My brother shared this picture on Facebook last night, and I had to spread the love. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have this in your yard?
In the spirit of Halloween (and because we had to spend $40 on Grace’s costume!) I’m sharing some funny and bank account-friendly ideas for costumes:
Tic Tac Toe – Glue a container of Tic Tacs to the toe of your shoe.
Paper Shredder – Get some sheets of paper or old bills and envelopes and punch a hole in them. Then put a ribbon or rope through the hole and tie it around your neck. When someone asks what you are, shred some paper!
Quarter Pounder – Carry around some quarters and a hammer. When someone asks you what you are, pound a quarter.
Freudian Slip – Wear a slip with a sign on it that says “Freud.”
Devil’s Advocate – Carry a sign that says, “Vote for the Devil.”
Cereal Killer – Dress in black and glue mini cereal boxes to your shirt. Stick plastic knives into the boxes and add some ketchup for “blood.”
*Naturally, this one’s my favorite!
God’s Gift to Women – Gift wrap a large box and cut holes in the top and sides for your head and arms. Add a gift tag that says “To: Women” and “From: God.”
None of these are my ideas—I stole them from here, and there are even more.
I might have to get this for one of my doxies…
On to Row80 Goals!
It’s hard to believe the first full week is gone, much less that it’s the eighth of October. After a slow start, I made some great progress on The Prophet this week. After reading some plotting advice from Jill Kemerer, I looked up the Snowflake Method, and it made more sense to me than a lot of other tips I’ve read. So I sat down and started with the logline of The Prophet and began from there. Before I knew it, I had all three major plot points, including the midpoint. I’ve never been able to do that before! I have the first act well worked out and a good handle on second and third, so I finally feel I have real direction with this book.
I also did some additional work on my query for Light and Dark and of course, moved Turning The Page from Blogger to WordPress. Despite the worry of losing followers, I’m glad I made the move. WordPress is a lot easier.
As for the personal stuff, I spent Thursday and Friday afternoons with my daughter, playing in the front yard in the leaves. That was definitely the most fun I’ve had all week.
And I’m lumbering along with my healthy eating battle. I do pretty good for the most part, but it’s not without some bitterness. I do get tired of having to watch what I eat especially when those around me can stuff their faces and not worry about it, but oh well. There are worst things in life, right?
What about you? How did your first Row80 week go?