All Hallow’s Eve

It’s coming up fast.  Trick-or-Treating…haunting season is upon us.  I’ve watched a few scary movies–including Stephen King’s IT–to get in the mood, and remind me of what all the creepy clown crap is about.  Silliness is all.  At least it’s a distraction from this presidential election mess… now THAT is scary!

Kevin stopped trick-or-treating a couple years ago, so we have no more kids to walk through the neighborhood begging for candy.  Kinda sad, actually.  I really enjoy seeing everyone in costumes, out walking around, having a good time.  Especially Christmas Lane in Kenosha.

These days, with no more kids to take out trick-or-treating 🙁 I like to take Socks out, in-costume, and walk through Christmas Lane during trick-or-treating, just to enjoy seeing the costumes and decorations all around.  Since we live only a few blocks from there now, it’s an easy walk for us.  So that’s what Socks and I will be doing this year, on Halloween, 5pm-6pm.  Trick-or-treating is 4-6, but I get off work at 4, so I can’t get there until 5pm.  It’s sad it’s only 2 hours now.  I remember it being a much longer period of time most other years, going well into the night.  But with all of the safety concerns with kids out in the dark, they probably feel it’s much safer this way.  But I just don’t see why they can’t have it start a few hours earlier, so it’s longer, and still have it end at 6pm, when it starts getting dark… Maybe there’s not enough people home from work to hand out candy if it was earlier…?

New photo albums added

Ok, getting caught up over my 5-day weekend!  Here’s some new photo albums–including THIS Thanksgiving!

Civil War Museum – Sandy’s photos from her recent visit with a client.

Halloween 2014

Haylie’s 5th Birthday

Snow Sculpting Championships 2014 – from nearly a year ago–this year’s is coming up at the end of January!  I’ll be there.

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2014

That should about catch me up.  Keep in mind a few of those are pretty raw.  Since I dumped everything, very quickly, I didn’t pick and choose the best photos.  Yet.  I’ll get to it, I just need more time.  So for now, a few of those albums contain hundreds of photos.  Consider this a “behind the scenes” preview.  Many of those will disappear soon as I curate them.  Enjoy!

Scary Halloween Treat Bowl

Halloween Candy BowlSince Kevin is going to pass out candy this Halloween instead of trick-or-treating himself, we couldn’t resist getting a nice treat bowl for him to use–the one Jeff Dunham used in his “Minding The Monsters” Halloween Special last year!  It works great, so we had to give it a shot like Jeff did, with Socks.  It didn’t have quite the impact we expected.  Click on the thumbnail to take a look.


Rick and Sandy made the paper…and other treats

Rick and Sandy in Kenosha News - 12/22/12Wow, Christmas is getting close.  The holiday cheer is here.  Three nice things just from this morning: Rick and Sandy made the paper (see photo–click it to see it full-size in a new window), then, when I went to Flickr to upload it, Flickr presented me with a gift of 3 free months of Flickr Pro–that’s a whopping $6.00 more in my pocket… then when I went to Facebook to catch up on family and friends I found that Jelly Bean was released today for my Galaxy SIII!  I hit the trifecta today!

Brown Thursday Weekend

We had a nice Brown Thursday dinner at Mike’s house.  Mike and Emma made a big turkey dinner with all of the extras.  Unfortunately I got paged in the afternoon (for a total of 4 times during the extended weekend…so far…), but I was still able to get back in town before dinner started, so all turned out ok.  This weekend it seems like every time I decide to leave the house for my walk, I always get paged.  It’s eery, actually.  And if I just stay home watching movies I don’t get paged…that is, unless it’s a GOOD movie…  None of that Black Friday crap either.  Just stayed home, and stayed safe.  We did walk to Petco for some dog treats with Socks on Friday, and MAN, was it cold and windy!  Chihuahuas can walk sideways in that kinda wind!  Socks toughed it out though, shivering the entire walk.

Anyway, I just uploaded a few new photos.  Nothing exciting, just Socks on Duty on Thanksgiving weekend, a cool shot Kevin wanted me to take, and a little lake we found behind Kenosha Bible Church.  Our weekend in a nutshell: Eat, Walk, Watch a movie, relax, and repeat.  And I mean “repeat” in more ways than one… man, I don’t remember ever having this much gas after eating thanksgiving food!  Is it the turkey?!?!