Halloween is a tough time of year for me. When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. Who wouldn’t: dressing up and all that chocolate? I was raised by my Granny. Her birthday is on Halloween. So it was even more special. But when she died it quit being fun. When the children came along, some of the fun came back, but this year both of the boys are grown and out doing their own thing. So, I decided to find something to help chase away the blues.
I’ve participated in several of the swaps hosted Chaotic Goddesses. This is my second Swapoween. It was a great way to get me through the Halloween doldrums.
My partner was the delightful Ruth over at My Devotional Thoughts. Be sure to check out her blog.
Ruth sent me some wonderful things. I’m sorry the picture is so dark, you can’t see the adorable black kitten. I love pumpkins so she sent a cute stuffed pumpkin and a set of dancing pumpkins.
Like Ruth, I love chocolate, especially Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. But, I’ve been trying (very unsuccessfully) to go Paleo – so no Halloween Candy for me. I had told Ruth about all the dogs we have in our house. We have three that belong to us (maybe a fourth one, if I can convince the trainer to let him stay) and we foster service dogs. At any given time we have up to 6 dogs in our home. So since she couldn’t send me treats, Ruth very thoughtfully sent pumpkin flavored treats for the dogs. They LOVE them. I’m going to have to find out where she got them so I can get more.
Thanks Ruth for making my Halloween a little brighter.