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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's Halloween My Darlings!

The full moon has risen and all is still...
It's me my darlings...your dear friend Surly Q. I am positively tickled to *death* that you are here! Do not mind the way I appear. It is simply another of my fiery hot flashes! Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
It's Halloween Day and all the ghoulies at Rabbit Run Manor are so glad you have decided to join us...you needn't have put up such a struggle my darlings. We have been sprucing up the old cages...er...homeplace just for you!Do come in! Please do not fear. We hardly ever bite...hard.
The whole gang here at Rabbit Run Manor would love to chain...um...welcome you dearies to our creep...er...HAPPY home. Snack anyone? Spiders? Why yes! They just add that extra hint of crunch to the candy corn....it is my ever so deadly secret recipe. Feeling a little parched? May I offer you some pois...um...punch? I made it myself. Please have a seat....never mind the bits of bone here and there....just a long ago guest who did not find my stories humorous.... Bwahahahahahahaha.... We could watch some movies later dearest...I don't know about you but I do so love a good comedy! I have always found this film positively hysterical....bwahahahahahahaha....no? Well, how about a story? Ah, I see you have chosen the best seat in the house. Comfy? Anything I can get you? Saw? Hatchet? Shovel? Fine...now. Who is up for the scariest Halloween story ever? You? You? YOU??? Ah, good....I knew you would be. Igor darling? Cue the appropriate music... It was a dark and stormy Wednesday afternoon...almost 3 long years ago. The heroine of our story, one Susie Q, was home alone with not one, not two but THREE children!!! Calm yourselves dear ones. We have yet to reach the truly scary part! Yes, Susie Q was all alone with 3 children. A 6 month old, a 1 year old and a 6 year old, all suffering from the dreaded runny nosed, snotty clogged head cold!!!! *Cue the taped screams* Our heroine had been unable to find the time to shower that morning and her unwashed, uncombed hair looked like a flea infested nest for baby field mice. Without the mice. She was attired in a lovely ensemble of torn sweatpants, a formula stained T shirt and holey purple socks. Yes dearies! PURPLE socks!!!! Please do try to control yourselves... The house was awash in toys, various and asundry shoes, blankets and vaporizers. Bits of graham cracker, half empty bottles, used tissues and yes, the most vile and fearsome element of all...the recently soiled diaper!!!! Would someone call 911? This poor dear seems to have fainted. May I go on? Then it came...almost silently at first then becoming more insistent. A knock at the door...once, twice, 7 times but who's counting? The dog hissed, the cat snarled. Our brave heroine crept down the long hallway...with the neighbor's 6 month old on her hip, her 1 year old nephew clinging to her leg and her newly adopted 6 year old daughter whining from the sofa. Susie Q slowly pushed back the curtains and there it was...right on her very own front porch...2 days early...THE SOCIAL WORKER!!!! Yes, yes, I can stop now while you go to the restroom to clean yourselves up...done? Now, where was I? Oh yes... Here to do his final post adoption home study... There was no time to escape, no safe place to hide...the baby wailed, the 1 year old screamed, the 6 year old covered her head with the blanket. He entered the room, poor Susie Q paled...and then he did the oddest thing. He began to laugh. He snickered, then chortled, then guffawed. Wiping his tears away he told our brave Susie Q that if she could handle this, she could handle anything. Even a runny nosed 6 year old covered with a blanket. And do it in purple socks. Thus ends my Halloween tale of fright. And just in case I forgot earlier my darlings... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Now, let us adjourn to the dining room where we will feast on the delights that Igor has been digging up...er...scaring up...er...creating just for you!

54 comments:

Mockingbird Hill said...

What a perfectly silly...er...SCARY story that was! Love the pix, love the music, love it all! have a fun Halloween....

Andi said...

When I read your home had various and "asundry" shoes...you had me!!! I wasn't leaving this party!!!

Loved your story. Have a Happy Halloween!!!

smilnsigh said...

Ohhh my, oh my, oh my! That has to be the scariest story yet!!!!!!!! Yes, you take the coffi... errr the cake!!!

But please excuse me! I'm the one who fainted. So sorrrrry. But your tale was just tooooo true to life. Eeeeeek! We all remember those dreaded runny nosed, snotty clogged head cold with kids days. Ohhh my! Someone quick! The smelling salts! I'm gonna' faint again....

^_^

And OT but thank you so much for going to my daughter's blog and wishing her a Happy Birthday. :-)

"Boo to you" hugs,
Mari-Nanci

Jafabrit said...

ha ha I am speechless, gobsmacked, overwhelmed with the hor-I mean hospitality. Well have to Booger off, toodle pip and happy halloween.

Meggie said...

Great post, Sue. I can imagine your shock when you saw the social worker. I love all your pics, photos and other added touches. The tour through your haunted house was scary. Happy Halloween!

Sandi McBride said...

Now the purple socks are the winning hook! Simply terrifying, my dear SusieQ, simply terrifying!

Brenda said...

Susie Q so glad I came to your party.Im worn out though you sure scared the pee out of me. I am going to a few more homes for trick or treat before I retire lol.
Your wild party about took me out.
And did you spike that punch????

Terri and Bob said...

Love the pictures, love the story! I just had a ball at a typical Suzy Q party!

Scrappy Moments said...

Susie Q, I loved The Scary Story & The Purple Socks (LOL). What a Fun Halloween Party. Thank You so Much, won't you come to my Great Pumpkin Day Bash?

Angie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was a very SCARY story!! I am so glad it all worked out....:-)
Penny

PEA said...

Happy Halloween dear Surly! hehe Omigosh, what a very scary story you had to tell us...I will have nightmares tonight for sure...I think it's the purple socks that got to me the most! LOL You're going to laugh when you see my Halloween Bash, we must have been looking at the same pictures, one of the ones you have, I have too! hehe I had two glasses of that drink...oh my, I don't feel so good...I'm seeing...purple socks! Aaaarrrgggghhhhh! Runsssssssssss!! xox

Melissa said...

Oh, I knew that a knock on the door was coming - I was just waiting to see from whom!

Hope you and Grace have fun today. Anna Marie is going to her dance lesson and my mom's church party dressed as Hannah Montana! She got the inspiration from those pens you sent!

(We even found a blonde wig!)

Ursula Shaw said...

ooh Great post! Happy Halloween!

Erin Earls said...

Great Story!! Oh and everything looks so inviting to this Ghoul! Happy Halloween~
Love Erin~

Sheila said...

Sue, you crack me up!! :) :) LOL
what a great story!
Happy Halloween to you and yours!!

Janet said...

And what was with those nasal aspirators.? Does anyone remember torturing their babies with those miniature turkey basters?? Come to think of it they both have prominent noses and I always thought it was from their Dad, but OMG, maybe it was the snot suckers. Guess I should sign off anonymously in case any of the authorities come to look for the kids!!
Sorry, just had to get the frustration from "posts gone wrong" out of my system. Thanks for the party.

Felicia said...

LOL! Great story! Happy Halloween :)

A Novelist said...

Happy Halloween! :)

Sandy said...

I had a great time visiting! Come on over to my place! Happy Hauntings!

Sandy

justabeachkat said...

Okay now that my nerves have calmed down....

Happy Halloween!

Great post Susie Q!

Halloween Hugs To You!
Kat

rochambeau said...

Yes, lets do adjourn, I'm starting to feel a bit psycho now myself!

Happy Halloween To you and thanks for being part of the Ghoulish fun!

the feathered nest said...

I'm glad I came to your party! Loved your story & pictures!

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Manuela

Sheila said...

LMAO here Sue..!
I think it's called Murphy's law..!
That's the best Halloween post I've seen today..!
Happy Hallowe'en..!
hugs
xx

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

That was a great post. I can see the sweat suit & purple socks. It sounds like home to me.....& the social worker got to see it all!
Happy Haloweenie!
DebraK

Cre8Tiva said...

love the flaming pumpkin...have we danced yet...hope you're having a ghoulish day...blessings, rebecca

eb said...

what fab fun here - will be back with my little witch to writhe again...

HOO HOO says BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 2 U

xox - eb.

Rosemary said...

Love it all Susie!!

Happy Halloween!
Rosemary

Susie said...

Happy Halloween Suzie Q,
That was some party! Great story!
xo

Sherry said...

Okay, that is seriously scary!! Adding the poster from Psycho was a nice touch too!!

Love your blog btw...

Happy Halloween!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra Evertson

T*mmy said...

Trix or Treats Miz Susie Q!

Have a great evening!

Valerie said...

muh-wha-hahahahahahahaha!!!
evil laughter fills the air
while you're stuck in your underwear.
the moon is full, o what a thrill,
eerily lighting the cemetery hill.
and if tonight, you feel like a queen,
you're just the queen of Halloween.

boo!

vivian said...

trick or treat! happy halloween! hope to see you at my blog!
vivian

Cottage Contessa said...

That was true brilliance!!!!! You, my dear, should be writing stories! I was hanging off every word with heart a poundin'! lol
Happy Halloween sweetie and hope everyone gets better real soon!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Meg said...

Oh, what a great story!! Thank you for making me laugh. That's one worth telling over and over. Thanks for the fun post.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Thank you for the Halloween Entertainment!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!
Happy Halloween!
-Robin

Pamela said...

I almost stopped to eat the candy corn... but I'm glad I went on to read the rest of the tale.

Pamela said...

Speaking of the snotty nose stuff, there's been so much of it at work that I suggested we all dress up as Mr. Mucus (of Mucinex fame)

Leslie said...

Spooked, but stayed until the end. Love it all!

Naturegirl said...

((((((((HAPPY HALLOWEEN)))))
I just flew in on a witches broom!
I am having a blast visiting all the
(((GOULS))) in Bloglandia!

Oh boy I'm outa here and fast as fast as this broom of mine will go!!!
I did NOT like the look in your eye and the sound of your voice when you
mentioned ((((((((THE CAGES)))))) I am claustraphobic!!!!!!
witches hugs and bats Anna'''

and by the way...NO to that green stuff you're serving I know you have tricks up to your bones!!

cindy said...

Wonderfully funny, scary story. And the punch is fan.....ackk.....erglhhh (thump).

Jill said...

I'm rockin' to the Mash.... Monster Mash....
AhhhOOOOOOO!

Happy Haunting!
Stop on over...

BOO!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a fun post!! Thanks for visiting me, I entered your name in my blog give away!

Hope it was a happy Halloween!
hugs, lidy

Connie said...

This is really funny and imaginative. Great post. Had a wonderful time visiting.

Hope you had the best Halloween ever.
Take care,
Connie

Laume said...

Your post was truly inviting. Chaos obviously reigns in your home - just like mine. Most days I love it. Mwahahaha.
And yes, your story was very frightening! Glad it had a happy ending though.

Mary said...

Dear Sue, that sounds like my house every day, minus the diapers, or course! What a terrific post -- music, pics, story and all! Hope you had a happy halloween...
xoxo,
Mary

Greenie Gardens said...

What a wonderful story! I am a fan of purple too!

PAT said...

Absolutely perfect post, Sue! Of course, he was chuckling...how much more loving and normal could a home be!!

Happy belated Hallowe'en!
Pat

Cheryl Wray said...

I loved your story...the pictures and the descriptions were wonderful!

I hope you all had a FUN Halloween. We had a blast here in our neck of the woods!!

homedaisy said...

i thought i was in the wrong place. this can't be my sweet susieq? :) :)

Paul-ene said...

Super Party! Thanks for sharing with us party guests. You throw a wonderfully spooky filled party.

Happy Halloween a day later!

Kari said...

You are a NUT! That was great...although now I'm starting to wonder about the darkest workings of your mind. Scary stuff. lol

Carolyn said...

Happy Halloween from The Barber Bunch

Anonymous said...

I read it....now I cannot go back to sleep! You forgot the terror inflicted upon the other character in this story, the well-meaning simpleton husband who reacted to the news of the visit with "He's there?! I thought it was next week!" (Cue the axe).

Love,
Me