T’was the Nightmare Before Christmas,

…when all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Or a ballerina.


Photo courtesy @CandaceMarie321

Or an Ironman, a Captain America, nor a Thor.

Nothing hits the empty nester like a Holloween without your kids. Even all grown up ones. I would have given my left…ovary for my kids to come crashing in, bragging about their booty.

My girl in her Amazon Warrior costume, broadsword slung across her back and my boy dressed up in jeans and a T-shirt holding his pillowcase and telling me he is dressed as a high school student…

Lonely HalloweenBut alas, it is no more. Not a peep. Not a knock, a ding dong, or a flaming bag of poo. Just a bowl full of Reeses and Baby Ruths…untouched. Except for maybe one or two. Or four.

It’s okay. Castle: Season 3 disc 4 was good, and I got some writing done. Finished a chapter in my book, dressed like someone in her jammies.

Happy Halloween!

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  1. Diana Losk says:

    Now it is my turn to get a bit weepy. I hope you get to see a picture of my pink Ga Ga esque/Pepto Bismol girl. Funny!

  2. Good to hear your thoughts . Have always enjoyed how you are wired. Cheering you on to be the writer that you are 😉

  3. Mooooooooom! i missed you too!!! But you would have had to make me soup and tea and other various cold remedies 🙂

  4. I’d be happy to send you the rest of our candy and a lollipop-spit drenched hat from a certain Little Dude’s dog costume if it would help remind you of happier times 🙂 If you were an eensy, weensy bit closer, we totally would have come a’ trick-or-treatin’!!