Casa de Oberlies has been very busy lately. Last week we were out every evening, with the exception of Tuesday (Never ask me to do anything on a Tuesday because I’ll tell you I have a prior obligation…of course, I could probably tape Mark Harmon on NCIS but I think he’d be disappointed if I wasn’t curled up on the couch watching at precisely 8:00 EST).
Ten minutes into our Trick or Treat trek last night, raindrops appeared out of nowhere. Now every parent knows a rainy Halloween is just as depressing as fat free cookies. But just when I was about to plaster on a pout, the rain turned into snow. Big. Sloppy. Wet. Flakes were flying everywhere. It was beautiful, man 🙂 An hour later I was ready to hang up my treat bag…snow is only fun when you’re wearing proper footwear. Traipsing around in 35 degree weather with saturated clogs puts a damper (ha ha ha) on even the most festive of occasions. This morning I am carrying on the annual tradition of plowing through the kid’s candy bags- while they’re in school – in search of Snickers, Charleston Chews, and Dots. I’ll be in a sugar induced haze by the time I have to pick them up this afternoon.
Between candy consumption and a blasted night of insomnia I’m a wee bit of a wreck. Last night I stayed up until midnight finishing a short story. I had set a deadline in my brain that I’d complete it by Halloween. For some reason I couldn’t let it go… My husband thinks I should try applying that same level of determination to the laundry, dishes, dusting…doh!!!! I’m thinking he needs a little Hershey bar to sweeten him up!