Saturday, November 1, 2008


Happy belated Halloween!
Happy All Saints Day!
Happy All Souls Day! (Feliz Dia de los Muetros)

Due to a lack of funds, Aaron, Elphie and I did not have the opportunity to dress up and Trick-or-Treat this week but we did get to carve pumpkins and snag a bag of Almond Joys from the grocery store to munch on. And of course, we enjoyed ourselves anyway! After visiting a pumpkin patch with Aaron's mom and brother, we carved pumpkins (Mine is the pirate ship, Aaron's pumpkin is the one puking), and baked some pumpkin seeds. Elphie likes to chew on the pumpkin seeds but she hasn't gotten the hang of eating them without dropping the seed on the floor 1000+ times. She did get in the spirit of the holiday, so it's all good in my eyes :)
In my quest to continue my Halloween weekend adventure, I ventured to the library today and grabbed some Spanish books. One is a text book so I can brush up on my vocab and tenses, and the other is an actual book: Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History But Never Learned...but in Spanish. I've never read and entire book in Spanish before and I figure this will be something mentally challenging to keep mind post-colligate mind sharp, and it will greatly help with my job hunt. "Why yes, I've read an entire book in Spanish. An extra grand to start? of course I accept!" --In my dreams! Anyway, it couldn't hurt.
ALSO, today I checked out a new vehicle at the Ford dealership...a Jeep. They're checking with the bank tomorrow and I just might be able to drive away with the rig tomorrow. If not, I just might be able to have it by the end of the week. AWESOME! (Thank goodness for auto loans...) I forgot how much freedom a car provides a person. I also forgot how expensive a car can be when you add insurance, an in-state license plates, gasoline and such can be when you add it all up. I'm gonna be working hard for my money the next few years, I can tell ya that!
To finish out the weekend's Spookalicious adventures, Aaron and I are going to see the new film, Pride and Glory, with Edward Norton, tomorrow. I'm a big fan of Norton, especially since Fight Club, so I'm excited to see how he is in Pride and Glory. Aside from that, All Souls Day will be a relaxing day :) I thought about attempting to make some Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) but we'll see if I actually get around to it. If you get the chance, I recommend it. Its a very sweet and soft bread, at least from what I remember of high school Spanish class. Anyway, here's the recipe, so let me know how it turns out if you dare make it!
Well everyone, it's time to retire. Don't forget to turn your clocks back! Until next time friends...

1 comment:

Emily said...

awesome pumpkins!!!