A great evening. I had a witches cauldron set up and cobwebs all over the front of the house. I had this wonderful jumping witch that hollered "Happy Halloween!" when her motion sensor went off. She'd leap to life and yell, "Happy Halloween!"
My grandson Eli liked that more than anything else. He must have walked back and forth across the sensor for 30 minutes before he caught on that his motion was causing the witch to leap up.
Then he really wanted to get her talking. He was so cute.
And he wanted to help me hand out candy. I took him trick or treating early as it was getting dark (I did that along with five of my older grand kids) and then we came back inside and got to receive trick or treaters.
It was a nice, relaxed evening. And I got to avoid the election and the up and down and all the nonsense.
That was probably the best thing. Getting away from the nonsense.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Chaos and violence continue, kebabs are out, al Qaeda is back, corruption never left Iraq, nor did US troops (despite Beecroft's claims otherwise), we look at Benghazi, terror and more.
Save us all from the sexism. Last night, Ann, Marcia, Ava and I weighed in on a sexist get-out-the-vote ad and I would have hoped that lengthy piece could be it on the topic for a bit. But sexism never ends, instead it seems to roll in with the tide.
Yesterday's snapshot noted Nussaibah Younis' "Time to Get Tough on Iraq" (New York Times) which is an important column. And one of many important pieces of writing Nussaibah's contributed over the years -- such as at England's Guardian newspaper. But today Jacob Hornberger (Media With Conscience News) decides to 'tackle' the article in the way only certain men can -- by completely misunderstanding everything about the article and about Nussaibah. So when Hornberger writes of Nussaibah, "He wants the U.S. government to get tough . . ."?