October is one of my favorite months - there's usually fun stuff to do and celebrate! It was a nice change of pace from previous months.
We started out the month with a little socially-distant get-together with my former coworkers. When I left my old job in March, they wanted to have a "going away" party for me, but that was literally the day everything was shutting down, so we never got a chance to, until now! We met at a restaurant and sat outside with our masks - it was nice to see them and catch up.
Tom and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this month and we decided to do a little weekend getaway to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We walked around the Christmas market, browsed the shops on Main Street, and hiked at Trexler Nature Preserve (and yes, we wore our masks the whole time!). Of course I also had to stop at the Moravian Book Shop, which is one of the oldest bookstores in America. It was a nice relaxing weekend, and the B&B we stayed at was so accommodating and had good safety procedures in place.
My dad and stepmom hosted a fall fun/Halloween day at their house. Most of my siblings were there, and it was the first time some of us were seeing each other all year! The grandkids searched for candy in the yard, painted pumpkins, and showed off their costumes. After dinner we all went for a walk. Thankfully we had good weather so we could spend the majority of the day outside. As for the actual day of Halloween, we didn't get a single trick-or-treater! I didn't actually buy any candy, though, so that was probably a good thing.
We're still working from home, Tom a little more this month than last month. With our state seeing a spike in cases over the last couple weeks, I don't see that changing any time soon.
The Widow of Rose House // Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince (reread) // The Raven's Tale // You Deserve Each Other (review to come)
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