Monday, October 29, 2012


Tomorrow we leave for the boat to avoid Halloween here. Kids come from many other communities to do their trick and treating. Way expensive, and I've better things to do.

Why are so many people so unhappy? I've always wondered why many only look at the negative side of life. That only applies to politics in my book, but that's another post entirely.

Some people you just can't like no matter how hard you try.

Other people you love the minute you meet them.  Those are my favorite kind of people.

The leaves on our trees in our neighborhood are finally turning to the colors of fall. Not much to see either. It's all we get though and there are more palm trees than anything else.

I'm starting to think about Thanksgiving and am wondering if our family will get together this year. Several have had some hard times hit them and I'm just not sure that traveling is in the cards for them. Perhaps we can go to them?

Christmas is my favorite holiday, and the day after Thanksgiving hubby and I will be putting up our tree.  I don't care for winter, but I love Christmas.

If there was one thing I could change about my growing up years, it would be to have a childhood.  I haven't a clue what that would be like.

Everyone have a terrific week ahead.


  1. It is very difficult to persuade people in order to think positive. In fact, positive thinking can make us healthier. I also impatient waiting for Christmas this year, December is the month that I love.

    May your family always be blessed, Mrs. Sandee :)

  2. Christmas helps make winter bearable. I like Christmas too. I wish you did have a happy childhood, that is so sad you didn't.

  3. Being positive sure does make life a whole lot better. Being positive all the time is hard sometimes but it is so worth the effort. Take care.

  4. Christmas is my favorite, too. I rarely go home for Christmas because of the cold and snow. I'm wishing I were going this year, but my parents won't even consider it. Maybe next year?

    We don't get trick or treaters here at the Swamp because we're at the very end of a little tucked away corner. YAY!

    You're one person I loved the minute I met you! srsly.

    big hugs xoxo

  5. Oh... one more thing. You're remark on attitude? That aligns perfectly with my philosophy and happens to perfectly fit today's quote on Blackboard Quotations...

    “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
    ― Martha Washington

  6. I would love to miss Halloween. I am sure you will have a much better time than handing out candy.

    Our leaves are almost gone now. They must change earlier than yours do.

  7. i haven't had a trick or teater in 15 years or more but don't miss it at all. and i loved you at first meeting, remember when i didn't know if you were a gal or a guy? too funny! you are definitely a gal!!!

    oh, and childhood? well i had one but trust me, they are not all created equal.

    love you,

  8. Believe it or not "childhood" is a relatively new concept that sprang out of the growth of the middle class during Victorian times. But I often look back on my youth with nostalgia for a simpler time.

  9. Trying every day to be a more positive person.
    Christmas is great because we spend it with family.
    I loved you from day 1.
    I had a great childhood- I just didn't realize it at the time. Sorry you did not.
    and I miss palm trees so much. Our street in Los Angeles was lined with them.

  10. On Saturday we were driving through downtown Seattle and I commented to him that people nowadays just don't look happy. Seriously. Just sit anywhere and look at everyone's faces.

    What has happened?

    This year we're staying put for the holidays. Through last year's house sale stuff/unemployment, and paying for individual health insurance that didn't cover squat, we are cash poor.

    While Bill isn't much for the holidays, I am. I'll miss it all.

  11. We have way too many kids coming through our neighborhood for halloween. This year I'm shutting off the lights and hiding out.
    Some people you just can't like no matter how hard you try. This would be one of the girls at work for me

  12. I didn't know you didn't have a good childhood. I hope you're making up for some of that now.

  13. Hi Sandee,

    I've came over from Ann. I can relate to most of these fragments.

  14. I liked your Monday post, Sandee. And am really sorry about your childhood. Every child deserves one.

    Mine I am sure was better than the one you missed but it wasn't one to boast about in the kids' eyes today. Good thing I didn't know any better back then.

  15. I know there are things I wish I could change from my childhood. But I can't change what happened or how I dealt with it then. I hope as I'm entering the next to final phase in the 'race', I'm finding peace with the bad, and enjoying the good.

    Seymour's looking at me like I just farted. I probably did...

  16. Think Thanksgiving is the best holiday for me. I love birds.

  17. I love Christmas too It's about the only time most people are happy even If it is for a short time.

  18. ohhhh you made me teary eyed here... my own childhood memories- that's my happy place. i'd like to believe i have created happy ones for my kids too despite the loss of their dad. i'm so sorry to hear that you were deprived of that. i am comforted though by the thought of you finding your "happy place" now in the arms of your loving hubby. that's what matters most, sandee. {{{hugssss}}} for you, sweetie. ♥ ♥ ♥


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