I kind of skipped Halloween this year. I love Halloween, and I love dressing up…but the last few weeks have been a little crazy, this week is a little crazy, and I really felt like I needed a non-crazy weekend of recuperation at home. I just wanted to stay in and watch scary movies and play video games. I actually reinstalled the Sims 3 on my computer (I never really played it because I loved the Sims 2 so much and couldn’t get into it) so my blogging might be extra sporadic… Don’t judge, Sims is awesome.
I kind of forgot how much I love it.
Anyway, back to real life, I was okay with not dressing up and just creeping on everyone else’s Halloween costumes. The day after Halloween on Facebook is my favourite. I LOVE looking at other people’s Halloween costumes.
We didn’t fully miss out on the Halloween festivities though. On Friday I picked up a pumpkin last minute and Evan and I carved that puppy up.
Please ignore our extremely unmodern kitchen and focus on our carving faces. The kitchen is kind of in the middle of a renovation… Evan and Brotherman knocked down the wall so it is now open to the living room/dining area, which is awesome, but the floor/counters/wallpaper are 70s original. It’s a work in progress. Actually, all the new cabinets that are going to be installed have been delivered and are sitting in our living room, so that reno will happen! The kitchen is functional, and I see it every day so I am kind of immune to its ugliness. One day though, it will look like this:
Just kidding, that is a Sims kitchen.
Anyway, our pumpkin turned out pretty well.
Alright, not the most creative…it was a quick carve. We really just wanted to roast the seeds.
Tossed in olive oil and salt and pepper. Good stuff.
On Saturday we headed to Brotherman and Kelly’s for a pool party with Kelly’s sister, her husband, and the kids, a reunion with our Cuba crew. In the snow. It was definitely snowing (well, flurrying) when we left.
Alright, not quite the same conditions as the chilly Sim man above. Our pool party was indoors.
It is the public pool in their building, which no one ever seems to use so we had the place to ourselves. Evan made himself quite the noodle raft, as you can see in the above photo. It was really fun swimming with the kids. After our swim fest we ordered pizza and had it delivered to the party room in their building.
5(ish, I lost count) slices later we waddled over to the grocery store for some necessities before heading home. That actually worked out really well, because as you may know the best time to go grocery shopping is when you’re full. I was so stuffed from the pizza that I didn’t even want to think about food, and I’m pretty sure Evan was in the same boat. So we stuck to list. For once.
On Sunday I had to go into work for a couple hours to prepare for an event I had yesterday (last one for a while, so hopefully things will simmer down just a little). It wasn’t an ideal start to my Sunday, but I came home to Mr. Noodles and all was well.
That was just a bowl of nostalgia right there. It’s been so long!
The rest of the day we did absolutely nothing and it was great. Just reading and more Sims playing for me.
For dinner we had this fabulous chicken pot pie that we picked up from Costco, green beans with garlic tossed in oil and vinegar (like my favourite salad! So good!), and carrot “fries”.
The carrots were 100% Evan’s idea. He asked if I would be interested and I said yes, yes please. Just sliced carrots tossed in coconut oil, with garlic powder and seasoning salt and then baked until crispy-ish. So simple and so good.
Welp, gotta go!
Su su! (I am so sorry if you don’t know the Sims) Have a great Tuesday!