So there I was, trying to make a Halloween blog post about the RCIL Character Brunch I participated in last Saturday. Suddenly it was trick or treating time! I do not trick or treat myself (insert joke of your choice about my turning tricks and/or not being much of a treat myself), but Steven and I love to sit out on the porch and hand out candy.
I brought my Tablet out onto the porch, thinking I could work on my post between kids. They do tend to come in spurts, or waves as the evening progresses. I got a sentence or two typed in. Then I wanted to take pictures document the evening.
This is the view from our front porch. Rain and high winds were in the forecast, but it did not rain heavily, except for a couple of spurts, and the wind was not bad when we were outside. I shared this picture to Facebook and to Jill Reale’s page. Local readers know she is the WKTV meteorologist, and she shows viewers’ weather photos. She shared one I took on dark clouds moving in once.
Steven wanted to hear our Halloween CD, so I brought our portable CD player out on the porch. Of course I had not thought ahead and gotten batteries, but an extension cord worked just as well, especially since it was the warmest Oct. 31 in recent memory. I solidified my crazy old lady credentials by dancing to most of the tunes.
We had a good number of trick or treaters. We ran out of candy, but I had some Halloween pencils, and I found some Groucho Marx glasses we had purchased for a long ago murder mystery. When offered a choice, some kids picked the glasses. I hope they were not disappointed when they got home and looked closely at them.
The only other picture I took was of the skeleton hanging on our porch. Later in the evening, when the wind started to pick up, he looked like he was dancing to the music. I thought about trying to get a video of it but figured he would stop or the music would change before I got the Tablet set up properly.
So another Halloween is in the books. It was fun, although a little wet. On to November! Of course, I still have a few Halloween movies to watch…