Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIAW: Halloween of Oz

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

I just got home from taking my little cousin trick or treating. We didn't get much candy in an hour but enjoyed some fun Halloween decorations and people watching.

We are fortunate enough that a man, whose kids I went to school with, spends $250,000 and tons of time to put together a neighborhood Halloween show. His neighbors participate, but he plans and pays for it all.

We got there by 6:30 and could not find a parking spot! The track is huge, parts of it were closed, and police directed traffic.

This year's theme is the Wizard of Oz.

They even had farm animals!

My day was packed!

I woke up at 7 and polished off my last pumpkin spice English muffin.

headed to the school. I'm observing classes for the heck of it and ended up in a world history class. Some of my kids are in the class and though I wasn't working, I still helped. It's unnatural not to.

I enjoyed the use of technology and the focus on literacy. One of the reasons I loved history was the lack of multiple choice tests.

Then it was off to "work." We had a sub so I took over on an easy day - movie and food! I made the spicy chicken tortilla roll-ups with some rotisserie chicken.

After eating just 3 of those and half a Luna protein bar, I was too full for my typical lunch (chicken salad).

I came home, napped, and completed a 20 minute quickie workout: Blonde Ponytail's Total Body Tabata Home Workout. It's my go-to workout.

Before heading out, I made and ate a couple of chicken spring rolls. It was perfect fuel for walking around outside. I can say fall is officially here in Southern California! We were frozen without jackets.

Now it's time for MAGIC, "Magic Mike" that is!

Halloween got in the way of studying, and my nap wasn't quite long enough, so I'm wiped out.

This week is Red Ribbon Week! They still pass these out.

Does your city or neighborhood hold any big Halloween celebrations?


  1. that Halloween show is such a cool idea! I live in a condo... no such activities here. Just a bunch of old people getting drunk. LOL!

    1. Old people? Getting drunk? I used to have a retired couple live next to me and they were so much fun!