Happy Halloween


funny-halloween-cartoon-schmidt-house-candyIt’s grey and cool out there but at least the rain has stopped for now.  There should be a nice crowd circulating around the neighborhood tonight.  There almost always is.  We have lotsa kids running around here.

The gummys are taking an afternoon nap and after that we’ll carve a pumpkin to make a jack o’lantern.  Maybe it’s just me and maybe I’m a bit weird but I like how a carved pumpkin looks and how it smells when a candle heats it up.  Like I said, maybe I’m weird.

Friday Musings


IMG_0010-XLI love Halloween.  It has such great candy associated with it.  We’re just not gonna tell my dentist that I’m chewing on some Milk Duds.  That would go over like a lead balloon with her.

Minnesota.  Don’t like the weather?  Just wait a while and it will change.  It did.  Ugh!  We were supposed to have sun today and thru the weekend.  It’s cold and grey instead.

Boogie won’t be around tomorrow night to watch “Nosferatu” with me.  I so hate seeing traditions end.  I’ll sit in the dark with my hot buttered popcorn and watch it all by my onesy.  The plus up is I’ll be out and about tomorrow night with my gummys as they plunder and get loot.

I wish the sun would come out soon so the gummys can go swishing their feet thru the leaves.  There’s something about making a pile of leaves and playing around with them.

Random Thoughts for Thursday Morning


imageIt’s wet and cold out there this morning.  Glove cold.  That’s my gauge to use whether it’s cold or just plain cool.  I put on a pair of fleece gloves this morning.  We’re having “Munich rain” this morning and it chills to the bone.  I hope Melanie brought some decent clothes to wear why she’s at the Mayo.  It’s gonna be a tad “cool” when she flies in this morning.

I think I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up.  “Retired” fits the bill nicely.

Tonight is “get candy night” so I’m ready for Halloween.  I usually almost always overbuy since I never really know just how many tricksters will come to call on me.  I hate throwing it out after everything is all said and done but I’ll just eat it if I leave it laying around.  OK, I won’t throw out the little Butterfingers and I’ll freeze the mini 3 Musketeers.  Satisfied now?

We’re supposed to have beautiful weather here next week.  Remember that this “is” central Minnesota and “beautiful weather” is directly related to the time of year for this neck of the Hundred Acre Wood.

I wish the Director would quit making so many changes without measuring the average time to get something done with his “new and improved” process.

This rain and the last one knocked a good part of our leaves off of the trees.  We’re well past prime colour time now.  I miss living somewhere that has a more prolonged autumn.  It’s way too short around here.

Hump Day Musings


imageIt’s sweater weather now around this part of the Hundred Acre Wood.  That’s partly due to the temperatures dropping out there, partly due to the rain we’re having this morning and mainly due to the building landlord not wanting to turn on the building heat until November 1st.  So it’s a tad bit cool in my office in the morning when I show up here.  But that’s OK.  I have coffee … the elixir of life.

In the meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out how I can speed up my iPad without resorting to restore it to factory or actually going out and buying a new iPad.  Oooooooo!  The new iPad Pro.  I like.  I want.  I’ll probably have to do without since I have other priorities but Oooooo! I’d liked to have that bad boy.  <—-(insert drooling face here).