Halloween afternoon reading the Sunday paper
Angel says "let's go get some trick or treaters"
I'm so over October - Choco-holiday #1 is Over! Starting with my birthday at the beginning of the month, then much eating out with travel and fun, pumpkin bakery items, it's been a food fest from the 1st to the 31'st. That I havn't really gained a lot of weight is a cool miracle. Food fun and not fun was had.
I'm READY for a new month, fresh start, and maybe some lessons learned.
Halloween: I did a fair amount of carb and sugar purging from the house. All but 4 pieces of chocolate candy are given out. I still eat chocolate, mostly sugar free, but this is the real thing. Fun-size snickers and reeses cup miniatures-things that I really used to over do on and only very rarely have. That is so ok.
We get a lot of trick or treaters. I gave out the chocolate I liked first by large handfuls, then the candy I'm "Meh" about, then the majority of the candy I bought was Skittles and Nerds and Wacky Taffy. I'd just been to the store and I guess I was still in that frame of mind of "Ooh goody, fall food fun! and had bought some carby treats. They are all gone : a box of rice krispie treats, a Halloween bag of
30 mini bags of pretzels to give out but then I decided to keep just 2. I had a box of 10 mini bags of microwave popcorn-gone and half of a 100 cal snack pack box of lite Ritz cracker mix. Even mini boxes of raisins.
By 8:50 pm, we only had 6 mini raisin boxes and 1 rice krispie treat left and the secret tiny stash of candy. My husband and I undecorated the porch, all shades of Halloween are gone: the 10 mini pumpkins, lit jack o laterns, 30 mini bats, owls, witches items, spiders and cobwebs were removed. The lights are off. Even the sensor lights are off. We closed early for the night and the trick or treaters took the hint.
It feels good to have that stuff out of the house. I'm back to working my plan. TMI..Aunt flo is visiting ( she is as irregular and witchy as they come sometimes ) and the symptoms I've been to the doctor for are continuing but not as bad. I'm having an Ultrasound next week, but overall I still feel better. OOPs just got a call got to ultrasound one my boobs too..oh boy.
Halloween also brought the death of my friend and coworker in Hospice, and I'm just relieved she is no longer suffering. Witnessing her struggle to fight cancer and to live is inspiring and motivates me every day.
Self care stuff: organized, cleaned up part of living room. Bought new bedroom slippers and Pjs.
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