In years past I would start buying Halloween candy in advance, you know, so I didn't get left at the last minute with no more candy on the shelves and left with nothing to hand the two trick-or-treaters who have enough guts to come to our neighborhood. I would buy a bag (of one of my favorites, like Recess or Almond Joy), open it on the way home and 'sample' a couple, and before I went to bed half the bag would easily be gone. I found creative ways of folding the bag to make it look full - so as not to get caught. Then the next day I would realize it was a fruitless effort, polish off the rest of the bag, and pick up another on my next shopping trip.
So this year I changed. I didn't buy any candy in advance - nada! Bill and I went to Aldi's at 4:45 on Halloween night and picked up a few bags out of their discount bins. I also started my fast Saturday at 1:00pm so the candy would not be an option anyway. So the pre-Halloween problem has been taken care of! Now I have a ton of candy left (because we did get 2 trick-or-treaters) and I'm left with a post-Halloween problem. Bill is planning to take the excess to his studio, but he hasn't yet, it's just sitting there hidden under all his stuff begging to be eaten. And yes, I have given in - I have had 3 mini candy bars and a mini mini. I'm hoping I can be strong until this bag disappears. Anyone want some candy?