Beef stew is bubbling away in the oven, and I can pretend I've cleaned up the kitchen (but I should really go and do a better job). Big E is out with Little e getting who knows what at the store, and Sweetheart G is doing art upstairs. Things are set up for the candy fairy to come tonight after bedtime. I did have plans for a sit down family style lunch, but that fell apart, so we're doing that free wheeling eat-when-you-feel-like-it thang. When the Es get back from the store, I think we'll carve up our pumpkins, but overall it is a slow leisurely kind of Halloween (i.e. the best-est kind ever in my book).