Halloween

Ok, so on Sunday I was watching a show on the history channel about Halloween. I had no Idea that the great holiday started in Ireland.

Why was I not up on the history of Halloween? Me! I love history, all history, of everything. And, I LOVE Halloween. The come as you aren’t holiday. Or, as I like to refer to it, the come as you really want to dress every day holiday.

I have not planned well for this year. I was not going to dress up as I was not going to be at work, then I was invited to a party, so costume plans are on. I have not decided on what I want to dress as yet.

I have a ton of costumes in my closet, there is the Anna Nicole, in poor taste now that she is dead, the Greek goddess, Wonder Woman (my personal favorite), Barbie doll one, and of course the quintessential sexy witch.

I will probably go with the witch one, I love that costume. However I love my wonder woman boots and have only worn them twice. Ugh, decisions.

Any thoughts on what I should be? And I would love to hear what everyone else is dressing up as!

Family

I have been thinking a lot lately about family. What constitutes family, Webster’s defines family as 1: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household2 a: a group of persons of common ancestry : clan b: a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock : race3 a: a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship b: the staff of a high official (as the President)4: a group of things related by common characteristics: as a: a closely related series of elements or chemical compounds b: a group of soils with similar chemical and physical properties (as texture, pH, and mineral content) that comprise a category ranking above the series and below the subgroup in soil classification c: a group of related languages descended from a single ancestral language 5 a: the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children ; also : any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family <a single-parent family> b: spouse and children.

Considering that I am adopted and both of my parents are now deceased my “family” consists of my children. However, I have come to the realization that family is more than blood ties.

Being a single parent with no dictionary definition of family for support, I have cultivated my own version of a “family”. I have a multitude of sisters and even an annoying younger brother. I am a very fortunate person to have all of these people who have consented to being a part of my non-blood family.

I guess the reason it comes so easy for me to have all of these people in my life is due to the fact that I am adopted, it is easier to accept different people of different backgrounds when you yourself are thrust into a world into which you are not really born.

For all of my “family” thank you for being part of my life!!!