Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Fun All Day Long!

Ruth Ann and I feel like we have partied all day long!

We started our day with a trip to see Yulisa at K Hair on Beltline.
I needed a new hair cut and - as of last night - I also have a new hair COLOR!
 I used the box in my cupboard without even checking what color it was. I assumed I wouldn't buy anything but blond. After it was on and I went to the bathroom to get a towel to use before rinsing it out in the kitchen sink - I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see it all dark! Not to worry! I thought that must be the way they make the color now.
But no! I rinsed it and it was brown. Not just brown but RED brown!
I felt like Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy!
That's when I got the great idea of wearing a big hat today!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new shorter hair cut but I am so not crazy about the color.
Turns out it was Warm Ash Blond. NOT my color at all!

It will fade soon. I have a good bit of white hair and it's quick to show up even after a color.
Yulisa said that if I wash my hair in Dawn dish washing detergent, it will take the red out.
I must get some of that.

Ruth Ann and I took our party on over to La Madeleine for lunch.
We even got to sit at a table by the fireplace.
It was a chilly rainy day here in the DFW area.
However, record high temps are in store for Thursday!
This is why we never put away ALL our summer clothing.

After lunch we hit up a couple of thrift stores and I scored on a few things.

The winter dishes will go back to the ranch with me as will the Yankee Candle Shade. 
That orange carafe was used this evening to hold our wine while we sat on the front porch welcoming Trick or Treaters!

I also bought that 'The Witch IS IN' sign at Goodwill today.

I fluffed up the porch in anticipation of our little guests tonight.

Louis Dean dressed up as John Wayne - if John Wayne wore overalls!

I stayed in my witch costume all day long!

Our sweet little next door neighbor girls were among tonight's first visitors!

It's a tradition and even their dogs come in costume!!

This is the little one that has taken a liking to Louis Dean.

This handsome Daddy belongs to the girls.
I didn't get a pic of their precious Mama!

Meet Olivia - our newest neighbor who lives up the 'snake' from us.
(Our neighborhood is laid out like a snake.....)

Everyone came in such creative costumes!!

Our neighbors from around the corner!

Photo courtesy of Melanie

We have watched these kids grow up right in front of our eyes!

Photo courtesy of Melanie

Louis Dean asked them to wait and meet his friend!!!
They remembered him from past Halloweens!

Teenage boys who were so polite!!
They are growing so I gave them lots of candy bars!

Everyone had fun today - including US!

Sweet neighbors across the street and up the block.

These are our extra special Trick or Treaters!
That's Tim in the back and Brittany is in front of him.
She was just a little girl when they lived across the street from us and Nicole - her baby sister - hadn't even been born yet. They continue to come see us every year - at least on Halloween and often at Christmas, too. We keep up with them on Facebook.
They are precious to us and we love them!

This spooky house belongs to Sherry's daughter, Crystal.

Photo courtesy of Crystal

I think that makes her my step granddaughter.
And since I don't really like the sound of that word 'step' - I will think of her as granddaughter!
I can be her honorary Grandmother.....aka Linda!

Photo courtesy of Crystal

I love how she loves her dogs!!
Of COURSE she puts them in costumes every year!

PS...tomorrow morning at 10:00 Louis Dean will draw the winning name for the Sledding Santa.
So far I have 255 entries.
I will add the comments from tonight and up to what has posted by 10 am.
I will do a blog post announcing the winner later in the morning.
Then you may not hear much from me for a few days.
I get the rest of my teeth pulled tomorrow afternoon and may not feel up to snuff for a little while.
Now I will not only have a new smile but a new hair color.
Not sure if the grand kids will even recognize me any more!!!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Take extra good care of yourself Linda after the dental surgery. Did you get a recommendation for a mouth wash especially for getting all your teeth pulled? Keeping you in my prayers and sending you very positive thoughts. Hugs, more hugs.

G Dazeez said...

Halloween is always so much fun! We live out in the country so we travel to our daughters for Halloween. We had lots of cute goblins come calling for candy. It is so nice to see you with neighbors from the past! Happy Halloween!

Denise said...

Your Halloween looks like so much fun! Oh I hope Louis Dean draws my name 😀

BeachGypsy said...

you and Ruth Ann look adorable!! good luck with your dental procedure tomorrow--I'm sure it will all go fine and you will be so relieved to have it done with! Just rest up and take good care of yourself after okay? loved all the pictures of your trick or treaters!

Bluebird49 said...

Well, you had many surprises today. I've just never dyed my hair, and now it's so thin and fragile! I wonder about ordering a wig--but that wouldn't feel like "me", either.

Loved seeing your trick or treaters---we had not one!

May the best person win the painting! I feel happy that nudged you into it!

Kathie said...

Thanks for sharing your trick or treaters with us. Here in the Pony Hills of South Dakota, it was only 30 degrees...I had six, brave little ones visiting my door! Praying for a speedy recovery...I think dentists are the scariest of all!

Susie said...

Linda, Hair color stories... I have a few too. I love seeing you and Ruth Ann together, you are always smiling. You and LD are well loved in the neighborhood. Hope you saw your little ones too. Linda , I will be thinking of you while you go thru your dental work. Blessings, love you, xoxo, Susie

Carol said...

Sounds like a fabulous day! I love that you celebrate in style and I love the hair. I sure hope I win that Santa picture. I really want it for my granddoll

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a fun Halloween. Ouch on the teeth pulling...hope all goes well and your new smile and hair color will be soon be back to normal. Years ago I colored my hair but now it is mostly white and natural. I do remember that ash blonde and the red. wish someone had told me about dawn detergent then. Who Knew??? Have a wonderful Wednesday and a happy November 1st !

Kathy said...

That is the hair color I use. It may be dark for you, but it's a nice color. Thanks for sharing all your Halloween visitors. People are so creative in their costumes. I'll be praying for you at the dentist this morning. Dentists are necessary, but not my favorite people. I'm sure everything will go fine. Take care of yourself and rest up.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Yikes...I used to color my hair years ago and sometimes mine would turn out like Morticia on The Addams family.:) Dawn is a good idea. I love seeing all the kids you have known through the years coming back to visit you on Halloween. Good Times.

Sandra said...

Prayers for your dentist visit, hope all goes well and no pain. love all the little goblins and I now can say I have a friend who is a red headed witch. woo hoo... get washin girl. I am still laughing. what if it had been black? lol

Ginny Hartzler said...

WAIT! Did I actually forget you were having teeth pulled? I am SORRY! I have remembered about Louis Dean's bout with the dentist, so maybe that was foremost in my mind. How many will be pulled? Linda, I have just prayed that everything will go as well as possible. I like Crystal's little alcove, the shape and size of it! One could do so much with it! The dogs are so cute! What is that big puffy costume on the first dog? He is so funny! Did you get to see the Quads last night? I know you will not be posting them. You guys are two of the prettiest witches I have seen! And I just bet your hair looks much better than you think. You had a lot of trick or treaters, and your porch looks so inviting! Beside our girls, we only had TWO kids!!!!

ellen b. said...

Looks like you had a spooktacular Halloween! It's fun to see who comes to the door!

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

I wish hats and headbands were more popular! I'd wear them! We don't get trick or treaters except for our own...there are not a lot of children in the 'hood, and they must go somewhere else.
I'm sorry about the teeth deal...but I know you'll enjoy the new smile!
(The hair color incident would be one of my nightmares! Glad you are handling that so well.)

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

oh the troubles of hair color! It looked good to me. I am glad you had such a good day. Looks like fun.
I found you easily on laptop instead of iPad :)

UplayOnline said...

I love seeing all the kids you have known through the years coming back to visit you on Halloween. Good Times.