Tuesday, July 7, 2020
It's July! And my picture today is....masks!
Hello book friends! No, I didn't disappear on you. I'm back around to say 'Hi!' and also to share what we've been up to. Don't get too excited - it's not much. Ha!
We actually spent a week out in Ruidoso, New Mexico, taking care of some things and getting a bit of mountain air. Not that life was much different for us there than it is here in Central Texas. My husband wasn't working, but was on vacation, which was nice for him. Lots of golf in the cool mornings. While he was golfing, I was walking up and down the hills around and also enjoying the nice temperatures. So different from home, though the altitude makes you work a bit harder when you are walking up a steep slope. It was lovely though and I saw some nice mountain creatures on my walks - elk, deer, and bunnies. I also saw two snakes and the black flies were annoying and biting. I came home with itchy spots, but they will go away before long.
I didn't take any pictures, but I'm sharing my mask collection with you above. Cute, huh? I actually have one more that's in my car - it has pine cones on the fabric. So, while we were out of town and on the road, we were sensible and smart to wear our masks if we went into any store or restaurant. We got take-out mostly and did all our other sensible things like hand washing and social distancing. Actually, for the most part, life was the same as here at home. It was really good for my husband though and he had a very relaxing time.
Now we are at home and he's back to work here at home (and will be working from home for months to come). This morning the temp was 80 degrees with 84% humidity at 6:30 a.m. Kind of like being outside with a damp cloth on your face. Needless to say, I went back to the rec center to walk on the track there - yes, I love air conditioning. I will say that I am beginning to get used to a mask more than I was at first. I think I'm better at adjusting it to work with my glasses (I hate when they fog up). If I feel even slightly annoyed about it, I think of my daughter and her co-workers at the hospital and I know that my discomfort is not a big thing at all.
I don't have much to talk about book wise, but I'm hoping to do a few reviews as I begin to read more books that are new to me. I've been doing a lot of rereads in the past months and just haven't felt compelled to share, but today I started Linda Castillo's latest Kate Burkholder mystery, Outsider. I love the series and have been waiting for this one. I've got a few others that I'm excited to read and so, look for some book thoughts in upcoming days and weeks. I've been reading your posts, but my commenting has been nil. Hope to change that a bit in the future.
Take care, please! I know some of you have been dealing with some stressful situations in your lives and know that if that is the case, I've been thinking of you. We will get through this - one day at a time. One book at a time. Big hugs to all!