Halloween is over.
It is sad with my kids being older.
I don’t get to enjoy the fun of getting their costumes ready and taking them and their friends out trick or treating.
This was over 12 years ago……….
Challenger is the cowboy and Freebird is the cheerleader with the yellow vest on in this picture.
This year, instead of preparing costumes Halloween day, I cut my dad and Romeo’s hair……
I’m awful at cutting hair but my dad and Romeo insist on me doing it.
I mean….I’m really bad.
I have begged them to get someone else.
I truly am making it up as I go.
They won’t listen.
I have gotten better, or at least faster………not necessarily better.
Just fast and bad.
They still won’t get another porch lady to cut their hair.
So…my Halloween day… I made some chili and vegetable soup, cut some hair and bought ALOT of candy in case some family got lost…in the country…..on our dirt road……and were brave enough to trick or treat at our house.
I wanted warm smells…..shiny candy……and trick or treaters.
Or lost strangers.
Either one would work.
I had high hopes.
And lots of candy.
No one wandered into our country abode.
Except my brother, sister-in-law and their children……..
Because they live next door.
How cute are they?
They dress like this every day.
They were the extent of our trick-or-treaters.
And I still had tons of candy left over.
So, why do I buy all of this candy?
I do this………….
Buy a ton of candy. Wait just in case………and then eat it all after Halloween is over.
I think I know what I am doing…….
I think I know in my “brain” that no one is going to drive down our dark, dirt road and then send their precious children up to our door to get candy and directions home.
But I still buy candy and pretend I’m going to give it all away.
I “think” I know I won’t.
I “think” I just want to eat it.
But this year was different. My kids were grown. I’m a bad, porch, hair cutting lady now on Halloween day and I needed to be more mature about this.
So , I thought I would out smart myself on candy, since I figured out what I “think” I may be doing and I did something to ensure I wouldn’t be tempted to eat the fattening stuff.
Tasty weight watchers candy = Smart.
Their bright shiny wrappers welcoming me and encouraging me to not eat the “fatty mcfatty” candy.
Readily available to keep any temptations at bay.
I remembered they were there to keep temptations at bay after my fourth Reese’s cup.
After that, I just ignored them.
Another 5 lb Halloween.
Hope yours was fun!
Did you dress up?
Are you switching out decor for Thanksgiving?
I feel like I haven’t heard from you in forever!
Going to make some thrift store rounds today……I will share my goodies with you later!