Thursday, October 31, 2013
Halloween is big in my family and by in my family I mean my mom and I for the most part. Oh, don't get me wrong, the kids like it until they get to be too cool to hang with us, but I love it. What's not to love? Candy, decorations, traditions, connecting with those who have passed on. It is definitely one of my all time favorites.
Monday, October 28, 2013
I tracked almost nothing this weekend. There wasn't an easy place to put a pedometer, so I have no idea how many steps I took, though however many it was, should count for more since I was wearing high heels and wings for the bulk of the weekend, it has to count for more. Similarly with food. Party weekend, so the prep involved a lot of tasting and then who the heck knows what people brought had in it. That said, I weighed the same this morning as last Monday, so it was good enough I guess.
Adding a photo of my sister and I the night of the party. She came in from Alaska to help prepare for the party (and surprise my parents with a visit - the first in 2 years). I was a night fairy and she was a Spring fairy.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I'll admit to the fact that I am struggling a lot with the stress levels lately and it is really noticeable in my preparation for Halloween. This time of year is usually stressful, but in a fun, frenzied sort of way. Not the case this year. It's more energy zapping. My family hosts an annual Halloween party and every year I write a story for it (and make a soundtrack to go along with it). I HAVE to get it done for tomorrow so I can start printing it. Same with the music. I should have that at least ready tomorrow.
My costume for the party is not ready (night fairy). I am also coordinating a kids' party that is actually going on at the same time at a neighbors house. I'm supplying the food and entertainment. Food so far for them: mini pizza (toasted English muffins with pizza sauce and I'll supply triangle shaped cheese so they can make them into jack-o-lanterns), mini mummies (cocktail hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough), can't remember the rest at the moment.
Grown-up food: mini mummies, puss pudding (rice pudding made with coconut milk and green food coloring), teriyaki meatballs, meatloaf, gluten free Greek pasta, graveyard cake (chocolate cake, cookies made to look like gravestones), and some other stuff.
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