the ghosts of Halloween past

Halloween is coming. I am working for the weekend and can only pray the foster kids don't blow their faces off with illegal fireworks, firecrackers, rigged granny smith apples etc. (Why do Fireworks retailers look like they are only trying to attract toddlers or cavemen? Oversized signs with just FIREWORKS printed in primary colours, spinning lights, those creatures with wind piped up them so it looks like they're alive… Unreal. One of my goals in life is to never go into one of those white trash factories OR a haunted house.)
I did happen to have some amazing photographic evidence of how masterful Mama was over the years at concocting costumes from either a) pyjamas, b) her clothes or c) a combo of both. I must share the magic. 
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ramble on, rambler

Dear Mama,

I owe you an apology. I used to tease you about your B.U.M equipment clothing, because first off- BUM equipment. What's their parent company - Vagina Tools? Ha ha x forever. And, I don't know, it's not a cool brand. Because I'm still 90% 16 years old and I don't want to come into the store with you, I'll just wait in the car and practice being sullen. So, here's why I owe you an apology and why I think you're Wonder Woman for wearing pumps every day to work for 27 years:

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