Hi friends! I hope you all had a very Happy Halloween. What’d you dress up as and how’d you celebrate?
My day started with an early morning three-mile run with Felix and Tuki. We ran around Old Town and soaked in our neighborhood’s knack for holiday decorations before ending our run right outside of Sugar Shack Donuts by the time they opened at 6 a.m.
Felix grabbed a dozen for his office and we picked out five to share. Our mix included plain glazed (one of the BEST), chocolate glazed, sea salt caramel (another crowd pleaser), Frankenstein and Vampire. We couldn’t celebrate Halloween without Halloween-inspired donuts. 😉
The rest of the day was standard as usual with work, work, work.
I made it home around 5 p.m. and whipped up dinner, which was homemade baked enchilada casserole. I kind of made it up on the spot, and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw it in my stories. The verdict? Delicious. I can draft an actual recipe and post it for you guys. Bonus: vegetarian-friendly and could easily be made vegan by swapping out cheese for daiya.
I was also welcomed by some sweet Halloween goodies left to us by our awesome dog walker, Stephanie!
Thank you, Stephanie!
After Felix got home, we leashed up Tuki and went for a long walk around the neighborhood. It was SO incredibly festive, and we loved seeing all of our neighbors and children out and about enjoying the holiday.
The cutest costume had to have been a mother and son duo dressed as Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street. The mom was the garbage can, and her son was Oscar and was resting in a little pouch built into her costume. It was adorable.
Our neighborhood is super dog-friendly, so we saw some awesome pup costumes! Tuki didn’t want to miss out on the action either, so we made sure he was equipped with his Jack-o-lantern bandana.
We even scored some candy from one of our neighbors…. which leads me to a story I originally shared on my Facebook page, and I thought you all would get a kick out of it too.
A Halloween Tale:
Felix and I decided to take Tuki on a nice, long walk around the neighborhood. He was wearing his Jack-o-lantern bandana and lookin’ mighty fresh. …
We passed by one home with a couple sitting outside, and they exclaimed, “We’ve been waiting for you ALL night,” before proceeding to give both Felix and me Halloween candy and Tuki a bag of dog treats.
“This is the best place in the world!” I exclaimed.
“Oooo! A Twix,” said Felix.
I looked at my candy. No Twix in sight. But I did see a Butterfinger. Time to initiate a trade…
“Hey, Felix. I’ll trade you this Butterfinger for your Twix,” I said, knowing damn well that is not a fair trade in the least.
“What the hell kind of trade is that,” responded Felix. “NOPE.”
Respect. But not good enough.
“PLEASE! PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR TWIX!” I shouted, like the scared child across the street who didn’t want to walk into the fog for a piece of candy.
“Nope,” my enemy said, as plainly as a slice of Bunny bread.
I gave him an evil glance with one raised eyebrow, a facial expression I learned to master in theatre school. #unoproud
He stared back. I could tell he was contemplating. I also probably looked FEROCIOUS.
After a brief moment, he handed over the Twix.
Because I am a woman of my word, I gave him the Butterfinger. He said “gross” and gave it back.
Scoring all the Halloween candy since ’91.
I’ve still got it.
*Disclaimer: I was going to give it back out of the goodness of my heart, but then he stole my Snickers after thinking I stole his (which I DIDN’T), so now this is war.
The night concluded with the third episode of Stranger Things, dinner and a pumpkin beer.
All in all, it was an awesome Halloween, and I’m looking forward to diving into even more holiday activities!
Question of the Day!
Do you watch Stranger Things?
What’s your favorite way to celebrate your favorite holiday?