How about some Halloween randomness?
We've managed to eat all the Snickers bars from the Halloween candy. I even kept the candy in the basement, thinking that would be a deterrent. Apparently it wasn't. I'm mostly to blame, but we all partook.
Today is one of my least favorite days of the year. I don't like being scared, I don't like things that look evil, and I've got a pet peeve about greedy kids. (The sweet little kids that can barely say "Trick or Treat" are great, but the kids that shove their bags at you or grab as much as they can get really bother me.)
When S and I moved into our first house a few years after we were married, he wanted us to hand out candy. Being the Halloween grump that I am, I made him hand it out. And his leg was broken that year. I'm awful, huh? I had him all set up at the front door with his leg in a big cast.
Halloween wasn't a big deal for us when I grew up. We lived in the country and my parents had to drive me and my brothers to a few relatives' houses for trick-or-treating. We moved into town when I was in 8th grade and I went trick-or-treating once just to say I did it. And a creepy guy scared me and my friends. Enough of that!
I can be rather suspicious by nature. So each piece of candy gets checked before our daughter eats it. I squeeze it to make sure the package puffs up and hasn't been shot with a needle. I throw out anything that looks weird. Actually I really don't think there are many cases of candy-tampering. I just can't help myself. (It probably all started when we helped a friend take her daughter trick-or-treating and she stopped by the hospital to have the candy x-rayed.)
But I do love to carve a pumpkin! It's one of my favorite things to do each year. Usually I experiment and come up with something different. One year I carved ivy all over the pumpkin. Another year I carved a flag into it. Not sure what I'll do this year. (We always end up waiting until the last minute!)
To those of you who enjoy Halloween, have fun!!! And for those of you who don't, tomorrow will be better. :)
(Scary pumpkins from http://www.muller-godschalk.com/yahoo.html)