Friday, October 30, 2009

Almost Halloween


Chocolate covered sunflower seeds, from Trader Joe's. I keep them on my coffee table this time of year

QUICK THINGS TO DO TODAY:

- Need to rake leaves on your lawn yet (or better yet, have a kid do it?)

- Dust your bedroom really quickly, if needed. I don't know about you, but my bedroom gets dusty so quickly. I have to dust one bookcase, two night tables, a wooden jewelry box and the "hope chest" my television sits on.

- Fill up with gas for the weekend; visit an ATM for cash if needed.

- Have you looked through your city's local events/arts newspaper lately? It can give you really good ideas for fun things to do - upcoming concerts, plays, restaurants to try, etc. Today during my lunch break I'm going to read my copies of "Seattle Metropolitan" and "Seattle Magazine" for a little catching up on what's going on in my city.

- Take inventory of pet food, and do a collar inspection. Are your pet's collars fraying? dirty? Still reflective (for pets who go outdoors)

TODAY'S PROJECT: Halloween Preparation

If you're throwing a party, you might have a lot of things to do today.

If you're a mom, you might need to finish shopping or help your kids get their costumes ready.

Need to buy candy to give to trick-or-treaters, if you are staying home? Do you have music and movies ready to enjoy tomorrow night, if you aren't going out to a party?

Need to give yourself a manicure before tomorrow? I'm painting my nails black, grey or blue to go with my Sally costume.

I'm going to a party tomorrow, and trying to cook up something fabulous and Halloween-y to bring as my contribution. Tonight I'll make sure my "Sally" costume (from Nightmare Before Christmas) fits, and I'll probably practice the makeup I'll wear on Halloween. I won't do any cleaning projects today or tomorrow, so I expect to be a bit busy on Sunday.

LOVELY LINKS FOR TODAY:

Fun Halloween Foods, at Food Network

Halloween Recipes Links, at Dark Side of the Net

Illuminate the Dining Table (Eye on Design)

Is the Candy Witch Coming to Your House? (Newsweek)

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