Many things, all at once

It’s been years since I dressed up for Halloween, but today I did. For work. You can’t really come up with a lamer reason to wear a costume than that, but I had fun anyway, and for those you that know me you won’t be a bit surprised to hear that I dressed up as Batman, complete with a mask that was obviously intended for a more child-sized head than mine. As I’m the receptionist, this made for several double-takes as patients walked into the office. That was half the fun.

The other half was everybody else’s costumes. My boss, the dentist, wore an enormous poufy wig; his wife wore a red feathered halo and wings; the hygienist, a witch’s hat. It was great fun. I really wanted to take a picture for you, but while I remembered to bring my mask, Erin’s birthday card and my glittery spider hair-clip to work today, I forgot the camera.

In other news, poof! The weather has officially changed. With Daylight Savings Time, the has temperature dropped twenty degrees and I’ve gone into hibernation mode–this involves lost of tea and mittens and big Russian novels in my case, while Mitch tends toward the flannel PJ pants and stocking caps. We even turned the heat on the first time this year today, as the thermometer at Horizon Bank read 27-degrees this morning. Twenty-seven! Seriously. That’s -3c, and two shirts, blue jeans, wool socks, sneakers, wristwarmers and mittens, a knit cap, a fleece scarf, hooded sweatshirt and wool coat–plus heavy cotton tights underneath the jeans and socks.

I wore all of that today. At the same time. Layers upon layers, my friends, that’s how we dress for the weather ’round here.

Also, the leaves are falling off the trees in big chilly gusts. Til now, they’ve been everything from stubbornly green to crimson, but they’ve still held fast to their branches–today, however, the wind took it upon himself to knock those silly leaves right off the trees. I love this part of the year, I really do.

And on that cozy note, I leave you. I’m off to curl up with Dostoevsky’s The Idiot and a sleepy cat. Til next time!

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