Yesterday, everyone at Eclecstasy dressed up for Halloween. And I mean EVERYONE. There were only two people who didn't dress up at all (Nasty Manager, who hates happiness in general, and someone who was sick and really didn't want to be at work). I think my favorite was the very tall, well-built former Marine who wore a movies-quality head-to-toe Batman suit including black facepaint around the eye holes and spoke in the Bat-voice all evening. I don't know why, but there is just something hilarious about Batman doing mundane things like cutting bread and carrying menus under his arm.
Naturally, I was a beekeeper. I got some chenille craft bees with googly eyes and attached them all over my beekeeping veil, and wore all white with the gauntlets and my hive tool danging from my belt.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, The XY stood the MFA Children up for Halloween, so they didn't get to go trick-or-treating. To make it up to them, I bought them a half-priced bag of Snickers, Twix, Starburst, etc. and let them have at it, because the only thing sadder than little boys with too much refined sugar on board is little boys with none at all.
Oh! I forgot to tell y'all, but last week Skeeter was stalking a shirt one of the kids dropped on the floor in the hallway with great interest. I went to pick it up, telling him "You're so silly! There's nothing he--" and ZOOM! A mouse ran out. GOOD JOB, CAT. CARRY ON! I'm very proud of him for doing something catly; he acts more like a dog or a spoiled child. I haven't seen any signs of mice anywhere about, and the one Skeet was after was a fieldmouse; a few come inside looking for warmth every year around this time, but I don't think we'll have a problem with them anymore now that there is a mouser about!
The fall garden is a resounding success this year. We're getting loads of turnips, daikon radishes, kale, and mesclun greens. I recently purchased a blender with three sets of blades that the salesperson assured me was designed to stand up to kale and chia seeds* (I've killed, uh, a few blenders in the past...), so I'm giving away less kale at work, to the immense disappointment of a handful of kale-loving co-workers.
Now if the chickens would just start laying again, the rabbits would crank out some babies, and Beta Job would stop being a waste of time (money there is very "meh" so far, although I'm not going to quit until I've worked at least ONE evening shift, which everyone says is where the money is), life would be grand!
How are all of YOU?
* Disclosure: That there is an affiliate link, which means that if you click through and buy yourself a blender, I get a nickel or something. I LIKE NICKELS!