Posts Categorized: Holidays

Avoid corners for the next few weeks

Here we go. Living history. And our biggest mission is to avoid listening with our left ear or our right ear. Let’s try to avoid corners for the next few weeks. Watching history for the next few weeks Here are the numbers you need to know: 243. 4. Over the entire history of our country,… Read more »

Disappointing end to a great Halloween

Sigh. Everything was so perfect heading into Halloween night. The display was great. The weather was great. And the goody bags were packed with, well, goodies. Yet, it is a disappointing end to a great Halloween. A great Halloween If you’ve been following along, you know I’m proud of pulling off my Halloween display this… Read more »

Living on fast food slowly

As we talked about yesterday, the Halloween BBQ party is over. What is left over from that is packed away in my freezer. For the next several weeks, I’ll be living on fast food slowly. Rarely living on fast food It’s not something I do often, eat from fast food places. I wouldn’t say it’s… Read more »

Halloween party wrap up – dead tired

Uff. Beat. Bushed. Worn out. Achy. Pick your term. This isn’t going to take long. Just a short ditty that can be summed up simply as the Halloween party wrap up – dead tired. Halloween party success Guests arrive, eat food, talk with each other, leave. Simple, no? That is what makes a BBQ party… Read more »

Paving over some Halloween potholes

Every year, getting to Halloween day presents some challenges. Some are recurring and others are unique. Today’s blog talks about a few of them and how I’m paving over some Halloween potholes. The history of Halloween cooking I am an avid barbecuer. That much must be evident to all by now. I’ve had a BBQ… Read more »

Then and now: A Halloween journey

Just yesterday my oldest friend called me to, among other things, praise me on my Halloween display this year. As we talked, he thought that a retrospective, in words and pictures, of my evolving Halloween decorations would be interesting. So, let’s take that trip to then and now: A Halloween journey. Way back then there… Read more »

My goody bags are gonna stink this year

The headlines are still dismaying, so it’s time to segue into a little lightheartedness. Cue up the next Halloween blog post in which I detail why my goody bags are gonna stink this year. For those who came in late Each Halloween, for the last 20+ years, I give away goody bags to the kids…. Read more »

Putting the finishing touches on Halloween

It may come as a complete shock to you, but Halloween isn’t all about skeletons and tombstones. No, I mean, right? So, over the next few days or week, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on Halloween. Ghosts and clowns and spiders, oh my! The fence gang, my hanging batch of oddballs from clowns to… Read more »

Building a better Halloween display

While it’s not every day I think about Halloween, it’s pretty often. Why, even before last year, I was thinking, “How am I going to top this?” An idea formed. It seemed impractical, but here I am, building a better Halloween display. Building a better driveway display During and after Halloween month, social friends fire… Read more »