Halloween and NaNo Updates

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! This is one of the times of the year that I absolutely love my neighborhood – it is ideal for Trick-or-Treating. There are lots of houses with lots of kids and many of them go all out in decorating. There is definitely a festive atmosphere in the air. My daughter and I were joined by my mom, my stepson and his mom, and two friends. The hubby stayed home to man the candy basket. The kids brought home way more candy than should be allowed, but what can you do? We are entering that time of year – first Halloween candy, then Thanksgiving leftovers, then all the goodies that come with Christmas. No use fighting it.

It was also funny this year that my daughter, who has usually gone the pretty or silly route for Halloween costumes, decided that she wanted to be a scary zombie. It’s not an easy feat to make such a pretty girl into a terror, but I think we did a good job. The giggling lost some of the effect.

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She’s coming for you! Giggling all the way!

In other news, NaNoWriMo has officially started! So far I am doing quite well, although I almost always do pretty good the first week. It’s later in the month when things start to go downhill. Keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep going, but I am happy that I’ve already hit my word count target for today, and it isn’t even 8 o’clock yet! Not too shabby! If you are also doing NaNo and want to be writing buddies, you can find me here.

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