Saturday, November 1, 2014

Trick or Treat!

So, as you most likely noticed, last night was Halloween!
My family and I almost didn't go trick-or-treating, because it was supposed to rain and be really cold. My dad told us that we could either go trick-or-treating, or we could go out to eat and then have movie night; when we voted, we ended up going trick-or-treating.
I wasn't sure which costume I was going to wear. I had two -- one of them was a duct tape Elsa dress that I made for my church's duct tape contest, and the other one was a witch dress that I wore last year. I wasn't sure that I wanted to wear duct tape out with my friends, but I didn't want to wear the costume that they had seen me in last year, either! But one of my awesome nurses, Ms. Kristi, had brought her costume (yes, she dressed up and went with us), and she let me try it on. It was a Hermione Granger outfit -- you know, from Harry Potter? -- with a red and gold cloak, scarf, and even a time-turner accessory! (If you want to know what a time-turner is, read the book. It's from #3, The Prisoner of Azkaban.) And not only did it look cool, but it fit perfectly too! My mom made my hair kind of wavy, and pretty frizzy/messy, so it would look like Hermione's in the movie. So for the rest of the night, and some of this morning, I looked like, acted like, and even talked like one of my favorite characters!
However, since I had taken Ms. Kristi's costume, she didn't have one to wear! However, she had brought a white shirt and black pants to wear under the cloak, and I had an idea when looking through some of our Halloween stuff: She would be Snow White from the show Once Upon a Time! She wore the white shirt, black pants, a white belt, boots, and a fake dagger. Because Ms. Kristi has dark blonde/light brown hair, she didn't exactly look like Snow White, so we told everyone that she was a huntress.
My sister, Aly, wore all black, a pair of cat ears, and my dad drew some whiskers on her face. Huh... her costume kinda went with the nickname my nurse Ms. Katie has for her, which is Aly-Cat! One of the other younger girls we were trick-or-treating with is named Allison, and she was also wearing a cat costume -- although Allison's was more of a leopard. We all called them "the two Aly-Cats!"
James wore one of my sister's old karate uniforms and belt. He kept pretending to attack everyone, which was a little annoying, but the costume did look like it was made for him! And his friend, Kevin, who currently does the same kind of karate as my sister, was also wearing a karate uniform. And Kevin's brother, TJ, was wearing a ninja outfit. They all matched each other, and none of it was planned!
We went around the entire neighborhood, and then we went over to Kevin's house. After a couple minutes, everyone decided that they wanted to go to ANOTHER neighborhood to get more candy! I couldn't go because it was starting to sprinkle, and my wheelchair can't get wet. Kaylee (Kevin's other sister) couldn't go either, because of her chair. And TJ didn't go, I don't know why. TJ and I ended up going around the neighborhood again -- and when we got back, everyone else gave us a handful of their candy, since they got a lot and we hadn't been able to go with them!
By the time we got back home and got in bed, it was around ten o'clock. So today, I am tired! But it was totally worth it.


  1. anonymousrandomgirlNovember 1, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Hey, I'm glad you had fun yesterday. I decided to write a random poem- what do you think?

    I sit and wonder who have I become?
    I feel like so fake,
    Like a silicone Barbie doll.
    I trick myself into thinking I’m unique,
    But I’m not.

    Nobody knows that I think poetry and writing is beautiful and impacting.
    Nobody knows that I may enjoy Cartoon Network.
    Nobody knows that I might want to delay college,
    And travel the world.
    Nobody knows that I sometimes feel depressed.
    Nobody knows that I fantasize myself being just like Katniss.
    Nobody knows much about me,
    Because I deceive society into thinking that I’m just another self-obsessed teenage girl.

    I live my life, still attempting to understand myself,
    Switching personalities, seeing which one fits best.
    Sadly, I can’t fit into just one.
    Around friends, I’m awkward
    Around strangers, I’m shy
    Around family, I’m Little Miss Chatterbox.
    Who am I?

    I envy the people who aren’t afraid to reveal themselves to the world.
    I can’t understand why I can’t do the same.
    Maybe I’m afraid I’ll lose my friends,
    And I’ll regret it forever.
    My own sister acts herself.
    Why can’t I?

    If I ever learn, I just have one thing to say.
    Don’t be a fool like myself-
    The world will always try to uniform us.
    Wanting to create one type of person,
    Creating a "one size fits all" personality.
    Don’t forget that we all are potentially snowflakes.
    Revealing ourselves with grace and dignity.
    With the ability to create something beautiful,
    When we all work together.

  2. Hi Mattie,
    ALWAYS enjoy hearing from you.....this time it was fun to hear your family brings things to a vote, grin.
    I love how you were able to "think on your feet" and switch costumes with your nurse AND come up with a cool one for her as well. Neat how so many were "on the same page".
    Glad folks shared their candy...........hope you can space it out a bit and enjoy it for quite awhile. If you're like me and chocolate tho, it's not really going to happen that way, Lol.
    Take Good Care. Hope you have a marvelous week.
    Ms Lu
    And Mocha (who now brings me my tennis shoes and my support knee highs before each bike ride)