are hanging at the front door ready, to greet any visitors.
we live on a wonderful street...
the sidewalks are well lit and the porches are wide and welcoming,
perfect for little and not so little trick or treaters.
we're expecting anywhere between 60 and 80 knocks on our door.
rain or no rain...
the numbers have been consistent over the years.
did i run out of treats
and had to borrow from my children's loot.
(i think... the cavity count was less that year)
this might be the last halloween my children will be trick or treating. one has already opted to help hand out goodies. they are at the age when they no longer believe in the tooth fairy, the easter bunny or santa claus. and somehow, they have figured out (on their own) the difference between good and bad chocolate. either way, whether roaming the neighbourhood or handing out treats, both will be in costumes, something they both love and will never give up. so bring on the ghoulish games.... wishing everyone a happy and safe halloween !!! erica xoxo
ian came back from the east coast with the ultimate souvenirs.
pumpkin scented candles, almond bark, and
fresh crustaceans from nova scotia !!!
they survived the eleven hour journey from coast to coast
and they were still moving when we opened the box the following day.
did you know that lobsters contains less saturated fat calories and cholesterol
than beef, pork, or even white chicken meat?
even better: only 90 calories per 100 grams (if you skip the dips in the butter)
nevertheless...i'm allergic to them. within 12 hours after consuming them, my face starts to swell and my fingers begin to itch.
also, my daughter thinks eaten them is like feasting on giant bugs.
this makes my son very happy. having been a very picky eater all of his 16 years, he has allowed no more than a dozen food/dishes to be included in what he deems palatable and edible. somehow... lobsters made it to the top five of this list. he was more than delighted to have our share of the loot.
hello monday wow...where did the weekend go? we really do need another day between saturday and sunday.
i'm playing along with lisa leonard's hellos, where i greet the brand new week and all it has to offer. here goes....
hello rain... thank you for holding out until today and for giving us another
beautiful, warm weekend.
hello garbage bags filling up as i declutter our little abode
(so far, i've filled up thirteen...only 37 more to go) hello saint vincent de paul... where i'm dropping off and donating the first 10 bags of my 50 bag challenge (the trunk of the car is already packed and ready to go)
hello polenta pizza (cathy... i want to make your yummy dish!!!)
hello victoriaairport... looking forward to picking ian up tomorrow...
it's been a long week without him !!!
hello itchy, red eyes... my allergies are kicking in full force.
hello grocery shopping, laundry and checking things off my to-do list.