Tradition out the window

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So last night was Halloween. It’s a tradition where many kids go out trick or treating and get candy from neighbors in usually their neighborhoods. I feel like the tradition is starting to die off. I’ve been living in my house for about 6 years now and I feel like every year the kids are coming less and less. Granted I did live on this street my whole life because it’s where my parents also live so I can tell you the kids coming around has definitely died down.

Last night I had a total of about 15 kids. I’m like where are all the kids? My husband and I are both sitting outside, cold as anything, waiting for kids to come. They would come but in a little group and that would be it for awhile. By 8:00, we decided to call it quits because they stopped coming. I took a walk around the neighborhood with the dog and I saw tons of kids so maybe it was just because of the street I live on.

So what is going on today with Halloween? Are kids not coming around because they feel it’s stupid, are parents more cautious these days, or is it just a dying tradition? Last night one of my cousins said they found a razor blade in one of their candies. I’m thinking what the hell is wrong with people!!?? This was in my neighborhood, people are nuts! They want to harm an innocent child. I’ll never understand people sometimes.

Anyways I didn’t mean to vent all that but I am just wondering what your thoughts are? Is Halloween dying off? I mean I love Halloween. I love to decorate and I love all the scary movies that come with it. I mean come on one of my favorite movies is Halloween!

So now I have all this candy at home sitting in a bowl. I guess that won’t go to waste, especially with the Reese’s PB cups 🙂

M.

Valentine’s Day

So it’s that time of year for candy, sweet gifts, and love if your in a relationship with someone. But hey if you have friends that you love you can also share it with them. I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in about this holiday. It’s every girls dream to have flowers delivered and all that romantic stuff but I wanted to take a minute to say something strange. I don’t know maybe I’m weird but as I was thinking about today something made me think of 9/11 and I have no idea why.

I was sitting here thinking  of what to write about for my daily blog and 9/11 swept through me. I went on YouTube and saw a documentary about that horrific day and I watched it. I felt horrible and saddened by the events that took place. I know today is supposed to be a happy day of love and kisses and puppies but I don’t know I just felt something wash over me with 9/11. I have no idea what that means, but it gave me a moment to reflect on that day. It made me think of the people that died on that day and the people that lost someone that was involved whether it was the World Trade Center or the planes that went down.

Maybe instead of thinking what I could be getting from the hubby, I should be thinking about other people instead, of what people lost. I’m definitely not trying to be a Debbie downer, I’m really not. It’s just strange for something like that to pop into my head like that and now it’s stuck in my head. All those people trapped in that building and they couldn’t get out and the only thing that some of them could think of was throwing themselves off.

Okay I’m done with that, that was totally depressing and I wasn’t trying to be. That was just running through my mind. Please try and enjoy your Valentine’s Day people. Think romantic and funny and cute and amazing thoughts. Much love to each and every one of you!

M.