We had a nice Halloween weekend, but we were both so exhausted yesterday. For me, it was more of a bone weary tired, not a need to take a nap weary. There's a difference for me. I don't like to take naps because I have too many things to do, but sometimes I just need to sit, knit and be alone. Sit and knit is how I felt last night.
I know you all want to know how the Candy Corn martinis turned out. (see last post) Well, they were good, but wayyyy tooo strong. It struck me after the first sip that, "Hey, these are all alcohol!" If I added more ice and let more candy corn dissolve in it, it was better. I would play with this recipe next time I do it by adding something non-alcohol to cut it down a little. The cupcakes turned out very Halloweenish and tasted good, too, as did the sloppy joes.
The grandsons looked adorable and loved the evening. Logan was black spiderman and Landen was the Joker and looked like a little midget.
Here's Logan casting his web
And I was complete with my annual cat ears and fur collar and my little Fergie the pumpkin head with my dad, dressed as my dad.
Their mom and dad came for them around noon the next day and that was none too soon. My son walks in the door with a big pumpkin/flower arrangement for me. It had been a stressful couple of weeks for Austin and Melissa and I had a long talk with Austin on Friday night and then a long talk with Melissa on Saturday. Melissa and I don't always see eye to eye and can rub each other the wrong way, but I think we both felt better after our talk. I walk a tightrope between trying to be helpful and minding my own business. I know I fall off that tightrope often, but sometimes I can't help myself. I guess this was a time I must have got it right. The card attached to the arrangement said, "We don't tell you often enough what a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend you are. Thanks for everything, Love, Austin, Melissa and boys." Made me want to cry!
It's a real pumpkin and real flowers!
Then Austin handed me a couple of his Air Force uniform dress shirts that needed stripes sewn on and some buttons fixed. But I don't mind at all.