Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Midnite Hour is Close At Hand

Can you feel it??? That chill in the's Halloween, easily the best holiday of the year, and it's almost upon us! The Halloween cupcake are baked, so are the fingers, Halloween cupcakes, ghost cookies and a pile of other supplies are awaiting me in the kitchen. This time tomorrow night Halloween debauchery will be in full swing at our pad. We've cleaned up a bit, with more to do tomorrow, and of course there has been much dancing to the Halloween play list DJ Brent put together. This time of year I am always transported back to the days when Michael Jackson was a human. Or more of a zombie. Because Thriller is THE BEST song ever. Before there was JT, there was MJ.

And good grief, has it ever rained so much before??? We had solid, non-stop rain from Monday until this morning. I woke up around 4 this morning to the sound of pouring rain and decided that I should wear my pajama pants to work today because no one should have to forced to dress up when the weather is so crappy. Depending on which station you watch, we got between 4.5-6.5 inches of rain this week - which is more than we got in the last 3 months COMBINED. Needless to say, our yard is an absolute bog. Which is always wonderful right before party where people will probably be outside some. We're hoping to fire up our fire pit, the temps are going to be wonderful this weekend.

Even with all the party planning I've gotten most of my workouts this week. I took Sat and Sun off of formal exercise since we were painting the dining room. And I skipped going to the gym at lunch on Monday because it was absolutely pouring down rain. I would've thought a couple of days off would work in my advantage for swim class, but not so much. I had a horribly miserable off night. My 200M time trial was downright wretched, but it shouldn't be insane to improve from. I saw at lunch Wednesday and then we went together after work Wednesday for 800 more meters. Both of my 200M sets in that session were much better than Monday. I ran Tuesday and Thursday and both of them were fine, nothing exciting.

And Brent wants me to tell you all he's doing wonderfully post tetanus shot. He's not even sore. Lucky.

OH, and convection ovens truly are the best thing ever. I've been loading that puppy with tray upon tray of baked goods and everything has come out perfectly. Yesterday I had it full of cupcake trays, all three racks, and they were all fabulous. I love appliances.

Anyway, time to get some sleep!! Have a great weekend and good luck to everyone at Marine Corps Marathon and all the other races this weekend........suckers!!!! After the party tomorrow night, we're planning to do some furniture shopping Saturday and head out to some of our neighborhood's Halloween activities tomorrow night. Sat night I'd really like Brent to be Howie Mandell and I'd like to be a Deal or No Deal girl. I think that would be hot. I'm not telling what my costume is for tomorrow night's party'll just have to wait and see! =)

Darkness Falls Across The Land
The Midnite Hour Is Close At Hand
Creatures Crawl In Search Of Blood
To Terrorize Y'awl's Neighbourhood
And Whosoever Shall Be Found
Without The Soul For Getting Down
Must Stand And Face The Hounds Of Hell
And Rot Inside A Corpse's Shell
The Foulest Stench Is In The Air
The Funk Of Forty Thousand Years
And Grizzy Ghouls From Every Tomb
Are Closing In To Seal Your Doom
And Though You Fight To Stay Alive
Your Body Starts To Shiver
For No Mere Mortal Can Resist
The Evil Of The Thriller