Morning Meanderings… Random Things On My Chest

This morning I woke up and sitting here with coffee cup started just thinking about random things…. nothing really alone contributes to a post, or maybe it does but I would rather bullet point the thoughts in my head:

  1. I have notices that sometimes when I comment on other posts I mean to put a smiley but my fingers move to fast and put a wink instead and hit submit before I notice it.Β  In most cases I mean a smiley in case anyone wonders why I wink when I type.Β  I don’t…. not that I know of.Β  πŸ˜‰Β  (DOH!)
  2. The candy wrapper and the small black rice looking turd next to it in the library behind the chair turned out to not be my husband’s (although I would have preferred that it was).Β  Nope.Β  It was from a mouse.Β  Was.Β  I got him.Β  As much as I love all living creatures, I can not figure out a humane way to evict those that come into my home.
  3. Every year I buy three bags of fun size candy bars for Halloween… fully knowing thatΒ  a) We do not get any trick or treaters where we live andΒ  b) we are not even going to be home.


Me, Sara, Heidi


On Halloween my friend Sara and I went to my friend Heidi’s home where we helped hand out candy to trick or treaters.Β  Heidi’s house is right in town and they had around 1,000 kids.Β  No kidding.Β  It was a lot of fun to see all the costumes and I think we are “on duty” for next year too.


*Whew*Β  That feels better!Β Β  Hope everyone survived the weekend ok! Mine was pretty busy but fun.Β  I work today, workout this afternoon (remember the fun size candy bars…) and think I actually will have a relaxing evening at home.Β  YES!Β  They are too few and far between that’s for sure.

Have a great day!

38 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Random Things On My Chest

  1. You would have preferred it to be Al’s turd or Al’s candy wrapper? LOL!
    Wow – 1000 kids, that’s amazing! I thought we got a lot. How fun though. I know the candy bit. We used to go through a bag ourselves before Halloween. Not we give out full-size bars which is super fun and somehow less tempting to eat before hand. (You can always justify a fun-size bar). Have a good day!

  2. Yes, I agree with Diana!

    Oh, Sheila, I have been down that road…the mice visitors. In my last house in the foothills (they seem to LOVE country homes, but I have heard they also visit city homes! LOL), and yet I hadn’t seen any in many years. Then in my final year in the home, when I was trying to sell it, they showed up. Not just one, but about six of them! And they were bold. I didn’t just see the evidence of them, but the actual mice boldly marking their turf. Oh, I have mouse stories! I could do a whole post on my mouse invasion…LOL

    Glad you got rid of him!

    I didn’t get any trick or treaters this year, either (except one, my grandson!), which always amazes me, since I live on a residential street. But it is not a heavily trafficked street and mine is a quiet condo…so I guess that’s why.

    This year I only bought one bag of the goodies, so I don’t have too many temptations left.

    1. Our neighbor has several wild cats that she feeds and they are always in our yard Laurel. My hubby says that is a good thing because they keep the mice away which for the most part is true….. πŸ˜€

      I should have bought only one bag of goodies….

    1. Heidi goes all out Esme, they decorate their yard and front porch. They have a large cauldron filled with candy and a talking pirate. They also do a little fire pit in their driveway so kids can warm up. It was a lot of fun πŸ™‚

    1. Teresa I felt bad because Sara and I got in there and took over the candy hand out. I asked Heidi about it and she said she loved that because usually she has to do it alone.

      I enjoyed seeing all the kids. πŸ˜€

  3. I bought too much candy. It would have been given away had we not done a marathon of trick-or-treating. My boys didn’t have this kind of stamina when they were younger – now they want to be out begging candy for hours. πŸ™‚

    Your comment about unintentional winking made me think of this orthodontic assistant I saw often in my teen years. I used to think she was winking at me all the time and it turned out to be a facial tic. It made me wonder if something like that would force you to be outgoing and sociable (you know, since you’d always be winking at people).

    I’m glad you caught the mouse.

    1. Thanks Alyce – I felt bad about the mouse but I put the trap tight where I found “the evidence” and the next morning….. it was over.

      It is true that they always do return to the scene of the crime…. πŸ˜‰

      (Intentional wink) πŸ˜†

  4. Okay the funny thing is I often try to type πŸ˜€ (colon, capital D incase that transforms when I hit enter) for my big smiley, but i type too fast so I end up with D: – looks like I’m screaming in pain then!! πŸ˜€

    1. I use a cheat sheet that I found on word press Jill and I saved it to my desktop πŸ™‚ There are only a few i remember but the bug eye one cracks me up so I occasionally have to look up how to do it. πŸ˜€

  5. I know exactly what you mean…I am never tempted by un fun sized bars…but I am particulary enticed by the fun sized ones and even the smaller than fun sized ones…we had some teeny lovely Snickers ones this year…they were hee hee hee sized…we get trick or treaters but we always worry that we won’t have enough so we over buy…and for a month we say to each other…do you think we need more candy?

  6. I always buy candy every year, even though we don’t get many trick or treaters either… the kids end up eating it. We trick or treat one town over which is where their daddy is from and it’s always on a different night than it is here… geez that was confusing LOL…

  7. I’m laughing so hard about the candy. We get about 300 trick or treaters for Halloween, but that doesn’t stop me from getting more like 400 hundred pieces of candy. Bad, bad Trisha.

    1. Part of our “participation fee” was to bring a bag or two of candy…. I am sure they spend quite a bit doing this every year but they enjoy it…. we had to plan out what we gave each child:

      a fun size candy bar
      tootsie roll
      and dum dum sucker


  8. Love your costume!! Excellent make-up, especially.

    We have a problem with mice in our house, too. There are woods behind out house, and they come in as soon as the weather turns cool. It’s a constant battle. I leave it to my husband! My son had pet mice, so he asked his Dad not to kill them, so Ken has tried trapping them…but you know they come right back to the house when he puts them back to the woods!

    Glad you had such a fun Halloween!


    1. I did that once Sue – I bought “safe” traps so I could let them go outside. When I bought them the guy in the same aisle as me laughed at me and told me they would run back in….had to buy the more promising ones…. *sigh*


  9. Love your costume!!!

    And a 1000 kids??? Yikes!
    And I love how you stock up on candy knowing you won’t need it. You’re a girl right after my own heart.

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