Jeremy, the army guy, John, the construction worker and Joe, the dragon.
Gimmee some candy or I'll breathe fire on your house.
The police in South River drive around on Halloween patrolling the streets and handing out candy. This officer was very nice and even agreed to a photo with the boys. Hmmm, I wonder if he's the same guy who pulled me over for speeding...
After two hours of trick-or-treating and Kevin and I consuming an obscene amount of miniature Snickers and Twix bars later, we headed home. The boys were tired and Joe, well, let's just say that the irony of him wearing a dragon costume was not lost on us. He began speaking in what can only be described as sugar induced language. We needed to decipher what was coming out of his mouth and it sounded something like this, oypop,oypop,oypop,more,more,more,cany,cany,cany,chocit,chocit,chocit. Near as we can figure, he wants more chocolate covered candy lollipops, and he wants them, NOW!
We did have a lot of fun and I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of gore and blood on the trick-or-treaters.
Later that evening, I was putting Jeremy to bed and I told John he could eat some of his candy. He was kicking back in the beanbag chair in the family room, watching Emeril. The kid loves cooking shows! The oddest thing I ever saw him watch was some Japanese guy making sushi, except the guy was speaking Japanese. Ooookaayy.
So I came down the stairs and John said to me, "I know it looks like I ate a lot of candy, but I didn't. The wrappers are just very big." I cracked up! "Good one, John," I said. Too funny.
I can't remember if I mentioned this last week, but we received a call from a lady at Progress Energy. She wanted to see if Kevin would be interested in a position in Leland. He said he would be interested and she informed him that he would receive a call this week from the supervisor in Leland. Well, yesterday, he called. He was on the phone with Kevin for 15 minutes. He gave Kevin the whole rundown of the position, the responsibilities, the payscale, the overtime potential and the like. He even gave him his cell phone number so Kevin could contact him with questions, he was extremely helpful and informative. He told Kevin that he would begin interviewing for the position on the 15th of this month and he would interview him over the phone to save him the trip down.
We don't know what will happen and we are not stressing about it. We feel at peace that all things will work together in the end.
I will keep you posted!
November 2, 2005