UG, I think we change clocks this weekend. I really dislike time change but I am grateful it is now AFTER Halloween. BUT it sure seems like a busy few days with Halloween, time change and election all so close together. And.it is my difficult children 20th birthday- and she is VERY into her birthday. I have t comment on this weather, it is insanely wonderful, maybe the weatherman said it was the warmest Halloween we ever had? and i did not rain. At the moment I feel very blessed becuz we had NO meltdowns for a change. (altho maybe they will come with the birthday or time change?) And our teeny tiny quiet little house with my normally so lonesome little family had something unbeleiveable happen last nite. Somehow WE wound up as The Gathering Place. NOne of it was planned but....we wound up with my son haveing his friend and his friends little brother sleep over which THAT part is common....and they are good boys. The enjoy visiting with all of us here...they like to help me cook and bake, (their dad cooks at their house) and they like to play videogames with difficult child and hey like to look at new baby things with easy child and they are in awe of PCs boyfriend. And they spend a lot of time challengeing my husband to videogames. THen C AND HER boyfriend were here, very normal- and thy passed out cand to te trick ortreaters- and he invited their friendss to bring their new baby over.and that little new family decided to stay and "hang out" with us....so the boys had a blast playing with the baby, and then difficult child wound up somehow at our neighbors. We have been neighbors a full 20 years in our houses on top of eachother neighborhood, but......we havenever gotten together, even tho my 2 girls and their daughter are same age. we never fought, we just never hung out, either.....and somehow difficult child wound up getting the neighbor daughter to come over here, in the midst of all our company and -----deep treat difficult children overprocessed hair and return it to her more natural state-------and neighbors boyfriend also came over. Mind you my house is less than 1,000 sq feet. No dining room, no family room, no den. Mind you I di NO housework for over 10 years and neither did anyone else here. and PCs friend has already sent over EVERYTHING needed for a new baby. People were sitting on eachothers laps-------we had a board game going in kitchen where we have a restaurant booth for a table- and the youngest boy and some of the teens played monopoly. we had my husband and one teen an PCs friend engaged in some videogame -I have never played videogames and do not watche games so do not know what the played.....another of the younger boys "helped" neighbor girl who is now in cosmetology school do difficult children hair..... It was amazing, it was fun, it was so different from anything that ever happened here before. I ordered in a BUNCH of pizzas.they were gone in a flash......altho I did manage to grab a couple peices and took them next door to neighbor girls mom.....and wound up chattering with HER for quite awhile....... They began migrateing to my house about 6 and well, some slept over, but some did not leave until 3 am. AT first husband had difficulty haveing anyone here at all, but as he continued to immerse himself in the videogames, the kids wandered to visit with hiim, and in the end, even grumpy husband had a good time. difficult children hair looks better than it has for at least the las 5 years........ and neighbors girl found out we are going the Marine Corps Birthday Ball as a whole family next weekend and has requested helping get us girls all prettied up. I donot know what happened last nite, but.it sure was kinda like bewitching......in a very very good way. VERY unusual. Well, I better get off my web tv and go get busy for difficult children birthday......cake to make, gifts to wrap...dinner to plan........ and todays weather again is just smply AMAZING so far. OH, and LOL, my silly doggie- he wore his lil costume (Moose) SO proudly.....I was surprised how many people brought their costumed doggies trick or treating, and my doggie begged to go- so we took HIM out for a bit, too......and we took him for 2 deliveries to our food pantry to drop off food. Altho our kitties were not quite as happy to be costumed......so we let them off the hook and ook theirs off and they sat in our living room window watching all the kids outside come to our door. 2 of our kitties are jet black.and some of the little kids squealed in lite to see te 2 black kittis onein each living room windw. this was NOT at all like any other holiday my family has ever had. It sure was fun!!!!! BUt, ug, I do not want to change the clocks.