Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween Eve . . .

Jack read the paper
and Snickers waited

 and watched
 and waited some more
 the turnips were lit
It rained and rained and rained
and very few children were out and about
for their usual Halloween candy treats.
As usual,
as soon as everyone arrived
the camera became a forgotten item.
We visited and enjoyed the chili.
This morning the lights and glitter and pumpkins
plus other fall decorations
were tucked away for another year.
And I have moved into thinking
Until next time,


TexWisGirl said...

snickers looked plumb bored. :) so cute!

Paula said...

This is the first time since I've owned a home I did not turn the porch light on to give out candy. Most kids go to a big party Cowboy Fellowship has and they get everything there and have a good time.

eileeninmd said...

Sorry you had rain on Halloween night, poor kiddies. Snickers looks adorable as always! Glad you had a fun time with your family, friends and chili! Have a great evening!

Pamela Gordon said...

I have put away my fall things too, just this morning. It was a quiet eve here with only 3 visitors. Glad it's over for another year. In 10 more days I'll decorate for Christmas. I think. :)

Mary said...

Snickers is adorable, and she looks like quite a patient pup! :) Happy belated Halloween, and welcome to the wonderful Thankful Season.

Gail said...

Snickers is a cutie.

Lois said...

We didn't have many trick or treaters this year also because of the rainy night. Now we are enjoying the leftover candy treats. Snickers is adorable.

missy said...

Cute post..Snickers looks evil in that first picture..scary
I'm sure you all enjoyed the Chili..too bad about the rain..
Mine (pumpkins) are all put away as well..Happy Sunday..

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We have no trick or treaters here, but that doesn't stop me from buying candy! :-) Hope you have a nice Sunday!

Sarah Huizenga said...

You enjoyed the moment, way more important.

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

I am so sorry to hear about the rain. I know may children love dressing up and showing off their costumes. Maybe next year will be much nicer weather.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Snickers is such a cutie. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the night with family. It was a slower night with the rain at our house too. Good thing we had our fill of Halloween the WHOLE month long! Now, I just need a fairy godmother to help me put it all away!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I call this the PERFECT POST! I loved it!! It was just exactly the right length, beautifully written and I am just plain jealous! LOL I'm teasing...but I am sincere when I say it was perfection! And your little dog...HOW CUTE!! Are we lucky women or what? Even with my losses I do feel fortunate and like you, I am moving into that grateful mood for all I have. Thank you for reminding me to be exactly that..grateful!

Kerin said...

What a cutie!!

We were gone for Halloween, but our kids were here, and they told us that we had a great turn-out of trick-or-treaters.

Yes.. I too am thinking of this Thankful time of year. So much to be thankful for.

At Home in English Valley said...

While on topic, I am so grateful for our friendship. You have a gift for making friends , for supporting, encouraging and making life better for me and so many. So this November, and all year through, I am thankful, for you! love, Penny

PlantPostings said...

Awww, what a sweet pup! What breed is Snickers? I want a dog like that!

Nancy said...

Cute post, Lynne. We had quite a few tricker or treaters because a very popular, young schoolteacher/coach lives above us, and all the kids visited him. They had to walk past our apartment to climb the stairs to do so. My hubby opened the door whenever he heard them outside and yelled "Boo!". That made the evening fun.

koralee said...

So that the turnips where lite! You are so cute!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'm still seeing pumpkins out on the steps...didn't those people read my post on Autumnal hangover? LOL.

We bought candy for hundreds, and only 15 showed up.


simply bev said...

Snickers is adorable!