I had a moment of panic yesterday, when an online newspaper announced the mandatory evacuation of a tiny New England coastal town where my family lives– and then I couldn’t reach said family for a while. Thankfully, they are safe, as are all of the rest of my loved ones in New England and the mid-Atlantic.
Hope you and yours are safe today, too.
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It’s been cold, dreary, dark, and windy here– not at all like the typical October in Georgia, where Halloween costumes with short sleeves are a must because of our prolonged Indian summer temperatures.
But this week, we are far below normal temperatures, our bodies donned in winter coats and boots, our fireplace warming the living room, our kids playing indoors.
Still, we are ready for Halloween. We have a Katniss, a Dracula, and a Spiderman. We just finished carving and painting pumpkins this evening. We have the candles and the candy.
Here’s hoping those of you on the east coast get to have a little Halloween fun this year.