Friday, October 29, 2010

Almost Halloween


Bigelow's Pumpkin Spice tea, perfect to serve to chilled trick-or-treaters

QUICK THINGS TO DO TODAY:

  • Have you tried on your costume and accessories to be sure they fit and look the way you want them to?

  • 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. Maybe it's that our unusually warm weather has let me open the windows so often. I have to dust one bookcase, two night tables, a wooden jewelry box and the "hope chest" my television sits on. And the television itself needs to be dusted, too.

  • 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 Met" 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)? License, rabies tag and identification still attached?

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 blood red to accessorize my Maleficent costume.

I'm going to a party Sunday, and luckily I just have to bring an easy dish: baked brie with brown sugar, pecans and fig jam. Tonight I'll make sure my "Maleficent" costume fits, and I'll probably practice the makeup I'll wear on Halloween. Then I'll settle in tonight for my yearly tradition, watching " The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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