The Pittsburgh Steelers have a bye this week, and this really throws me for a loop. The upside is that the team has more time to rest up in order to defeat the "to date undefeated" Denver Broncos on Monday night the 9th. I won't be in a jam as there are plenty of games on to keep me occupied.
I read that the Cleveland Browns fans are asking everyone at the game to be late in entering the stadium tomorrow night (televised game). The premise is that since the game is televised they are showing their displeasure with the team and management, and an empty stadium - never looks good! This could be interesting.
Locally, the Steelers are by far the favorite team, but we have more than a fair share of Browns fans as well. A good many Browns fans gave up on the team when Modell moved to Baltimore (Ravens). Since the team reappeared - they now have new as well as some of the old fans.
It was fairly cold last night for Trick or Treat in the neighborhood. I gave out 300 pieces of candy. Trust me, we do not have that many kids in our neighborhood. the police patrol quite well for this hour of fun, and monitor all the cars (some WV plates) that park at the mom and pop store, at the entrance to the area. I think it has gotten out of hand honestly. I'm not sure if these families feel they get better treats or if the area is just safer, but it is a little much.
I almost refused candy to a boy (with a BEARD - his own), because I felt he was too old. He said he was 15, but with the hair on that face, I would guess much older. Thegrandson looked great in his HELLBOY costume, and received enough candy to open a store.
I had "crime scene" tape criss-crossing the front porch, the jack-o-lanterns lit, and a strobe light in the background - and managed to NOT GET ANY PICTURES!! It was fantastic. I close off the porch one way or another, so the kids do not come for treats - since I go a few doors up the street to a neighbors to hand out the goodies. It's probably been about ten years since I have actually handed candy out from my own house. I'd rather have someone to chat with during the melee, than be bored here alone.
Getting the red make-up off thegrandson was a treat. I used my make-up remover and he was whining the entire time - but it all came off rather well. All the candy has been sorted out - thedaughter took some to work with her, some was trashed, and the remainder will be doled out sparingly.
There are a couple of neighbor kids that we are close with, and I made up "special" treats for them...all but one received their package. Thegrandson will deliver the last one to his friend in a little while.
I've changed the kitty litter, have a load of wash in, and now I need to mop the kitchen floor. Whether that task gets accomplished, remains to be seen. The sun is out (only 45*), and I think I wasted that "bonus" hour of sleep....a nap sounds wonderful!!
Have a great Sunday. I shall return....later.........
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Born and raised in Parkersburg, WV - moved to Bellaire, Ohio in 1974. I am the proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. Opinionated of course and political follower. Blog as a therapeutic outlet - whether it makes sense or not. Enjoy.