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Manic Monday: Happy Halloween!



Hello My Happy People,


I hope you are having a wonderfully spooky Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday, but unfortunately it is not really celebrated much here in Germany. Trick-or-Treating and elaborate house decorations are not a thing where we live. I really miss that about the US.


I was always that crazy lady on our block who had a yard full of decorations that included lighting and sound effects and of course I always dressed up to hand out candy. We gave out the good stuff too, full size candy bars and sometimes I did yard long pixie sticks. Some parents were (understandably) not thrilled with that one, but it's only once a year.


More often than not, parents were thrilled to come to our home and we even had people dropping off carloads of kids at my home. We would normally get about 200 kids at our house and there were nowhere near that many kids in our area. I loved it.


Since living here in Germany, we had two Trick-or-Treaters the second and third year we lived here and that is all we have ever gotten. I still buy one bag of candy every year, just in case. I make sure it's something my husband likes so he can have them if no one shows up. I always hold out hope!


If you were looking for a Friday Funnies blog last Friday and couldn't find it ... that is because I did not write one. I had a medical procedure Friday morning and thought I would be over the effects of the anesthesia and the tests with plenty of time to write my blog, but I ended up being wiped out for the day. Do not worry, it was nothing major. It was just one of those annoying checkup things you have to do as you get old.


This might be too much information for some of you, but I do want to share that people should not put off getting things like heart stress tests or colonoscopies and endoscopies. While it can be annoying to have to make time for these things, they really weren't as bad as I had expected them to be. Now that they are all done, my doctors have a good baseline of information to help keep me healthy(ish) for years to come. Plus, I am good for another 5 years or so before I have to worry about doing these again. Please look after yourselves, I hope you all stay happy, healthy people.


Now for actual book news!


I have been putting off doing a cover reveal for The Touch because I thought it would be cute to make it a Halloween Treat for your all. What better time to reveal my new serial killer/mystery book than on Halloween? I need to go create the video to do the reveal, but watch for that later tonight on my social media.


This Wednesday we will have another sneak peek from The Touch for the Book Banter podcast. You will not want to miss this podcast.


Have a very Happy Halloween people!

Dianne




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