I did my bit and followed our Governor's advice to not Thanksgiving dinners only with household or with one person who lives alone and to not rush out to Black Friday sales.
I cooked a scaled down but more than adequate Thanksgiving meal for Don and myself. Kevin also came for dinner since he lives alone and also works from home. It was relaxed and satisfying.
Since it is my usual preference to skip Black Friday shopping I can't say that was much of a sacrifice.
I did take the trip to see Amy, Kristen and Dane. I took them the makings of several meals. Dane is doing a hybrid schooling plan but Kristen and Amy are not working. This is the time of year when appeals from all kinds of worthy charities come my way, but I am going to keep my giving mostly "in house" this year.
We all wore our masks the whole time. Dane and I went out for a long walk. He asked me if I would mind going up a steep hill, then laughed and said, "You'll have an easier time than me. I don't know why i asked." I love that he is in his second year of middle school and still likes to spend time with his grandma. So sweet.
Only downside of the holiday weekend: I got a gentle reminder from the Town Office that my property taxes were past due. Whoops. I completely spaced on that and I am usually petty on top of bill paying. Can I blame it on COVID?
It's in the mail!