Thursday, October 11, 2007

I've Been Boo'd


October is a dangerous month, with temptation lurking around every corner.

Temptation of the miniature candy bar variety.

Last night as I was reading about airplanes to John and Emily, the doorbell rang. Sydney answered the door and yelled:

"Somebody Ding-Dong-Ditched us!"

and she was right. There was just a bag of candy and a ghost picture sitting on the porch. How fun!

I let each of the kids have one candy before bed. I ate a miniature Baby Ruth.

After the house got quiet and my movie started I could hear that candy calling out to me. I tried to ignore it, but before the movie was over I had eaten 2 miniature Kit-Kat bars and a Crunch bar. AND as I went around turning out the lights I ate one last Kit-Kat bar.

That makes 5 all together.

Booooooo!

And they weren't even my favorite kind.

There are 20 more days until Halloween and to avoid turning into a pumpkin myself, I've decided to give myself a little chocolate challenge. No more Halloween Candy until Halloween. On Halloween I will only be allowed 10 candies. I think 10 is a good number. More than a handful, but not an entire plastic trick-or-treat pumpkin full.

I'll let you know how it goes.



Boo-Yeah!


****5:45am is too early to blog. sorry - no time to edit. I was thinking it would be fun to make that ghost into a little side bar sticker for you, in case you wanted to join me, but if I don't get off the computer right now I won't have time to run. I'll try later.

Boo-Hoo to you.

13 comments:

Deanne said...

How fun! You got doorbell ditched, with candy! Sounds like May Day came a bit early. I like your plan to stay mini-candy bar free until Halloween. I hope you succeed!!!

**the little ghost is cute!

Ann M. said...

That is so cute! I wish somebody here would knock on my door and mysteriously leave me some candy ;)

Suzanne said...

How fun that you got "Booed". We did this week too. Ooh, that's such a cute idea to "Boo" each other on the blogs before Halloween! :D

The candy calls to me too! This is sad to admit, but we have to buy our Halloween candy usually the day of Halloween or we will eat it before we give it out! :( Yay for your goal! I should try that too.

No Cool Story said...

Chocolatey temptation is so hard. Good luck, looks like you are going to need it :)

Elizabeth-W said...

This is just the WORST time of year--it is just solid chocolate temptation until the New Year!!! Ugh!
Good luck!

Tori :) said...

How fun to be Booed!!

I have a bag of sour gum I bought to make little Halloween goody bags. Why I keep eating sour gum is beyond me...

Amanda said...

I swear it is these chocolate candy companies that are making us fat. Not McDonalds! Between Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter there is no end to it. And now you can even buy M&M's in different colors for every holiday AND Hershey kisses keeps making new and exciting flavors....I just can't stop! It is all their fault. Not mine! ;)

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Good luck with the chocolate fast. I can't set that sort of goal.

Sarah said...

I still laugh when I think of the comedian (shoot, can't remember who right now) who said, "Fun size? What's *fun* about a smaller candy bar?" Ha.

And no, you're not stalking me :) The more the merrier! And your kitty hat is way cute. I like making the preemie hats in summer because they are small and don't make me hot. I made CaliValleyGirl an afghan earlier in the summer for her wedding -- that was torture!

Carrot Jello said...

When you say "Boo Hoo To You" do you mean you are crying about me? Or you want me to cry? Or you're crying at me...

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Those little snickers bars are way too tempting . . .

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Mary said...

So, let me get this straight, no eating Halloween candy before Halloween, but non-Halloween candy is okay, right? :)

wendy said...

Ooo Mary - you're trouble! ix-nay on the andy-cay!