Whipping winds abound, we were lucky to have only one tree uproot and fall on our property. One that mattered anyway. The others were deeper into the woods and those branches from all the rest were scattered like pick-up sticks everywhere else. With a little incentive from their dad, Jake and Cole were eager to gather and pile almost all of them. The trees are left bare from hurricane Sandy and it looks eerily like winter outside. I’m not ready yet. I am still enjoying the fall season which seems like it began only a few weeks ago.
Halloween was cancelled here in our town with so many still without power and several blocked roadways. It deemed to be too dangerous and altogether not a good choice. Once again our community is pulling together and hosting an event at one of the local public schools over the weekend. The boys are thrilled and I can’t wait to see Claire all dressed and ready to go.
Although I have to admit, I was secretly excited at the prospect of no candy this year. It’s always too much and just so unhealthy for their little bodies. I know it’s only one day, but that day turns into weeks of sugar. I’m hoping for a quick binge and then it will quickly and mysteriously disappear a little (or a lot) each day. How do you handle the candy during this holiday? Even without the candy, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. For no particular reason, it’s just not a holiday I look forward to or plan for much other than costumes.
Along with the loss of leaves we have the loss of daylight-savings time this Sunday. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour when you go to bed on Saturday and enjoy that extra hour of slumber! I have to make sure to inform the kids that it’s a requirement. Do you think they”ll buy it? Hopefully!
Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you all are safe and sound or at least well taken care of by others.
I will see you back here next week. Until then…