Monday, October 29, 2012

Don't Judge a Book.....

I'm sure you've heard the quote "Don't judge a book by its cover" or have even quoted it to others. As for a book, I do, quite often, look at the cover (and more often the title) and decide if I want to read it. That works for me and nothing is wrong with that.

But what about people? Do you make judgements on their appearance? I'll admit it, I have done it. No, I don't think it's right but it's hard not to do (at least for me). I try to be open minded and give a person a chance though.

Saturday morning I picked up 2 of our grandsons to do some trick or treating. First we went to Festival Foods. Very Cool! All of the employees were dressed in costume, nothing very gory. (It must be expensive to work there at this time of the year.) The kids got a couple of individual snack size bags of pretzels, etc. They also passed out home made rice Krispie treats, the the kids each got to decorate a cookie!
this was their favorite part of the day 
the Jester is obsessed with guns
At the cookie decorating table I observed a young couple with 2 kids (one in a stroller). They were both dressed in costume too. And then I noticed that she had several piercings on her face....the oddest was at the top of her nose near the corner of her eye. eeeww.....owie!!! I didn't get a really good look at her face because I didn't want to be rude and stare (although when someone has a lot of piercings or tattoos I wonder if it is b/c they WANT you to notice them???) Anyway, they made a favorable impression on me as I watched their kind and gentle behavior with their children. The kids were clean and well behaved and the parents were having fun participating in the 'holiday' as a family. I did not judge by outside appearance but by the way they showed what was on the inside.

After that we drove to the small town that we live in. Many of the businesses on the main street were handing out candy. It was a sunny, brisk day so it wasn't a bad day to walk. I did move the car every couple of blocks tho. It was fun and the boys loved it!

That afternoon my step daughter and granddaughter M came to visit. M is quite the character! The kids played pretty good, Jessica and I had a nice visit. We had a couple of good laughs when grandson J had Jessica & hubby on the floor doing some sort of exercise where you had to balance on your bottom and keep your legs off the floor. Grandpa had to demonstrate that he is still able to do a headstand....for a second.

Jessica with her nephew and daughter

Today is favorite day, remember? We are having a new furnace installed- YAY!!! What are you doing today???


  1. I wish I could have seen them, and K do a headstand! LOL

  2. Linda...looks like you had a fun family time.

    You might be talking about 'boat pose'...a yoga pose; its really challenging!

  3. Linda--just stopping by to say hi. We were talking about piercings today; the only ones that bug me are the tongue ones...ew.