I'm not saying the coronavirus pandemic is over, but this weekend it almost felt as though things were getting back to normal.

Both Saturday and Sunday were beautiful days, though it was a little cooler and windy on Sunday. But as far as early Spring weather goes, there was no dust in the air, so it was basically perfect.

We drove around a bit on Saturday with the sunroof open listening to some great music and saw people across Lubbock out at parks, patios and bars. People were enjoying life, and many of them were doing it without masks on.

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Since the mask mandate ended in Texas, coronavirus cases have been on a downward trend. That's good news. From what I can tell, many in Lubbock still wear masks, or, if they don't, they stay away from people and don't crowd up.

The point is, people were living their lives this weekend. As more people get vaccinated in Lubbock, the more we'll see people getting out.

While many were enjoying life, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday warned Americans not to have too much hope just yet, warning of impending doom. According to the Associated Press:

Speaking during a virtual White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky grew emotional as she reflected on her experience treating COVID-19 patients who are alone at the end of their lives.

“We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope,” she said. “But right now, I’m scared.”

“I’m going to lose the script, and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom,” she said.

Could things get bad again? Sure they could, but I'm optimistic that they won't. It was nice having a normal weekend and I hope we get to experience more here in Lubbock and around the U.S.

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