Thankfulness #1: Halloween

So I didn’t get the trip photos edited yet. This month has been crazy between author takeovers, and Halloween, and… well, I should say LAST month because it’s November – already! I’m going to try to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I am flirting with the idea of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month – aka posting a blog a day), so we’ll see.

I was doing a cool thing on facebook, stolen from a friend of mine, where every day you post what you were thankful for. But I got off track during the trip in September and haven’t been able to get back on it, so I thought I’d try to do it in the blog instead. It might not go anywhere either, but we’ll see.

Anyway, yesterday I was grateful for a successful halloween where no one fought, argued, or threw fits. We had a murder party – using one of those murder mystery games. This one was a flexi party so you could have as many or as few people as you wanted (up to 12) which made for a nice change since there’s only five of us. it was called Murder in Moordoor – the evil king has been killed, and it’s a tossup which of the assembled did it. was it…

the Necromancer, Icy:



The wizard, Shazam:



The angry dwarf:



The mercenary Black Knight:



Or Sheena the Shield Maiden:


Since you draw from a hat at the beginning to find out if you’re innocent or guilty, I can tell you that it was Shazam! Aha!

ANyway, it was a lot of fun, and we made a medieval style meal to go with it, which involved making our own cottage cheese and frybread:


The cheese’s flavor was a bit bland, but it was fun to make. There was a beef pie that I didn’t get pictures of for the main course, and for dessert we had tarts – half were cherry, and the other half were a custard with raisins and dates from a 1545 cookbook, which came out tasty, by the way.


Anyway, good time had by all. And now I have work to do, so have a good one and enjoy the gallery of our lovely Halloween decorations which we have to take down tomorrow:


Have a “Shazam Did It!” kind of day!

Jo πŸ™‚



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About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at or drop me a line at

One response to “Thankfulness #1: Halloween”

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic says :

    Wow!!! Great costumes, decorations and food!!

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