|Only 3 rows left to add to the front.|
|The candy remains well-guarded.|
|Sometimes I wonder what the neighbors think.|
At any rate, Halloween is upon us and I decided to liven things up around here by putting skeletons around the place and leaving the spiders alone for a few days to get the "natural" spooky look. I even cleaned up the front lawn today so I could plant headstones. I don't normally have Halloween decorations - a combination of me being incredibly cheap and having limited storage space precludes getting too fancy for Halloween. This year, however, I bought the zombie gift basket at Pumpkin Palooza. If you guessed that Pumpkin Palooza is the annual Senate fundraiser for the Thurston County food bank that involves gift baskets, a bake sale, and a carved pumpkin contest, you'd be correct. If you guessed that I usually bake and spend the week before begging people to help out, you'd also be correct. Every year I say I won't do it and every year I get pulled back in. It's like the mafia but with fewer horses' heads.
So, we raised some money, I got some things to scare the neighbors, and we all won. I also got my second zombie jello mold, but I gave that away yesterday because I honestly believe that if you are at a point in your life where you need more than one zombie jello mold you really need to take some time and reassess your life choices.