Wednesday, November 11, 2020

All the Frills: I Miss Halloween

I had such a blast this Halloween! We opted to take Eleanor out trick or treating for a bit and, while fewer places than usual were offering candy and there were much fewer people out on the street (which made it super easy to socially distance), there was a real sense of Halloween spirit among those we encountered. People had candy chutes set up and bowls with tongs and it was honestly really fun and a very chill vibe because of the smaller crowds. Then the helpmeet and I got our babysitter and headed to a nine-person gathering at a friend’s house where there were themed cocktails and lots of snacks and wonderful costumes (and social distancing, an open patio, and masks) and it was really just a genuinely great time and a wonderful Halloween. I’m so glad we made it happen in the midst of all of this!

Weekend Reading:

I’m not much of a Jane Austen fan but this was a really interesting read.  

This is a great piece on the unique discrimination faced by Black women

The history of the Ouija Board

Finally, a “news” story that moderately soothes me

This going to last for months, isn’t it? 


Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy! so glad you were able to have an (adjusted) Halloween! Made for a bit of normalcy, minus the masks, haha!
Loving the costumes!

Cee said...

It's a shame, in many ways, that we aren't able to enjoy special days or events this year the way we would have other years. But in another way, it makes the special occasions we are able to enjoy, albeit in a modified way, that much more meaningful and satisfying. I'm glad you still got to have a Halloween this year, even if it wasn't the kind of Halloween celebration you would normally enjoy :)

awhite said...

Well wasn't Eleanor just the cutest little dragon- and your Medusa was perfect! I'm glad you were able to have Halloween! I fear it's not going to be the same for Thanksgiving for us- just too many cases down here in KC to be able to get together with even a small + safe group!

Le Stylo Rouge

Lydia said...

Your medussa headdress is completely amazing! I'm glad you still managed to have a fun halloween with trick-or-treating and a party! We didn't get any kids this year so I had to eat all the reeses myself.

Chic on the Cheap

Lovely said...

I'm really glad you had a wonderful Halloween. I love all your costumes!