Halloween happenings

November 1, 2016

Well.  I survived the weekend.  It was not one for the books.  Work was moderately busy.  Josh was off but had tons of work to do.  I felt scattered.  I did not work out.  I ate wayyyy too much sugar (it is Halloween but I am officially DONE with candy already for the year).   Whatever the opposite of mindful+present is, that’s pretty much what I was.

Despite my intentions!

But it’s over now, and today is Halloween!  I am working a half day, which will give me some time to a) run (didn’t get to this AM, as Josh had to go in super early); b) recover; c) head out early w/ the kids for Halloween!  While it is definitely not my favorite holiday*, I am looking forward to how happy the festivities will make the kids.

* Top 5 Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, New Years Eve & Day, Mothers’ Day 🙂



Yep, they had a blast!  And now it’s November.  I’m looking forward to cooler temps and lots of fun up ahead.

pre-trick-or-treating with great-grandmother KK

talented and dedicated pumpkin carver


headed to Halloween party

contemplating a bad idea

hee hee

taking a careful inventory



  • Reply Khar March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Just got back from Japan where I was surprised not to see much Hobonichi (one display in the…six stores I visited ☺️). Didn’t stop me from buying pretty much everything else though.

  • Reply Erica Sparkenbaugh March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Well that’s an awesome pumpkin! We love Richard Scarry books in our house! My Top 5 Holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, Fourth of July, and Columbus Day (mainly because I always take it off as a SAHM day ;-)).

  • Reply Kathy March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Hi — first, thanks for your blogging and inspirational insta posts! Second, where do you get the uni 3 color pens? A "free" one came with my 2017 Hobinichi and I really like it. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Tyra March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Yet another mum of a 2 year old who was excited to see a Goldbug reference! Although Ted’s current favourite Richard Scarry book, and the book we have to read every single day is "People All Day DO!" aka what do people do all day. I find it hilarious because most of the jobs and technology they talk about in the book would be pretty obsolete by now!

    I don’t think we are as big on holidays here. Christmas (especially the parties and catch ups that happen in the lead up) is probably my favourite. In terms of random days off we get Ekka Wednesday, which is a show day – I love going to the Ekka so maybe that counts as a fav holiday too!

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