Friday, October 30, 2009
I've posted a lot of heavy stuff over the past few days. So today I'm going to post about a few lighthearted things.
First off, my condolences to those of you who are using ergonomic snow shovels, shivering as you fight the cold--it is supposed to be 83 F here tomorrow. Now let me hastily add that I don't like 83 F in late October. It's...well...not natural.
And every year when the Coastal Carolina Fair comes to town, the weather is supposed to be COLD. I heard the local meteorological TV folks say that year after year. But this year, they messed up. It not only is not cold, it's also humid. Who wants to go to the fair, eat fried lard, see the lady who crawls like a snake, and ride the Projectile Vomit machine when it's hot and humid. Not moi. So we are going to wait until a "cold" front passes through on Sunday morning and then hit the fair that afternoon/evening. It will likely plummet to 68 F on Sunday.
Tomorrow is Halloween. No one comes a mile down a dark dirt road to knock on our door. Never mind that we have lit carved pumpkins and spooky Spanish moss hanging around. The squirrels and deer always enjoy the festive decorations but humans stay away. So last year, we did our first trip to a Haunted House and this year, we are going to continue that tradition by going on a Haunted Hay Ride. Obviously we don't get out enough so this is going to be a big night for us. My wife is going as a Freudian Slip and I'm going as a Hay Seed. Don't ask....
Today is our Halloween party and food fest at work. There is a chili cook off and a lot of good food to eat. We will be goofing off and spending state tax payers hard earned dollars from 12-2 PM. But since 12-1 is a lunch hour, only 1 full hour of the tax dollars will be wasted. I'm sure that reassures everyone. I brought my "Bubba teef" so I don't know whether I'll be able to eat much except gruel like food.
Last night was a God given experience. I think that my sponsee and I both got so much out of the fifth step. We both left feeling peaceful, grateful and light in our minds and hearts.
So that's it for this Friday. Hope that you are appreciating all that is today.