Despite the rain that poured down off and on that day, we had a fun Halloween.
Evan was so bummed because it is his favorite holiday.
But there were several breaks in the rain. And having a friend over to hang out with him helped!
All of the photos I had are from my iphone camera. Unfortunately, pretty much all of them are blurry because of the rain and bad lighting. But at least I got a few shots that tell the story.
I just didn't want to drag my big DSLR out in the rain.
No, this isn't a decoration on our lawn. Well, not a real decoration. Evan doesn't like to trick or treat anymore. He likes to stay home and try to scare people who come up to the house. This year he totally scared a group of girls from his school. It was pretty funny. :)
Especially when he said, "watch this!"...
Really the only trick or treating we did was our block and the block right behind us. It's a small one block private street. That was more than enough for us. The kids bags were pretty full just going to those houses.
Back at home we had so many trick or treaters we ran out of candy! And we had well over 300 pieces. Next year I need to buy more. A lot more.
So all in all it was a good Halloween. And I was so glad Mike could me in town this year. Made it so much better!
I will say that on Friday though, I had a bit of a health scare.
I started having abdominal pain on my right side at bedtime Halloween night.
I have dealt with IBS since high school, so didn't think to much of it.
But then after waking several times with the nagging dull spasmic pains (not sharp ones), I worried a little bit. It just felt different.
The next day it just wouldn't go away, so I called my doctor.
They fit me in and I headed over.
She was worried about my appendix so sent me to have a cat scan.
Not having one before I was extremely nervous.
It was not terrible, but it wasn't a picnic either.
A vein blew out where they had put a catheter in my arm. So they had to repeat that whole process.
And the big glass of barium they require you to drink was super disgusting.
But as I lay there while they took the x rays, I just repeated to myself "with God all things are possible." And it gave me courage to make it through.
Thankfully, the scan was clear except for a few minor issues that were nothing to worry about.
My appendix was fine, and the cause of pain was diagnosed as a virus.
Seriously, a lot to go through to be diagnosed with a virus.
But better safe than sorry, right?
And here I am today, so grateful that it all turned out ok in the end.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!