On Monday night I got called in to count special ballots for six hours on Election night which will add a bit more to the Spain wine and beer fund plus I got to see the actual counting process for the first time which was interesting. In Canada everything to do with the election is manual and triple checked therefore very difficult for anyone to sway election results one way or the other. At some point in future that may change though as this is the digital age and we are behind the times in the process.
A couple of you were interested in Hubby's Beet relish recipe on the last post, here is the recipe he followed:
Beet and Horseradish Relish - Simple easy ingredients and completely tasty. Excellent on sandwiches and as a condiment with meat or roasted veggies.
With regard to our renovation we are in waiting mode. Waiting for our ceiling crack to be fixed, waiting for our counter tops to be installed and then the next phase is tiling back splashes, framing bathroom mirrors and final touch-ups. I would love to say everything will be done by Christmas but likely it won't.
Halloween is on a Saturday night this year and I expect lots of little ghouls and witches at the door asking for treats. Has anyone else noticed how expensive chocolate is this year? Up several dollars on the same sized boxes of treats from last year. We both enjoy handing out candy to kids and decorating the entrance way to our home so we will bite the bullet and buy the candy although may opt for some non-chocolate choices to keep costs down. My favorite Halloween candy as a kid was rockets and I am sure there are kids out there that still love them so likely will buy some of those.
I have managed to lose 3.5 pounds this month, partly from working the election and partly because I am eating less. I have about 10 to go before I reach my target weight which is 133 lbs as that is what I weighed 12 years ago when I met hubby and a weight I would like to see again. In the mean time I am refraining from buying any clothing at all so that if I hit my goal weight I can go on a mini-shopping spree - at the thrifts of course. I have been to the thrift store recently but cannot seem to find anything at all to bring home, perhaps I am just too picky! I did score a nice golf shirt for hubby - Tommy Bahama that retails for $95 for $3.75 that is from this year's line.
I am off now to do some grocery shopping - and a buy one ticket on the lottery tonight which I only do about three times a year. Wish me luck!