(Super) Scary Thing #1:
The very scariest thing about this Halloween (oh, please, let it be the scariest) was when I got a call from my sister-in-law, S, yesterday to tell me that my sister was in the hospital for complications from H1N1.
That was scary enough, but then a couple of hours later S called back and started using words and phrases such as “blood pressure bottomed out” and “unresponsive” and “blood clot” and “ICU.”
Fortunately, the latter two didn’t pan out and she’s back at home now. But, oh my god, I don’t think I’ve been that scared since Loon Day. Especially since she’s in New Mexico and I couldn’t even be there for moral support. My fingers (and toes) are crossed that she continues to improve. And rapidly.
Thank you to everyone who was on Twitter last night and sent good thoughts to my sister and me. Ann, the interwebs are pulling for you. As am I. Feel better soon. Please.
(Sorta) Scary (But Highly Annoying) Thing #2:
I almost burned my house down this morning trying to make toast for Sam. I, somewhat obviously, need to work on my cooking skillz. We were all happily in the TV room watching the cast of the Today Show dressed up as Star Wars characters when Sam walked into the kitchen to get his shoes and yelled, “Mom! There’s smoke everywhere!”
And he was right.
I will say that I can trace the smoke trail all the way back to, and place the blame squarely upon, my dog. If she hadn’t eaten Sam’s pancakes, then he wouldn’t have asked for toast, and I wouldn’t have tried to make it, a job I am obviously unqualified to do.
I’m pretty sure we caught the toast seconds before it burst into flames.
Consequently, I spent the entire day smelling like burnt toast and apologizing to everyone that stood within three or four feet of me. And don’t get me started on how my house smells. Oy.
(Mutant) Scary Thing #3:
What. the. hell. are. they?
(Not) Scary (at All, But Rather Totally Adorable) Thing #4:
Jack represented the dark side with style and pizazz.
And it’s still only October 30.