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“Double Double Toil and Trouble”

It’s a week away from Halloween and the temps are starting to drop.  Fall weather has finally joined us at the Jersey Shore.  Living in Toms River, it is one of  the few places that  we trick or  on October 30th, yes the day before Halloween.  The idea was established so the town could all enjoy the Halloween Parade on the 31st as a family.  I have some great memories of lining up on Main St. early to have a good view with a zip loc bag of sugar filled treats.

When I was a kid (oh my sounding older then my 49 years), we were excited to go out and fill up a pillow case of goodies.  Stopping home to unload your treats, fuel up and go back out for round 2 or 3!  Times they are a changing, society is changing, there is a lot more “Trunk or Treats” for children’s safety and what seems like convenience.  There is something to be said about going out and walking for hours for candy you don’t even like just to say you got more then your friends.  It is a simple way that children have fun and learn their perseverance pays off.

Over the years, there have been less trick or treaters and definitely more cars driving the kids around to get their treats.  Everyone is in a rush, missing out on the simple fun and dare I say exercise.  Our kiddos are grown but we are excited to stroll with our grandson and see his reaction to the costumes and treats.  He is too young to walk and eat the goodies but his mommy has his costume or costumes ready to go!

So don’t be ghoulish, turn on your front light, welcome the little goblins and have fun in seeing the joy in the kids eyes.  I’m thinking of a sign to have for parents who are walking the endless hours and might need a refill in their cup!




Image OK so now you know the truth of my struggles.  I have been wanting to blog about a few things but I have been BLOCKED!

The more I think about the cause a few things come to mind.  I have listed them perhaps you can give me some feedback on how to get around them but as for now, they are taking over my thoughts!

The first and foremost why is it no matter which lipstick I decide to wear it won’t stay on my lips?  I do however struggle to remove it from every water bottle and glass I use…… Just writing it has me drifting off on the dilemma.

My dog is aging, he has trouble going for walks, getting up on the sofa, but why he is sleeping he trots for miles!  He is a snoring trotter, unbelievable. When he awakes he is bleary eyed and now I know why he limps but I don’t think he does.

The summer season is upon us, we wear less clothing, spend most of our days in swim wear and my laundry has doubled?!  Seriously, where is it coming from?

Summer reading list, why does it exist?  Did it start from elementary school and carry over to adulthood?  Everyone posts that it’s finally summer and they have their list of reading material. We are adults can we not read for enjoyment all year round?

I’m off to reapply my lipstick and throw another load of wash in the machine, then I might get crazy and do some summer reading.