HALLOWEEN HALF N’ HALF

This. This photo right here is the whole Halloween experience.
You can either have a gross, disgusting, scare the shit outta’ me Halloween.
OR…
You can have a truly ‘Happy Halloween’ with a sheet ghost here and a lit’l Walmart witch costume there.
No need to bring in Stephen King.
Just trick or treat n’ smell my feet.
Not trick or treat my face is raw meat!
I don’t like being scared. Not by costumes, pictures, people or especially food!
Don’t invite me to your Halloween party if these are my snack choices…
Let’s start with the vomiting pumpkins.
**I would be the vomiting party guest.
Any and all food resembling body parts.
Intestine cake, head cake, and a meat head!
No bodily function foods, rodents or things that slime!
Zit popping cupcakes. Rat meatloaf and jello worms!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! None of those foods!
These foods will definitely get me to your party!
What say ye?
Do you prefer cute Halloween foods or gross Halloween foods?
Let me know in the comments below!
Also…
It’s my oldest grandson’s birthday today!
Happy 12th, Seth!!!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

THE HOLIDAY MIX MASH IS OVER!

snowflake-gray-lineRaise your hand if you saw this mix mash of holidays when you went into a store near you.
Now raise your hand if you’re sick of seeing this mix mash.
Yeah. Me too.
Seriously retailers, slow your roll!
This jam packing all of the holidays into one giant sales ad shopping spree is ridiculous. Is it really too much to ask to let us get thru one holiday before you’re dropping the next one on our heads??
And just a question to all of the powers that be in retail and marketing.
Do any of you have kids??
This is hell on parents!
“Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom…”

#HolyFuck    #ItsOver    #NoMoreHolidayMixMash
snowflake-gray-lineSide note – Notice there’s not a whole lot of marketing for Thanksgiving??
Obviously, Thanksgiving is not a money maker to the powers that be.
Obviously, these same powers that be have never gotten the receipt for my Thanksgiving meal!
snowflake-gray-lineWhat say ye’? Do the stores pull out everything too soon?
Lemme know in the comments below!
snowflake-gray-lineIN OTHER NEWS –
I can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve blogged. Geesh. Seems like one day runs into the next and then the next over the holidays.  I hope all of you had a happy Thanksgiving with lots of great people gathered ’round eating lots of great foods, making wonderful memories.

It was just the 3 of us – my son, his girl and me – for our feast and we made enough food to feed a small country, most of which ended up in the freezer!
But it was delicious and will be delicious again in stews and soups and casseroles and peanut butter n’ jelly n’ turkey sandwiches..
Yeah.. I pretty much never want to see food again in my entire life.
Sort of.
snowflake-gray-lineI’ve been busy with all things holidays. I did not, however, go out on ‘Black Friday’ which was really ‘Black Thursday’ for some places. Nor did I glue my ass to the computer for ‘Cyber Monday.’
Did any of you? Where were the deals?
I didn’t even look. I’ve been checking off my “list” for a while.
Now it’s just all about getting things mailed out on time.
snowflake-gray-lineI will try to be much more present in the blogging world this month.
Unfortunately, when I step away from my blog, I step away from the whole blogging realm – you…
And honestly,  it’s not that I’m not thinking of you, I am and I’m trying to get everything done so I can catch my breath on this end and catch up with all of you. In fact, I’m heading to as many of you as I can right now!
Happy December everybody! Here’s to a month of good will toward all men…
snowflake-gray-lineMimi’s quote for the day –
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A HAUNTING WE WILL GO…

The month of all things thrilling and spine chilling.
Personally, I have no problem with real life “things that go bump in the night” but I’m not a fan of watching scary movies, going to haunted houses or roaming around corn mazes in the dark.
Call me crazy but having the shit scared outta’ me is not my idea of a fun time.
Apparently, I’m not alone.
Some people have actual phobias of all things Halloween.
COMMON PHOBIAS DURING THE HAUNTING SEASON –
SAMHAINOPHOBIA – A serious fear of Halloween that causes panic attacks.

PHASMOPHOBIA – Fear of ghosts. These people won’t go outside after dark or turn lights off when they sleep.

CUCURBITPHOBIA – You won’t find the people suffering from this phobia watching ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.’ They fear pumpkins! What the hell?

WICCAPHOBIA – Fear of witches.

LESSER KNOWN COMMON PHOBIAS DURING THE HAUNTING SEASON –
DENTAPHOBIA – Fear of your kids dental bill after eating all of that candy!

WHATTHEFUCKAMIGOINGTOWEARAPHOBIA – The fear of last minute costume planning.

HOLYSHITGETTOTHESTOREAPHOBIA – The fear of running out of candy.

PORCHLIGHTONAPHOBIA – The fear of kids coming to your door after you’ve run out of candy.
I have to say, although Halloween is not my favorite holiday, it is my son’s and we started decorating last month during his “birthday month” celebrations.
My favorite decoration was the one I put up on the bathroom mirror.
Seriously scared the shit outta’ my son.
Mission accomplished.
Yep. I’m that mom.
SIDE NOTE: I don’t like being scared but I LOVE scaring other people. I know. Twisted.
IN OTHER NEWS –
The weather has impeccable timing once again. We just had 3 days of high 80’s and boom, just like that, tonight the whipping winds moved in and there’s a chill in the air.
October has most definitely arrived.

Here’s to a hauntingly wonderful month ahead filled with many things thrilling and spine chilling.
The holiday season has officially begun and I, for one, am doing a major happy dance!
It really is “the most wonderful time of the year!”

What does your October look like?
Do you celebrate all things Halloween and deck those dank, dark halls?
Do you like being scared or do you like to scare others?
Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night??
I wanna’ know!
Mimi’s quote for the day –
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WHEN IT RAINS…

Here in Idaho when it rains, it sprinkles. – For about a minute.
And that’s all we got today was about a minute of sprinkles. Boo. Now it’s nothing but gray skies, which today aren’t bugging me so much because I woke up sooooo stinkin’ tired this morning and no matter how much coffee and iced tea I drank I was still tired.
leaves barBUT WAIT!
Boom. Just like that, all of the caffeine decides to work and here I am, 11pm. WIDE AWAKE!
True story.
leaves barThe highlight of my day and the only reason I put a bra on today – seriously – was getting the car into the shop. Actually getting the car into the shop wasn’t the highlight, trying to get an Uber to get home was.

Have any of you ever used the Uber service? It’s an alternative cab service. It’s an app for your phone and you can read all about it here.
I would tell you all about it myself except OUR DRIVER NEVER SHOWED! Not even kidding. We waited almost an HOUR for NOBODY!
uberOf course, it was at precisely this moment that I needed to find a bathroom and nope, not one business around that had a public restroom.
– We (“Puzzle Girl” and I) were only dropping the car off. The shop wasn’t open. –
We ended up walking to a grocery store which thankfully did have a public restroom.
We did a little shopping and then called a cab.
leaves barI have to tell you, I was pleasantly surprised. The cab was clean and our driver wasn’t a serial killer although I suspect he fancied himself a pop singer… He had a sign on the dash that read, “Singing is allowed and encouraged.” I’m pretty sure that was meant for him personally because he sang along to the radio the whole way home. Not gonna’ lie, it’s kinda’ weird being in a vehicle with someone you don’t know who’s singing along to the radio with full lung power. It was sorta’ like our own personal version of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ minus James Corden and any celebrity passengers.

I was super surprised at the fare! In Michigan, you can’t get anywhere in a cab for under twenty bucks. Boise fare? Eight bucks WITH a tip. How crazy is that?? I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’d take a cab everywhere for that price but hey when you’re in a pinch. It’s a nice, affordable option. At least in Boise.

ME BEING ME MOMENT – I did survey our driver from head to toe for identifying scars and tattoos. I checked for escape routes as soon as I got into the cab and I made sure there were door handles and functioning locks. I cracked the window just in case I had to kick it out and had 91 already dialed into my phone with my finger ready to press the last 1 if need be.
Shake your heads and laugh. I watch those creepy crime shows. They won’t take me without a fight!
leaves barThen, it being boy child #3’s birthday month… When we got home “Puzzle Girl” decided to decorate for his favorite holiday too. (I helped a lit’l bit.)

spiderweb lightThat candle makes the whole apt smell like you’re walking through an apple orchard. I’ll be going back and buying a case of those!  The spiderweb light? Just cool.
leaves barOkay. Well. That was my day in a nutshell. Now I’m off to go read about some of your days.
Anybody else excited for the upcoming holidays??
Which one is YOUR favorite?
Mine’s Christmas. Halloween is a very close second.
leaves barMimi’s quote for the day –
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