Jennifer Lyon

Friday, October 30th, 2015
Happy Friday & Happy Halloween!

Happy Friday! Tomorrow is Halloween. We’re not doing much, just hanging out at home and giving out candy. We tend to get a lot of kids, and one of us **ME** gives out handfuls. So I bought six bags of candy. That should do it.

Wizard always whines that I’m giving out too much and there won’t be any left for him.  I bite my tongue to keep from yelling at him for being naturally thin, I mean it’s not nice to judge, right? Then I start giving out two handfuls. Because seriously, he’ll eat twelve candy bars and not gain a pound. I’ll lick one piece and gain weight. And then he’ll be all nice and understanding about me gaining weight…so you see why I have to give out ALLLLL the candy, right?

So I have this worked out perfectly. Six bags, factoring in the times he gives out candy one piece at a time, and the remaining times I get to the door first, and give out handfuls. Yep, if my calculations are right, we’ll be candy free by the end of the night.

And then this happened yesterday:

Wizard came up to me: “Hey, don’t you need some medicine picked up?”

Shoot I’d forgotten. I look up from playing on Facebook writing , “Oh that’s right. I’ll go get in later.”

Wizard grabs his keys and wallet. “I’ll go get it for you now.”

He’s awfully enthusiastic. So I asked, “Are you going out to do other errands?”

“No.” He smiles at me. “But you’re busy so I’ll go.” He kisses me and leaves before I can say anything else. So I shrug and go back to procrastinating on Facebook writing.

A little while later Wizard walks in carrying a plastic bag. A big one. “Um,” I squint my eyes. “You bought candy!”

He gleefully pulled out two more bags on Halloween candy. “I was there getting your medication and it was on sale. I mean I had to buy it. It was an awesome deal.”

“We had six bags!”

“Now we have eight. And we’ll have left overs.” He’s practically singing this.

I glare at him. “You used my medication as an excuse to buy more candy!”

“Yep.” He dropped his hands on my desk, getting right in my face. “If I tie you you up on Halloween night, you won’t be able to give out all my candy.”

I laughed.  Wizard can be pretty funny.

He stared back, that wicked ass glint in his eye. Then he stood up and sauntered off to put his candy away.

Wait…he was kidding about tying me up, right? RIGHT???

Whether you’re celebrating Halloween or not, hope you have a great weekend!

6 comments to “Happy Friday & Happy Halloween!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    October 30th, 2015 at 6:38 am · Link

    Oh, you two. You slay me. I used to be one of those people who could eat and not gain weight. Then I hit 30. My metabolism has steadily slowed since then. I miss those days.

    We have a big bowl of candybars on the dining room table. We never get kids here, so it’s all for us. Bwa ha ha. I’ll need it when my edits arrive. Honest. ;o)

    Not doing anything special this weekend. Home stuff, writing stuff, football. yay.

  2. Silver James
    October 30th, 2015 at 9:09 am · Link

    I <3 you guys so much! That's too funny. I bought one bag. It has 60 pieces. When they're gone, the lights go out and we don't answer the door. I'm a Halloween Scrooge but with my weight and LG's diabetes, we don't need leftovers because we WILL eat them!

    Happy Almost Halloween! Time to get off the internet get back to work. ;)

  3. Jenn
    October 30th, 2015 at 10:41 am · Link

    B.E., it does change as we get older. In my case, I also just sit too much with working.

    I couldn’t have a bowl of candy on the table! But I support your need for it while waiting for, then dealing with, edits!

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  4. Jenn
    October 30th, 2015 at 10:44 am · Link

    Silver, sure it’s hilarious as long as he’s not serious :twisted: I’m pretty sure he was kidding.

    See you think like me. That’s perfectly reasons, and if you guys have a little bit for one night, that’s not so bad. But leftovers candy is too much temptation!

    And since I happened to see if it FB, Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Have a great weekend!

  5. Viki S.
    October 30th, 2015 at 4:17 pm · Link

    Oh poor Jenn. I have it easy with the candy. Hubs doesn’t really do sugar. So each year I buy one bag (we don’t get any kids where we live now) of something I like. Three years ago we had 2 kids stop and I had to do dig up Dove bars ;).

    I hope you have a great Halloween and enjoy seeing all the little ones in their costumes. I miss that.

    Have a nice weekend :).

  6. Jenn
    October 30th, 2015 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Viki, you are fortunate! Dove bars sound so good right now, I’m tired of waiting to open the candy :-)

    We usually get a bunch of cute little ones and some of bigger ones too. I don’t mind, the older kids are just enjoying the last vestiges of their childhood and I’ve never had any problems with them.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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