Happy Halloween and October Wrap Up!

Happy Halloween!  It’s rainy and drizzly here, which I think is keeping some kids from coming out, although they are drifting in as I type this.


I did the mummy pumpkin on Wednesday night.  I really do like carving 😀

I did a more subtle version of candy corn with my nails doing a watercolor technique.  I really like how this looks. Excuse my cuticles. They are a bit of a mess.


I actually just removed this polish today since it got chipped with my guitar playing, but it lasted since Saturday. I’ll definitely be doing this again with other colors.

So anyway, here were the goals I set for myself for October and how I did:

  1. Try at least one new recipe a week.  I actually did a few new recipes. Some not as healthy as others. A couple that I posted on the blog were grilled coconut chicken and the crockpot jambalaya. I also did the pumpkin crunch cake, a dip and I made some pumpkin muffins from Ellie Krieger.
  2. Make a list of all the things to do around the house and actually do some of them.  The list is made. Not a lot crossed off of it, but at least the list is there. We have both chipped away at it.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  3. Curb snacking.  I really struggled with this one. Work stress got pretty bad there for a while and I responded poorly to it.
  4. The return of the Pink Picture!  Done and done!

The snacking was the goal that kind of irritated me. Like I said before, I am not an emotional eater except for stress. And it doesn’t have to be junk food, either. You can overeat nuts or nut butter or pretzels or even dried cranberries. I had put the kibosh on candy corn for a couple weeks just because I knew that I was stressed and I would have eaten all of it had it been in the house earlier in the month, so at least there was that.

Now to come up with November goals!  There is one I am pulling John into doing 😀

Last pink picture of the month.  This is the pink that does all the photos!


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20 thoughts on “Happy Halloween and October Wrap Up!

  1. Kim

    Love your pink camera!!!
    Did I tell you I made your crock pot jambalaya? I think the only major change I made was to add frozen okra during the last 30-40 minutes of cooking – tasty stuff!
    Kim´s last blog post ..My Pre-Halloween Scare

  2. Helen

    I totally get the emotional snacking and wish I could figure out how to curb my own. Even more so though, your statement about over-snacking/over-eating good food couldn’t be more true. I’ve told more than one person that it is completely possible to out-eat all my running with nutritious food. Sigh.

    November 1st today though which means a fresh 30 days, right?!!!
    Helen´s last blog post ..Soul Food: Sometimes It’s Not About Eating

  3. Linda E.

    A co-worker took her candy corn and glued them to the fingertips of latex free plastic gloves, then glued smarties along the fingers, filled them with candy and tied with a ribbon for treats.

    It was a rainy and drizzly evening. I was surprised at the amount of kids that did come to the door in that weather. Parents, dry waiting in cars roadside, of course. Made me not go out to excercise early evening, and also for some reason not get on treadmill either. So day fo rest for me, then when I have a day fo rest, I figure (mentally) might as well snack. Well I had on emini Butterfinger and a semi mini peanut butter cups (the ones in the bags seem to be smaller than normal. I thought, I should make buttered, salted popcorn for a snack as dinner was early for us at 5:30. Wait what am I doing? So I stopped at the two small pieces of candy.

    More holidays to follow. It’s November 1st and here we go.

  4. Fran

    You did pretty good on your goals. As for the snacking, I know you’ll get it under control. Sometimes we have these periods in our life when this happens.

    I’m going to read the November goals now but I think I already know where John comes in 🙂 Let’s see if I guessed right.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Review October 2013

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