It has been a very, very weird Halloween in good ol' Massachusetts.
It's October 30th. OCTOBER... not December, not January, not February, not even March. OCTOBER.
Yesterday started out like a normal October day. It was actually sunny and pretty cold. I had my class on teaching English Language Learners. It's 6 1/2 hours of class sitting in a windowless room, so even while I was checking the weather on my iPhone, I remained pretty oblivious. When I left class it was raining and I headed home to work out. After teaching for almost 6 years, I am seriously incapable of sitting for a day, which is good because according to Caroline it is not at all good for you.
My original Halloween plan was to meet some coworkers at a bar for a little bit and then head to my friend Sarah's house. Once the snow began and I drove to my friend's house to borrow a costume, I realized that I was pushing it even attending one party. It's really not normal to be worried about snow when celebrating Halloween. That's okay though- it ended up being much more relaxed just grabbing some food with Eric and then heading to Sarah's early.
I was an Oreo cookie- a costume made by my super talented friend for her daughter a couple of years ago. Amazing... especially for me who simply had to carry the costume in a bag, throw it over my head and I was good to go.
We headed home pretty early and thank goodness we did, the drive home was scary! The biggest problem was the trees down everywhere. However, when I went to bed last night, my yard was okay. Not so when I woke up this morning though. My favorite tree in my yard, a beautiful birch tree, was broken in two spots and other huge branches were down too.
So what did Eric and I do today? Went out in search of a chainsaw and spent the rest of the day doing damage control. Mainly Eric did this but I did shovel the walk way (can't have any Trick or Treaters slipping!) and move some branches to one pile. Eric mastered all things chainsaw.
Sigh. On a positive note, we still have power and hopefully still have school tomorrow (I'm not ready to start on the snow days in October). On a super positive note, we went to dinner with my parents at the best Italian restaurant ever. On super duper positive note, I get to wear pink pajamas to work tomorrow because my school is really weird and while the kids don't wear costumes to school, the teachers do...
I'll be Mercy Watson
Now if only I can make it through this week with Halloween on Monday... whoever decided Halloween would always be on October 31st rather than always be on a Friday or Saturday night was clearly not a teacher. Just sayin'
How was your weekend? Did you dress up for Halloween? What was the best costume you saw this weekend?