A year

March 3, 2021 – Buda, not Buddha

We went exploring our new home town one year ago this weekend … a very long year ago.

Nothing did we know of the coming quarantine. Instead, we walked freely along Main Street, enjoying its smalltown quirkiness …

This week I’ve started getting back into the world. Masked, socially distanced, and vaccinated. And the few folks I encountered at a six foot remove were likewise masked.

I’m happy to say, in spite of our notorious governor’s reckless Texas Independence Day announcement, that our local city will continue to require masks in all government offices. And I trust that most of our neighbors will continue to honor the CDC’s recommendations while out and about .

So there’s hope, thanks to the accelerated vaccine rollout by the Biden administration, that we may yet squeak through. Fingers crossed.

20 thoughts on “A year

  1. LA – crazy how the time seems to be racing by; but good that you can celebrate being in your small-town place and be in relative safety – just hope other folk keep up the standards and mask up etc. Stay safe. and go well. B

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  2. I love that patch! So hard to believe a year ago we were all blissfully moving around the place with no knowledge of what was coming. This weekend last year we celebrated my Dad’s 80th with a hot air balloon ride in Canberra. Not sure I have been a plane since…it must feel amazing to be tentatively moving about again, go slowly and go gently.

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    1. We had tickets to fly last March, then canceled. So it’s been at least that long since I’ve been on a plane.

      I admired your courage going up in a hot air balloon … I’ll never say never, but I will say probably not

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  3. Liz~ Great patch! I noticed a bit of a different style of print on this one. Nice. My one year home anniversary is coming up on the 17th. Crazy! J. just said the other day, no balloon rides for him ever. Ha.In the past, I’d really wanted to ride in a hot air balloon…but now? I’m glad you’re protected and there will still be some masking going on. Be safe, be well.

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    1. I was trying to give the same feeling to the print as the sign downtown … a little bit of a stretch. We’ve been careful and now feel a bit more protected having gotten the vaccine … but my instincts for self-preservation remain intact (hence, no hot air ballooning!)

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  4. there’s a LOt we still won’t do. But it’s coming into time for Alyssia to need to deal with
    the kids visiting their fathers. Julian in New Jersey and Emrie in Houston. eeee.
    the Houston people are on hold with the ASKING for a while…ALL of them got it. ALL.
    Her dad who is a cop, his mother, his many sisters. probably some of the kids of
    theirs…they are a BIG family. I would keep Emrie home Forever but that’s not fair.
    Her father had to stay at the police princinct during the gas and water event…was
    required and while he was gone, the second floor ceiling of his house fell in.
    I hide my smile, thinking, oh…that’s good for a couple more months….
    but they love her and videophone with her all the time. She loves them.
    I wouldn’t fly in a plane tho. not me. Will venture out to the Farmer’s Market
    this spring if there is one this year. have a low bar.

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    1. Two weeks out from my second dose I will get on a non-stop flight to St Louis to celebrate Logan’s 17th birthday … I will double-mask, although social distancing in a plane seems a bit of a stretch. That said, I absolutely understand your concern about the kids, who are not vaccinated …

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  5. Vaccination envy. I miss Massachusetts cut off for second tier by a matter of months. Almost everyone I care about though is getting their shots and that makes me so glad! Who ever knew there’d come a time I wished I was older and fatter?

    I cannot believe it’s only a year ago that you moved. How is that possible? I just looked at pix from last spring. We had cancelled a trip to Italy and I was making masks, masks, masks.

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    1. I missed the 65 year old deadline by mere months, but “fortunately” I’m on heart medication which my doc said qualified as a “pre-existing condition”

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  6. I am getting my first shot this week. Started of a list of things to get while there at the drug store (strange name for those stores now when they seem to carry so many other things) and started thinking of all the places I haven’t been over the last year and how strange it feels to consider going…

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    1. I have to admit I wasn’t feeling ready to get out, but the winter storm put the kibosh on grocery deliveries the following week, so I double-masked and went to the store … it got easier after that first foray

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