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Free candy!

Jennie posted this political cartoon making fun of Obama's philosophy, and I thought it fit in with my candy post quite nicely.
Since I'm trying to shed some pounds, I'm playing with my candy this year instead of eating it. I bought what I hope will be enough for tomorrow's trick-or-treaters, then artfully displayed it for a photo session. When I opened the big bag of individual skittles packages, there was one single green one that wasn't in a package. I ate it. But nothing more! I'm amazed at my determination. Fortunately, it will all be gone tomorrow night because we get a ton of children at the door for their annual sugar fix. What ever is left over, I'm sure will be devoured by the teens who will be coming over for a party afterwards.

Comments

Callisto said…
Hahaha! That's a fantastic cartoon. I like it a lot. Good luck with the healthy eating, too.
Sierra said…
Love the cartoon! I wish I was going to your house to trick or treat! Have fun passing out all the candy!
jennie w. said…
Free candy--the two greatest words in the English language.
Julie said…
I love that cartoon!!!
Kellie said…
Ha ha!! That candy display looks to good to hand out. Of course, I'm sure the trick or treaters will disagree.
The Roberts said…
Kelly, I dont have our candy for tomorrow night or our Pumpkin yet. I had better figure that one out!
Conni said…
Thanks for a good laugh! Your candy looks to beautiful to eat.
Heidi said…
Fancy! Good way to distract yourself from eating it. I got that cartoon in an email- classic.
Happy The Man said…
Here's how I play with my candy:

one for me, one for the display, one for me one for the display, and so on...
Michele said…
I AM IN AWE OF YOUR WILL POWER, IF ONLY I WERE THAT STRONG I MIGHT BE A FEW SIZES SMALLER.
Lonna said…
yum, I see that you have junior mints, one of my favorites. A nice display that will be taken care of far too quickly.

Good luck with the new eating arrangements. You know you picked a heck of a season to cut out the really fun stuff.
~ Tina said…
BOOtiful!
I'd seen that cartoon too - very funny!
Julie V. said…
You buy good candy, maybe I should come knock at your door next Halloween. Love the cartoon and big spiders.

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