... had laughs with Ashley M. I kidnapped her and made her come to the fabric store and Good Will with me.
... decided I am going to finish the book that I have been "in the middle of" for months and start a book I really want to read: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.
... made and ate delicious vegetarian Mexican food (avocados, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, vegetarian refried beans, sour cream, colby and pepperjack cheese... on a hard open tortilla shell).
... went to the local Good Will and bought blue candle holders, a jewelry box I will give away at Christmastime, and other items I cannot share because they will be gifts for others who may read my blog.
[Aren't they fantastic?]
... wore my mom's old Coach bag from the 80s.
[Can't you picture my mother wearing this in the late 80s?]
... went to the fabric store and bought yellow, cream, sunflower, and green felt for my ear-of-corn Halloween costume.
I love making warm and non-slutty costumes. In college, so many girls wore these ridiculously slutty costumes. I never hopped on that band wagon. I enjoy being warm on Halloween (Illinois has chilly Halloween weather) and I refuse to spend $60 on a costume I will wear once. I also don't understand who decided that it is okay to dress like a slut, as long as you are slutty Darth Vader... or a slutty firewoman... or a slutty anything? It is NOT okay. Don't get me wrong... I am not conservative by any means, but it doesn't make sense if you don't normally dress like a slut.. why is Halloween the one day that it is okay? And would you be okay walking past your father in that outfit? Gaaawwd I sound like my mother... yikes. I just figure if I would be embarrassed if anyone in my family saw me in an outfit... I probably shouldn't be wearing it.
My recent and past Halloween costumes:
2004: homemade Pocahontas
2005: semi- homemade Tooth Fairy
2006: Vampire (lame)
2007: homemade bumble bee - Jay was a bee keeper
2008: homemade Cleopatra
2009: homemade Lobster - Jay was a chef
2010: ear of corn - Jay will be a farmer
I. LOVE. HALLOWEEN.
My Fall & Winter To Do List!!!
- Bake cupcakes from scratch
- Go to Pops for Champagne (A champagne bar in Chicago)
- Take pictures at a park in my home town
- Apple picking
- Pumpkin picking and subsequent carving
- Sew my own Halloween costume
- See a Drive-in movie
- Knit a scarf
- Learn to crochet
- Make spiced cider
- Grow out my hair
- Spend less money
- Eat lots of food on Thanksgiving
Shop at a thrift store
- See a musical or play
- Have a Christmas party with my girls
- Learn to ski
- Get straight A's
- Buy my friends' Christmas presents at a resale shop
- Bake a pie from scratch
- Celebrate New Years in style
- Go sledding
- Cuddle with Jay... or maybe my cat... under a blanket
- Visit my friends in Oregon