The candy is ready and waiting by the front door. Far too many Sour Zombies, Intensely Sour Jujube Pumpkins, Skeleton Puzzles and Hallowe'en Screme Eggs have been purchased for the six children who will bravely make their way down the dark alley and long unlit driveway on that special night. It has been the same six children for a number of years now; every year, one child without exception will query, “Do you remember me from last year?” to which the reply is always the same, “Well, of course!” In spite of the fact he has never worn the same costume twice, his face is completely disguised by makeup, and he has likely grown three inches since last Hallowe'en - still, it's our yearly ritual.
|The Hallowe'en Candy Bowl (a.k.a. the Christmas Turkey Stuffing Bowl)|
This week, a thoughtful friend brought by two new additions to the Hallowe'en Collection, which were slightly modified so as to more closely resemble the insomniac and her spouse. Quite an accurate likeness actually, right down to the insomniac's maniacal grin and flashing gold teeth, and the spouse's look of horror as he attempts to come to grips with the thought of Forever ...
The final Giveaway this month is a $75 Gift Certificate from Insomniac's Attic, to be used towards any item (or items) of your choice (shipping not included). A comment on the blog entered through Rafflecopter will give you one entry; logging in through your Facebook account will earn you an additional two entries. This week, you can also get two extra entries by sending an email to the insomniac with suggestions for future blog post topics, merchandise you'd like to see in the Attic, or just to say hello. In reality, you could send an email with nothing in it and still get two entries - this option has been included for those who dislike publicly commenting and/or Facebook. The contest closes on Saturday, November 3rd at 12:01 a.m.
Congratulations to Ms. Meeow, last week's winner of the Hallowe'en Treats Giveaway! Thanks for entering, Ms. Meeow; the insomniac hopes you'll think of her every time you have a cup of tea in the lovely Dracula Mug.
Until next time, the insomniac wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams. In closing, for those of us who will be suffering from the dreaded Post Hallowe'en Slump next week, a lovely quote by Charles Dickens to help lift our spirits: “I will honour Hallowe'en in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Although it's entirely possible that quote might have originally read Christmas and not Hallowe'en. Still, a lovely quote.
|Happy Hallowe'en - From our Haunted House to Yours!|
The taxidermy also send their best ...
Goodnight, my pretties ... and Good Luck in the Final Giveaway. It's been a hoot!!
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