Life in Poland

A white Halloween

Our Halloween celebration was a little bit foiled by the weather (it snowed all day) and a little bit by our neighbors, but the candy was abundant so I don’t think anyone took notice.
It was our first Halloween in the Village. The girls had a lot of fun decorating their room.

The girls were also very lucky to get a surprise package of goodies from our favorite Polish housewife from Poznan. Thank you Lois. Everybody loved the candy necklaces and the eyeball/gumballs. The glow sticks especially came in handy as the electricity went out on our street while we were trick-or-treating.
All was set – the house decorated – the costumes on – the food made…


   …but no guests. Two little guests from our street went to their Babcia and another chickened-out (that’s what his mom said). Luckily, my sister-in-law showed up with her family and also Lizzie’s friend from school came with her parents all the way from the City in the snow.
Despite the snow, we decided to brave the streets (well, street) and visit the pre-arranged trick-or-treating homes. Some neighbors declined our visit which is perfectly cool with us. Some neighbors accepted and went overboard with the candy. Thank you very much neighbors. And some neighbors chickened-out or just simply forgot we were coming. Anyhow, it was too cold for tricking. In the end the trick was on me – terrible cold 🙁 Hmmm, snow, a red nose and red cheeks and soon I’ll have a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly (if I eat any more Halloween candy). Christmas, anyone?

SDC13367 Happy Halloween…til next year!
PS 1 Rosie, aka, Minnie Mouse was very happy to go to the “elementarz” and look at the graves with all the candles.
PS 2  After a very unpleasant visit by a neighbor (and not for Halloween) who didn’t knock, who greeted me in the bathroom upstairs (not cool), who gave me a disgusting look and then licked his lips (also not cool)  and tracked manure all through the house and then scraped off his boot on the leg of my kitchen table (the most uncool of them all), I declare that from now on I will always, always lock the door to our house.

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    November 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    You left me speechless with the neighbour story. Did he mention what he wanted? Or just passing by?

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    Lois B
    November 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

    OMG, what a shocking neighbor you have!!!

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    November 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Zuzanka – He left me speechless as well. He wanted to speak to my husband about our land that he farms but unfortunately Misiu wasn't home. Apparently the best place to find him is upstairs in the bathroom. We are now locking the door in case he decides to stop in when he is passing by.Lois – Shocking, indeed! And the weirdness is genetic. His son once came to our home and put out a cigarette on our floor…inside our house, in the middle of the living room actually. Needless to say, he was very quickly kicked out of our house. Maybe that kind of behaviour is cool at their house?

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    November 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Jeżeli jest tak źle, to jedynym wyjściem jest sprzedaż tego domu. Polska wieś potrafi być potworna niczym z filmu \”The Shining\”. Wysoki płot i ostry pies, choć niezbędne, tylko w niewielkim stopniu zapewnią spokój. Po co kusić los, w mieście też się dobrze żyje.Piotr

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    November 7, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Piotr – I will survive. I live 4 days a week in the city so I can compare. Weird people are everywhere 🙂

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    Lois B
    November 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Your thank you note arrived yesterday – beautiful and very creative! How exciting to find real mail in the box! With children grown and no grandchildren, it's fun for me to remember your girls and our shared culture.

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    November 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Great! I wanted to send you something more, something from Wroclaw but I just didn't know what. :)Until your grandchildren start arriving, feel free to borrow our girls anytime.

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