Like everything else this year, we opted out of handing out candy for Halloween. On the good side, I saved some money! I bought one little bag of candy for us and there is plenty left. With the pandemic we decided not to touch all those little hands. For the first time ever, we turned off our light and shut the door before dark. There is a pile of limbs at the curb so it would have been difficult to pull up and climb out of a vehicle to run for the door. We even turned off the motion sensor lights over the driveway that might encourage someone to think we were home. To say I’m sick of this kind of living is redundant at best. We all are, and it looks like things are only getting worse.
We watched a movie and then I was up late because the caffeine in the chocolate made it difficult to sleep. But the full moon was fabulous. I know because it shone in the window through the blinds as I wandered around in a caffeine stupor.
The ice storm in Oklahoma last week left tree limbs strewn everywhere but we had no damage. We’ve piled the limbs at the street for the City to pick up when they can get here. I know as the wind blows we’ll have more. Fortunately, we never lost power.
The elections will be over on Tuesday and the political ads can’t end soon enough.
But being stuck in the house has made me work tirelessly on a novel that has needed to be finished for some time. I found plot holes and other problems that needed fixing. I continue to work on it.
Halloween came and went uneventfully. I missed the kids dressed up in costumes. I don’t have small children of my own anymore. It would have been different if I did. Maybe the world will return to normal soon.
What did you do for Halloween?