Ode to the Pumpkin Spice Latte on Halloween

Day 83 in my destiny to dance with Mickey

“O Pumpkin Spice Latte, I love you.  I do.  When October winds blow, my mind turns to you.  When I’m freezing my patootie off, you warm me right through.  O Pumpkin Spice Latte, I love you.  I do.

O Pumpkin Spice Latte, I love you.  I do.  You’re a cinnamony, gingery pumpkin delight, with just enough sugar to give me a fright.  Today I savor you without any fear, then leave you behind until Thanksgiving is here.

O Pumpkin Spice Latte, I love you I do.  And to your sweet taste I will always be true.  I can’t drink too many, my blood sugar is the cue, but Pumpkin Spice Latte, I love you.  I do.”

Ahhh…I am enjoying my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year.  (I ordered a venti decaf skim Pumpkin Spice Latte with no whip.  Yum!   Starbucks could make a fortune if they would just create a “Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte.”  Their “Skinny” drinks are made with skim milk and sugar-free syrups.  I have tried Skinny Vanilla Lattes, Skinny Hazelnut Lattes, Skinny Caramel Lattes and my personal favorite Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Lattes.  They are delicious!  Come on, geniuses, invent!!!  How hard can it be to take the sugar out???

Anyway my plan for today is to savor my drink and pick up a cupcake for Mike and I for our Halloween treat tonight.  And I really do want to get out there and take that walk on the wild side.  It is freezing here in Lake Bluff with gale force winds, but no snow accumulation yet.  PTL!  Pray I don’t blow away, or become the victim of a “Widow Maker.”

Happy Halloween, dear readers!  Meet you at the Kingdom!

BTW: Mike worked at a sawmill for a bit when he was working his way through college.  They called very windy days Widow Makers, because in the woods limbs could snap off at any time and come crashing down on the workers, thus making their wives widows.  How’s that for a macabre Halloweeny thought?  🙂


5 thoughts on “Ode to the Pumpkin Spice Latte on Halloween”

  1. You don’t realize how much of the stuff you can’t get sugar free till you start doing it. I had 2 small pieces of candy, we only had 5 kids, but the weather is awful. Had about 6 inches of snow and the heavy wet stuff. Hope it melts so I can get my fall flowers and Halloween decorations out of the front yard. Not ready for this stuff yet. I was having terrible headaches from the diabetes pills Wayne put me on. I did them for 5 weeks and couldn’t handle it any longer so he said it was ok not to take them and just watch the diet, so that is what I am going and checking my blood sugar everyday. Don’t want those pills.


  2. “Come on, geniuses, invent!!!” That is the greatest, most relatable phrase in the world. We live in an age of unimaginable science and discovery, how friggin hard is it to take the carcinogens out of a nicotine delivery system?

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