Anyhoooooooo, I visited Menard's for the first time yesterday. It's about a 45 minute drive out of my way, so I won't be making regular visits there. But I will be going back once more closer to Christmas to score some of gazillions of blowmolds they carry! (don't tell the family - shhhhhh)
I have a small Nutcracker addiction, so I like (want) these guys,
and the candles just beyond them.
I mainly went to check out their skeletons. I've heard rumors that Walgreens has stopped carrying their $30 version and will only carry the $50 pose & stay. I don't know for sure - none of the stores around here have started putting stuff out yet. Anyway, this one was $40 and his arms & legs are wired on. I will be doing a full comparison with my other full sized skellies once I dig them out of the coffin in the shed (giggle).
People at Menard's were highly entertained, since I pushed around my cart like that as I browsed in the rest of the store. One guy found it extremely funny and had tears from laughing. The store employee in the garden section had a good laugh & and old couple walked by & just looked. She leaned over to me and said that was how she felt while there with her husband. Lots people did double-takes & smiled. The cashier commented on how dainty he was sitting, with legs crossed, etc. Heehee!
All I got at Big Lots is a headband with a witch hat on it. A co-worked invited me to a charity Witch Crawl right before Halloween. We dress up in our witchy-est outfits, start out at one bar, get on a bus, go to 3 others, then head back to the first. There are games & raffles & contests and 30% of our tab at each bar goes to breast cancer research, so the only thing we ~have~ to do is wear pink somewhere. My hat has a pink feather on it. I didn't want to wear a regular sized witch hat, since it'll be crowded on the bus & probably a pain in the butt to maneuver around in.
I am really excited to go! I've heard this co-worked tell us about going on this for years, so when she asked me, I said yes, even before I found out when it was! Both my sisters and a niece are going, too! And so far, 2 bus-loads of other people. funfunfunfun
ooo, and I think I'm going to sign up for a 5K walk/run called the Halloween Hustle! You get to dress up & there are prizes for different categories. I don't run, but I regularly easily walk that far, so I will talk the family into going with me & take the dog & have a good time! The t-shirts are pretty cool, too.
Anyway - sheesh, had to kick the furnace on this morning! It was in the 90s on Wednesday, and today is barely supposed to reach the mid-60s !! Welcome to Michigan! The last 2 mornings, our thermometer said 47 degrees outside. It was 63 degrees in the house when I got up - brrrrr!
Alrighty, I thought about going out to work on re-painting and touching up some headstones, but it's still chilly out there! I would have to unwrap from my shawl & put socks/shoes on! Guess I could get them out & set them on the patio in the sun to warm up.
I mailed out my Secret Reaper gift yesterday (Friday the 13th!) now where's mine,