Halloween happened. It was fine. I would have upgraded to ‘good’ but the weather was dicey (as expected) and added a layer of stress I didn’t particularly enjoy.
BUT. The kids had fun, they collected candy (1/3 of their typical haul due to shorter duration / fewer homes handing out — which is a-okay with me!), and the night felt relatively ‘normal’.
We actually ended up going around in A’s friends’ neighborhood, though our own did a nice job as well. You can see from this blurry shot that many were not masked, but for the record — our family definitely was!
That said, it wasn’t terribly crowded in this neighborhood so it was easy for groups to keep distance. A far cry from the sea of humanity that used to come to our old neighborhood in Miami Beach!
And with that, it’s a new month. AND the last official Quintile of the year — filled with holidays and reflection, though both may look different this year with so much uncertainty in the air.
Goals for the Month:
❏ Keep to #Op100 guidelines (Has been going very well! I did allow myself an Instagram exception last night to post & view Halloween pix — this felt right)
❏ Figure out horseback riding for A
❏ Work on estate planning #(*$&@# so at least framework is in place by end of year
❏ Submit QI Writeup for MOC4 credit
❏ Survive (and prepare for) 2 more interview dates!
❏ Keep a positive mindset during week of call (starts on Election Day. I actually do kind of welcome the distraction)
❏ Continue 3 days Beachbody / 3 days running combo
❏ Figure out some fun things to do as family during Thanksgiving break
I think today we are going to attempt Butterfly World again – it is going to be hot but whatever, hopefully no storm this time.