It is now mid-October and I think it’s safe to say, summer is over. The clouds rolled in this past weekend, as did some much needed rain. I’ve picked the rest of my tomatoes, which are ripening on top of the fridge, and picked the rest of my peppers, which I need to pickle. Then it’s bed-time for the garden. What a time we had.
But the fun’s not over! The leaves are completely amazing right now, as is the color of the sky, especially first thing in the morning. The squirrels are busy busy, the birds are flying outta here, and I’m busy making Halloween costumes.
Nadine is going to be Princess Leia for Halloween, so I am making her a long white dress from a pattern I got for 65 cents at Value Village. This is the first time I’ve sewn from a pattern since I made a bride’s maid’s dress for my sister’s wedding in 1990. Check it out.
That v-shape waist-line and those puffy sleeves were not easy. I’m sure I smoked a few packs of cigarettes trying to get through that. (I quit in 1995.) And thank goodness for the beautiful floral pattern (which is in style again), which hopefully detracted from the giant cold sore I sported on the day of her wedding, and which thankfully you can’t see in the pictures. But I digress…
Miles will also be wearing a Star Wars costume this year. He wants to be Captain Rex. I have no idea who Captain Rex is, as I am not familiar with any Star Wars movies released after 1985. Apparently he’s from the Clone Wars and looks like a storm trooper, but with even more stuff. I’m not sure how we’re going to pull that one off, but I’m sure something will work out. It always does.
Last year we had a bit of a dilemma with Miles. He insisted that he wanted to be a naked mole rat for Halloween. Are you familiar with the naked mole rat? If not, click here. Or here is a short video, that’s not quite as scary, that will also give you an idea.
Miles’s idea was that we would find some pink and wrinkly material to make the body out of, and then we’d make some little ears, and get some fake buckteeth. I kept telling him that I didn’t think people would get it (in fact he might be quite misconstrued), but he didn’t care. Fortunately, about a week before Halloween, Miles and his dad were watching Phineas & Ferb, and Todd said, “Why not be Perry the Platypus?” and Miles said “okay”. Allelujia! So Miles was Perry the Platypus and Nadine was a gruesome mummy, and they were adorable.
Let’s hope we can say the same for this year. Stay tuned…