Tuesday, November 01, 2005

happy day after halloween!

You all are the sweetest!

My dad is doing quite a bit better, and I thank you for your thoughts and prayers and good wishes. Lest I get sued for libel or slander, I will tell you that his employer is a car manufacturer who makes jeeps and whose name would fall into "get the hell out of _____." I'm not sure that our boycotting them would do much good, since they seem to be having financial troubles anyway. He is back in California, though, and happy to be with my mom again, who he hadn't seen in over a month and a half. He has been to speak with his former employer and we'll have to see what their response is. In the meantime, he'll be starting the job hunt elsewhere.

As for my favorite day of the year, I am sad to report that I didn't get out of work until 9pm, so I missed all the kiddies and costumes and scary movies. I generally don't mind working late, but last night I was bitter that I missed all the fun. I've decided that next year I am taking the day off or insisting on working from home. Halloween only comes around once a year, ya know?

It was SO sweet of all of you to think of me on Halloween! I loved all your comments!! I have to admit that it made me chuckle that you remembered me yesterday! Apparently the husband did also, because yesterday afternoon I received these at the office...

See? This is why I keep him around! Halloween flowers!

Thanks also for the compliments on the pumpkins! I've had lots of practice over the years, as you can imagine. I'll have to upload the picture from the year I carved a pumpkin to look like Tango. It was a hoot.

Tonight I'll need to start (sadly) taking down all of my spooky decorations, and then I'll start preparing for Halloween next year. Just kidding. I'll wait until January, at least, to do that ; )


Chris said...

What a sweetheart Josh is!
Next year you best take the entire day off... and the following day to recover from your sugar coma.

Ninotchka said...

Que amor es tu esposo! :)

Frankie said...

How cute! He sent Halloween flowers!

Yeah, your pumpkin carvings rocked.

Running2Ks said...

You could do like my mom and decide to make any holiday on any day of the year. We have Thanksgiving in January. Moved my child's birthday to October.

Just tell the kids in the neighborhood to come and do post-Halloween trick-or-treating ;)

Piece of Work said...

What great evidence that you married the perfect guy.

RussianViolets said...

Your hubby is so, so wonderful!!! I'm salivating over here!

Phantom Scribbler said...

Aw, the Halloween flowers are so sweet! But shouldn't they be orange and black? Or a bouquet of little chocolate bars?

nancy said...

Flowers? On Halloween? You mean you didn't just get a bag of 50% off candy? You certainly have a keeper there.

I am very glad to hear your father is doing well.

Suzanne said...

Oh, your husband sounds just about perfect!

I am familiar with that company of which you spoke (I know a few people in their employ), and sadly, what happened to your dad doesn't surprise me. I hope his job hunt is short and successful!

Alisa said...

I am so glad to hear your Dad is doing better. What a relief.

Bee-U-Ti-Ful flowers. What a sweet guy!! :)


Kristin said...

My sister went nuts with her Halloween decor this year. Rigged a spider to lower onto trick-or-treaters as they came to the door. Fog machine, tombstones, spiderwebs, a coffin that opened and closed. It helped that she raided the back room of our mom's party store.

Y said...

You've inspired me, next year, I will dress up! Even though I suck at it and am the most UNcreative person you will ever meet!

Pretty flowers!

Pink Cupcake said...

Awwww, HL, what wonderful flowers. It's wonderful that Josh is so thoughful.

I'm glad that your Dad is back home now and hope he finds a job soon.

And, yes, next year you MUST take halloween off. It is absolutely unfair that you should miss your favourite day!

Momtothelady said...

I love R2K's idea- you could do it this weekend and make a tradition out of it! Every year on the Saturday following Halloween the kids get to dress up one more time and come by! I remember one year when I was little it rained on Halloween and I was very sad to hear that there wouldn't be a makeup day. Could have used a day like that!

Um, as for the boycot- maybe this is just what we need to "Ram" that company? I say do it! Sweetie and I will NOT be purchasing one of their cars in the near future (nor frankly in the far distant future either).

I love the Halloween flowers, your hubs knows you so well! ;)

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