halloween'ing 2017
Over the course of this year’s season, I’ve picked up some randumb bits that I wanted to share before everything is over and the Christmas stuff begins its senses-choking takeover.
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First, I did finally run into another Halloween-themed version of a popular breakfast cereal, this being the Halloween Crunch, which I found at a HyVee…in the candy isle. Tucked away, not displayed prominently. As a matter of fact, there was more general Fall-related stuff than Halloween-related stuff at that particular location. Pity. Anyway, bought a box, and it was like crack…
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Next, over this year’s annual Seclusion & Writing Weekend at my Aunt and Uncle’s camper by the lake (great setting for a slasher flick, there), I was bequeathed my Aunt Jan’s whimsical witch figurine. I don’t know if she gave her a name; also, from just the looks of it, it seems like one of those flimsy lightweight things that can break easily…but rest assured, this thing is made of metal. Literally metal. Don’t drop it on your foot kind of thing. A very welcome edition to my decor, thanks again Aunt Joyce…

And then a couple of things I picked up at ManGHOULsen’s this year: First, a mason jar mug in the shape of a skull (actual glass, not one of those cheep plastic knockoffs you see around this time of year)…
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…and a tie that, from a distance looks like it’s a bunch of white polka-dots, but when you come closer, you realize those are tiny spiders. I wore it to my friends’ wedding the next night…
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So, that’s it for now. There was so much more looking around for Halloween-themed food items and nick knacks that I wanted to do, but for the health reasons with my knees this year, I wasn’t strong enough to continue the pace for very long. Maybe next year, if I’m not dead by then.

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