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A Ghoulish Aroma

As you might know, I am a teensy bit hooked on Scentsy warmers.

I just cannot help myself because they are so darned cute!

As a high school teacher, I don’t have to do all of the froo-froo things that elementary and middle school teachers do.

My bulletin boards aren’t very fancy, unless you’re talking about my newest college/career ready board.

My handwriting and project skills are lacking as well.

So, when I can infuse a bit of fun without having to draw, well, I’m all over that!

Here’s the latest warmer I picked up from my friend, Heather, this past week…

His eyes light up when the warmer is turned on.  My pictures did not come out very well, so I didn’t upload them.

Heather dropped a little surprise into my bag…one I found when I got home.

She gave me a brick of a new aroma, Cider Mill, that will be available beginning in October.  She also included a card that thanked me for being a loyal customer.  It was a very thoughtful gesture and one that I appreciated immensely.

Frankenstein will make his appearance in my classroom on October 1st.  I anticipate interesting reactions as my students take notice of his presence.

Desperate for Free Candy?

Last night, I was given one of the lamest comments ever.

It all started when my doorbell rang for the upteenth time.

Oh sure, the kids were adorable.  I enjoyed seeing their excitement as I opened the door with my bucket of candy in hand.

They loved peeking through the broken window shade and looking at the dogs too.

What got me, though, was one such door-opening.

I found an adorable little child.

I can’t remember if the child was a girl or a boy or even if the child was sitting in a stroller.

What I do remember is handing a piece of candy to the child and the child’s little friend.

Moms were standing at the door too.

No problem.

Moms accompany wee children when trick-or-treating.


After I handed one of the babies his/her candy, one of the moms opened up a bag and said, “”Mommy is taking donations too. It’s for the fetus.”

I stood there with my mouth hanging open in shock.

First of all, the woman did not look pregnant.

Of course, neither did I way back when, but I was lucky if I weighed 100 pounds soaking wet.

So, who was I to judge.

Still, her comment was too forthright for my taste, and her demeanor was that of expectation, not askance.

I did not know what to say.

This was one of those times when I wished I’d been given the gift of a quick wit.

I did raise my eyebrows and say, “That’s the first time I’ve heard that one,” before sticking one smooshed piece of chocolate in her bag.

I also gave her the stank eye as I closed the door.

I posted the comment on Facebook, and one of my teaching friends, who happens to live in the neighborhood across the street from me, told me she believed she’d gotten the same woman at her door.  She’d also gotten the same spiel.


Some people really have nerve, let me tell you.

If her child had not been there, I don’t know what I’d have done…probably not even opened the door.

Honestly, I think I would still be dumfounded by the brazenness of it all.

This peeves me because I’ve always considered myself trusting of people.

Obviously, I’m too naive.

I’m not into giving handouts.

I’ll splurge on things for the babies I teach, but mamas who are looking for free candy?

Give me a break.

Go ring some other fool’s door.




Next year, I may not even turn on the light.

Adults can be so stupid and ruin good, clean, honest fun.

Thanks for spoiling it for the rest of us.

Halloween Greetings

I’m not much into Halloween, but I had to chuckle when a friend posted the following on Facebook.

I just had to share…


Can You Guess Who This Is?

The Chicky Children will be out of town for Halloween…attending a church youth retreat.  While there, they are going to have a costume party.

Rockin’ Rooster got an idea into his head about what he wanted to dress up as.  He found a mask (no, this isn’t his real face) and put the rest of the outfit together.

Can you guess who it is?  (If you saw my posts on KH and Ravelry, be good and don’t tell!)  I’ll post the answer on Halloween.

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