Mad Hatter in Salem (photo credit: boston.com/salem)
Friday our new kitchen table was delivered. It looks nice, much higher than the other and the table wider. It's nice to be able to spread out the paper and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Saturday morning I had what I'm hoping will be my last chiropractic appointment. My back is much better, almost "back to normal", except for just a little bit of tightness now and again. We made another appointment for Wednesday but I'm thinking of canceling, unless it worsens. Hopefully not!
After my appointment we went out for breakfast, then to Walmart, tried the new AJ Wright and got some reasonably priced bric-a-brac: a replacement for the soap dispenser that I broke, only $6.99 and much better than the short-lived $20 one; a new casserole pan for $5.99; some underwear, slightly imperfect but who cares, for only $3.99 and other stuff. After that off to Market Basket for the weekly grocery shopping. I was so excited, pasta on sale for a dollar and I had two $1 off coupons - I love free!
Later in the afternoon we had guests over; we roamed the streets of Salem and checked out all the sites. I just like to see all the people dressed up. I've got a bunch of pictures and will post one of these days.
I love Salem on Halloween but now that it's over it's nice too. Over the years, the marketing of Haunted Happenings has increased tenfold. Festivities used to just be for the week Halloween landed but now it's the entire month of October. Even in September we get folks. On one hand I don't mind: it's great for business and the city's change purse but on the other hand the crowds are incredible; they estimate up to 100,000 people a day. It call it the Disney World of Halloween. That's why I always look forward to November 1st.
While we ventured out Saturday the highlight was of course yesterday: concerts, amusement park rides (well that's been all month), ghost tours, costume balls and finally fireworks. We stayed in and handed out treats, only got 9 kids.
After watching the Patriots beat Minnesota, Chris watched scary movies. I lit our first fire of the season and grimaced through Dawn of the Dead remakes. I don't like horror flicks. Before heading off to bed, I was able to watch the Halloween fireworks from my great room window.
Ah, blessed November...