My household decorations may not reflect Halloween, but my office does. Just to show you that I have no shame, which you probably already worked out for yourselves, here are a couple of pictures of me totted up for the office:
Speaking of early Halloween, I got a surprise treat in the mail yesterday from my sister Diana! A few weeks ago, she opened a loud crackly bag of something in my ear while we were on the speakerphone with each other, which nearly took my hearing out. I had to yell over the noise, "Diana, what the ...!" She explained that she was opening a bag of dark chocolate covered licorice.
What?!! They make such things?! Oh, well then, please go ahead and never mind my hearing. I would do the same if I had just come home with a bag like that when the phone rang and I couldn't contain myself any longer! In fact, I proceeded to whine like a baby because I wanted some.
(We all have a thing for licorice ever since Uncle Shike gave us kids Black Jack licorice gum as a reward after we swept the cow pies out of the back of his transport truck. These days there are child labor laws, but we would have done it anyway for some of that gum.)
So anywoodles, I forgot all about it. But my sister, Diana, she's a good listener and a thoughtful person, and she didn't forget. She waited a bit so that she could surprise me with this:
Paper: K&Company, Tim Coffey Fall
Stamp: California Rubber Stamp/Chris,
Happy Halloween C 1409
Ink: SU embossing powder, rust
Punch: SU (no name or number on it)
Button: stash; leaves, MB tree die