Happy Halloween everybody. Yesterday at work we had a pumpkin decorating contest. There were some really creative and fun pumpkins. I really liked this cookie monster in his trash can pumpkin.
A lot of them were just creative and fun, your normal Halloween spooks and critters.
Others were made to represent our products within our company.
This one for instance, this is our Vest device. This Vest attaches to a device and it shakes your body in just the right places to help you bring up your sputum. It is very helpful for people with diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s), Cystic Fibrosis, quadriplegics, etc. People who have trouble coughing up the sputum from the lower lungs so they get a lot of infections/pneumonia’s. It helps them to live a longer life and a better quality of life.
A couple other examples of our devices. They are all geared toward helping people clear the lungs and airways and breathe better. Very beneficial for those who just can’t cough things up themselves.
Today is Halloween, we didn’t get a single trick or treater at our door this year. Usually there is one little gal that comes around with her parents in a golf cart. I saw a wagon down the road with a tractor attached and lawn chairs set up on it, thought maybe they would bring some kids around this year so I bought more candy than normal. Nobody. I like seeing the kids in their costumes, I think I buy candy getting my hopes up that this will be the year. Part of the price of living in the country, I love it most of the time but you miss out on things like this.
The oaks seem to be hanging on to their leaves some but the majority of the leaves are now on the ground. We took the day off work today as there won’t be many more of these nice fall days before winter. It was the coldest day we have had, supposed to warm up again for the weekend and next week.
Convenient of us to choose the coldest to take off and spend outdoors. We had a great time though. Took a class in a different type of shooting, pistol instead of camera. We got to class and he informed us he felt it time to learn to shoot weak hand and strong hand, one handed only. I was nervous, could I control it with my left hand only. I actually managed with frozen fingers to pull from a holster on my right hand side, switch it to my left hand, shoot three different targets at three different heights, moving between targets and on my first sweep I hit all three within the center circle. Pretty proud of myself. I didn’t shoot all my sweeps that well but for the first time with my left hand only, I was pretty happy. What amazed me too, after half an hour of shooting in 30 degree weather with no gloves and just a windbreaker, you warm up really quick. It doesn’t seem that physical but after two hours my hands were fairly warm and so was I. A lot of fun.
I did manage to get to a few fall leaves photos, as I said, they are now all the ground. Still very pretty though.
Some ferns I found that I thought were cool looking, brown and fragile and still hanging on to the stem.
The fall leaves were falling and landing on the fern for some nice contrasting effects.
Fall is really my favorite time of the year, I like the seasons and changes but fall will always be my favorite. The bugs are mostly gone, the temperatures are near perfect, the colors are vibrant and invigorating…. just a great time to be out and about enjoying the day.
They are talking at least another week of 50′s for highs and sunshine, I will gladly accept it.
Happy Halloween and fall to all…