If we were having coffee, or even a cup of tea this weekend, you might want to bring some earplugs and a chill pill. Two kids dosed up on Halloween sweets, can be rather disturbing. A Halloween all of it’s own.
How are things going at your place? I hope you’ve had a great week and I’m looking forward to popping over for a chat.
Yesterday, I went trick-or-treating with the kids and a few of their friends. This is the one day each year where we roam up and down the street meeting the neighbours and it’s pretty fun. Shame we can’t do that more often.
Here’s our post about Halloween in Australia:https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/an-australian-halloween/
While enjoying the fun side of Halloween, I’ve also been conscious that real life has enough horrors of it’s own and you don’t need to make up ghosts, ghouls and other nasties to know there’s evil in our world. We have had a dreadful murder case involving a young Mum and her daughter unfolding over the last couple of weeks: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/when-horror-is-real/ This reminded me yet again that:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
So coffee at my place can get a bit philosophical. I might be in my 40s but I still believe in changing the world.
Speaking of which, I has fun doing the 3 Day Quote Challenge this week. My quotes were:
Day 1: The Apache Blessing
“May the sun bring you new energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night,
may the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being,
may you walk gently through the world and know
it’s beauty all the days of your life.”
Day 2: Learning to Fly
“Come to the edge,” he said.
They said, “We are afraid.”
Come to the edge,” he said.
He pushed them…and they flew.”
― Guillaume Apollinaire
Day 3: A.A. Milne- Christopher Robin.
“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”.
On a more positive note, I’m pleased to report that our dog Bilbo is recovering from his flea allergy and his skin has pretty much cleared up over the last week. That was such a relief as I was very concerned. It’s going to take awhile for his tail to grow back but he’s otherwise well…but very, very hungry. The vet did warn me that he’d be hungry and if you have ever seen a Bordfer Collie on a mission, you could just imagine how I’ve been stalked all week and he’s been staring at me like a famine victim. I’m lucky he hasn’t eaten me!
Personally, my long-standing cough seems to be on the mend and my ongoing efforts to reduce the prednisone I take to treat my auto-immune disease has taken another step forward. As of Friday, I’m down to 8mg. This is about as low as I’ve been without having a flare so I’m hoping the new support medication will cope with the drop. My doctors are pretty confident and I’m feeling hopeful. Fingers crossed!
Tomorrow, our son leaves for his Year 6 Canberra Excursion. This excursion is a rite of passage for our Primary School kids and they get the opportunity to visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and our national Science Museum, Questacon and many more. My husband has expressed concern about how the teachers are going to put up with a whole busload of kids dosed up on Halloween lollies and we’re tried to keep Mister lolly free today. All those colours are not good news!
Anyway, that about sums up our week. Hope you and yours have had a great week.
Now, how about you go and visit Diana at Part-Time Monster http://parttimemonster.com/
You’ll probably also enjoy a guest post by Corina on The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos http://parttimemonster.com/2015/10/29/corina-on-dia-de-los-muertos/
Here is the linky for the Weekend Coffee Share: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=577537
Love & Blessings,