First off, I'd like to thank everyone that flew out to the bayou this weekend.
I had a huge amount of fun visiting with all of you.
Unfortunately, there were a few parties where I wasn't able to leave comments:(
I'm guessing it has something to do with google+..??
But I'm not completely sure.
Just hope everyone knows that I did visit
and I enjoyed every spectacular post!
So this is our ninth
Can it be?
This is our second to last!
How quickly has this month gone for you?
It has just sped by for me...
Okay, fun stuff first.
I have a tiny collection of interesting mint tins I'd like to show you.
I have a bat shaped one that I can't seem to find..
This one I bought just for the coffin shaped tin
I love this one so much!
Can't say what the mints actually tasted like,
they fell all over the floor as soon as I opened it. lol
These mints are good...I thought they would be shaped
like little planchettes.
As you know, I love Dia De Los Muertos.
I was so happy to find this..
The mints taste fruity..
and look how cute the little skellys are!
speaking of skeletons..
Tee from the Crafty Paper
sent me an awesome altered coffin!
It's so beautiful and detailed..
This is the inside!
plus this ATC!
Thank you Tee, I love it all!
Look what I found at Cost Plus..
It was 2.99.
I think it's a napkin.
This was at Home Goods..She's a USB night light,
her glitter moves around!
this was only 5.99!!!
Oh! look at this book I found at the thrift store!!!
it's so amazing
There's different sections describing
what each plant can do..
and deadly ones.
There's also beautiful etchings in it.
It's so incredibly informative.
If you find this book anywhere
We made some Halloween Brownies tonight
Instead of leaving them square, we used cookie cutters
on them when they cooled off.
We had coffins and pumpkins and a ghost or two..
but they didn't last..
all we had left was the
skull & crossbones
and a cauldron.
I originally intended to put sticks in them to make cake pops,
but like I said...they didn't make it.:)
Random number generator has spoken and
The winner of last week's prize is
I have two stories tonight.
The first one
is about a friend of one of my siblings.
This girl was about seventeen at the time this occurred.
She was about to leave on a date one night
when her mother stopped her at the door
and told her to make sure to
come straight home after the movie...
She'd only just been ungrounded for
Of course she promised
then ran out to meet her date.
They went to watch the movie,
but left when the second feature started.
They decided to go driving way out to the edge of town
near the old abandoned pig farms.
It was a place where people went 'parking' sometimes.
But was pretty desolate.
The road there was dirt, full of potholes and rocks.
Anyhow...they were out there for a while
I guess they lost track of the time..
It was already nearing 3 am when they decided
it was probably time to go home and face the music.
Her boyfriend had been drinking and needed to find a bathroom..
so he just got out of the car and went over to one of the pig pens.
The night was very dark..the pens were just hulking shadows
against the inky sky.
She attempted to fix her lipstick, but gave up
when the interior lights would not turn on.
Still waiting for her boyfriend to return
she tried peering through the darkness
to try and catch a glimpse of him..
all of a sudden he was in the car
trying to push her down on the seat
he was yelling the whole time for her keep her
head down & not look out the window,
while simultaneously trying to start the car
He finally got the car going as fast as it would go..
She turned her head and looked out the window..
there was something running
along side the car.
along side the car.
All she could see of it were it's legs
they were taller than the window and
as fast as the car was going they till kept up without
She tried looking up to see what it was, but it was too big.
It ran with them until they got to the end of the dirt road.
then it stopped.
She gladly accepted her new punishment
for staying out so late, in fact she
didn't attempt to go out for a few months after.
He never ever spoke to her about it..
wouldn't answer any of her questions either.
They stopped seeing each other eventually.
They never got in touch.
But one day many years later,
she saw him at the grocery store.
after catching up on life tales,
she asked him about it...
She said he paled, then told her it was nice seeing her
and walked out.
I guess the moral of the story is...
listen to your mommy, lol
okay one more...
very short one this time.
This happened out at my aunt's farm.
It was Easter and everyone had gathered
Well one of our distant cousins
was not behaving and her mother told her if she didn't do as she was
told, she wasn't going on the Easter egg hunt with the family.
(back then, the eggs were hidden in huge bale stacks of hay
about 12 feet high and 30 or 40 feet wide.
It was also a bit of a hike to get there.)
Well she didn't behave and she had to stay
alone in the house, until the festivities were over.
She did not care...she was bored with all the little kid activity
and wanted to watch tv.She figured eleven was too old to
look for eggs anyway.
after everyone left
she started watching television.
Hearing footsteps on the porch, she leaned over
and looked out the window, thinking someone had been sent
back to stay with her.
There was a man she didn't recognize standing there..
he was wearing a brown suit
and he was smiling.
His eyes were lit up like matches.
He stayed there on the porch just watching her for a few seconds,
then he put his hand to the screen on the window.
She said she was compelled to put her hand to the screen too.
He had long long fingernails.
He used one to poke her finger
sharply through the screen.
She pulled her hand back and saw a drop of blood forming.
the pain was intense.
like the sting of a wasp.
They both looked up when they heard approaching footsteps.
It was her sister, coming to get her so she could look for eggs.
The man was gone.
She kicked up such a fuss that the property was searched by her family
but no one ever saw the man
that stopped to visit.
to this day she still has a scar on her finger
from when he hurt her.
alrighty, that's all for tonight my friends.
My camera has died of battery failure so the picture of the prize
cannot be loaded right now...I'll update tomorrow:)
have a great Haunted Humpday!!