The reason for my return to blogging also has to do with my birthday. My friends and I celebrated my milestone event at the O-Bar and everyone was asked to bring a gift that started with the letter O. It's great to have such creative friends! One of my gifts was my own Obituary (love that!) and another was the "jumper" illustration for my Scare-O-Meter! Now I can start using my rating system in the way it was O-riginally intended. Thanks to all my friends who made this birthday extra-special.
Well, I guess it wouldn't be a true blog entry without some story about the paranormal, so I'll tell you about one of the incidents in my haunted home. One day I was in the bathroom putting my make-up on when I heard my son crying in his bedroom (he was five or six at the time). I walked down the hall to check on him and as soon as I got to the doorway the crying stopped. I called his name and asked if he was okay. No answer. I looked around the room and didn't see him anywhere. I called his name again. I looked under his bed. Empty. I looked in his closet. No kid. Thinking I had just imagined it, I headed back to the bathroom and as I did the crying began again. I went back toward his room and when I reached the doorway... you guessed it. The crying stopped. I called his name again, but still no response. I thought he might have gone outside to play with his friends and had gotten hurt or I thought maybe one of his friends was sitting, outside, under one of his windows hiding from his parents so I quickly went outside to look. I walked the entire perimeter of my house and found nothing. I hurried back inside, now yelling my son's name and he answered me from the family room located on the other side of the house. When I reached him he was sitting on the couch, watching TV. I asked him if he was okay and he said, "Yes, Mommy!" I could tell by his demeanor and his face that he had not been crying at all. Still, I had to verify. "Were you crying?" His response was, of course, "No."
Many other paranormal incidents took place in that house, including the sighting of a full-bodied apparition. I'll save those stories for another time.