Hi Gayle! I did have fun, thanks! Loved seeing all the little kiddies in their costumes. Did *NOT* eat as much chocolate as I wanted to (this is a good thing) but still managed to have a tasty evening. Did you celebrate?
This year,not I’m afraid. I am in Japan and it’s not really a holiday. Occasionally, I get together with people though just for fun.
Oh, Japan! How exciting. Have you been there long? What do like the best and the least about living abroad? (Japan is on my bucket list…if I ever get the time to go, I’ll be knocking on your door with a raft of questions about travel there…) 🙂
I’ve lived here for 12 years…so a long time ex-pat. I am comfortable living here now, but I still love my home in US just as much. Best and least? That would be a series of blog posts:) Maybe I should work on that. Whenever I am, I try to find the strengths and joys of that place and carry them with me. And when I find things I don’t like I think of ways to improve the situation or effectively learn to handle it.
If you think of visiting, I would be happy to give advice. There are so many beautiful places to visit, excellent food, excellent transportation and services, and I think you would have a wonderful time. Only big drawback: it is an expensive country to visit comparatively speaking, but there are ways to cut down on costs.
Yes! Please do some blog posts about best and worst. That sounds very interesting! I want to know more. (And I will definitely look you up if i start planning my trip. Right now, it’s just a pipe dream. One day, however…)
Can you get peppermint patties in Japan? I suspect you can. I think I’d miss my ‘comfort foods’ the most if I were abroad for so long.
Thank you! You’ve given me some ideas to think about. I feel a character beginning to grow: someone who’s far from home, for longer than she wants to be, and can’t get what she absolutely needs. Hhm. There’s got to be a story in there somewhere!
That is a fabulous photo, Kelly. Harold drove a farm tractor in a pumpkin patch & had a good time. Don’t you just love all the kid-lings in costumes? We had 8 T&Ts this year, all time record in over 20 years.
Huggers to you all ~
We were with friends, so we got to see lots of tricker-treaters. Such great costumes this year! Love the little, little ones… I think my favorite costume was the “candy corn” witch I saw: pointy hat and shoes, but fun, bright colors.