When kids came to my parents' door saying "trick or treat!" my dad would always say, "I'll take the treat."
The sun made an appearance today and I was happy to see its face. It wasn't sharing a whole lot of heat though. I went out for a walk just a bit after noon and I noticed that my shadow was about six feet long as I traversed to the north with the sun behind me. Coming south at the end of my loop, the sun was shining right in my eyes. The wind was pretty bitter, but we have not had the dumps of snow that they have had in southern New England, so no complaints. I was out and I was getting exercise and it felt good.
I was tempted to make the trip to Rutland, VT for the Halloween parade. School bands from that county and area businesses submit floats and my son-in-law put together a float this year. He has a roofing business. Grandson Dane was apparently quite excited about Halloween this year and was greatly looking forward to being on the float with his vampire costume. I'm betting it was too cute for words.
I didn't go--a 140 mile round trip--because I have to take Mike to the hospital tomorrow for his second cardioversion procedure--at 6 A.M. again. We are really, really hoping that it takes this time. Then he has to go back in the afternoon for a dermatology appointment. He is happy that if they find any suspicious spots, they will not be able to do any cutting because of all the blood thinners. He had to cancel a colonoscopy because of the blood thinners, too. I am not quite so sure this a good thing, although I do completely understand the desire to avoid too many icky procedures in any given day. He is distressed about all the new drugs all of a sudden and all the doctor visits--says getting old has become a full time job.