1. Tonight is opening night for Little Shop of Horrors at The Village Players. I'm a resident of Skid Row. I've chosen to be a fortune teller who calls herself Madame Cliche'. The directors (silly, silly directors!) are allowing the ensemble members to
We have a performance on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Annnddd, next weekend we do it all again. (Also - spoiler alert! - my mom and dad are coming next weekend so I'm VERY excited about that!)
|Seymour, Orin ('The Dentist') and Audrey.|
|The crew on Skid Row (I'm on the right; white top, dark skirt)|
|The Greek Chorus & Mr. Mushnik. (My dear friend, Megan, is in purple... and VERY pregnant!)|
Elliott wants to be the green Kratt Brother (Chris? Martin? I don't freakin' know...) from Wild Kratts and Tommy wants to be a werewolf. I think I have a general sense of how I'm going to make these costumes, but I am thinking this weekend the Think Method (extra points for Music Man aficionados) will have to evolve into the Do Method. C'mon, Mom! Don't be such a Hallow-Pooper.
|Elliott insists that it should be made out of a paper bag, like his Buzz Lightyear costume from last year. Okay, dude.|
|I'm still too cheap to BUY the darn thing.... Mine won't look this good.|
3. Along with the getting my Hallow-act together on the costume front, we also need to make our house look like kids live here. I mean, I run a daycare for the love of Pete. I ought to have SOME Halloween decorations up. I have some. Someplace. In the garage. I think. Oh, maybe I ought to buy some candy. Though we never get trick or treaters out here in the sticks. Huh. More for me.
4. One Halloween thing I actually AM looking forward to is getting the pumpkins. (Not carving them, mind you, I'm horrible at that...) I think we are going to visit Moulton Farms this weekend and do the whole Pumpkin Farm thing. I am hoping to score real doughnuts and apples off the tree and a corn maize and all that jazz. Here's hoping we can get there for a fun outing between all the never ending "hafta" do stuff this weekend. Gee, I guess it will have to be on Saturday, thinking what my Sunday is going to be....
5. Run. Don't know how far. Don't know when. Wish I could find another 5K nearby but they are all over an hour away... But I shall run. I shall. I shall. (A girl has to believe).