Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Some neighborhoods have a little tradition. It involves anonymous gift giving around holidays. Our neighborhood now has the Neighborhood Ghost. We were hit by the neighborhood ghost on Sunday night. Whoever ghosted us gave us included a coloring book for each of the kids, a Family Circle Magazine and some fruit snacks.
I struggled with who to ghost next. Because I've been sick it took me a day, but finally I decided to ghost our neighbors Grandpa Carl and Grandma Mikey. She had a mild stroke a few weeks back, and they mean so much to us. At first I thought I should ghost someone we didn't know very well, but in the end our very special, and much loved neighbors received our gifts.
I did all my shopping at ShopKo while picking up some alcohol pads for Dana. I wanted a one-stop shop because it was about all I could take. I found some good deals while I was there. The patchwork pumpkin and the leaf with acorns were buy one get one free. So in the end I paid $2 each. The fleece was marked down from $12.99 to $4.99 and is a light blue with jack-o-lanterns on it, and finally I picked up some Country Time lemonade hard candies. They were in the dollar section, and everything in the dollar section was 75 cents. I spent about $10 total for our Neighborhood Ghost, but it will never be enough to repay the kind and wonderful neighbors we have.