a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Friday, November 2, 2012

the day after

Remember that big bowl of candy and my holdout bag of Hershey candy bars? Well I put it in with the other holdout bag I had and amazingly they all fit in the same bowl. I won't say whether or not any candy was eaten before Halloween.....

Well guess what? We didn't need that big bowl of candy. We could have gotten by with one small bag of candy. Heck, we could have gotten by with no candy.

Yep, that is right. We got NO trick or treaters. None, zip, nada, zero. And we were home. With our lights on, opened door for a bit before it got a bit cool.

I think it had to do with the fact we live on a cul-de-sac with a total of eight houses, four one side, four the other. Us and the people across the street had their porch lights on. All the other houses were dark. We were in the middle of the street. Perhaps people didn't think it was a profitable block to go down. Whatever it was, we got NO ONE.

So all that holding out of candy was unnecessary as I had plenty to eat. I won't say how many pieces of it are left as of this evening.

Conversely, a mere mile away, hubby's brother/sister-in-law had lots of candy available and ran out of it by 6:30 p.m. Of course they live on a corner house two blocks up from an elementary school. Next year we'll give them our candy.

So son takes off yesterday to spend the day with his girlfriend. She has two children so I made a little bucket of candy for each of them with what we had bought to hand out, which were the Hershey bars with NUTS, M&M's with NUTS, Snickers with NUTS, Skittles no NUTS and Reese's Peanut butter cups. Son took them with him as he left in the morning, she lives where we used to live, about 70 miles up the road.

He pulls into the driveway of where she lives and remembers her son is allergic to NUTS. So he changed the buckets around a little so he didn't get any NUTS and then took him out later to the store to pick a candy bar he liked. He picked a Hershey's cookie and cream bar. At the store, we had seen a bag of them and considered buying it but weren't sure if we would like it or not. After he told me that her son was allergic to NUTS then I remembered she had told me the same two years ago.

NUTS!

How did you fare? Lots of trick or treaters? Lots of leftover candy?

36 comments:

Rockin My Journey said...

No trick or treaters I do a couple bags for neighbors that live on our street that have kids I leave them in their mailboxes our street is 5 acre lots so no one lives close enough to walk the street & no street lights anywhere. We went down to my daughters but got hit with rain so the 10 yr. old was crushed she had barely anything but tootsie rolls so I had to calm her with the promise we will buy a bag of chocolate bars now all is well here and yes mama got her own stash :))

Michelle said...

We ran away from home before the little beggars came. Bah. Humbug!

Shelly said...

We live too far out in the country to get anyone. That was sweet of you to send candy with your son!

Debbie V. said...

I was all prepared with several bags of candy because I almost ran out last year, and this year, only a few trick-or-treaters. Looks like the office bowl will be replenished.

Hollie said...

We didn't have any either LOL. So, there's lots of candy around here.....well for the moment that is! LOL

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Due to our inclement weather Trick or Treat here will be tomorrow. Saturday afternoon and it's supposed to be chilly but only party cloudy and no rain. We'll see. It varies every year. There are a lot of nut allergies anymore. Thankfully not here...I love nuts.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Lots of leftover candy. I always go to a friend's house where our kids would trick or treat when they were younger and lots of kids come by. But this year there weren't many kids and they'd entirely finished by 9. Kind of sad. I think many kids around here have started going to events run by churches and other organizations. But I bought the sort of mini candy bars that I put in my son's lunches so it was okay that I had leftovers.

Tami said...

I live in a development with a lot of little ones. I used up our candy within 2 hours. Thank stinks you didn't have any.

Jeanie said...

We didn't have as many as usual, even though the weather was very good. I definitely ate more than my share of Butterfingers. Leftovers going with my grandkids to sell to a dentist's office.

Parsley said...

None? Not a single one? Well, we are in a rural area and don't get trick or treators here. In town we did. I just bought my teen candy and said trick or treat...then helped myself. Lol

BelovedBomber said...

We bought all of our candy yesterday on clearance at Wal-Mart. Yum!

jack69 said...

No trick or treaters here. I rhink it si due a lot to the different churches and social groups who have planned activities.
That is a big change from my youth. All we ever did was go down town and walk around in our home made costumes to see who could recognize who?

Of course some boys 'soaped' store windows.

Love from this coast.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm sorry you didn't get any Trick or Treaters. We're in a very small subdivision, so all we get are the few neighborhood kids. We had too much candy, so now I need to find someone to give this candy to! ;-)

Big Mark 243 said...

Well I did not trick or trick or treat as I had to work... but it was a beautiful night here for it and I bet lots of ghosts and goblins did quite alright in Omaha, especially in the Old Market..!

Linda B. said...

One less, 54, than last year but they started later in evening, perhaps because clocks hadn't changed and not dark enough yet. Ironically I did wonder about nut allergies, half our selection, while handing out candy this year but hoped that would be the parent's responsibility. Cute costumes and polite trick or treaters! Local school principal spent 12 hours up on school roof, part of successful fundraising challenge, and since Halloween, was also dropping down candy from tent decorated with orange lights. Hope to remember to buy one less bag next year!

Tami said...

We had zero, also - but we're out in the country so we expected that. Last year I bought full-size bars because I knew we wouldn't have many kids, then I ate the whole box. This year I got smart and bought stickers just in case we had anyone come by. Now I'm just stuck with 12 boxes of stickers, but at least I can't est them. :)

banning brewd said...

only 4 trick or treaters braved the rain...and only one of those said thank you. but we did have a mom double back and share her kids' candy with my kids...that was nice...but we had a ton of candy left over...

SweetMarie said...

This year we had a lot of trick or treaters and it made it a lot of fun! When my son was in pre-school his classmates all came to our house for a little Halloween party and trick or treating afterwards. A bunch of 3 year olds was a blast! Probably one of my favorite years. :)
I guess you'll have to figure out something to do with that chocolate. :) If I were there you and I would have coffee and chocolate! yummy!
Sending candy to the girlfriend's kids is very thoughtful. :)
Happy November!

LynnMarie said...

Zero as well but we live out in the country so we don't even buy any except for some for our grand daughters. So no candy for us is around. Love that.

Brenda Youngerman said...

Betty.... thank you for being so supportive of my blog... Life has been, to say the least, quite hectic of late. I have been working 60-70 hours a week and have been trying to stay sane while still being able to see my grandson and spend time with my daughter.
We had NO trick or treaters either...but I realized that last year and didn't even buy candy this year.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Bijoux said...

Trick or treat was postponed here due to weather and lack of power. Supposed to be Sunday, so we shall see how many brave it.

Tamera Brose said...

No trick or treaters on our road. We're too far out and the kids that used to come are grown. I kind of miss it.

Martha said...

We didn't get one single visit here either. I only bought two bags of candy when there were buy one get one free last week. The guys had the one bag polished off in a day or two, the extra was hidden until after Halloween. Guess it's time to put out the other bag for a weekend treat :)

Marianne said...

I've only gained about 1 pound, so I think we went light on our purchases and trick-or-treating this year. Sadly, I'm already out of Almond Joys. ):

Chatty Crone said...

Okay 25 years ago we had two hundred - now we have about 50 - and then of course - there was Disco - who ate chocolate and had to go to the ER vet! I bet it was that your street was dark and small. Love, sandie

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

I got a few trick or treaters ... but to be honest I got more at work the next day when I took the leftover chocolates in. Those people in IT are incredibly creative at coming up with spontaneous costumes when there's chocolate at stake!

Deanna said...

We live kinda in the middle of nowhere and in years have had two trick or treaters. We gave them money lol. It's a shame you didn't get any. I miss seeing the little ones all dressed up, but don't miss the big ones, who are too old to be out there, trying to scare me!

Mevely317 said...

I've given up trying to forecast our turn-out ... last year the gobblin turn-out was practically nil ...then Wednesday we were slammed. Poor hubby had to relinquish his personal stash!

Wistful, perhaps ... but I remember a simpler time growing up when the neighbors would hand out homemade popcorn balls and caramel apples.

Sharon said...

Our new home is so remote that we didn't expect anyone to visit!

So, though tempted, I didn't buy any candy!

However, we dressed up in our western outfits - ("The Hub" as Wyatt Earp) - and wandered around town for the Halloween parade and carnival. What fun we had!!

Wanna know one of my secret pleasures that I don't feel guilty about? Chocolate Peppermint LUNA bars.

Yum, yum.

GOD BLESS!

Lynda said...

No trick or treaters - - - haven't had any in a few years. We are at the end of a street up a steep hill - - - not an easy walk! It's okay. It saves us some money.

Jimmy said...

No trick or treaters and lots of candy left over, you always have to buy way too much just in case, I like the way you solved your candy overages by making up buckets for your sons girlfriends kids, that is so nice.

I remember one Halloween back when I was single, I lived in an apartment complex and expected very few trick or treaters, a little girl dressed in a white princess costume knocked on the door, I gave her gobs of candy and wished her a Happy Halloween.

About half an hour later I had another knock and when I opened the door it was her again, she was so embarrassed and apologized for stopping by again, I gave her double gobs of candy and said, it's all right all these apartments look alike, she said Yeah tell me about it. Ha Ha

Debby@Just Breathe said...

No even one? Sorry about that. I enjoy handing out the candy but we did have less this year. Hope your weekend has been going well.

forever folding laundry said...

wow - not a single one?!
we had a TON.
like...i think people were bussing their kids over here.
and i made sure to give the snickers
and hersheys out last.
i'm no dummy. ;)

-keri

Linda :) said...

Not as many as we would have liked but quite a few for a Wednesday, definitely more than a hundred... of course we are a corner house and put up lots of decorations and entertainment... but then many houses around us are all dark... many drive by in cars stopping where they can... I gave out whistles, bracelets, bugs, bouncy balls, and spiders... not that we don't have any candy in the pantry and caramel apples in the fridge... Son3 made a bowl of candy about the size of yours from his trick or treat bag for son2 and still had twice as much left... Trick or Treat... :)

The Brown Recluse said...

I never get trick or treaters! I didn't even bother to get candy this year...except to pick up a little for the grands.

Those cookies n' cream bars are GOOD! Of course, I only have memories of them now. haha

(glad son remembered in the nick of time!)

Intense Guy said...

I didn't get any trick or treaters here in the fearsome northeast where apparently hordes of people try to poison little kids with candy.

The safety bullcrap has destroyed a holiday.