i was just so tickled to find the other goodies inside -- fun fabric tape, a sweet little skeletal fairy, a Tim Burtonesque snake on a tree, and a pocket-sized Oogie Boogie which i immediately chased my 12 year-old daughter around the room with.
after taking a moment to post a quick thanks on Chris's post, it was back to work.
i have yet to try the cutely packaged orange candies, but do enjoy answering my kids when they ask, "what are these?" with a deadpan "mine," and have made sure to point out to my son that the little puffy clay skulls are NOT over-sized Lucky Charms. so the storm came and left with minimal damage but plenty of moving plants, patio furniture, and Halloween decor back into place. i apologize for taking a while to getting around to sharing my joyful thanks. it took me 3 days to get around to opening up that t-shirt.