Tuesday, October 27, 2015

was in a Halloween sort of mood.

 Blossom obliged and wore these cool shades on the Monday walk today. she is not a dog that really likes stuff on her face.  thought it came out pretty dang cute though!!!!  so happy she is feeling back to her normal adorable self.  Rio chilled at home.  she does seem a bit better with more pain meds on board but i think her walking days are behind her except slow bog walks and such.  poor puppy!!  she's walked many more miles than the average mastiff i suspect.
 had friends over Sunday night for the annual Pumpkin Massacre!!  i think we all had a great time.  love carving pumpkins and Halloween in general.  so far it's just a fun holiday with no strings attached.  no stress...it's just for pure fun and entertainment.  ain't nothing wrong with that.  do i honor the dead on Halloween....i honor the dead everyday.  death happens.  it can be hard and sad but it is a part of life.
 was fun having the kids over...they always have fun and i seem to mostly be around sick kids so great to play with some healthy happy and giggling kids.  i brought out the stuffed dog that dances and sings, "who let the dogs out" that my sister bought for me years ago.....love that pure joy and excitement that comes with kids and new stuff like that to them.  they don't even try to contain themselves and their emotions...which is one of the great things about kids.
 truth and purity...and lets face it...they are adorable.  you can get away with a lot when you are adorable...i do miss that about being a little kid.  as an adult you have all these social norms you are supposed to abide by.  if i squealed and stomped and ran around in circles expressing pure joy, i may get locked up.
 some people stay beautiful through many stages of their lives and it looks like that can open doors and make life easier.  i was never a great beauty...a line from the big bang..."great in the right light" there was also an episode on Seinfeld that i related to.  he goes out with a girl because she looks great...then at the restaurant the light is different and she looks much less pretty...she keeps flipping around dependent on the light.  i have my moments...but mostly, i'm just regular folk..i do have some moves on the dance floor though...haha.
KH said she had never carved a pumpkin before...was probably always making sure the knives stayed clear of blood over her years...so happy that she was able to carve her first pumpkin the other night...no blood was shed...the pumpkin did have a brush with death though...toothpicks to the rescue!!
 a new ghoul has joined the household.  gaurding the good pumpkin bits
 i scrap extra so i can get the good pulp and make pumpkin bread later...so we have 3 bowls, seeds, stringy bits and good pulp!!  thanks everyone...first batch of pumpkin bread is made and the house smells so good!!  my house is stocked with pumpkin in the freezer as well.
 AR and her Mom work away at their creations.
 i had several items to keep the kids entertained...what kid can't have some fun with these cool glasses
 AR's masterpiece
 and her moms. thought they turned out pretty awesome!!
 my sweet pup enjoyed having all the company.  it's her Birthday tomorrow...almost today..so a bit of a party for her last night as well.
 KR's cat and behind it KH's peace sign survivor pumpkin
 the pumpkin bin at Carrs was apparently sold out yesterday...they must have restocked it today.  i had scrips to pick up...the standard inhalers and the gold which is my cough medicine.  i need powerful stuff to suppress this cough, sadly i can't work with it on board...
 Bob made it out and is looking good post knee surgery...!!
 Libby came by and this was her creation.  nice!!
 Blossom hopefully that some food item will fall on the floor.
 walked with LS today and she mentioned later at coffee that there is a book for that mars movie out now and that it will really suck you in...may have to buy that tonight and dive in...needed a good page turner.  like to read the book before i see the movie.
 after i depulped this little pumpkin i decorated it...they have loads of these kits now. i'm partial to the Mr Potatohead ones.  i can mix and match now...just like the real deal.  so cool
 these were my creations the night of the pumpkin massacre.
 the pool room was all set up but nobody played.  i really need to get a regular game going and see who shows up...make it a pick up game once a month or something...invite them and they will come. or not i guess.  you never know until you put it out there.
 i really don't mind hosting gatherings.  it helps me have a good reason to clean house.  the pool table is lonely and needs to be used more.  i did play a few solo games after everyone left.
 bagged pumpkin for the freezer
 LS and i on the trail
 after i headed to work to check out the entries for the annual pumpkin contest.  i know i'm in the float pool but i tend to root for my peds/picu friends as they always come up with some great ones!! this years was very cool with the star wars theme.
 haven't even opened the paper...no news for a few days.  it's always great to get away.

 here is the whole table that peds/picu created.
 the hands were by infectious disease
 the heart inside the chest was flashing
 OR put in a good effort this year
 this would have been a great pumpkin for a dentist office, right?
 and minions!!

 back home with the critters.  Rio has been snoring away since i got home from walks/coffee and rambles....several errands to run.
 i suspect she only ever really relaxes when i am here or Blossom is here with her maybe.
 i did not feel complete today so as they had restocked the pumpkins at Carrs and i was there picking up my scrips anyway...i bought one more pumpkin!!  no pumpkin stencils out there so i had to create my own.
 i used the sticker SS made for WARIS as my model.  not too bad i guess.
 from pumpkin to pulp to bread...that is the process.  of course  i have to boil down the pumpkin guts and mash the water out of it.  i already snuck a taste.  great as usual.  i'm not the best cook but i can do a few things well.  pumpkin, stencil and sticker.  off to bed.  want to take advantage of the meds when i can and get some rest.  coughing like crazy is exhausting.
thankful for: A.  friends and fun times...it's been too long since i entertained..i'm bringing it back to the house.  B.  fresh homemade pumpkin bread.  num!!!!!!!  C.  frozen poops...the temps are dropping...

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