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November 3, 2013

Zen Kitty

I’ve borrowed this photo, as well as this blog title, from a Facebook post of my sister’s. This kitty in a state of uber-peacefulness is a nice representative of a mostly awesome week around here.

It started last Saturday when my wonderful posse of long time friends arrived for a murder-mystery style Halloween party.
The theme of the mystery was “Murder at the Millenium” and each of us was supposed to be one outstanding character from each decade of the 20th century. There’s yours truly over there on the far right as “Scarlett Harlot” an actress from the 1930’s.

The directions that came with the party game suggested decorating with something made to look like a time machine. Meghan, a great fan of the BBC series “Dr. Who”, said we should make our time machine look like a T.A.R.D.I.S. (For the un-Whovian initiated, click here for more information) We decorated the front door like this:
so that each of our guests had to pass through the time machine to arrive at the party.

Our fabulous party was followed by a fabulous Red Sox World Series win on Wednesday night.

Our jack-o-lantern was carved, and I happily enjoyed the roasted pumpkin seeds:

Halloween blew in windy, wet and warm. Only a scant few trick-or-treaters came to my door. When it seemed the doorbell would no longer ring for the evening, I settled in to spend some time here:

Saturday arrived again and provided another thoroughly enjoyable day. My sister, our best friend Renae and I made another pilgrimage to our favorite New Hampshire lunch spot, Pickity Place. Pickity was the place where the photo of Zen Kitty was taken.
How’s that for bringing a post full circle?

Okay, I did say it was a mostly awesome week back at the beginning of the post. That seems to suggest there might be something that wasn’t so awesome. Before heading out with my sister for the day yesterday, I dropped my car off at our Ford dealership to have a dashboard warning light checked. The result? A hefty repair bill:

There’s always a sprinkle of bad in there to remind us how we need to appreciate the good!


  1. I’m glad you had those good things to offset that repair bill!


    Comment by Carol — November 3, 2013 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  2. Ouch! What a repair bill!

    Comment by Kate — November 3, 2013 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

  3. Yikes! That’s some bill. I’m so glad you had all those other things to make up for it. The kitty is adorable, and I love the way you have so much fun with Halloween, Scarlett Harlot. 😀

    Comment by Robin — November 3, 2013 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

    • LOL, I did my best to play my character well! Thanks Robin.

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2013 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  4. Your friends look like fun folk. Love the TARDIS door. I’m a HUGE Dr. Who fan. Have been for several of my lifetimes.

    You might want to try taking your car to an independent mechanic. Sometimes the dealerships “wine and dine” you nicely, then rip you off. That’s why my Honda dealership and I are parting ways.

    Comment by Sybil — November 4, 2013 @ 9:16 am | Reply

    • Yes, my friends are pretty great – we’ve been a group for more than 20 years now, and I’m very happy to have them. I don’t know how many people appreciated the TARDIS, but we thought it looked pretty cool.
      I leave the car stuff up to hubby – I guess with this particular repair he felt it was worthwhile to let the dealership do it – that’s not our usual routine for car repairs.

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2013 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  5. Sure does sound like a pretty good week, but OMG that repair bill is just ridiculous!!
    We only got 10 trick-or-treaters this Halloween, and have way too much candy left over (thankfully hubby only bought one bag, but still!! I wish it didn’t know my name and keep calling it!! 😛 )

    Comment by TheDailyClick — November 4, 2013 @ 10:08 am | Reply

    • Yup pretty awful bill – nasty to have that right before the Christmas shopping season too!
      We had 4 trick-or-treaters and the leftover candy is, urp, gone – 😉 It wasn’t just me, I swear!!!

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2013 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  6. Cute costume! $1000+ for a WARNING LIGHT? What was it warning you about, a total overhaul? LOL.

    Comment by dawn — November 4, 2013 @ 8:05 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn. The warning light, apparently, was warning me that a very expensive electronic part was failing! 😦

      Comment by Karma — November 7, 2013 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  7. So…Who Done It? Looks like a few could have in that bunch. 😉

    Well, when I get a quote like that…I un-zen out! Oy!

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 7, 2013 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

    • The character in the front row with the fedora done it – although he had a bit of help from me, lol!!!
      No kidding huh? “Electronic Throttle Body” needed to be replaced. I guess no power goes to your engine without one of those things – sadly necessary, I suppose!

      Comment by Karma — November 7, 2013 @ 7:54 pm | Reply

  8. Adorable petit chat, amusante party de Halloween, délicieuses graines de courge grillées mais terrible facture !! Too bad. Heureusement que tu as eu de belles choses à vivre aussi. Jolies photos, comme toujours

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 10, 2013 @ 9:02 am | Reply

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