Hey there! Thanks so much for meeting me today. Seeing your face is likely going to be one of the lovely parts of my day. How have you been? Is anything new or exciting since the last time we checked in?
What’s in your cup? I have the usual, but it’s hot and working so there’s that. I’m pretty zonked today, because I’m cramming too much into too little time again. Even if I’m not physically working on a lot of stuff right now, mentally, my wheels are spinning and racing to keep up, prioritize projects and events, and take care of me along with Nik and the girls. I’m working on better balance, but sometimes it’s not possible. I’m seriously looking forward to the week off we have in December. This year, I’m not bringing work home with me!
Happy day after Halloween if you’re in the US. I do hope you got your favorite candy. If you’re not in the US or do not otherwise celebrate Halloween, was there anything fun about yesterday?
What’s your favorite candy? I’m a sucker for Peanut Butter Cups, Starburts, and sugar candy like Smarties and candy necklaces.
So, this year I ended up with three costumes although two overlapped somewhat and used part of a costume from last year. Last Saturday, we went to a friend’s birthday party and Nik woke me up from my nap dressed as BatDad. Alright, to the costume part of my closet I go. I chose my gumball machine costume from Kel’s birthday a few years back because it’s cute, but not revealing and can be warm if needed.
For work yesterday, I wore my bat leggings, mini dress, and hoodie from last year. E insisted I needed red red lipstick so I added that too. (Although she was equally as insistent that I NOT GET ANY ON HER.) I guess you could say I was dressed as a younger version of Mehmere since she was the Old Bat.
For trick or treating, I swapped out the bat leggings for my dragon scale leggins and accessories.
Nothing was super involved, but all of it was fun! I just love making costumes and putting together the whole ensemble. (C’mon I picked out a specific outfit to buy a house, of course I do up Halloween!)
I guess a bunch of semesters of costume lab at school and fun have stuck with me all these years. Dad and Mehmere also made our costumes for YEARS. One year I was a Pickle, another Lilith from Cheers. My brother was a Star Fleet Cadet one year and a bag of Fritos another. I’d have to look up some others. It was really good times.
I’m already brainstorming for next year. Halloween is on a Saturday so we might have a get together. I’ll likely need at least 3 costumes again next year. Hmmm.
So! What was your favorite costume? Are you a maker or a buyer? No judgement, we all have our strengths.
I have to be off, I might have been up late sampling the candy that we didn’t hand out and I’m definitely going to need more more coffee. I hope you have a great day and if you didn’t get your favorite candy, remember it’s half off today!