Around Halloween last year, I was extremely stressed out with my job. I was trying my best to make it work but finally beginning to accept that I was not going to be successful. About three weeks later, I threw in the towel and resigned.
This year, I'm at the other end of the employment cycle, looking for a new job. After many less-than-thrilling opportunities, I'm actually pretty excited about two particular positions. I have interviews for both tomorrow. One is nearly at the offer stage, so perhaps I will soon return to the ranks of the employed.
Tonight should be pretty quiet. I'll just be giving out candy to the trick-or-treaters. I haven't decided yet whether I'll don a costume. I might reuse one from a previous year, or I could easily pull something out of my closet that the candy seekers would interpret as a witch costume. ;)
As in previous years, I made treat bags out of fabric scraps. They are filled with candy and ready to go.
Yesterday in a Petco store, I overheard a woman complaining that her dogs are a huge nuisance on Halloween. If the dogs are in the yard, they bark constantly at the kids walking by. If they're in the house, they freak out every time the doorbell rings.
My dog Bean Sidhe feels compelled to protect me when little masked intruders appear at the front door. To keep her calm and out of the way, I simply put her in the car. With the car in the garage, she can't see or be upset by the costumed interlopers roaming the neighborhood. She likes being in the car ("Yay, we're going for a ride!") and will wait quietly for me. I give her warm blankets and check on her every so often, and the trick-or-treat time passes with no fuss.
Do your pets cause trouble on Halloween? How do you handle it?