Friday, October 19, 2012

Soul Food (Literally + Figuratively)

A frightful scene from movie night a few years ago...

Friday evenings, Mark and I generally venture downtown for dinner at one of several local haunts.  Tonight, however, I’m looking forward to an evening in--observing a tradition we established some years ago—when both of our sons still lived at home: movie night. The boys are grown and have moved away (sigh), but movie night lives on at “Bradley Manor” (smile).

Usually observed the third Friday in October, we watch a line up of spooky vintage films/programs (including It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown) while nibbling on fab snack-like foods and sipping hot cider, pumpkin ale, or whatever else we can scare up (wink). I’ve put together a great Halloween tunes playlist we can enjoy listening to while preparing the night’s goodies. Plus, I always light a collection of seasonal candles I’ve gathered. It’s one of my favorite nights each year, and I’m truly looking forward to it!  Connecting with those I love in a way that brings me joy; two words sum it up best for me: soul food—both literally and figuratively.

What’s your plan for this evening?  Wishing you a Friday that is fun, festive, and feeds your soul!  T.