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Life Measured by Halloweens

When I was a kid, I absolutely loved Halloween. The years I remember the most are those between the age of 9 and 13. I lived in Portland then and it usually rained. I did just check the weather report for today and it looks like it will be dry, as it will be here in Albuquerque. Halloween Stores were not so common then, and for at least 3 years I dressed up as a clown. Not sure I even like clowns that well, but back then it was good choice because I could make up the costume: shirt and pants from Dad, make-up from Mom and a pillow. My Halloween candy bag was a pillow case. And, usually I carried an umbrella!

Oh, how I wish I had taken more pictures of my kids on Halloween. My memories are hard to picture here, but there were some great times. And, when you have four trick-0r-treaters returning with all that candy it is quite an event.

Fast forward to the next generation, the grand-kids. When they were newbies they would often come here to have the fun in the same neighborhood their parents used as kids. I would at least get to see them come here to get their treat at our door. A few days prior we would make the appropriate Halloween cupcakes.

And, the fun costumes:

Such fun, and now the generations of Halloweens move forward. Thank goodness I get lots of pictures still, so I can know what they dress up as before they hit their own neighborhoods. I know that those days will end too soon.

I might even have to snap a few pics when those little ones from this neighborhood come to the door tonight.

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STILL WATCHING WINDOWS

Let’s go to the movies! And, don’t forget the popcorn.

Can you think of movies with the word “window” in the title? My research shows that many are somewhat scary or creepy. Just right for this time of year.

Probably the best is Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW from 1954. It had very strange stuff happening with Raymond Burr outside Jimmy Stewart’s windows. What a classic!

Personally, I was disappointed with SECRET WINDOW (2004) even though it did have Johnny Depp in it.

THE WINDOW has been used 3 times so far. Only the first one (1949) looks worth watching.

I have never watched CONFESSIONS OF A WINDOW CLEANER (1974). I know several professional window cleaners who have though, and what they learned had nothing to do with cleaning glass. Having experience with owning a window cleaning company makes me curious about those stories for sure!

If you have a favorite movie, please tell.

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Window Fun!

WallpaperForWindows

Sometimes blinds, curtains or shutters just don’t fit the bill. You want something unique for your windows.

If you have never visited WallpaperForWindows be sure to check out all the fun things you can do for privacy or decor.

When you visit their site you get a lot of guidance on measuring and applying. They will even do the cutting for you. Whether you want pretty or privacy, WallpaperForWindows offers a solution.

Here is a great idea for smaller pane windows that need some privacy or color? 

Colorful window tint  from WallpaperForWindows, is easy to apply without any adhesive. If you are hesitant about accurate sizing they offer  a “trim to size” service too.

Check out all the selections, and have fun!

  • Adhesive-free window film – no mess, no fuss.
  • Static-cling decorative film can be used on any smooth, non-porous surface.
  • DIY product, installs in minutes, looks great for years!
  • Easy to clean, removable, and reusable.
  • Improves privacy and security while allowing natural light to enter.
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Pumpkin in the Window

 

o PUMPKIN

We bought a fat orange pumpkin,

The plumpest sort they sell.

We neatly scooped the inside out

and only left the shell.

We carved a funny funny-face

of silly shape and size,

A pointy nose,

a jagged mouth and two enormous eyes.

We set it in a window

and we put a candle in,

Then lit it up

for all to see Our jack-o-lantern grin.

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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Those Balloons Outside the Windows

 

 

It is the last weekend of the 2017 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This event has happened every year since the early 1970’s and it is the largest of its kind on the planet. It is not unusual to see hundreds of balloons in the sky all at once, and the launch field often has close to 100,000 people watching the early morning ascent. One year we hosted a balloon pilot and hit the field every morning. No sleep that week!

I usually manage to make it to one of the balloon glows in the evening, followed by some great fireworks. Did not make it this year, but that does not stop me from feeling the week’s effects. I get to see a lot of balloons in the sky each morning on my walk. Yesterday, while near the mall just a few minutes from my house, I snapped this picture of the many school buses lining up to offer park and ride for the evening’s balloon glow. It was a quick moment and does not show the total picture. There were probably 3 times this many. Balloon week in Albuquerque is a huge deal! Even the weather was accommodating this year, the overnight temperature was above 55 degrees last night, sandwiched between two 80 degree days

If you have never been to the fiesta, make it a point to put it in your plans. Albuquerque is beautiful in the fall. Check out the official site for the BALLOON FIESTA to learn more. Start planning now because it gets crazy toward the actual event.

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BLOGGER’S FOG

Sign outside shop in Pioneer Town near Yucca City, CA sorta fits my vacation blogging!

Well, I am not sure how leaving town for a week turned into not blogging for 2 weeks, but it did. If I was really efficient, I would have some ready to publish while I am gone, or even better, be inspired every morning by sites on my trip. Neither happened, so now it is time to get in the mood, or mode, I should say. I started by jotting down a few ideas for future blogs, which means they are not represented in this one.

To get in the proper mode or mood, I will just share a picture I took on my way into town last Wednesday, a day before the full moon. Fortunately, we made it back prior to sunset, our usual goal. I glanced through the car window and wondered what the heck was that large object sitting on the mountain. The picture is not perfect, but you can see how large the moon was coming up from the east. It was huge!

The fog is lifting in proportion to my list of ideas. I will be back to normal soon with ideas for Fall and things that make sense.

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