Halloween Feed

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

I have a tradition where I go visit one of the cities old cemeteries on Halloween.  I totally forgot last year, so I made up for it this year by going to three!  I also ended my day out by stopping by Abreu-Grogan park to take a few pictures. It's right on the Dan River.  I thought I'd made an album and share my pictures. I took a few in each cemetery.  I didn't take a lot as I have plenty of other trips.  I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Halloween.

 

Halloween 2020

25 new photos · Album by Ann Thornton (AnnDroidGirl)


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I have put a lot on my own plate. As I told you yesterday, I'm currently re-watching Fushigi Yuugi.  I'm halfway through the episodes at this point.  I probably could have gotten in a lot more, but I stopped to get some other things done.  I wrote over 2000 words today (27850 total) on my current story and it's about to get good.  It is now only two days from the start of NaNo and I have to get my mind back in the mindset of my book.  I also want to continue on with what I'm working on.  I also want to finish Fushigi Yuugi and then explore more on Prime. Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to do all that. I'll manage it. :p Need I mention that tomorrow is also my favorite holiday of the entire year? It's Halloween! (^_^)


I'm not dead!

Yes, I know it's been several days since I posted here.  Sorry about that.  I didn't mean to go so many days without posting.  I actually was going to post last night and then it was after midnight. Oops! Anyway, I'm posting now, so I guess that is okay.

I changed the font of the blog today.  I made it the same font throughout. I like it.  I might change it to some other font in a day or two, but it's good for now.  I love fonts and it's fun to try out all different ones.  This is a Google font and it's called Quicksand.  I tried out about 15 different fonts before picking this one. 

I ran out to the park today just to get out for a bit.  I sat near my friend Piney the pine tree.  I noticed this little tree that is near him.  It's a cute little tree and I took this picture:

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It's going to be showing off it's colors soon.  I love fall!  I'll try to remember to take a picture when it's changing later on.  

At home, I decided to finally put my Halloween decorations out.  It took an hour to get them out and put them out.  Here is a picture of the majority of them.  Those boxes in this picture? All stuffed with stuff. It is a LOT of stuff and this doesn't even include all the stuff I have out all year.  This picture does not do justice to the amount of stuff I have. lol

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The ceramic / glass /wax / wooden /plastic Jack o lantens are in the boxes.  I have some in each type I mentioned.  By the way that white smushed looking thing is a ghost! lol He hangs and will make noise when he has batteries.  He goes, "WooooOOOooo!" :P

 


Oops I did it again!

Well, I DID plan to post last night.  I just ran out of time. Why?  Well, my crazy bed did it's thing again and the boxspring fell through the frame.  I pulled the bed out, took everything out from under it, cleaned all around it, and then got down to business.  I tightened everything and anything I could to make sure it didn't do it again. I hope I was successful this time, but I hope that every time!  Hopefully, if I didn't get it perfect, it will last a while.

After I got it back together, I put the clean linens back on.  By that point, I was sore, injured, and dripping sweat.  I had to cool off before I died.  It took a while, but I finally got cooled down and was able to relax for a bit.  It was midnight before I finished getting everything back together so it was too late to post to my blog. I figured I would just wait until today.  

I ran out for a quick errand earlier today before the rain came.  I took a picture of my little TN in the car.  It's a better representation of the actual color.  It's so pretty.  I want another one just like it! LOL. Here it is resting on my steering wheel:

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It's so pretty! I'm thinking of using it not only for Munzee but for journaling on the go.  I have the Munzee notebook in there and I had another notebook in there.  I can use it for journaling or notes.  I also stuck a little stack of Post-it notes in for quick notes.  It's so nifty.  I could also but the insert to make it into a wallet if I wanted. 

I took a picture of a couple of my latest Jack o' lantern finds at Goodwill.  I mentioned each of these as I got them, but I don't think I ever showed a picture of them.  Here they are together.  Such cuties!

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I love jack o' lanterns, but I particularly love ceramic ones.  They are fun to display with or without a tealight in them.  I might take pictures of my entire collection at one point and share them.  I will be decorating for Halloween very, very soon. I have boxes and boxes and boxes of Halloween stuff and the majority of it is .... yes, jack o' lanterns!


Half price Halloween! :D

I needed a few things today from Dollar General.  I went and they were out of the main thing I went for so I walked next door to the Roses.  They had two of the things I needed, but no leftover Halloween candy. Boo! Dollar General had some, but it was only 25% off and they were low on selections. 

After I got the things I needed at Roses, I stopped at CVS.  I remembered that last year I got a lot of great candy after Halloween.  They didn't have as good of a selection as last year, but I did get three bags of goodies.  I also got a bunch of Halloween goodies!  I took a picture of all my goodies. I got two cute trays, a pumpkin bucket, a light-up pumpkin spinner, a projection flashlight, a stamper set, cups, cupcake wrappers, and a gift bag that I forgot to put in the picture.  Oh, I also got a jack o lantern lotion/soap dispenser. :p . I love all my Halloween goodies.  The round tray is so adorable that I might go back and get another one.  I might pick up another of the lotion/soap thingees too.  They were only .50 each!

I got my NaNoWriMo session in this afternoon and did pretty well.  I left off at a good place to pick up tomorrow. I'm trying to do that so that when I start my writing each day, I'm ready to go in and I have the idea of what I want to write already worked out.  So far it's working well. I'm over the 7000 word mark now. Yay!

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If you look into the pumpkin bucket, you'll see it's filled with my half-price candy! :p


Happy Halloween!

Hello and Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain to you!  It did NOT feel like Halloween here today.  We were under weather warnings and it was in the low 80's!  It was a pretty weird day.  My friend called last night about me keeping the dogs this weekend and I had that on my mind as they would have come tonight.  I totally forgot my tradition of going to a cemetery on Halloween! :(  I realized it when it was too late to go.  I did go in my yard and collect some pretty fall leaves and pick up a few pecans.

My friend's mom is not going on the trip, so I am off the hook on pup sitting. Yay!  I love the pups, but NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow and I don't want any distractions!  I want to get into my story.  I also have to take down all my Halloween decorations. :(  I am going to miss them.  I have plenty I keep out year around, but these will be stored until next year.  I really should count all the items as I put them away and report in on how many I have.  I have a LOT of jack o lanterns.  I mean a LOT. lol

I got my first order today from Paper Issues.  They have some cute stuff and good prices, too!  I got a three pack of washi, a single roll of washi, and some colorful cardstock (for making TN insert covers).  The three pack of washi is pretty,  I bought it just for the striped washi, but I really like them all.  The single roll is so adorable! It's travel washi and it's just so damn cute!  I put all four in my bujo to take a picture to share.  I will be ordering from Paper Issues again.  Go check them out! Paper Issues

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Friday frenzy!

Yeah, not really. :P  It's been a pretty calm day.  I had to go pick up my prescriptions, so I did that this afternoon. My car did so well! I was so happy with it.  I had to run out again a little bit ago and it didn't do as well. :(  It turned off on me and didn't want to go like it should.  I was able to get where I was going though, so that was good.  I got the things I needed and picked out this year's pumpkin! He is a cutie and they had pumpkins for $1.99 so he was a good price too!  I, of course, took a picture to share.

I started on another puzzle today and it's pretty.  It's colorful, but there are distinctive sections, so it's easy to find pieces for each section.  I am going to do the rest tomorrow, but I got a good deal done today.  I have a migraine that is mainly in the sick on my stomach stages, but when I went out this last time, there was someone in line behind me that had enough cologne on to kill a cow.  They stuck and it made my headache come raging back.  Then I drove home and got two different people behind me with ultra bright headlights. I'm glad to be home and in my room!

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Fall?

Well, yesterday it was in the 90's here and today when I looked at my weather app it was 56˚!  No, seriously! It was cool enough today that I was able to turn the air off.  I am not taking it out of the window just yet, because it could get hot again.  Who knows with this crazy weather!

I went out this afternoon and went to a local store that makes their own chicken salad.  The stuff is amazing.  I got a container of that, a little smidge of country ham, and an orange. They have a little bit of everything in there. It's a small, local business that has been there for a long time.  I love the chicken salad and I hadn't gotten any in awhile.  It was delicious! 

I didn't do much today.  I watched a ton of episodes of Web Of Lies (It's a show on Investigation Discovery that I love) I worked the puzzle too.  I didn't finish it even though it's only 300 pieces and they are big pieces.  I decided to finish tomorrow because the puzzle is really busy.  Lots of colors.  You'll see when I post a picture with this post.

I put my outside Halloween decorations out today.  With the cooler weather, it felt more like October and fall.  I put out a little flag, a ghost on a pole, and my two scarecrows.  I also lit up the electric pumpkins that I keep in the window in my living room.  My house has an old picture window and they look so cute in there!  I still want to get a real pumpkin before Halloween.  I usually get one every year and keep it in my room until it starts to go bad.  They usually last well into Spring, but last year's didn't.  I hope this years lasts longer!

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Cooler weather ....

Well, for a bit anyway. I know it will be back up to 90 in a day or two. lol . I took advantage of the cooler weather today and finally put up my Halloween stuff.  It usually goes up on September 1st, but that was the day I went to the beach and came home from the beach. lol

It's been way too hot here.  It felt like July last week!  It was a bit cooler today, so I figured I'd get my Halloween stuff out.  I realized when I was done that I was missing one thing.  That lead me to remember another two things and then one more.  That means there is a box o' Halloween still missing. I have no clue where to look for it as I always keep all the boxes together and it's not with the others. :(

Aha! I just found two of the four items.  That means only two things are unaccounted for and I'm sure I'll find those. I sort of remember that I didn't pack them up with the rest of the stuff last year and did something else with them. I just have to remember what it was I did with them. LOL 

The main thing I missed first was broken last year and I put in a box to keep it safe. I don't know why I didn't fix it then, but I've glued it together now and I have it sitting until the glue sets. Hopefully that will fix it. :) It has a matching friend and I didn't want to separate them.

I didn't start a puzzle today.  I planned to.  I got out the board, the puzzle, and had it ready to go, but I never got around to it.  Maybe tomorrow.  I might just wait until I get back.  Then I'll have more than enough puzzles. :p