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October 31, 2012

Remains of the Day

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Happy what’s-left-of-Halloween to you!  It is just after 8pm on Halloween as I am typing this post.  It was a last minute decision to write this post, as was my decision to carve this jack-o-lantern.  With my girls no longer of trick-or-treating age, the threat of Hurricane Sandy and our Murder Mystery party this past weekend, regular ol’Halloween kind of took a back seat around here.  I just bought candy for potential  trick-or-treaters  yesterday and then I remembered we had no pumpkin to carve and enjoy the roasted seeds.  I carved this fellow at 5pm this evening.  We’ve had a total of 3 trick-or-treaters tonight.

Because of this lack of creatures of the night ringing the doorbell, I’ll be eating far too much of this over the coming days:

Each time I walk through the kitchen, I am popping these in my mouth:


Perhaps a little better than all the candy, right?

Hurricane Sandy turned out not to be a Frankenstorm at all in these parts, for which I am extremely grateful. Our power stayed on the whole duration of the storm and we just had a rainy, windy day off from school.  Trying my best to send positive thoughts to those left in need by Sandy.

How did you weather storm my reader friends?  How was your Halloween?


  1. Halowe’en had maybe 15 kids to our door and we had candy for 60. Luckily I live with four kids in their early twenties — they’ll take care of the left-overs.

    The storm hasn’t been a big problem here on the coast of Nova Scotia. Bit of wind and a downpour but nothing to call a storm.

    Glad all is well there.

    Comment by sybil — October 31, 2012 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil. Glad Sandy wasn’t a pain for you.

      Comment by Karma — November 1, 2012 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  2. We always get slammed with Trick or Treaters! This year, my husband said that we easily went through 9 bags!! I always take my boys over to my parents’ neighborhood to Trick or Treat (we know where the good candy is 😉 ), and this year was no exception. They made out like little bandits! It was a little drizzly and cold, but that didn’t slow them down one bit!! So, it was a huge success! No pictures yet…. too rainy to take any last night. We’ll have to do a Halloween photo session soon, before the snow comes!!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — November 1, 2012 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

    • I should’ve done a little Halloween photos session too! What a slacker mama I am. Even though they don’t trick or treat, they have Halloween parties at dance class, and Meghan wore a costume to school, as did I! Should’ve had my picture taken to share with you all, lol!

      Comment by Karma — November 1, 2012 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

  3. We took the kids out and left a bowl full of candy on the porch. Of course, there’s a risk of individual kids taking too much which they did but their karma will be a cavity. Those seeds look good. I didn’t roast any this year.

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 1, 2012 @ 11:42 pm | Reply

    • I’ve done that with the candy in the past. Sometimes I’ve come home to an empty bowl, other times there’s plenty left behind. I saw the picture of the boys on FB. My girls play Minecraft too – Meghan thought the Steve costume was cool.

      Comment by Karma — November 2, 2012 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  4. We had one trick or treater…which is about average for us. Husband at the rest of the bag of candy. Which is also about average for us.

    We had lots of wind the night of Sandy…and the next day (Tuesday) our school system had no power…luckily we had power at the house because we have a generator. Unluckily that was the night of our band’s Halloween concert so it got cancelled. Luckily I guess because I hadn’t figured out my costume for the concert yet.

    Glad you survived the storm!

    Comment by Dawn — November 4, 2012 @ 8:48 am | Reply

    • Every time one of these threatening storms rolls around, hubby and I talk about a generator, then the storm passes and it is forgotten about again! We aren’t that bad off in a power outage as long as it isn’t terribly cold outside. I can cook on my gas stove and my gas water heater stays hot and my water continues to flow – I shouldn’t complain too much.
      Thanks Dawn.

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2012 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  5. I like that grin on that Pumpkin. I so like it!

    Comment by Kathy — November 4, 2012 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

    • I’m glad my pumpkin gave you a grin! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2012 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

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