Don't you hate it when a perfectly good weekend is interrupted by a VERY ~Monday~ morning? Atticus was in rare form whining for food well before my alarm went off, someone left all the windows in the house open last night so the whole place was freezing, and I've had some stomach issues for the past week that culminated in the unstoppable need to barf while I was brushing my teeth. Things can only improve from there, right? I hope...
Before this morning, though, the weekend was pretty great. Our potential guests decided to stay with another friend, which worked out perfectly. On Saturday morning we headed downtown to the farmers market and stocked up on veggies and a lovely bouquet of autumn-y flowers. I was feeling adventurous and also picked up some pomegranates, yum! Afterwards we walked to a couple of thrift stores in search of Halloween costumes. The plan was to dress up as an old couple, but when I found a fabulously 60's dress and Hubs discovered a pair of 1970's Levi's 'Gentleman's Jeans,' we decided to go to the party as a retro couple instead. I just wish I'd gotten a photo of my gorgeous blue and gold eye shadow; let me tell you, it looked pretty amazing.
It was nice spending the evening with some friends we hadn't seen in months (isn't that usually the case with me?), even if the party was a little on the bland side. As if to spice up the evening, we had one of the scariest cab rides home I've ever experienced. Many laws were broken, the cabbie was messing with his cell phone, pager, and GPS all while speeding, and then when we got home he kept trying (unsuccessfully) to give Hubs some business cards. Looking back we should have taken one, just so we'd know which driver to NEVER get a ride from again!
After I slept off my hangover on Sunday, Hubs and I ran some errands and then came home and carved pumpkins together. We wanted to create our own designs, but were both at a loss for what to carve, since it's been about 15 years since the last time we'd done it. They ended up looking really cute though. I tried my hand at scraping for the first time and made a firy cauldron, where the flames were cut out but the cauldron was scraped so it just sort of glows. Hubs's jack-o-lanterns turned out better than mine did, he made two: one scary face and one scared face. Since we weren't handing out candy and didn't want kids to think we were, we put our creations on the steps by the back door instead of out front. Then we ordered some take out and watched Bram Stoker's Dracula before going to bed.
It was just about the perfect Halloween weekend. Well, except for that one moment when we found out another one of our friends is pg, but I'm working on blocking that detail from my memory.
Hope your Monday is going easy on you!