Halloween Monday

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ปGuess what today is!๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ Did you know that tomorrow is All Hallows Day, or to certain segments of religion, All Saints Day. I grew up in a small Episcopal parish named All Saints. Needless to say, Halloween was a time to party. Costumes. Bobbing for apples. All manner of foolishness before heading out to roam the streets in search of the best goodies.

As long as I’m being nostalgic, yesterday was Only’s birthday. For the longest time, she thought Halloween was all about her. I tried to not always hold Hallowwen paries to celebrate. Her 4th birthday was held at our local fire station. Yes, the kids dressed up–Only was a firefighter that year–and they had cake and punch along with the firefighters. One of the firefighter clowns was there and the kids not only got to tour the station and the apparatus, but they also got the whole “Stop, Drop, & Roll” course. The kids (and the parents who stuck around) had a blast and along with the bags of candy, we handed out smoke detectorsย  to be put up in their rooms at home. The firefighters all volunteered to help the parents if needed. October IS Fire Prevedntion Month, after all. And it was Only’s idea for the detectors. I have a good kid. FYI, her first costume at the ripe old age of 1 year and 1 day was a Snoopy “onesie” I made. And yeah, I made the majority of her costumes and remember them but I won’t bore y’all.

Let’s not talk about sports, Um-kay? Except for Stormy. His team battle, short-handed and almost won their match. Too bad the referee didn’t know the rules. Stormy scored a goal and would have scored what could have been the winning goal on a penalty kick except the ref let the other team all line up in front of the goal. Uhm. Nope. And when our coach called him on it, the kid (high school or college age) got huffy and ignored him. The other coach knows they won most likely due to that call. To say I’m disappointed in that adult is an understatement. Anyway, we are very, VERY proud of Stormy. Also, he was the only 3rd grader who made the honor roll with all As!

To celebrate Only’s b-day, the James Gang gathered at The Hideaway, a local pizza chain. The place stared in the town where LG, Uncle Fix-It and Aunt Hooey all went to college so it has sentimental ties to the family too.

I earned an honorable mention in last week’s #ThursdayThreads. The expanded version will appear in this space come Wednesday. Due to circumstance and on account of because, I didn’t get much editing or more writing done. New month tomorrow, which is also the start of National Novel Writing Month. I’ve participated every year since 2008. I haven’t yet decided whether to get involved this year. Guess I need to figure that out quick, huh?

Wallyworld and a visit with the vampires around noon. I find it very fitting to give blood today. Not sure how’ll enthusiastic–or awake–I’ll be when I get home. Still, I gotta get off my fat arse and get back to work. Yeah, yeah. Later. Rinse. Repeat.

On that note, time to get on with my Monday and let y’all return to your regularly scheduled programming. Question of the day: What was your favorite Halloween costume?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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5 Responses to Halloween Monday

  1. Kiran says:

    โœจHappy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ โœจ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Happy Halloween! Happy Birthday, Only! Her birthday party then sounds awesome. Yay for pizza for her this year. Oh, man, Stormy was totally wronged there. I don’t watch soccer, but even then I know you’re not supposed to line the whole team up for a penalty kick. Yay for new words! I can’t wait for Wednesday. Have a great day!

    The best Halloween costume I ever did for myself was what I called a modern-day vampire. I looked hot in that one. Same party, a good friend of mine – the host – looked like she wasn’t wearing a costume at all and when anyone asked her about it, she picked up a bowl. In it were Cheerios and milk, with a knife. She was a… CEREAL killer. ROFL.

    • Silver James says:

      ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ That is totally awesome! One of the local channels runs pictures of kids and critters in costume this time of year. The two best were both families. One was Mr. Clean, the Cleaning Lady, and the Magic Eraser–who was the kid. The other was Dad as rain cloud, with rain drops hanging from his arms, one kid as a twister, the other as a cloud with a rainbow and mom was “Partly Sunny”–a cloud with the sun peeking out. Both sets were homemade and all kinds of awesome!

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