Thursday, November 6, 2014


Thank God, the election 2014 is over. If I received one more robo call, one more visitor at the door or heard one more commercial, I would go postal. Personally, I'm happy the Democrats lost big time. Problem is I'm not all that thrilled with the Republicans either. I think it will be more of the same with Obama vetoing everything and writing Executive orders up the Wazoo because the Republicans won't have the stones to stop him. We shall see, but the Republicans are politicians as well which still leaves them as bottom dwellers, unworthy of my trust not as bad as Democrats but still I have issues with them.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween, 2014 Musing

We don't do any exterior decorations but my wife has this ornamental iron tree that she uses for holiday purposes. The ornaments on the tree above are all hand stitched by her. the tree is at the entrance door on an antique Washstand.

This was a weird Halloween. Normally, hardly any kids showed up so we always had a ton of candy left over, bad for me if you have a sweet tooth. This time around instead of being in the house, I put a chair out front and sat there with a bowl brimming with assorted sweets.... so the kids could see me and voila, almost all the candy was distributed by 7 PM. Which was good, because I was getting a bit chilled and it started to rain.

One of the things that bothered me this year was the fact that kids or their parents depending on your point of view hardly made an effort with costumes. I brought my Ipod with me to pass the time and maybe take a photo or to of the best costumes, but their was none to be had. When our kids were little my wife made great costumes for the kids. One year they were Ewoks from Star Wars, once my daughter was Rainbow Bright and once my youngest son wanted to be a penny, we accomplished that with two hula hoops and some cloth.

At least they were polite, even a few shy smiles every now and then, nearly all said thank you and Happy Halloween, etc. Not one rude kid at the door this year.