Halloween on the Ri’vah
I had no intention of “dressing up” for Halloween last weekend. When it comes to creative costuming, I am . . . not creative. Not even remotely. When forced to attend a costume party, I usually ride into Albany to a seasonal store and purchase something suitable for a woman of a certain age – like a bag lady. This year, when Halloween rolled around and we had a costume party invitation, I said to Ted, “Please let’s not dress up.” And Ted said, “Ok.” So I was going as Brenda the Blogger, and Ted was going as . . . Ted.
But then Ed called.
He and Sally were cleaning out closets and came across Halloween costumes they had worn years and years ago. Ted had already told Ed we weren’t “costuming”, but Ed said to come down and just see if there was anything we could use. After looking through their collection, I decided to be a witch, and Ted pulled together a clown outfit. Then, as I was dressing Saturday night for the party, I decided to change the witch costume into a gypsy costume because I didn’t want to wear the witches’ hat all night. Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything else I needed to really look like a gypsy. Consequently, I ended up looking like a hatless witch or a “no bling” gypsy – take your pick.
Luckily, others at the lake are creative, and the party was full of great costumes:
A Visit from a Mackinac Island Friend
Before we left Mackinac Island Joan Barch mentioned that she would be coming south on I-75 sometime in November. Her mom lives in Florida, and she was going down to spend a few weeks. “You’ll be coming right by our house – you have to stop!” I remember saying to Joan. A few phone calls and some emails flew back and forth, and about 7 o’clock Tuesday night Joan and her two cats, Tiki and Pewter, pulled into our driveway. She immediately declared, “You guys live in the country!” No kidding!
We had a great visit with Joan, took her to Daphne’s for dinner, and she and her feline traveling companions left the lake around nine this morning, after enjoying a few minutes sitting on the sunporch, watching the sun come up over the water. It was so good to see her, and maybe she will stop over on her trip back north!
I just received a phone call confirming that I would be at the Pet Therapy Training on Saturday and Sunday in Albany. I am so excited to get started on this process, and I’ll be back on Monday to tell you all about it. I hope it’s an “open-book” test – I always did a lot better on those! Also, tonight (Thursday) is the first time I get to go to a Girls Night Out on the ri’vah (GNO). A friend of mine, Deb, came up with this great idea for the ri’vah girls to get together on a regular basis to play cards or Bunco. I missed the first two months of the gathering because we were in Michigan, but tonight I’m going! I’ve heard through the grapevine that the “game” part of these parties never gets going, and it turns into a chat party. More on that next week also. See you Monday!