Monday, October 16, 2006


We were visited by the neighborhood phantom this weekend.
Our neighborhood has a fun Halloween tradition started long before we moved here. Each October the Halloween phantom haunts families with children, leaving a goody bag, basked or plate with the above ghost attached.
After getting haunted, it is your obligation to come up with two treats of you own to haunt other people in the neighborhood, and so it grows.
Once haunted, families post the ghost on their front door so they don’t get a second visit. I guess you could chose not to post and get ghosted again, but that is considered bad form.
Anyway, the phantom came and delivered a heaping bucket of salt water taffy to our house, so we went haunting last night.
It is a fun game, if you want to start the tradition in your neighborhood, feel free to capture the ghost from the top of my blog and haunt your neighbors.

I’ve been released from my job teaching Relief Society (the woman’s organization of my church congregation).
DH didn’t go to church yesterday because DS-12 was sick. Yes, DS-12 could have stayed home alone, but DH was tired, so he took the opportunity to go home and crash.
Anyway, when I came home and told him I had been released from my teaching job he said “and called too ….”
Ha, he was right. I’ve been called a secretary of the Relief Society presidency. I have my first meeting on Tuesday. It’s not official yet, as I have not been announced and set apart in church ~ this should happen next Sunday.
I’m hoping when they set me apart they bless me with some kind of organizational skills, because right now I’m floundering.

I’m also starting a challenge on my blog for my ScrappinTrend friends. The challenge is based on a personal history writing program through my church. Each week they give us a new topic. This week the topic was remembering and writing about your grandparents and great grandparents.
I’m giving you a week to think about and write on this topic.
I’ll start a thread so you all can weigh in when you have it finished.


Wyo sis said...

Congrats on your new call. It's going to be difficult, but I predict the written reports will be more entertaining than they ever have been before. It's the visiting that would get me down. I love the ghost idea. I might have to steal it.

hillbilly sister said...

Congratulations on your new calling. I can't think of a better way to get to know the names of the sisters. Haunting plan sounds like fun! I agree with wyo sis, it will certainly make for some entertaining writing.

Draft bro said...

Change is the only thing that stays the same in the church. I didn't know we had a hillbilly sister I thought we were all hicks from the sticks. DW HATES halloween and just does as little as possible to get through it. I think we have been "spooked" before and it is a fun thing. Well I got to get back to work.

pudding for brains said...

CONGRATS AND CONGRATS!! We nee to talk and scrap!