Happy Halloween!


Simpson United Methodist Church is having a Trunk or Treat event October 30th from 3:30 to 7:00pm. There will be vehicles in the church parking lot decorated for Halloween.  The neighborhood children will be able to go from trunk to trunk for a safe Halloween experience.

My talented daughter decided to decorate a pumpkin for the event.  Yikes, I would have never been able to put this together, it is even cuter in person.  Buster demanded to be in the picture, note his goofy smile as he tries to mimic the pumpkin witch 🙂


Here is the back of the pumpkin witch.

We picked up our pumpkin from this pumpkin patch (located on the corner of Wadsworth and 68th in Arvada) so we were able to do a double donation!


Using Up Some Healthy Stuff I Bought!


Flax seed and Chia seed.  The health benefits are enormous.  Omega 3 and fiber, yay!

I bought a package of each, but never could figure out how to use them and when they expired I threw them away.  These are the second packages (I fondly call the replacement packages) of each!

What to do? A true dilemma…. What to do?

Here’s what I worked on this week. I wanted something to have in the morning as I usually skip breakfast.

Place the following in an empty glass, the glass must be empty😏:

  • a heaping spoonful of pumpkin
  • a teaspoon of Chia seed
  • a teaspoon of Flax seed
  • a dribble of vanilla extract
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • fill the rest of the glass with almond milk

Stir vigorously and let sit while you do your pet chores.  If you have time, drink it after your shower.  If you don’t have time, put it in a to go container and drink it at work at your desk.  I guess you could drink it while you were driving to work, if you were careful, but that could be dangerous😆

Better than skipping breakfast don’t you think?