Greetings Gals (& guys ... if there are any who happen to be reading).
I'm sitting here tonight in my kitchen smelling the scents of Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds wafting through the air. Outside the rain is falling and the temperature has dropped significantly, but inside it is warm and cozy. Brett is busy carving the pumpkin.
I hate to admit this, but last year we did something that I always thought I would never,ever do ...
I thought it was something only old people or mean witches did ...
For the first time ever we shut the lights out on Halloween and ...
left the house to go out for dinner. Since our kids were grown it didn't seem quite as fun or necessary to be here to pass out candy, but at the same time I kind of didn't like it.
So, this year the lights will be on, the jack-o-lantern will be carved, the candy bowl will be filled to the brim and we will be happily passing out candy to each and every little trick or treater who happens to stop by.
I've invited some neighbors and fellow empty-nesters to join us for chili, cornbread, salad and apple cake. It will be fun to catch up with them as we pass out the candy.
Tomorrow we'll be outside stringing pumpkin lights from the arbor, hanging pumpkin lanterns on shepherd's hooks and bringing the jack-o-lantern outside to keep us company. Around here the kids trick or treat on the trail that runs behind our house. It's supposed to be COLD on Halloween night. Perhaps I'll warm up some spiced cider to keep us toasty out there.