• 24Feb

  • 20Oct

    I have, for a number of years, wanted to Trick-or-Treat in the snow.

    Let me be clear. I don’t just want snow on the ground, I actually want flakes of snow falling on my shoulders and landing on my eyelashes. Clearly, I don’t expect much. ha ha ha Oh wait! It’s a fan-ta-sy! I can expect whatever I want.

    I’ve been told by some of my Yankee friends (who also happen to be knitters) that there are towns in Michigan that get lake-effect snow by that time of year and are more likely to have falling snow on Hallowe’en.

    Last year, I told someone I wanted to do this and was met with, “that sounds like hell” and descriptions of runny noses and grumpy kiddos. I had to explain that this was MY fantasy and not one I expected for children. Like I care if the kids are having a good time. Furthermore, like I expect cold-sensitive Texas kids to have fun at this.

    This year, Hallowe’en is on a Saturday. I had high hopes that we’d be able to visit a northern state for the weekend. But, with the move, living in two places, selling of the house, buying of the car, etc, etc, etc, we just don’t have the extra money saved up for plane tickets “all” the way across the country for a weekend getaway.

    So, I’m considering Friday, October 31, 2014 or Saturday, October 31, 2015. Anyone want to go with me?