This month both crawled and zipped by quickly depending upon the day!
It crawled when I was the one to stay home with the dog while the bathroom remodeling folks worked away. However it is done now except for ordering and installing a custom shower door as it is a non-standard size. Then the contractor will come back and install grab bars as we want them. We are in the process of doing a final cleaning, reinstalling towel bars and installing a new light. It came out nice and is a huge improvement over the 1980s version that was there.
The month zipped by when cat sitting, reading, going to lunch or coffee with friends old and new, going out with our son and DIL and then heading back over to their house to spend the night when the winds were so terrible here last night and I would have stayed awake worrying about fires.
Our evening out with our son and DIL was to attend the closing of a gallery show of a friend of theirs at an artist studio space. It involved some unusual music and drinks on the gallery patio followed by the 4 of going out to dinner and a good visit. I like the funky succulent garden wall on the patio and especially like the patterns made by the wood scraps used to build it.
During our unplanned visit we entertained ourselves by dressing the dog for Halloween! Their dog hated to have clothes put on him but ours is fine with it. She makes a cute Halloween bat with her crazy ear hair due to very dry weather adding to the effect.
We came home to piles of pine needles everywhere and a need for a big grocery shop and a nap after 2 nights of poor sleep. Otherwise all is well. I do have to come to grips with how I am going to deal with my fear of wildfires as this will be an annual concern unless we move into the city environment away from the mountains and hills. Something to think about as I get rather panicked at the thought of being stuck with a fire headed our way.
Plans for November are mostly about family time. Lunch with Hubby's aunt and cousin this Saturday, a visit with another of his aunt's and cousin's in a week or two, a trip to Berkeley for granddaughter's 3rd birthday and a good visit with that son and DIL, and then Thanksgiving by ourselves as everyone local is traveling. I think we will go out for a nice dinner the evening before! That is how we handled holidays alone when we lived in Atlanta and it was perfect.
I was hoping to make it to my club's 4 events in November, but have messed up my calendar for 2 of the meetings by forgetting and scheduling other appointments, we will be in Berkeley the date of the monthly luncheon and program, and I may not be able to attend and help with the post-Thanksgiving fundraiser if other family plans come through. Have made sure to update my calendar for December and January so I will have the times booked to attend!
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