Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy November 1st!

Paige had her best Halloween ever last night. She was dressed as a little Pioneer girl, but everyone kept saying, "oh, look at the little Dutch girl."

O.K. -- so maybe her bonnet was just a tiny bit pointy. Whatever, people.

She hung in there for 3 hours with big sister, dressed as a hippy, tugging her along. She walked so much, and went up and down so many steps that I'm sure her little hips were screaming to stop by the end of the night.

I've never been a huge fan of trick or treating...I can't ever shake the feeling of knocking on someone's door and asking for something, lol. And I'm not a lover of excess, so this really takes the cake in that department.

But Wayne love, love, loves Halloween, and its become his night with the girls more than mine. Neither of the kids are big candy lovers either, so we always end up with so much that is wasted.

At any rate, they had fun, which I guess is what its all about.

Highlights of the night include going to the Sisters' House -- they adore Paige and brought our family in for a short prayer before handing out candy and sending us on our way.

Paige's old Physio Therapist was totally bald, and she loved rubbing his head when she was much so that I'd be like, "Ok, enough already!!!"

Well...we go to the house of the jeweler in town. He happens to be a dwarf, and is a bit shorter than Paige. He is also totally bald.

You guessed it...Paige grabbed a hold of him, and pulled him in for a big hug, and started rubbing his head, "awwwwwwwww...." It was sooooo funny!!!!

Wayne knows him well, and he took it all in stride, but it was totally hilarious.


After we got home and got everyone finally tucked into bed, I dove into my November challenge...the write a Novel in November Challenge that I talked about earlier.

So...approximately 2,119 words later...I'm in.

I decided not to write about our life, and Paige's journey, as I want to be respectful of that, and give it the time and attention it needs.

Instead, I'm just going to write a goofy story that is basically evolving as I write. I'm going to use the basic setting of my relationship with Wayne, but the characters are going to embrace the worst of our characteristics, and will never beexactly happy or content.

Some of the events will be relatively true, and some will be crazy and completely made up.

I'm previewing the first night of ramblings if anyone wants to read it...but after that, you might just have to wait.

If you want to see it, e-mail me ( leave your e-mail address in the comments, and I'll send it along.

I can tell you...the crazy story about the female main character meeting her somewhat identical twin sister in the form of a boyfriend's wife actually DID happen to me...very strange indeed!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, you know I want to read...

mum2brady said...

I would love to read your first installment :) sounds wonderful and hilarious!

Sounds like you had a wonderful halloween~

Tara Marie said...

Betsy,,,I've been thinking about you. I tried to post on your above post regarding all the health issues your family is facing right now. I know Wayne will come around. Diabetes is a shock at first, but over time he will adjust to what he needs to do to keep his body healthy with it.

For you my dear, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that your tests come back with a begin pathology and that you will be feeling better soon.

Have a glorious weekend.

Peace and love, TM

P.S. your post above won't let me comment on it...I don't know why, but blogger just tells me 'no way'!!

Betsy said...

Thanks, TM - we'll get through it eventually. We're a quirky little couple, complete opposites in many ways, but also each other's best friends...we just have to remind each other of that once in a while ;)

Mum2brady -- I can't find your email address! Email me at and I'll forward what I've written so far to you.

Mauzy said...

me me!!