It's kind of overwhelming to think about catching up on everything, so I'll just start with today.
The bookclub is coming this Friday to discuss Dracula by Bram Stoker. Until a few days ago I had no idea what I was going to put in my fireplace, and then I hit on the idea of setting up my Dracula toy with my Halloween blocks. But it looked kind of empty, so I added a tree and some bats and then some lights. Then Rob said "You need to put in Dracula's brides." So yesterday I went to the thrift store where I was lucky enough to find two Barbie-type dolls. I painted them white, added ghoulish faces, and gave them dresses of creepy-cloth tied on with dental-floss. Fast and cheap, but I think it turned out pretty good: