It's the night before Halloween! Mischief Night! Cabbage Night as they call it in some parts of the country (New England, I believe?)!
Daria is spending the weekend with us so we can maximize our fun and frivolity and this evening we are making Welsh Rarebit and Witches' Brew (lime punch) and stoking the fire and heating up cider and chocolate and carving pumpkins.
Check out this MASSIVE pumpking Daria got at the grocery store of all places last night! She was like a kid when she saw it, begging me for it, telling me how awesome it is! And when I saw the price sticker ($8.99 for a pumpkin that would clearly cost close to $40 at one of those pick-ur-own and pay-by-the-lb places) I agreed as long as she figured out how to get it from the floor into the cart, from the cart to the car, the car into the house and then finally to wherever it was going to be displayed.
I did try to help her hoist it into the cart, but, thankfully, a kind man shopping nearby saw that nonesense and came over to help. I'm very sorry to all you people who insist that there is very little difference between the sexes but when you need something heavy lifted, you need a man. They just have more upper body strength and that's all there is to it. Hmmm...wonder how that happened? It couldn't have been that someone designed it that way, could it? But I digress..back to pumpkins...
Everywhere we went in the store, people stopped to gape at or comment on The Great Pumpkin. We had a hard time fitting the rest of our groceries in the cart (thankfully it wasn't a very big order). And when it came time to remove Behemoth from the cart and put him into the car, two male employees had to come out to the car with us to do the lifting.
Somehow, we managed to get the thing into the house and onto the dining room table without a male present and are looking forward to carving it and its fellow victims later on.
More to come...