Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Gripes

Halloween is definitely less fun this year.

Images of death, dying, ghosts and the afterlife used to be funny and amusing, today, they are just disconcerting. The week before Halloween is definitely not the best time to lose two family members. I guess it could be argued that there is no good time to lose people, but right before Halloween? No good. I keep wondering what Momom's body and Dad's body would be looking like right now. Then I remember that they are ashes, so I don't have to worry about it. But its tough to get that image out of my head.

Regardless, Prof and I will be handing out candy tonight. Mostly so I can get it the hell out of my house.

Right around when Dad first got into the hospital, Fright-Aid had a really good deal on candy. I bought a shitload. $1.88 a bag! What a steal! Yeah, except that when you have Halloween candy in your house, and people are dying off left and right, and you haven't been to the grocery store in weeks, and you are sad, AND you are hungry, Snickers really starts to satisfy. And they satisfied me until the whole, entire bag was gone. Then I started in on the Butterfingers. And the Kit-Kats. Oh, and the Reece's Cups. Mmmmmm....

But I'm off the kid candy now. A very good friend sent me a Harry and David gift basket filled with goodies. Now I'm moving on to adult candy, like truffles and chocolate covered cherries. And Pepto. Must find some Pepto.

1 comment:

Ms Behaviour said...

Ha, I took a "juice box" over to a friend's house last night to celebrate Friday. This one:

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