April 12, 2020

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, ya'll!  All of us humans & felines from Maple Grove Cemetery are doing as well as can be expected.  We're all healthy, so thank whatever being who will listen!  We're staying home like we're supposed to do, except for weekly trips to the grocery store and many walks around the park at the end of our street.  

I was pretty excited to get an email from FrightProps a couple weeks ago with an offer for bulk hand sanitizer! Since we hadn't (and still haven't) found any in stores, we bought a gallon jug. 
It's designed to be used in a spray bottle so it's really watery, but we filled a couple small squeeze bottles with it and mixed a bit of aloe vera gel in it and it thickened up nicely.  And the website says you can add essential oils to it for a nicer scent since it's made it denatured alcohol, which REEKS.  

It's funny that they also offer 50 gallon drums AND 250 gallon totes of the stuff!   

I read somewhere that they only make so much per day, so if it shows sold out just wait until the next day and try again.  But I just looked and it's showing In Stock as of 10:55pm on Sunday night.   I ordered mine late on a Saturday night & it was delivered on Wednesday.  Not bad for free ground shipping!

So we've had some really nice days lately!  I've gotten 11 new head 'stones' cut out and a coat of exterior paint put on around the edges & on knots to help seal them. 
 I plan to get rid of all my cheap old foam stones so my cemetery is more matchy-matchy.  They're all 2 feet tall.  And I still have a 2 foot x 4 foot sheet of plywood that I haven't decided what to do with yet.
I have albums saved on my computer for each cemetery I've explored and was looking thru them for inspiration.  Of course an anchor stood out to me! 

I may need a mermaid skeleton.........
to go with this and the one below.
These are the "new' shapes.  I really like them!  I made 2 of each.   

OMG!  I can't believe I didn't post about Quarantine-o-ween! 
 I went out there after dark on 3/30 and made the sign (on plywood that became headstones - that's why you see random letters on the stones) and dug out a couple blowmolds and pumpkin buckets. 

We didn't dress up or anything.  In fact I had to search to find something for Chuck to wear that evening!  I couldn't find his tux, and he was still wearing his St. Patrick's outfit.  Luckily I found his JOL onesie and that worked out fine.
 It was chilly that night & there was a neat fog from the dryer vent - that's what I was trying to capture here.

I have been using my hand mug a lot lately.  In fact, I have tea in it right now!
Rusty!  Watch the paw!
Yeah, Chuck was wearing a pair of the grandson's socks - LOL!
 On one of the nice days, we got the patio furniture & things out.  Including Gary the Gargoyle who sits by our back door.
Look at my new earrings!  An ad popped up on Instagram and I fell in love!  
They're about 2.5 inches long from the top of the stars to the bottom of the skull, but very light.

So now onto Easter! 
 Normally we're out at my sister's house, with the whole extended family. We have no age limits - everyone participates in the fun.  We all color eggs, we all get baskets & we all join in on the egg hunt!   In fact - you have to watch out for my Mom - she may look like a delicate lady of a slightly advanced age - but she will shove you out of the way for an Easter egg!

But since we couldn't all get together this year, we (me, Spouse & Spawn) colored our eggs last night.

Adam is going to grow up thinking nothing is odd about having a skeleton in his house!
We each had a degree of difficulty looking for eggs.  Spawn had the baby and I had Rusty on his leash.  She got to move faster than me, so I had to call the eggs that I saw.  
We forgot to take a picture of the Easter cake after it was freshly decorated last night.  So when we had dinner tonight, it was slightly hilarious, yet horrifying!

Hope everyone is staying in, staying healthy & staying safe!