So, since its November (can you believe it??), which month contains Thanksgiving, aka my favorite holiday, I thought I would pay it homage by blogging this whole about the simple things I'm grateful for in my life.
I know, I know, its kind of trendy & overdone, but lets face it: I think we'd all lead much happier lives if we focused on the things that we're thankful for instead of wishing for the things we don't have. **Side note**- My mom actually did this for a WHOLE year. While I consider myself a very blessed person, I'm afraid if I tried that, I'd wind up with posts like, "Today I'm thankful for not punching (Fill in blank)'s teeth in. Or "Today I'm thankful for people not talking to me in offices, " etc. So instead of chancing myself getting salty during these posts, I thought I'd just try for a month to see how it goes...)
Soooo, here we go.
What I'm thankful for on November 1st.....
As goofy as this sounds, I'm truly grateful for Halloween & Trick or Treaters. We live in a HUGE subdivision, so every year, it is a production. On average, we typically have to spend between $50-70 on candy because there are SOOOOO many kids in our neighborhood. While some people (ahem, I'm lookin at you, Kevin Gray), get a bit grumpy about having to supply such an ample amount of sweet treats, it inevitably winds up being a really fun night.
And last night was no different, nor would I want it to be. Below is a pic of our sidewalk at one point last night....
|HOLY CUTE COSTUMES!!!|
Seriously- how much fun is that?? While
debby downer Kev tried his hardest to not be into it, the funny kids in our neighborhood eventually won him over by the end of the night. Lets be honest- its kind of hard to stay cynical when you've got little kids dressed up as Bengals' Football players, Power Rangers (who knew they were still popular, right??), and bumblebees at your door, asking for candy :) Plus, you should note that we have the parents in the background, sipping on adult beverages, making it that much more entertaining of a night. I've said it once, and I'll say it again- I ADORE Halloween & I'm truly thankful that I get to live in a neighborhood that celebrates it with such gusto.
Oh... and one other reason why I am thankful for Halloween?
Nooooo, I swear, its not just because of the left over candy. (Although, that is an added bonus, aside from the fact I have no self restraint. My wrapper piles are embarrassing.)
Halloween actually holds a special place in my heart because mine & Kev's first "real date" was to a Chi O Halloween Date party, over 6 years ago.