First of all, Halloween is really not one of my favorite holidays. I don't like all the scary/gross stuff you see everywhere. And I get tired of seeing people in basically nothing with cat ears on who are "cats." I think the best part about Halloween is how much kids like it. Usually we go to our ward's Truck-or-Treat (where Brent usually ends up making a kid cry and gives the ones with Star Wars costumes on more candy), but since we're not anywhere near our ward this year, and Brent had to work anyway (sometimes not having kids gets factored into work schedules), I got ready for a pretty quiet night at home...no worries here. I did get some candy, just in case, but it was my favorite kind of candy, just in case.
I got a whopping ZERO trick-or-treaters. Oh well, more candy for me.
I also got a text message from the YW president back in Washington. It said, "Did you get released?" HUH?
After a LONG wait, I found out that I did in fact get released on Sunday. I'm sad because I love those girls. I've been in YW's for 2-1/2 years now - ever since our ward became a ward. There were good times and bad times and silly times and sad times and I loved all of them.
So, now I'm looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me next. It's always a little like Christmas (it's a surprise) and a little like playing baseball when you're a kid (you sit there waiting for someone to pick you). I'll just have to wait until we get back to Washington and then the sitting on the bench thinking, "Pick me, pick me" begins.
And so ends my Very Scary Halloween Night 2008. Hope you all had a great day.
Yesterday was Brent's Dad's birthday. Brent's sister made an apple pie to honor him - he loved pie and shared that love with all his kids. I think we're going to have to do that next year. Thanks, Jen, for the idea. Happy Birthday Dad!