Halloween started in July for us. Mark was offered the job of Art Director of Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream this year and jumped at it. Was it because he wanted to make scary mazes for the masses or because he got to live in a hotel like a bachelor all summer? Hmmm…

Have you ever heard the saying, “The mechanic’s car is always broken down.”? I guess it’s not really a saying, but more of an ironic phenomenon. My Mom once called a company to come fix her car’s cracked windshield and the truck pulled up with a huge crack in it’s own windshield.  Well, whatever that’s called, we have it at our house. Thousands of people paid lots of money to see my husband’s amazing Halloween handiwork  at Busch Gardens:

And OUR house?  Well, you be the judge:

I feel sorry for women married to masseuses, chefs & gigolos.


Nate & Zeke turn Zombie after seeing Hotel Transylvania. (With a little help from my camera’s flash)

My “Mommy & Me” review is here: COMEDY FILM NERDS .

I will admit some fault.  I did choose 2 days before Halloween to change my hair color.


Being asked by SEVERAL women, “Wow! You really go all out for Halloween, huh?” still felt like a sucker punch to the gut. Thanks, “Sistas”. Way to make a girlfriend feel “Witchy”.

This is my hair color before. (Yes, that's a real gator & snake...help me, please.)

After. Sure, it's bright, but Halloween? Really?

Sometimes a Super Hero has to hide their super powers and not use them for petty selfish reasons…

Superman doesn’t use his X-ray vision to peep where he shouldn’t; Spiderman doesn’t use his web to wrap up Mary Jane and keep her as his love-slave…ehem…but I digress…

When I received this comment, I didn’t use my super heckler come-back power to say, “No, it’s not for Halloween…it’s your husband’s favorite color.”

With great power, comes great responsibility…

Sometimes it’s really hard to be burdened with this ability and only be able to use it for the good of all mankind.