Just a quick bit to let you know where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing.
I think the above photo explains it quite nicely.
You’re not sure what the image is and there are things going on that seem odd and it’s not clear what you’re supposed to get out of it. And the whole thing is off-centered.
Perhaps I should detail this out a smidge more.
The photo was taken a few hours ago at “The Swinging Door”, a barbecue joint/wedding party celebration spot in Katy, Texas. (Think “Houston”, and then shift your vision slightly west.)
The wedding in question involves one of Partner’s nephews. Those of you with sharp memories will recall that we recently attended a wedding for another one of Partner’s nephews. Apparently, this is the trendy thing to do right now in Houston/Katy, having and/or attending matrimonial ceremonies. And eating barbecue at some point because, Texas.
Have you ever noticed that many of the folks who attend nuptial-weekend events have very strong and varying opinions on how said events should be conducted? Yep, we’ve had some of that already, with the expression of said opinions ranging from whispered dissatisfactions to outright-hollering over a table laden with roasted pig and cow.
Oh, and then there’s the Covid thing. That’s been fun. To be fair, nearly everyone, so far, has been very mindful of such, with the masking and the distancing and the whatnot. Still, everything is tainted with the suspicion (and real possibility) that we aren’t being quite as safe as we think, despite the trying. It’s a surreal situation no matter what we’re doing these days, but it seems even more so as a happy couple plans to exchange their vows and start a new life when, frankly, so many other lives have been abruptly ended.
Excuse the downward turn, there. Just capturing my thoughts.
On a related note, I’m also trying to capture my creativity, at least 2,000 words of it a day, as I’m still in the midst of NaNoWriMo. It’s been a tricky balance, continuing with that effort whilst participating in the family festivities. It also explains why the posts at Bonnywood have been sporadic lately, along with my responses to comments. Only so much time in the day.
And this day is winding down. I’m tuckered and happy and tense and out-of-pocket. (As many of you know, I’m not really a people person. I just play one on TV.) Partner has just returned to our hotel room, where I’ve been tinkering with my laptop for the last hour or so as the various family groupings around the hotel dissolve and fade. I’m about to call it good, here in few minutes. Just as soon as I finish the leftover barbecue I dragged back from “The Swinging Door”. I was the only one at our table who took advantage of the to-go boxes. That’s fine, no shame therein. After all, if you’re going to eat a pig, you might as well be one…