I am packing a suitcase this morning.
Decisions, decisions. This one was more or less taken out of my hands. I could say no, what with the pandemic and all, but who says no to someone who has put so much effort and love into making it possible for me to do something I wanted to and couldn't?
I've not made many decisions since March. Except to stay inside and twiddle away the hours. That was a no brainer! After all, I am in the 'age bracket' where Covid could really do some damage.
But, I hadn't seen some of my children all year and I miss them. My son was calling me, telling me about a Boat Parade of Christmas Lights on Joe Wheeler Lake back in Alabama. I am afraid I said more than once how much I would love to see him go floating by in his boat, all decorated. He won one of the divisions last year.
He had plans to come up for Christmas this year. I was excited about that. But, he decided that if his Mama wanted to see that Boat parade, he'd make it happen. He got a Covid test (negative, of course) and drove up to spend Thanksgiving with what part of the family is here. Now, we are heading to Alabama....
Do I have concerns.... YES. But, the only time we will stop will be for potty breaks and gassing up the vehicle. We are going with tons of masks, plastic gloves, disinfectant and food to eat. And, while down there, the Parade will be the only outing we do.
How could I say NO to all he did to make sure his Mother is there to see that Parade she talked about? Are we stupid? Probably. Are we going to be careful, extra careful? You better believe it.