Thursday, October 06, 2005


October Sunset

The first year of my retirement I spent an ungodly amount of time watching TV.

I actually got to stay up late and watch all those things I never was able to see when I had a predetermined bedtime!

I also discovered HGTV, and literally burned myself out viewing both the home and garden programming.

Once I was able to get it out of my system, I went back to mainly watching news, Discovery, The History Channel and of course HBO.

But now that October is here, I'll be back to watching me some HGTV for their upcoming Holiday shows! I'm not very creative, but I'm real good with copying ideas.

I'm really excited about Halloween night! Living out here in the country means we have absolutely no trick-or-treaters. I can finally watch spooky movies all evening without getting up to answer the door every few minutes!

Yes, we'll keep the porch light on, and some quarters but not candy around, but are planning on a nice quiet night.

I'll miss seeing all the little costumed children, but not that much!


Blogger Squirl said...

Watching spooky movies, as late as you want, with no interruptions. Sounds like a marvelous Halloween to me.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

This will be our first halloween in the suburbs. I kinda hope I can scare the hell out of the kids enough to keep them out of my yard until next year!

That mean little old lady at the end of the street everyone calls a witch...that will be me in a couple of decades!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I forgot to say what a pretty picture, too.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I love that picture. Maybe even enough to marry it.

Halloween is the bomb. I think we need to make a bigger deal of it in this country than we do. Yes, that's my way of tryin' to weasel more paid days off.


5:53 AM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

Love the sunset picture! We don't get trick or treaters either which makes me sad. I like to see all the kids in costumes. My kids go to a nearby subdivision to trick or treat.

I absolutely LOVE HGTV. Did you know it's based here in Knoxville?

6:26 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

It really is awfully fun!
Thanks about the picture. That sunset was too pretty to resist.

I know what you mean!
I don't think you'll ever be that witch, unless you work really hard at it!

We can negotiate a marriage deal, OK?
I'll bet you're still one of those older kids who come by trick-or-treating later in the evening, right?

rae ann-
I usually try to drop by the local market and check out the little kids in their costumes (and some adults as well.)
No, I didn't know HGTV is based in Knoxville. That's so cool, since it seems like everything else comes from L.A. or N.Y.C.


10:34 AM  
Blogger Redwood Recluse said...

Great picture. I never get any trick or treaters either. Just as well I used to live in a housing developement that every family in town came. It was very busy!

10:42 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

redwood recluse!
I was thinking about you yesterday, wondering what you're up to.
I'm guessing you take your kids into town? Or are they getting too old for trick-or-treating?

11:38 AM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo SierraBella! When I lived in my condo for 9+ years, I rarely got any trick or that we have a house, we definitely get a lot more. I don't particularly enjoy it as I'm not the type of person who "oohs" & "aaaahs" over little kids. I'd have The Hubs hand out candy, but he's even grumpier than I am! Heh.

2:01 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

You didn't used to ooooh and aaaah, but now that your beautiful little niece is here you might see things differently!
I'll bet you already have bought a costume for the darling!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Cyndi said...

As I mentioned in a recent are not my "thang", but I do enjoy the trick-or-treaters...and for a house with one diabetic and two fat ladies, I buy WAAAAY too much I tend to give big scoopfuls out.

But scary movies...YAY!

I am looking forward to a retirement like yours though...just being somewhere every day where I could take pictures like that one. How fabulous! Incredible shot...

11:08 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Hi and welcome!
Candy is one of the few vices I don't have. Now cheeses are a whole 'nother" thing!

I surely am enjoying retirement. Just moving a couple hours east of the Bay Area has allowed me different scenic views as well as the occasional snow!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

I swiped that pic for my wallpaper. You live in a mighty purty place, there, missy. Where we used to live, there was too much traffic and not enough sidewalks to take LG trick-or-treating, or for anyone to come to our house, so we got in the habit of going to her grandparents' house on Halloween. They are preparing to downsize, move, etc., so this will be our last year going there. In our neighborhood here, there are lots of trick-or-treaters. We've had a house-sitter, left a bowl of candy on the porch (well-intentioned but probably not smart), and just left the lights off, for the 3 years we've been here. Not sure what we'll do this year.

12:58 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...


I'm honored you swiped any pictures I've taken!

Your comment about leaving out candy has given me an idea of something new to post about, thanks!

hutxhf = hotstuff (sort of)

1:43 PM  
Blogger jac said...

That pic was a damn good shot Sierra ! I love that.

5:05 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

that's a beautiful picture...I think that now that we live in a neighborhood with a lot of kids I better get the quality candy so we won't get egged!

1:22 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Thank you!
I think it's one of my all-time favorites.

I used to order cute little trinkets from Oriental Trading Company to pass out, but the kids really preferred the good candy.

10:57 AM  

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