Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Halloween Right Now and Hair Cutting

 



Can you see a picture?

Monday night, I tossed Tommy a very small (6 inches tall) butternut squash and a Sharpie. I asked him to draw a face of his choosing for a Halloween decoration. His expression told me he was enjoying this activity. Later, I told him we were going to put out one thing each day for Halloween. That makes 17 more decorations to put out. No, not buying 17 items. 

Tommy said I should get a piece of white cloth, drape it over something and he could make a face like a ghost. Wow! He is getting into this decorating. The man just needs a nudge to do things. He just never thinks up things. Tonight, he did. He is looking forward to Halloween decorations. WOW! 

Teasing him, "we will make turkeys out of pinecones for Thanksgiving." 

Tuesday, I found a lemon pepper cooked chicken for $2.84. Now, I know what we are having for dinner. I paid $8 for a pair of reduced swim goggles in the hope that I can chop all these onions I have. Okay, those goggles hurt. And, I just found onion goggles on Amazon.  They fit like glasses. 

I cut Tommy's hair with the new clippers. There were no directions with those colored clipper attachments, so I just started. It was so easy to get his sideburns right, trim around the ears, everything. He likes the vibrations on his neck and head...lol. There is only one little place too long, but I will use my haircutting scissors on that. Once the clippers are cleaned and oiled, I don't want to use them the same day. 

We did it outdoors with a light breeze. We both had hair all over us! It was fun when my nerves finally settled and I figured out I was not making him bald. I always cut my husband's, son's and daughters'  hair, but I used my sewing scissors.

Are you decorating or planning for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas yet? 

18 comments:

  1. I have a few Halloween/Fall decorations, and will put out my mom's ceramic pumpkin the night of, but I don't need to figure that out. I bought a few Thanksgiving things and my pumpkins can stay-just the Hack-o-Lantern ones to put away. I'm glad Tommy is enjoying the activities.

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    1. Sam,
      I am so surprised he is enjoying even talking about it. My decorations are mostly gone.

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  2. Glad you two are getting into decorating. Hallowe'en was never my thing except when I was young enough to trick or treat and looked forward to getting all that candy! I gave up buying treats because I haven't had one kid come to my door in too long to remember. This is after 3 different moves. The kids where I live celebrate differently by going to house parties or mainly keeping the trick or treating to businesses. I'm not decorating until Christmas. That is the only holiday I decorate for and even that is a big job for me. I like sparkling lights or fairy lights and so the decorations will be up for 3-4 weeks if I can get to it earlier. They come down right after New Year's Day.

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  3. Joyful,
    I never decorated when my children were young except for the Jack O Lanterns they carved. Now, I love the decorating. I was too busy with their parties and making costumes and going to their parties and festivals!

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    1. Yes I can imagine how busy the children kept you.

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    2. I made all their costumes every year, for three of them.

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  4. Linda and I have enjoyed learning to cut our own hair. It is fun... usually. There have been some tense moments. We regularly clean and oil our razor so that it lasts a long time. Happy Halloween season!

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    1. Gregg,
      It was tense for me today. Yes, making things last with proper maintenance is always a big concern for me. Thanks.

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  5. I can see the picture! Is that colorfully-swathed creature yourself? If so, at last, a face to put with the writing.

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  6. I am pulling all the stops out for Halloween. By 31 the front yard and inside will be replete with holiday trappings.

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    1. Urspo,
      That sounds like fun! I had a graveyard in mine a few years, so did not do much in side.

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  7. Nice picture of you! It's great to put a face to your writing !

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  8. I used to make all kinds of Halloween decorations from a simple batch of construction paper. We used to have bats flying around from the ceiling and the shadow of Frankenstein in the front window.

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    1. Bathwater,
      I was thinking about bats last night and wondering if there was anything here I could use. Shadows on the window sounds spooky.

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  9. That is a great picture of you! Not decorating for Halloween. We don't have anyone who can see our house.

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