The Skeleton Crew Enjoys Candy, Cocktails & Kibble by the Lake

The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Happy Sunday!

Here’s a weekend waterview from Lake Norman. . .

Weekend Waterview October Lake Norman ©

Rod and Rowena enjoyed some chair time by the water this week.

 The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

After being stuck in that stuffy closet for months, Rod says

there’s nothing like a little fresh air and sunshine . . .

 The Skeleton Crew by the lake #cocktail #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Along with a cocktail to cure what ails you!

Skull Martini Glass and Skeletini Cocktail Recipe #martini #cocktail #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Rod’s been taking it easy after his Rotator Cuff and Hip Replacement Surgery,

resting and relaxing by the water between physical therapy appointments. . .

Weekend Waterview October Lake Norman ©

He and Rowena have been slowly making the rounds

to visit a few of their favorite haunts. . .

Tricolor mums and pumpkins #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Shopping for pumpkins and mums. . .

Spooktacular Halloween display with skeleton driving truck filled with pumpkins #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Spooktacular Halloween display with skeleton driving truck filled with pumpkins #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

And visiting and catching up with a few old friends in the neighborhood.

Spooktacular Halloween decorating with skeletons climbing a house #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Halloween candy and the skeleton crew #candy #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Rod has quite the sweet tooth and looks forward to stocking up on Halloween candy.

He buys enough to last a whole year!

I *heart* Halloween and skellie fun #candy #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Rowena is a flower enthusiast so Rod bought her a new blooming headband

that she spied at TJ Maxx, along with some sparkly new bobby pins.

 The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

 The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Their rescue pups, Bone-ita and Bona Lisa, are enjoying some lake time too

and looking forward to ‘Lick or Treat’.

Lick or Treat Dog Skeleton and Halloween Fun #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

The both agree that their kibble and chew bones

taste better by the water. 🐾🐾

The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #lake #halloween #skeleton #dogs #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Skull Cocktail Shaker and Skeletini Recipe #martini #cocktail #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Rowena’s sharing her favorite cocktail for Halloween (or anytime!) a Skeletini. . .

Here’s how to shake up one:

Skull Martini Glass and Skeletini Cocktail Recipe #martini #cocktail #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Skeletini Ingredients:

💀 1 1/2 ounces vodka of choice (Crystal Head Vodka, preferred)

💀 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier

💀 1 1/2 ounces Pomegranate Juice

💀 1 ounce freshly squeezed Lime Juice

Crystal Head Vodka and Skeletini Cocktail Recipe #martini #cocktail #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Add ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Sip carefully and slowly. . .it’s scary good!

 The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Rowena says it’s been bone dry here with no measurable rainfall in weeks. . .

Lake Norman low lake level October ©

Lake Norman is 4 1/2 feet down and 2 feet below

the desired target level for this time of year.

Lake Norman low lake level October

 Rod and Rowena both were around for the severe droughts between

 July 1925 and September 1927 in North Carolina,

when three consecutive growing seasons were almost completely wiped out.

They’re crossing their bony fingers that we get some rain soon!

 The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Rod says despite the sun, it’s chilly here today,

and he can’t seem to stay warm!

The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©


Rae Dunn Lick or Treat Dog Bowl, Candy Bowl / HomeGoods

Skull Martini Glasses and Cocktail Shaker / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Throws & Pumpkin Pillow / HomeGoods, several years ago

Dog Skeletons / Amazon

Skeletons / Grandin Road, several years ago

The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

I hope this tickled your funny bone and you’re enjoying

some beauti-fall weather where you are this weekend!

💀 🎃 🍬 🍸🐾

Skull martini glass and candy with the skeleton crew #skelliefun #skeleton #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

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Weekend Waterview: The Skeleton Crew by the lake #skelliefun #skeleton #coctail #dogs #lake #halloween #ribtickling #spinetingling #humerus ©

Thank you for your visit!

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  21 comments for “The Skeleton Crew Enjoys Candy, Cocktails & Kibble by the Lake

  1. Pat
    October 8, 2023 at 7:00 am

    R and R and their pups (and their creator) are so funny! Loved the beautiful background too; hope you get some rain soon. Here in NE it is getting cold at night; broke down yesterday and turned on my furnace. Love fall but do not like what follows-just saying!

    • Sue
      October 8, 2023 at 8:49 am

      I look forward to your Halloween posts all year. You never disappoint and you never fail to surprise me! Thanks!! Happy Halloween 🦇

  2. Babs
    October 8, 2023 at 7:01 am

    Oh Mary, what delightful FUN. We have followed you blog for years and eagerly await your holiday posts. Thank you for bringing such enjoyment in to our lives. Happy Halloween dear friend.

    • Sheryl R
      October 8, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      As always, you are so clever with my favorite posts – those of Rod and Rowena!! What a lovely and relaxing spot they have to relax their old bones! I hope you never stop your wonderfully creative blog posts!!!! They make my day!!

    • Ellen
      October 9, 2023 at 8:38 am

      Always look forward to an episode of Rod & Rowena!!! HALLOWEEN FUN! 🎃💀🧛🏻🧟‍♂️🧙🏻‍♀️🦹🏻‍♀️

  3. Rita C.
    October 8, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Rod & Rowena certainly have a prime location for rest & recuperation. That skeletini sounds fabulous. Even though the water is lower, the lake still looks sublime, and the silver maple seems to be holding its own, providing shade still. Fingers crossed it will make it in the long run.

  4. Cindi
    October 8, 2023 at 8:34 am

    I just love your Rod and Rowena posts! Hope you get rain soon! It was 40 degrees here in VA when I woke up. Not ready for winter want to enjoy the fall weather. Peace.

  5. Dorinda Selke
    October 8, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Mary ~ sitting here with my coffee enjoying your Rod and Rowena post immensely. They are always a hit with me and so adorable. Hugs, Dorinda

  6. Shirley @Housepitality Designs.
    October 8, 2023 at 8:52 am

    So happy to see the cutest couple of October..Rod and Rowena! They are certainly enjoying their time by the lake. Had no idea that Lake Norman’s water level was so low! Praying for rain Mary!!

  7. Betsy
    October 8, 2023 at 9:34 am

    Rod is bringing on the ‘spirit’ of the season with his t-shirt! What a thrill that boaters must get when they go by and see the skeleton crew enjoying the view and cooler temperatures. We’re still in the 90’s and I’m looking forward to fall weather in the coming weeks. It’s hard to feel the season when you put on shorts each day while staring longingly at all the sweaters in one’s closet!

  8. October 8, 2023 at 9:49 am

    So fun Mary! I met a woman yesterday who has 3 smaller skeletons that she styles on her front porch, changing their positions every day so they are doing something different and people love to drive by and see them. I told her about your blog and Rod and Rowena, and how she should visit you to get ideas! Love the Lick or Treat bowl! I can’t believe the lake is so low, it’s been really dry here too…we need some rainy days!

  9. Pamela Meyers Arbour
    October 8, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Always so fun to see. You put so much effort and energy in your potting shed displays. And now I know why you haven’t been posting rides on the pontoon boat!

  10. Clara
    October 8, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Mary, So happy to see Rod and Rowena. Rowena’s new headband is so cute. They have the perfect lake view. They’re relaxing in the best spot possible. We’re in a drought too. We got a little rain a couple of days ago but nothing significant. Your mums and pumpkins are so pretty. Loved this post! Happy Sunday! Clara❤️

  11. Julie
    October 8, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Love your creative skeleton crew! Thanks for sharing your work!

  12. October 8, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Mary, you always charm us with your creative posts. The skeleton crew looks so cute by the lake. Love Rowena’s new headband. Bone-ita and Bona Lisa are definitely looking forward to the Lick or Treat bowl. A fun post to enjoy.

  13. Pam
    October 8, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Rod and Rowena deserve some fresh air after being closed up in a closet. Rowena looks quite fetching in her new headband and sparkly bobby pins! I had no idea that Lake Norman was so low. We have had only a few drops of rain since we returned from our trip. No measurable rain here for weeks.

    Mary, I love the fun you have with Halloween 🧡🎃

  14. Michele M.
    October 8, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    SO cute, Mary. R and R take the cake! And the dog skelly just floors me!

    I am so sorry about the low water levels of beautiful Lake Norman. It is always worrisome when that happens.

    Have a fabulous week!!

  15. Mary Bellingham Gottlieb
    October 9, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    How many boat mishaps can be attributed to the sightings of Rod
    and Rowena relaxing on the shore? Bone-rattling fun. So appreciate your humor and giftedness…

  16. Iris
    October 9, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you. I truly needed a laugh today. Great stories to go with the great decorating.

  17. Patricia
    October 9, 2023 at 7:49 pm

    I look forward to checking in with your skeleton crew every year. Such a fun blog post and the photos are a total delight. Thank you for your spooktacular creativity

  18. Margaret
    October 23, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Just discovered your posts today when I saw the pumpkin spread recipe. I loved the Rod and Rowena pictures! I don’t want to miss any of your posts from now on!

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