Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm back!

Oh, friends. What a difference a week makes. Thanks for your kind words. I feel so, so much calmer than I did a week ago, like I really have some perspective on things. I spent the week dealing with boring grown-up problems, but also: getting cocktails with friends who were about to depart for Uganda, getting ready for halloween, and best of all, giving candy to trick-or-treaters.

This is only the second Halloween I've had my own apartment. (Last year, you might recall if you've, I was living at home after moving back from San Francisco.) In San Francisco, our apartment was one a main thoroughfare, and it was in the back of the house, so no kids came by. This year, though, I knew we'd get at least a couple. Let me tell you, I've never felt so much like a grownup (in the best possible way) as I did when I went into CVS to buy those Butterfingers and Reese's. Holly and I sat on my front porch, drinking hot apple cider and giving out candy, and I think I decided that Halloween is my favorite holiday.

Besides Thanksgiving, because, hello, pie?


  1. Man, I miss Halloween. On my side of the world we don't celebrate it. People do go trick or treating but not around the neighborhood, they do this at the malls. Boohoo. No fun!

  2. Glad you are back!! And I love hot apple cider!! YUM!

  3. So glad to hear you're feeling better and calmer. I have a hard time maintaining a feeling of calm myself some days. I've got "Keep Calm and Carry On" prints all over my house to remind me!

    I love giving out candy to the trick-or-treaters, but I can't bear to not go trick-or-treating with my kids, so I've started leaving a big bowl of candy and a note that says, "Please take ONE" on the front steps! Either a lot of kids come by and each take one, or some lucky kid hits the jackpot right after we head up the street!

  4. I'm glad you are feeling better! Sometimes time off is the best medicine. I must say though, even with the multitudes of candy I get to eat, Thanksgiving wins for me as far as best holiday. It is the only holiday that when it is over you don't need to be sad since that just means the holiday season is in full swing. And, of course, all the pie =)

  5. Welcome back! Sometimes you just need a break.


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