Sunday, October 20, 2013
I can already sense the shortening of the days and on days like today, where it's cloudy and moist, it's even harder. It started to snow today, so I tried to get out early enough to miss the worst of the snow, but fortunately I'm south enough of the storm to only have gotten a few flurries that melted when it hit the ground.
This darkness also throws off when I want to eat. I want dinner much earlier than normal and have been munching like crazy. Fortunately I picked up plenty of fruit and am aiming at that more than anything else I could have had.
I was tempted to pick up Halloween candy today, but decided to wait until next week to get that to hand out to the kids that come to my door. With a secure entry, I have few kids that show up, I'll probably just get one big bag to hand out. I like that my kids can just run the hallways without having to worry about getting them in big coats that hide their costume anyhow. I'll bet it snows again on Halloween, hopefully not the 2 feet we got one year.
We will go to the local grocery store next weekend in costume too, they have a fun little thing for the kids each year. One other grocery store does something too, but it's a forced donation to play the games, which was not what it said in the newspaper the one time we tried to do it. Not as fun.
The holiday overeating time is coming upon us. I'm seeing free recipes everywhere for fudge, cookies and candies. I've already done fudge once this season and have the ingredients on hand for other treats. I'm almost tempted to start working on cookies for a cookie exchange one of my friends does every year, almost...
Today's Holidays: Information Overload Awareness Day, National Day on Writing, Miss America Rose Day and National Brandied Fruit Day.