There were a couple moments this month, that nearly felt normal.
After a half year of staying secluded, it felt good to enjoy 2, distanced, get togethers. Kids in our pool and coffee at my neighbor's. No hugs, but lots of happy.
Don and I have continued to be overly cautious. We've gotten a few things done with all our stay at home time.
We laid some sod and rolled some paint... and thought about being grandparents, in February!
Drive By Shower
We are far away from Heidi and Jamie, who are expecting in 2021.
But we're only 2.5 hours, from Austin! We were able to participate in a Drive-By Baby Shower, for Leigh Anne and Alex! I joined in a Zoom gift opening, later in the afternoon.
On to the Cabin
We headed from Austin to the cabin for a couple of days.
The weather felt lovely, but the skies were eerie in the morning. Was it smoke? It was a tiny reminder of the many tragic fire worries, continuing on the west coast.
I usually share a "school memories" theme with my senior groups, every fall. This year, I just put my props on display. No volunteering yet.
On morning runs, I passed Sartartia Middle School. The school has been quiet, with kids starting the fall with virtual school. The flag was at half mast for, Justice Ginsberg. That made me smile and run stronger.
Walks and Runs
The weather began to cool just a bit towards the end of the month.
Don and I were amused on one walk, when we found stuffed animals lurking from a tree. In Pecan Park a sign reminded us that beating trees to get pecans, will cost us a fine!
It's been an odd beginning to fall, with Covid and some crazy election behavior!
I relieved some stress by writing out 60 postcards to encourage early voting. I also made my own little donkey shrine. I happen to love donkeys anytime of year, but this year they're getting a big spotlight!