This scene is at the end of our street - hubby walked Buddy this week and took the picture. Someone obviously loves Halloween. I have no idea where they got the gigantic skeleton but it looks pretty great. Last year someone at the same house sat dressed as a mummy bride and scared trick or treaters. We won't be doing Halloween this year, not because we don't support it but because we can't have people coming to our house with our situation. Buddy will be much relieved as he truly hates everyone ringing the door bell for candy every hour or so. I think a lot of people will be doing home parties for their families this year. Last year we only had 28 trick or treaters and the year before 50.
Things are somewhat the same here, no plans can be made beyond household ones. We do plan to do Christmas up in a big way this year. Every single vintage decoration I have will be out. We bought a bigger tree (used on our Facebook bidding site). Heck, if I have enough decorations there might even be 2 trees. Next weekend (my good weekend) our intention is to try and put up the outside lights on the house. No, we won't turn them on until late November but with surgery and everything up in the air, we both want to have a nice cozy Christmas.
I have been stockpiling candied fruit...because, you know, the second you want to make fruitcake cookies which are our favorites those will become scarce on the shelf like canning jars have. I have some frozen raspberries that I would like to try and make jam out of. For the first year ever I missed picking blackberries this summer but I see they have some in the market from Mexico so I likely will go buy some and make raspberry blackberry jam with Mom which is hubby's favorite, even if we only get 5-6 jars out of it.
We had a nice quiet Canadian Thanksgiving with Mom, hubby roasted ribs (sorry vegetarians) and I made potato salad and we had a nice pumpkin pie with real whip cream. We then watched a documentary on the ocean, which we all find pretty soothing. I highly recommend nature-based documentaries right now (stay away from the political ones). People need a mental break these days and watching jellyfish float around does that for me.
I am trying to return this blog to somewhere I can share things instead of only reporting my health so this blog is my attempt to do that. Take care and stay safe out there everyone :)