I hope those that celebrated, had a good Thanksgiving. My plans included
1 my SA grandkids arriving
2 meeting my daughter at Matagorda beach on Friday
3 spending the day enjoying the ocean (we’re having summer – again)
4 having a picnic at the beach
5 having my granddaughter spend the rest of the weekend (grandson was to go home with his mother).
None of which happened. I found out Tuesday, there is a slight possibility that I have been exposed to COVID. Emphasis on the slight – however, I did the adult, responsible thing and canceled my part of the plans and decided to isolate until test results are back.
Not that I missed the whole turkey thing – I don’t actually care too much for turkey. Growing up, my mother did not “do” Thanksgiving so I don’t really miss it as a holiday. Instead we spent the long weekend at the beach. Which is why going to the beach feels more normal to me than not. What I missed was being able to spend precious time with my grandchildren and daughter.
Small Town Goings On
Last weekend Hesed House (our community support organization) hosted a Christmas Fair. And my sister and I went to that. Booths were spread out a bit and people wore masks. Crowds weren’t bad and it was easy enough to stay the recommended 6feet from other humans.
There were quite a few vendors selling all sorts of things
Wood yard decorations
I spoke with two young men that make
soap and bath products
Being a soap-maker, I’m always interested in
talking with others. They had soap,
lip balm, lotions and other things.
It was very nice and even better, all the booths had customers buying.
I had planned to get the above up yesterday but, things changed quickly. In the morning, after doing the everyday morning stuff, I sat at my computer to catch up on the world. Again, I tend to have a progress – check the weather channel, read blogs, look at the news feed, check email, etc., etc. However yesterday, I was stopped at the weather channel. Yesterday – temps in the 80’s; Friday (today) temps in the 80’s with rain; Saturday more rain; Sunday same; and Monday temps would drop to below freezing. Argh!
And where, you ask, were all
my tropical and subtropical plants???
Why, sitting on the north side of the house out in the open, completely
So I spent three hours Thanksgiving day, moving all my plants into one of the bays of my sister’s shop. And, there they will stay until my shed is erected and ready for habitation. Three weeks from now.
Of course the cold front is just as likely to fizzle out around Dallas and Monday will be 80 degrees. Still not moving plants again until the shed is here.
Well – that’s all the news for today. Take care everyone!
27 Nov 2020