200. Fun Size Candy Bars

I haven’t had a single trick-or-treater since I moved to my condo. I’m on the second floor, and you can’t shut off the outside lights – and people don’t make the effort to climb the stairs.

But I do believe in being prepared. So three weeks ago, I bought a bag of fun size 100 Grand bars. Surprise! That bag disappeared before I went to the grocery store again, and then the second bag disappeared. But now it’s Halloween, and I have an ample supply.

There’s something about fun size candy bars. They’re just the right size to really enjoy without feeling like you’ve just had a full meal of sugar. Yum!

71. A Snow-cation


I’ve gotten 2 and 3/4 days off because of our blizzard.  Plus the two days of the weekend.

I had hoped to do a Blizzard Blog Blitz and get a lot of reviews posted while I had the time off.  As it was, I did get some house-cleaning done.  But yesterday, going for a walk in the snow so wiped me out, I ended up napping and the day was eaten up.

So my choice today:  Go for another walk in the snow, or stay inside and get things done?

But I got to thinking:  I couldn’t pay enough to get a vacation where I’d get to have long walks in deep snow each day, followed by a nap and reading by a fire.  On top of that, add in no need to drive!  And games with my son.

I knew I’d have to go back to work soon enough.  (Tomorrow, as it happens.)  I chose to seize the opportunity to go out and walk in just about the deepest snow I’ve ever experienced.  (In 2010, it was probably deeper, but I didn’t have such a nice place to walk — and I also didn’t have a garage, so spent all my energy digging my car out.)

And, Wow!  How blessed I was to have that experience!  I will remember this morning forever.  Just a treat.