Friday, October 30, 2009

Poor kitten.... (and Halloween)

..okay, three year old, fifteen pound kitten... Vicious Miette Pumpkin Thunderblaster Knives Pterodactyl aka the Kitten aka Trouble aka Oberon aka the Cat With the Identity Crisis  You see, one of his most very favorite places to sleep was unavailable this morning.  Yes, that's right, my husband was taking a shower so he couldn't get to our master bath sink.

I just so happened to go into the other bathroom (the 'kids' bathroom) to find Oberon curled up in that sink!  It was a pity that I didn't have a camera with me.  Oh, and how do I know how much he weighs?  Not by the vet's office, as one would think... nay, not Oberon!!  He and StarWalker have been taking turns getting up on our scales.  So today after I'd chased him off and noticed that it was ready to weigh, I set him back on.  Yep, you guessed it!  Fifteen pounds.  ::shakes head::  I was not surprised in the least.  The scariest thing about it all??  It's not fat!!  Be afraid, be very very afraid!

In the meantime, I've had some daywork.  This is a Good Thing™ as always.  I actually had someone hit the shop up for a Breast Cancer poster.  If you're reading this & want something in the Breast Cancer Awareness section or the Halloween section, get it before Saturday!!  I'll be taking these down on Sunday (this is presuming that my health behaves!  ::grin::)

In between cleaning house for my daughter having friends invade for trick or treating.   Hey!  She's 16... this is probably the last year she can get away with it... no, not really... our neighborhood is very cool about older kids who actually have real costumes.  Many of our neighbors go all out with decorations for Halloween & Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa.  This is just one of the many reasons I love our neighborhood.  As for me, I've got three electric pumpkins (I don't like cooked pumpkins so I don't carve), a spider my son made in elementary school, a flag with a cat sitting on pumpkins, and two plaques with cats on them. 

We'll be handing out toys as usual.  I've been doing this for years.  I remember as a child getting all that candy, and then sorting it all out by individual first followed by putting them in groups such as "chocolate with nuts" and "chocolate without nuts".  Then I would allow my parental units access to the candy I didn't like.  ::grin::  But it was rather disappointing that I never got something that "kept"... except at this one house in my grandparent's neighborhood.  I can't remember what it was now, but remembering that was one of the reasons I chose toys when I had my own house.

I pick them up from Oriental Trading for the most part but also get some from the after-holiday sales.  So I'll be decked out in some sort of costume on Saturday night.  I always seem to wait until the last minute, but because I have so many costumes to choose from (comes from having done cons & plays for my dad & medieval reenactment) it's not a problem.  Then I'll sort out the toys in a tray so that the children can each choose three things.  There will be rings, erasers, spinners, and such.  Amazingly enough, the big favorite seems to be pencils!!  Now I just have to figure out what to do for the babies & toddlers.  People don't expect things for them but I like to have something.  I may break down and get some food treats for them this year.