A year and half later and I've finally finished painting the second character from Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. I only been working on it slowly doing a little here and there while painting other things. I didn't keep track of the time, but it was probably 12-15 hours overall.
Month: November 2022
Thanksgiving at home with ourselves. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, sweet-potato casserole, some fruit, and just enough turkey. For dessert, pumpkin pie, derby pie, and crème brulée. Heather took the lead on making our pumpkin pie this year.
For something new this year we read Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October (a Halloween tale told one day at a time). So we finished reading it on Halloween after dinner, which was orange pancakes, eaten after Corinne got back from swim class. It was fun and the girls even mostly listened to the story. That put us a little behind schedule though, so getting ready for trick or treating was a little rushed and there was very little light left to get any pictures, so they're pretty lousy, oh well.
"We" carved pumpkins on Sunday. By which I mean, I carved pumpkins based on designs drawn by the girls. Though this year Corinne did help scoop some guts out. Heather drew a horse head, Corinne made a square-eyed, pointy-toothed creature, I went with a simple Triforce.
Since I had procured a fog machine to use, in part, for Heather's birthday adventure I set it up along our sidewalk for some extra Halloween ambiance.
Our whole neighborhood was pretty hopping this year with kids. Seems to have completely changed character from when we moved in 10 years ago. Lots of younger families with kids now. I seem to recall things being pretty dead on Halloween when we first got here.
We went down our street and back up the next one over. By the time we got home both girls' buckets were overflowing, so it was a successful night.