Friday, November 2, 2007

A Not-So-Happy Halloween

Halloween pretty much sucked around here this year.

I learned while having breakfast that singer/performer extraordinaire Robert Goulet had died. Right around lunchtime, I found out that my sister's kitty had just been put to sleep. (Poor Ty-Kitty!) And I was chopping vegetables for dinner when I got the call from my best friend, telling me to meet her at the emergency room. Her husband passed out at work, banged his head on something, and had to be rushed to the hospital.

I think perhaps the moral of this story is to avoid me around mealtimes, at least on Halloween.

Since I spent most of the afternoon and evening in the ER, I missed this:

And this:

And this:

And, as usual, the 2 and 1/2 hour driving distance meant that I also missed this:

And this:

*sigh!* I think my uterus is aching.

As always after a day like that, I have to stop and count my blessings, which are numerous. Except for poor Ty-Kitty & Bob Goulet, everyone I love is (reasonably) healthy and happy. I have a wonderful, supportive husband who would do anything for me and family that loves me enough to send me all these adorable pictures. Yes, despite everything, life is good.

But Halloween still sucked.


the repressed one said...

So, what happened to Jeff? :)

In other news, the general consensus is that Halloween was strangely low-key for just about everyone I've talked to. Even for us, it mainly consisted of hitting up the house in the 1-2 blocks immediately adjacent to our cul-de-sac, which took a total of maybe an hour at most. We didn't really get a lot of ToT-ers, really - maybe 20 or so.

All in all, not a red-letter Halloween by any standards, and not one I'd care to repeat anytime soon.

Still, that said, we are on the downhill slide towards the Holidays (and vacation!), so I'm hopeful that things will start looking up from this point...! :)

Barbara Raymond said...

Yeah, I guess I did sort of leave that part of the story hanging, didn't I?

He was discharged late Wednesday night, after all his labs were normal, with an appointment to see a cardiologist the next day. That's about all I know so far.