Our Halloween was short and sweet. We waited for the sun to go down, and then J and I made it up one side of the street trick-or-treating. After that J laid down on the driveway and I took that as a sign that he had had enough. All the houses here have at least 1 story of steps to each one, so it really is a work out to go up them. J did good though, he caught on quickly to the concept. His little plastic pumpkin is half full, almost exclusively with chocolate. No skittles, sweet tarts, or gummy anything. I'm just saying.
Earlier Halloween afternoon I decided I was feeling a bit sorry for myself that dh wasn't there for the holiday. I quickly decided to douse my pity party with guacamole and we headed to Chipotle. When we pulled into the parking lot it was pure chaos. Teens everywhere, yelling back and forth to each other. Teens running out of Safeway with Reynold's wrap. Teens wearing said wrap in a bizarre fashion. They hurried past J and I into Chipotle, where apparently if you were dressed in a costume that resembled a taco or burrito your meal was free. Genius, love Chipotle. Next year I'm going to find a way to go as guacamole. Or at least a taco. I am.
Saturday I decided that I needed a flu shot. J already got his earlier in the month. I'm not sure why I thought that would be a good idea, it ended up being a weekend killer. If you haven't had it yet, a couple of points about the flu shot. I've had them every year for almost 10 years now and this one was the worst for me yet. The worst arm pain, instant, unable to lift my arm over my head for 24 hours, still sore now 72 hours out. Major arm pain. Second point, this is not the shot you want to get first thing in the morning. I was exhausted instantly, like before I ever hit the door to go home. I don't know how I made it through the evening, and I was passed out in bed at 7:45pm, about 15 mins after J. I felt better after sleeping for 11 hours, but still. Brutal, that's how I would describe it this year. I looked it up in my Rx resource and they changed all 3 flu strains in the vaccine this year, a first for them. But all that said, it is important so don't let any of this deter you, just get it in the afternoon.
Here is the layout from Memory Makers Magazine Nov/Dec. :
I know it looks digital, it's not. I used the whole page of rub-ons from Scenic Route. Have a great Monday!