Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

Under huge deadline pressure at the moment, although I did get one of my four articles due this week submitted this morning, I finally decided to bag it all and take a break this afternoon. Lovely fall day, kid out looting and pillaging with the neighbors, I settled on my front porch with the second of my Fuzzy Feet to knit while handing out candy.

At which point the next-door neighbor's lawn service decided to start their ultra loud leaf blowers and shoot the whole mood. They blew some leaves onto my lawn, and in response to my raised eyebrow, came over to blow them off. Well my daughter had decorated the tree on the property line with orange streamers, and some other kids had added some local color in the form of good old TP. The poor clueless lawn service guy brought his BIG OL' leaf blower over, where it promptly sucked up half the streamers! It was like a three stooges movie - instead of breaking, the orange crepe paper streamer started to...well..ply itself! To those of you who also spin, it was way overspun, to those of you who don't, well it's still funny. So the longest orange streamer now twists itself into a rope of streamer, and won't break off. The lawn service guy is now in a mechanically fueled tug of war with my tree. I laughed so hard that tears almost came out, who new that crepe paper was that tenacious? Eventually the machine won, the streamer snapped, and the lawn service gave up trying to be nice and moved on to the backyard.

Less trick-or-treaters than usual tonight, I guess that fact that it is a school night for the first time in a few years cut way back on the foot traffic. The good news, or the bad news depending on how you look at it, is that I didn't run out of candy for a change. Must get it out of the house sometime tomorrow though, or the consequences could be dire.

I really did take the photos for the Fuzzy Feet tutorial, as well as visual proof that my stash is organized for the first time in years, but haven't downloaded them all yet. Pix tomorrow if I can figure out how!

Happy Halloween all!

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