Saturday, October 18, 2008
Just because the kids are off at college and the nest is empty, that does not stop me from decorating my house from head to toe for Halloween. Who cares that no one will see each little table covered with fall leaves, pumpkins and scary ghosts. I am sure Husband Bill thinks I have lost my mind a bit and Wrigley thinks the cinnamon potpourri smells quite yummy. When you live in Arizona and the weather is still reaching 90+ degrees during the day, decorations are the only way you know to tell it is the Fall Season.
Perhaps the goofiest thing I have done is to fill this cute white ghost bowl with this very dangerous mix of candy corn in various shapes, jelly beans and sprinkled gumdrops. Bill has such great willpower and never touches candy. The dog wants to eat it, so I cannot leave the bowl on the table. It is now tucked up on a high shelf of the bookcase. So, it is my civic duty to eat the entire bowl of candy corn goodness ("waste not want not"). I cannot walk past the living room without indulging in some Halloween sugar! This has some serious ramifications!
Warning! Do not eat huge amounts of candy corn of else the following will occur:
1) Uncontrollable Urge to eat them all until you're sick to your stomach;
2) Future visit to the dentist;
3) Onset of massive headache approximately 25 minutes after you have indulged;
4) Discussions to yourself on all the reasons to buy more once the bowl is depleted;
5) (And this is the worst!) The smelliest gas you will ever experience.
I confess to you, my loyal readers of Emtnester, on this Saturday afternoon:
I, Beth Southworth, am addicted to candy corn. I have no control over this Halloween substance. I will find ways to purchase it and devour as much of it as I an find. I don't care if I overdose. It's the candy corn speaking!