Happy Halloween

The semi-annual Black Forest Craft sale begins tomorrow at the Black Forest Community Center. It runs through Sunday and is the oldest craft sale west of the Appalachians. Besides wonderful crafts, pottery, and jewelry, there are always delicious food items to partake of or freeze for the holidays. Enjoy!

I believe everything is winterized but you know, as soon as a person makes a grand statement like that, something falls apart. I have put stabilized gas in the mower, the snow blower, and the four-wheeler. The snow blower fired up so I should be ready come snow drifts, but now that I say that, I wonder if I should go buy a spare spark plug – just in case, my Cheap Insurance philosophy.

My excitement level is building for the arrival of my third grandchild, a boy, and everything is looking really good and going well for Mom. I anticipate spending lots of good “Grammie” time with his older brother. I also look forward to being able to continue walking outside in Florida, rather than on my treadmill – where I get bored and burned out far sooner than when I go for a walk. Why is that? I need the exercise, I know this, but YUCK to the treadmill. It is a chore and I guess that is why I protest. I do appreciate having it though when the snow flies – still – YUCK.

The Aspen leaves are falling, covering my yard. They also cover the patio, swirling away in the tiniest breeze. I keep gathering them and adding them to the compost because the soil up here is desperately in need of something besides the acidic pine needles that dominate the forest.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween. I was amazed at the numbers I saw on television the other day. Americans spend an enormous amount of money on this holiday. I seldom get any trick-or-treaters up here so I don’t have to buy any candy, but I do miss seeing the kids in their get-ups. Happy Halloween!

 

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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