Friday, November 7, 2014

A Year in the Making

It's been forever since I have typed into this little ole blog of mine. In the next few weeks I am going to attempt catch everyone up on what's going on in my crazy life these days. There have been a lot of changes and there are a lot more to come.

This post however is a fun post about my Halloween costume this year.

For the last 2 1/2 years I was a nanny. I loved my job so much. The kids were great, and my bosses were amazing. Every Halloween I was in charge of getting on the internet to help the kids buy their costumes and making sure that everything was put together for the big night. My bosses would get off of work early and go over a friends house who lived in an actual neighborhood and eat dinner with them and then they would all go trick or treating. After I got off of work it usually just meant me going home and ordering a pizza and watching a movie with my friends.

I watch a lot of TV, it's basically my guilty pleasure. Because of my said obsession with TV I also really love TV commercials. I can quote so many off the top of my head and usually do in conversation when people talk about a specific brand. Well as Halloween was approaching last year I was watching TV and then it hit me what I wanted to be....Flo from Progressive. It was going to be perfect. An easy costume to assemble and I had the brown hair to match! The problem, I didn't have any plans!! I was going to be nannying all day and then would just go home. I wasn't going to allow myself to waste my perfect idea on a day where I had nothing planned. So I just stuck it in the back of my mind.

Fast forward to this year. I am currently teaching, which I love so so much. When you are teaching Halloween takes on a whole new meaning. Usually it means dressing up with your coworkers as some story book characters and then watching the students parade around in their story book characters as well. Not at a private school! Our principal is so much fun and likes to make sure that the staff and the students have just as much fun. We were told to dress up for Halloween, and it could be whatever we wanted. Immediately, I knew that I had to be Flo. Finally my dreams were coming true. I would have an entire work day full of children dressed up and to top it off, my future roomie invited me to a Halloween party....double whammy!

I got a white collared shirt and some white pants from Goodwill and then went to JoAnns and got a white apron. I already had the blue headband and blue Ked shoes I planned on wearing, and borrowed some red lipstick from my roommate. All in all I spent maybe $15 and I was totally ok with that.

I obviously waited until the night before Halloween to make this all happen and was scrambling at 10:00pm. Eventually I got my apron all finished and posted this picture as a tease on my Instagram.

The next day I got up and was filled with so much excitement. I got dressed, did my hair and makeup and bounded out the door. When I got to school it was amazing. People everywhere were dressed up and so excited about Halloween. I proudly got out my selfie stick and started snapping away!

I stayed close to the doors that morning and ooh'd and ahh'd as the kids came in. They were all adorable and in the Halloween spirit, you cant be anything but happy! Then during assembly one of our teachers came in dressed as President Obama and a lot of the other teachers were his secret service. It was great.
In the morning one of my admins told me that she was sure they had an extra price scanner from the uniform room and told me I could carry it around and make it my Progressive Price Scanner. Once the building manager got in, he found it for me and told me it was broken so cut off the cord and I got to carry it around all day. It was so much fun, every time the kids would ask me a question I would pretend to scan them to get the answer.
All in all the day at school was a ton of fun and I realized how much fun it was to have co workers again and to be in a school atmosphere.
After school I went home and watched some TV and took a nap to get ready for the evening festivities. Finally my friends showed up and we got ready again to go out.

These next set of pictures show the progression of not being able to click the picture button just right to snap a picture.
First confusion.
Then violent laughter.
Finally a good shot.
We left for the party which was a ton of fun. It was a total college party and the last time I had set foot in one of those was definitely 4 years ago so it was a little weird. But none the less I had such a blast, there was a DJ and lots of dancing, complete with strobe lights and black lights.

We danced the night away and then went to a house and watched Edward Scissor hands (but I fell asleep obviously).
Halloween this year was such a success. From the costume to work to the late night party I had so much fun!
Life is crazy right now but I am loving every minute of it. I can't wait to see what next year's Halloween looks like, or what costume idea I will come up with.