I like staying home. I have a good friend who, if he’s stayed home for an hour or two, is overcome with a need to go out, see people, and do things. I can sympathize, but I almost never share the impulse. I’ve made my home a place I enjoy living in. That’s kind of the point of having a home, isn’t it? Why not enjoy it?
Which is why I spent all day yesterday at home (excluding a walk around town, which I’ll describe a little later). I had good reason, actually; I wanted to make a few things for my parents’ visit tonight. We’re establishing a tradition that they spend Halloween evening with me, since they live in a neighborhood with few kids these days, and it’s rather depressing to have a total of three kids stop by on Halloween. So, over to my place, where I get thirty.
Anyvay, they’ll be coming for dinner, so I wanted to have a few things on hand: caramel popcorn, a nice autumn treat; some bread for the cold cuts left over from the Pumpking Carving Party; and a batch of chocolate chip cookies just because I do that most weekends and the cookie jar was empty. After I stop by the grocery store tonight, I should have the following menu:
- Sandwiches made from fresh homemade bread, cold cuts of ham and turkey, and cheese
- Apple slices
- Caramel popcorn
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Apple cider
So I made the popcorn, bread, and cookies yesterday morning, all of which went smoothly enough. In the afternoon, I helped Saalon set up his new blog, then went for the aforementioned walk around town. I live in an area that has a bunch of old houses, many rundown. Perfect for Halloween. I wanted to get some good pictures, but my camera doesn’t do well in the dark, and I couldn’t hold the camera still. But I ended up with 38 photos.
Then home, where I watched several Japanese
For now, it’s Halloween. Remember, you’re entitled to one good scare.