning for The Nutcracker in Mankato. I have taken Tiffany and Ella for the last few years. We like to have lunch before and make it a special day. I ordered tickets online here. At least I didn't have to buy them through ticketmaster which I loathe. I still had to pay two dollars each for a "convenience fee" for ordering them online. Whose convenience? Heck, they don't have to print them or hire a person to sell them to me.

I'm sitting here in front of the fireplace worrying about my feet being cold this winter. Time to get out the warm socks and boots, I guess.

Happy November!

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