Halloween was a bit of a letdown in terms of Trick or Treaters. We had none! Despite all of our excitement – including our jack-o-lantern sitting lit outside the door – no one came by asking for candy. I was really disappointed, actually, because we bought a lot of candy and we had lots of fun things to hand out and I was really looking forward to it. We went outside several times to look out at the apartment complex and see if we could entice anyone to come our way, but nada. I don’t get it! It was a Saturday too! Don’t kids want to get free candy anymore?!
That out of the way, we found that dressing up ourselves was too expensive but I did manage to get Zoe into costume for about 45 seconds:
The hat came off about 15 seconds after the picture was taken. Then she ran off to hide and later on, I found the bandana in my closet, stuffed into my shoe. I think she looks adorable. And Strider was always some form of a cowboy for Halloween, so it was my own little tribute <3 because I still miss the hell out of that dog 🙁
So we started off Halloween by joining a gym. This was fueled by several things. First, when clocks move back in the U.S. (today), then it gets dark by 5:30pm. I’d pick working out outside any day of the week, but I effing HATE the cold and don’t feel safe running or walking outside in the dark. Also, I’ve seen this season’s NuNews. I used to do some form of physical exercise (usually running) a good 5-6 days a week. I haven’t in a year. All you have to do is compare the thumbnails from the summer and now (but please don’t lol) and there’s a change. Yeah, I’m not “fat” but I’m not in shape and I used to be so I’d like to get back in shape. Yeah, I Tweeted 2 months ago that according to the scale at my doctor’s office, I’ve gained 7lbs since June, but since everything fit, I didn’t really care. But the “wake-up call” was right before we filmed this week’s NuNews. I bought new jeans 3 weeks ago and they fit fine and then when I put them and an orange shirt on (for Halloween), it looked awful. Even Jay (very kindly and gently) acknowledged that I needed to change. So I acted like the melodramatic girl I am & cried on the floor of my closet for a couple minutes before putting on the black dress that I am wearing in the video. The best part of this story is that I was going to wear the black dress from the start but changed my mind last minute and could have probably avoided all the crying-before-filming by not being so indecisive. Anyway, I know I’m not “fat” so please don’t leave a comment reassuring me that I’m not. I’d just like to get back into shape. That’s all.
Anyway, we didn’t end up going out last night despite having plans to do so and this was because we were having the best time drinking at home and watching this marathon of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on TLC (thank you “Jon and Kate Plus 8” for self-imploding and allowing other shows to have some air play). Then once the game got started, we realized we were having enough fun together to not go out in the rain. Ah well, next year I’m totally going to plan a party for Halloween and invite people over with mandatory costumes.
Finally, here’s our jack-o-lantern on display last night. We thought it’d entice the kiddies, but we never even heard any come around. The last one was taken about an hour ago after I successfully didn’t burn the apartment down by baking pumpkin seeds. They’re pretty frickin’ good if I do say so myself.