Halloween! Yes, it is. That means it is almost November. How did THAT happen so fast?
We are in those in-between years: no children at home, no costumes to worry about, no grandchildren to ooh and ahh over their costumes. We also don't have TV, so we won't be watching reruns of Friday the 13th Part 78.
A few years ago, we came up with a different Halloween tradition for these in-between years: we light a fire in the bowl in our front yard, and we sit outside around the fire, drinking beer and handing out candy. We know enough of the trick-or-treater's parents that we also hand out some beer. (Oh, don't be like that... they're walking!)
Since I don't have much of a sweet tooth, I think I like this kind of Halloween better than the candy kind.