They come knocking on the Humble Bungalow front door for treats.
Choruses of "trick or treat" are often shouted loudly before I even get the door open!
The event starts early around dinner time and we usually call it a night by 9 pm it's lights out.
We have never run out of candy before and I always worry that I haven't bought enough.
Some of my co workers get several hundred children, we usually have around 25 and if the weather is really inclement we may have as few as 10.
Our Jack o' Lantern is carved with jagged teeth
and spooky eyes.
Nothing very artsy, just the run of the mill pumpkin face
as in the past years when the kids were home we'd all take turns carving
and it was a group effort.
This year I was the sole carver.
I decorated the front porch while Mr. HB went to Home Depot to see about our new shower.
The reno is in full swing and taking up a lot of Mr. HB's time and expertise.
I am trying to keep the dust to a minimum
and sweep after each work session...
I am not very handy
but I can clean and am a passable painter
so my job is to keep the crew fed!
I hope the little ones are not scared tonight.
We've got a big bowl of candy to give out and I confess that I have snuck a few sweets myself
and I KNOW they are not allowed on my diet but I did it anyway!
I was hoping for a black cat but I had to settle for this black crow instead.
This black Mondo grass is thriving in the front yard.
I planted two this fall and have nestled them between 3 limelight hydrangeas.
The garden is looking like it's ready to turn in for the season and slumber until next Spring.
Which is fine by me because I am ready to sink my teeth into some new books.
We have a great used bookstore in the village
and I walked down there yesterday for some fresh air and a little book browsing.
I didn't come home empty handed so these will be added to the stack of books
that I have waiting for me to read.
I have been giving away books like nobody's business.
No storage means less clutter.
In keeping with the spooky theme here's
I remember when it first came out
how impressed I was by the choreography and the special effects.
It's still worth watching.