October 31,2004

Happy Halloween 

ImageFrom ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! 
                                 ~Scottish saying

Happy Halloween.  Yesterday afternoon my grandson and I decorated the front yard with ghosts and witches hanging in the trees and pumpkins and skeletons on the lawn and front porch.  The seven foot life like skeleton was hung in front of the garage door.  We had more than 250 “trick or treaters’ at the door this evening.  Thank goodness the weather co-operated.  Grandson and I had a great time “dressing up”, he in his crypt keeper costume and me as the old witch.  My daughter, the creative genius, did a spectacular job on my face makeup.  

The fatigue caught up with me last night so I will finish this diary entry today (November 1st).  If only the medical professionals could come up with a reason for my overwhelming fatigue.  After an hour of answering the door last night, the dizziness returned with a vengeance.  This is always a sign that I am over tired.  However, instead of giving up, I plunked my butt on a chair so I could continue handing out Halloween goodies.  I couldn’t miss seeing all the cute little munchkins that arrived at my door. 

The leg cramps had eased off for a while but this week they returned with ferocity that I had not yet experienced.  I spent 4 hours last night pacing the floor.  My legs seem to have a life of their own and the cramps are dreadful.  My toes cramp and point up; it is almost impossible to stretch them to relieve the pain.  The cramps then move to the calf of my leg and continue up into my thigh. When I see No Name in two days I will ask to have my potassium checked.  If anyone knows of a way to get rid of leg cramps I would love to hear from you. 

Saturday afternoon we attended Grandson’s hockey game.  His team has certainly improved since their first game a week ago.  The score on Saturday was 9-3 with Grandson’s team being the winner.  Grandson had his first guitar lesson last Thursday evening.  His comment after the lesson was, “Nana, do you think I could take more than one lesson a week?  I just love guitar lessons and I would like to go to a lesson every day!”  Hopefully his enthusiasm continues throughout the winter. 

During the afternoon I went out to purchase more goodies for the Halloween bags.   I must say that shopping malls are not my favourite place and from now on I will do my shopping on-line.  Why not shop in the comfort of your own home instead of battling the crowds at the mall.  Trust me, I am not a pretty sight; hobbling from shop to shop with my cane, bags under my eyes big enough to sling over my shoulders, perspiration running down my face and all the while trying to stifle the groans.

Here’s hoping you all have a great week.Image
 The 6 feet tall blow up pumpkin on my front lawn.


A grandmother pretends she doesn’t
know who you are on Halloween. 
~Erma Bombeck

I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes
all the fun out of Halloween. 
 ~Author Unknown

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