I had the window bird feeders up in time for company. Everyone loved the birds flitting around. I was asked how many kinds I get. Oh, so many! Right now it's mainly chickadees and titmice. But wow, if I think of it, my window feeders get downy woodpeckers, Carolina wrens, nuthatches, juncos, house finches and goldfinches. Occasionally a cardinal or a flicker can stuff itself onto the front feeder. There's a big feeder in the back - they have an easier time with that, and we get blue jays there, too.
|Woodpecker and Chickadee|
Monday was Halloween - we didn't get one single kid. Of course we had a ton of candy. Most of it was stuff I liked, too. Oof. I didn't want to part with it, but I certainly didn't want it all sitting on the counter. So I made cookie bars.
I adapted the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars recipe, replacing the peanut butter cups and chocolate chips with chopped up Halloween candy. Not bad! The bars are safely tucked away in the freezer, where I'm less likely to be constantly stuffing my face.
Rob rescued me from the remaining candy by bringing it to work. Whew. I was bad and squirreled a few Kit Kats and peanut butter cups in my desk. A little reward for dealing with stressful work. Right. Sounds like good justification to me.