Thanks, Molly! Faith, great family costume idea. I love your necklace! EvaE, I'm glad these photos made your night. I'll always remember you as one of the people who said you thought I'd like Instagram given how much I like to photograph Shama. Photos of Havanese on IG bring me joy, and I'm glad my Shama photos here brought you joy! When is your DS's surgery now? We are thinking of you! We had our lights off this year, but we'd told the neighbors that their kids should ring the doorbell anyway. They all came at once, and then we had a quiet night. EvaE and JaJa, you need PitaPatas
! I wondered how old Jodie was, but there was no PitaPata to tell me!
I didnít even buy candy, which is very out of character for me, because I usually eat half of it myself, with no regrets! After a bunch of knocking early in the evening, it was quiet the rest of the night. Maybe they found a better street. Our neighborhood usually goes all out for Halloween, and I know a lot of families had creative plans for giving out candy safely, but a few of them changed their minds because parents were complaining and arguing. I stopped reading the neighborhood Facebook thread about it!
His surgery is at the end of the month, and we only got the day because itís right before Thanksgiving! Schedules are full through the end of the year, and wait lists are long because of the additional precautions. Itís especially sad because the surgical slot couldnít go to someone else who is waiting. Normally there is a case review for this procedure, but the last time DS needed a case review it took a day. Due to the pandemic, it wasnít finished after weeks, and up until the very last minute everyone was calling.
I did consider a family night making funny costumes for Sundance, but when I drove past the craft store the parking lot was packed, and I wouldnít want to wait in those lines in a normal year! In the end it was a Halloween to remember, with non-candy treats and a fun makeshift movie setup.