Halloween First, Then NaNoWriMo

Today is Halloween! I took the day off to be with my Doberchildren and to enjoy this incredibly moody wind in South Florida. Intermittent rains pour down, and several of my Doberbabies have become Dobermaids. Dobermaids are cousins to the Mermaid, and enjoy a good romp in the wetlands in their backyard during and after a rain shower. Muddy paws are more important than wet ones to Dobermaids. You see, the maid part refers to me. I’m the one who cleans up after them!

On Halloween Eve, we were bombarded by a witch, but the Fort Doberdale Witch Posse stuck her to the ceiling where she’s hanging out for the duration of this holiday. If she tries to escape, she’ll be a holey witch!

FD Witch Posse Members doing their job

This morning, I called into a Psychic talk show on Sirius. It was fascinating. People told some eerie stories from personal experience. I recounted my Ouija board story from when I was 15 or 16, and needed some hints on managing my personal rascal spirit, who laughs ferociously after knocking things out of my hand or off the counter, so I have to pick the stuff up. The host, Mary O, told me she did not feel I had any entities in my personal space, but when I have these rascal entities “busting my chops” (she’s from NJ), to repeat “Be Gone! Be Gone! Be Gone!” Then I need to explain to them it’s my turn, and it’s my life on the physical plane, and they need to butt out. I guess reasoning works, so I’ll try it. Especially on those days when I’m in a hurry, and someone unseen creates little nuisance obstacles. Though I do have another theory for that. It being that if I’m late, perhaps I’ll avoid something tragic. So I don’t protest too much.

Mary O also mentioned that having bells on doors will keep the evil spirits out. So in a backsided way, Raven’s stubbornness to housebreaking, which caused me to buy bells for the doors, was a good thing. Imagine that. I bet Raven’s really peeved that her evil peeing plot turned into a good thing for me. Hahahahaha!

Scary enough for you?

Black Roses

After listening to the entire 3-hour show, let’s just say that I’m glad my house is haunted by paws and not by the darker side of energy. Yikes! I thought politicians were scary!

Tomorrow is November 1st and the start of NaNoWriMo, which I’ve joined and my username is FortDoberdale. This is a yearly event for writers all over the world who want to complete 50,000 words of a novel. We have a month to do it in. I hope to go the course this month, and come out the other end with 50,000 words applied to the same novel. Lord knows I write at least that many words in e-mails every month! It should be fun, though my Doberchildren don’t understand why I prefer sitting in front of my computer screen instead of doing something really productive as in throwing the Cuz ball, petting their heads, or most importantly, fixing their meals. That reminds me, I need to go shopping for some lizard gizards, eye of newt, and bat wings for dinner tonight.

Enjoy the day! And remember to keep the chocolate and raisins away from your kids and keep them safe tonight. They’re precious. Even the evil ones. Tehehehe.

The Evil Eye of Raven

The Raven.

About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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5 Responses to Halloween First, Then NaNoWriMo

  1. Linda says:

    I took the week off to be with my “kids” on our favorite holiday. Best of luck to you in the NaNoWriMo! I always love your stories. Happy Halloween!!!

  2. Debbie says:

    Who’s the cutie on the top of your webpage with the lovely ears and tail? Good to see raven’s head too finally.

  3. Helen says:

    The cutie at the top of the page is Raven. Make sure you get a good look at her head because one day I may squeeze it off!

  4. Helen says:

    Linda, I hope you have a great time off with your “kids.” Send pictures, so we can see them…and you!

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