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Do you celebrate Halloween? As a kid growing up, we dressed up and went door to door and called it "Trick or Treating". We never, ever did any tricking. Hmmm....must not of been allowed. As I grew older, I "Trick or Treated" a lot less. Now that I have kids, I certainly have mixed emotions about "Trick or Treating".
How about this...
Do you celebrate Fall Harvest? Our church does have a Fall Harvest and it is just that. We celebrate, Jesus and fellowship and the harvesting for preparation of the approaching winter.
Regardless of what you call it, there is a history behind it all.
"Halloween has long been a favorite holiday, a day for trick-or-treating, parties, costumes and candy. Where did these Halloween traditions come from, and what was their original purpose? The one-hour documentary The Real Story of Halloween uncovers the true history of the holiday, from its sacred roots to today's secular celebrations of hidden identity and marvelous masquerade. The special explores Halloween's origins, tracing it back to the Samhain festivals of the ancient Celts, when communities would gather around November 1 to mark the end of summer. This was also the time of year when the spirits of those who had died were thought to return to visit their homes. As a result, ghosts and fairies became associated with these observances, including the Roman festivals of Feralia."
Whatever you call it or however you celebrate it, remember to keep it safe for everyone!
I am so extremely GLAD that Monday is over. So today...I'm having a Tuesday. Kinda makes ya wonder what having a Wednesday is like. Guess I'll find out tomorrow.
Yesterday was "Meatless Monday" and today I tried something really out there. I gotta ask...Am I turning into a hippy? A few of my friends are starting to call me that.
Today I tried "cauliflower rice". Yes, you silly thing, you read it right. One (1) cup of rice is 170 calories and one (1) cup of cauliflower is only......drum roll.....30 calories. Can you grasp that?! So... that means that I can enjoy other things too.
Here is a video that I found on how to make it ("cauliflower rice"). Oh it was so YUMMY!
I saw a video for "cauliflower pizza dough". Yeppers, that's next.
It has been a long, long time since I have had a Monday. Well...after today, I cannot say that anymore. So...today, I'm having a Monday! That's how my day started out anyway. The barn was a WRECK and I mean a genuine WRECK. My youngest child is responsible for feeding the horses right now and gosh, I guess that's all he does out there. What ever happened to cleaning up behind oneself? What ever happened to having a "safe" work place? What ever happened to learning from older siblings? Blah...Blah...Blah!!!
I had to call Superman and ask him if he could come home and help me "un-hang" a roll of hay. My youngest had somehow, someway, managed to roll a HUGE roll (not bale) of hay and get it hung on a shelf that is in the barn. So...my wonderful husband aka Superman came home from work, changed clothes, wrestled a roll of hay, changed back into his uniform and returned to work as if nothing happened.
Oh the beautiful scent of fall in the air! The cooler air as you open the door, the smell of of fall. Today was our local peanut festival and as usual, it was very crowded. Lots to see, friends to reminisce with, people smiling and taking in the "grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches". I walked, reminisced but I did not eat the "grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches". It was nice to just walk around and not have to make any decisions on which vendors to buy something from. Ha ha....I left my money at home.
And with that, I will close with this... Heavy on my heart is a sister in Christ who recently suffered a horrific loss in her life.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran