Friday, October 14, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things

Friday the 14th! Dodged a bullet there with the 13th falling on a Thursday this month. Whew! Anybody out there superstitious? Getting into the Halloween spirit? Well it's time to celebrate the small things that made our lives interesting this week with our host Lexa Cain and wonderful co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.

Image: Dan Perlman

1. Nobody came home from school this week complaining about scary clowns

Did this phenomena hit your town? Hopefully it's old news by now, but if you didn't hear, there have been sightings of people dressed as clowns all over the US (and other countries). Allegedly, the clowns try to lure kids into the woods with candy or just attack folks with a meat cleaver. Or was it a nail file? Anyway, as you can imagine, real clowns are not happy about this fad at all.

2. I may succeed in turning my child into a wolf.

Furry vest with an awesomely long and fluffy tail? Check. Fluffy ears on a headband? Check. Fluffy gloves? One down and one to go. The snout is going to be the hard part, but with a rubber dog's nose and a set of vampire teeth from the dollar store, I'm going to give it my best shot. All this without a sewing machine! Pictures to be posted upon completion. I mean really, who wouldn't want to be a wolf?

3. I only lost one night of sleep after watching The Conjuring 2.

Why do I do this to myself? I just hope the nun-demon with the fanged mouth isn't a popular costume this year. Maybe I'll have my husband do the candy-at-the-door thing just in case. (The image above is from a life-sized model you can purchase for $2,000. Now that's scary!)

How was your week? Anything chilling to report?


  1. I don't think the clowns have come to my town yet. Which is good because I walk to work at 6am sometimes and NOPE! lol

  2. The Conjuring 2 was terrifying! I thought it was even scarier than the first one. Shudder!

  3. Hahaha I know I would miss more than one night of sleep after the Conjuring. Yikes.
    Can't wait to see the wolf pics. How cute!!

  4. You were warned Conjuring 2 was creepy!
    Hope the wolf costume comes together.
    Did you hear there was a peaceful protest by real clowns concerning all the bad rap they were getting from the creepy clowns?

    1. Yes, I did. I also feel bad for any kid who really, really wanted to be a clown this Halloween. As a parent, I wouldn't let my kids be clowns since some people are so freaked out they might hurt someone dressed as a clown or call the police.

  5. I watched the first Conjuring movie. Maybe I'll forget about the second one.

    Have a great weekend!!

  6. The whole clown thing is just bizarre.
    Costume sounds adorable!

  7. $2000 for a scary mannequin? People should take a page from your wolf costume ideas and go the DIY route. I have't seen either of the Conjuring films yet. I've watched Insidious though. Very creepy! Have a lovely weekend, hopefully with no clowns or bad dreams. :)

  8. In the U.K. Criminal prosecutions are taking place against people dressing as scary clowns and intimidating members of the public.

    I'm not superstitious-but not walking under ladders makes sense 😊

  9. Yep - the UK is NOT impressed with people terrorising other people in clown costumes - although some of my friends did not understand why this would be considered so wrong - they obviously had too happy a childhood :) Yes Friday 13th is to be avoided wherever possible - so breath huge sigh of relief with you on that one. Have a great weekend :)
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  10. I do not get this whole thing about clowns but I keep reading about them. That is a very beautiful wolf.

  11. Yes, we have scary clown threats in our town too. Not this past week, though. I guess the clowns are on vacation? And no scary movies for me because one sleepless night would not cut it.

  12. The fanged nun has been superseded by The Donald, so you can relax. Or not.

  13. I looked it up--apparently only a small percentage of the sightings are for real. And now I think the sightings are just people imitating what they see on TV! I think I'll just stay inside.

  14. You know, every year has at least one Friday the 13th. Some have three. (This year it was in May. Next year will be January and October.) My niece, who was born on the 13th, looks forward to them.

    Scary clowns... Grrr... We had a "sighting" at the middle school last week. A student... Anyway, that student did not like the consequences of his action.

  15. I LOVE this post! The idea of spending $2K on that thing is scary, I agree. :D But wasn't that a great movie? I loved every second of it. That nun was the creepiest thing in it, IMO.

    The costume sounds awesome. I can't wait to see pics of the finished product!

    We've had a clown sighting here in Winnipeg, Canada. Eerie stuff.

  16. Yep I’m superstitious – isn’t everyone? No walking under ladders for me, spilt the salt be sure to chuck it over left shoulder – don’t wear green or you are sure to wear black and on and on – all thanks to my mum who drummed these things into me.
    The scary clowns have started turning up in the UK now, all kinds of hysteria in the media. Let’s hope it will all settle down once Halloween has been and gone. That life size demonic nun is truly terrifying; I would have a heart attack if someone wearing that turned up on my door step!

  17. The clowns have shown up in our area too. I think a couple of them were arrested about a half an hour from our town because they were dressed as clowns and armed. Bad combo. Glad the cops got them before they hurt someone or someone hurt them.

    Can't wait to see your little wolf!

  18. I thought the clown thing was only in the UK. Some people have too much time on their hands, which is their problem, but they shouldn't be scaring kids. Some people have a genuine phobia of clowns and might have a heart attack, no kidding. The werewolf costume sounds great though!

  19. I'm a little bit superstitious – but Friday 13th doesn't bother me.

  20. We are SO no superstitious around here. We laugh at superstition. Seriously though, a nun with fangs? I read a book where there was a scene with the possessed nun. It wasn't a very good book, but I tend to steer clear of possessions and human debauchery in horror movies. Give me the supernatural stuff any day.


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