November 3, 2003 – morning

Happy Monday! Really! I’m in very good spirits today — the result of a very nice weekend.

We didn’t get a single trick or treater on Halloween. Another reason why I can’t wait until we get a house — which should be happening in 2004, by the way.

The Blackwells arrived on Saturday night bearing a fantastic chocolate cake. We had dinner in the dining room, which until then had become a repository for stuff. But it cleans up real purdy. I made lasagna using the no-boil pasta. It really did cut prep time in half, and tasted just like regular lasagna. Made my own gravy, natch. 🙂 We watched the video from Erin’s and my trip (I know that’s grammatically incorrect) to WDW in August, which was a lot of fun. I think we should have another girl’s getaway weekend this summer, but with all the changes who can make plans? Then we played the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire!” board game until midnight. I think we’re getting together again to see “Haunted Mansion” when it hits the theaters.

Yesterday we hung at home, munching on leftover lasagna and cake and playing with Max. His behavior is much improved now. I played some Asheron’s Call but truth be told, I’m not into the game as much as I used to be. Last time I felt this way I took a few months off and played Dark Age of Camelot.

Wt: 144. Much better than last Monday, but miles to go.
Mood: Happy
Work docket: I think we’re going to be doing monthly numbers again. Which is good, since that’s what we’ll be doing after Alex leaves. I updated the Jackson boys starvation case page and the Ingle page. Will do battleship section update, careers update, and maybe get cracking on my self-evaluation. I have to get that done before Alex leaves.
Lunch: Healthy Choice something or other.
Afternoon: Rousing walk with Max.
Evening: I know I have stuff to do — just can’t put my finger on it. :/

By the way, I updated LadyGypsy.net yesterday…why don’t you scoot to my home page and have a look around? 🙂

Halloween, 2003 – evening, and first place in the costume contest!

FIRST PLACE, BABY!!!!!!!!!!

First place -- the Statue of Liberty
I won! I won! $75 in cash and a $50 gift certificate. The drunken nun pair (I’m not kidding) got 2nd place and the Vegas showgirl (red lace bustier, fishnets, and feathers) won third. Wow…the first time I EVER EVER won 1st place in a costume contest. Some factors that pushed me into first (as I was told) were the fact that I made it from scratch, and that I stayed late for the contest. The light-up torch wasn’t even noticed until the lights were turned out by accident…ooooooo!

Didn’t get out of work until 5:30. Stopped by Mom’s to show off and ended up giving out candy for the hour. The trick-or-treaters were very appreciative of my outfit, and one even called me a “smart lady.” Wow. I’m a lady. A few parents said “God Bless America!” I was surprised how polite the kids were. They all said thank you and many wished me a good night/good Halloween. All proof that this is Satan’s High Holy Holiday. Whatever.

Now I’m home. Lady Liberty will go into storage. The money will come w/me to the casino next week and my tummy will welcome the Italian Bistro food.

Halloween, 2003 – afternoon

I don’t think I’ll win the contest because my costume doesn’t have a “Courier-Post” twist to it.

Bored senseless, I am I am. So we’ll do the Friday Five!

1. What was your first Halloween costume?

I think I was Snoopy when I was 2 or 3. I don’t remember it, but there are photos. It was a lovely old-school costume, where the costume and the plastic mask come in a little box with a see-through window. I miss those costumes.

2. What was your best costume and why?

I’d have to say my Little Red Riding Hood costume of 2 years ago because it was so incredibly detailed and I sewed it myself. And although I was larger then, and lost the costume contest to a cobweb, I’m still insanely proud.

3. Did you ever play a trick on someone who didn’t give you a treat?
Never ever. Then again, I don’t ever remembering someone opening the door and NOT giving me a treat.

4. Do you have any Halloween traditions? (ie: Family pumpkin carving, special dinner before trick or treating, etc.)

Nada.

5. Share your favorite scary story…real or legend!

How about a real one? Go here.

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