Monday Musings

How was your weekend? Great, I hope. I had a fun time at a craft fair at Holly Brook Baptist Church on Saturday. Not such a fun time driving in the pouring rain on Friday to get there, but Saturday cleared up and people were ready to get out of their houses after days and days of rain in the past couple of weeks here in East Texas.

Having the sign for direction around the building right behind me was a great draw. ๐Ÿ™‚

I sent the weekend at the Holiday Inn Resort on Holly Lake Ranch with my daughter, Dany. She is my book-buddy, and we always have a good time together. Saturday was busy and intense, but I met lots of nice folks, and I look forward to going to the fair every year. Sunday, was a gorgeous day, and Dany and I were able to enjoy the morning at the resort.

This was the view at the front of the condo.

The view out the back. Being the country girl I am at heart, I liked this one best.ย 

Sunday morning we walked along a hiking trail that was supposed to take us to a waterfall. When we got to the gully, we could not get close enough to actually see the falls. It was too muddy to try to go down a steep incline. So we had to satisfy ourselves for watching the run-off from the lake to the creek. Looks sort of like a waterfall, and the sound is perfect.

Every building we went into at the resort was really decorated for Halloween, as were the grounds. I thought these hay-bale spiders were quite nice. Too big to get into anybody’s house and scare the bejeebers out of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

On another note. Early voting has started in many states across the country, and reports show that people are turning out in record numbers. While I keep reading headlines referring to the record number of early votes, I have not been able to find a site that has statistics for the entire country. However, I did find this interesting site, National Conference of State Legislatures, that has information about which states have early voting, absentee voting, and which do not.

There is also some analysis of early-voting trends at the site, Talking Points Memo, that is quite interesting.

I’m proud of my fellow Texans who have already voted, and I plan to get out to the polls soon. I hope you will join me. After all, we can’t complain if we don’t vote. ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all for me for today, folks. I got a late start on posting a Monday Blog, and I need to get off the computer for a while.

Be safe. Be happy. And go VOTE

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