Happy Halloween 2012

Paper Bats on Window

English Toffee

So, sometimes go the way you want them to, and sometimes they don’t. And then again, sometimes they go perfectly, either way.

I am sick this year, so instead of a big festival of town activities and grandparent visiting and trick-or-treating and all of that, we stayed home. We had kind of been considering option out of the chocolate train this year anyway, because of the human rights violations that happen so regularly in that industry, so with me being sick we saw an opportunity to skip it and took it. We had already had our kids’ Halloween Party, dressed up and played games, so what was left to do, really?

Instead, we stayed home. We made treats of our own (like this English Toffee or this Almond Chocolate Coconut Candy) using fair-trade ingredients, and we watched the classic Charlie Brown special, and we snugged and chatted and laughed and had a perfect time. I think we might do this every year!

I hope that, wherever you are, and whatever your traditions are, whether they’re Halloween, or Dios de la Muertos, or none of the above, that you have a perfect time. My thoughts and love are with you, every one of you.


~Angela :-)

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  1. Barbara H. says:

    It’s always interesting to me how events or circumstances can nudge me into a new way of thinking or acting. Once I open my mind to the idea that the old way isn’t going to work and I find a new solution, it can seem so obviously better that I wonder why I stayed in the old way so long. I hope you are feeling better soon, Angela. Congratulations on having a happy Halloween.

    • Thank you, Barbara! I know — it’s funny how you get “nudged” to a better path! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great Halloween, too! :-) ~A

  2. Hi Angela,
    I am so happy your Halloween turned out to be exactly what you and your family wanted and needed. hope you feel better soon!!!

    • Thank you so much, Jillian! Sadly, I am worse again — I think maybe a second cold or infection. Boo! But I’m rallying! :-) Thanks for stopping by. ~A

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