Thursday, December 31, 2020

It's Finally Here

The last day of 2020.  I think so many people have used this day as a coping mechanism to get through this year.  "If we can just make it until the end of 2020, this nightmare will be over."  Unfortunately, that's not how pandemics work.  We still need the compassion and cooperation of all to ever put this in our rear view.  

I know if you're like me, you're thinking back on last new years eve and how ignorance was bliss.  I had to actually look back at my One Happy Year to even see how we spent it.

12/31- got post written for 1/2,  the Mr arranging cheese and crackers, looking out at the great room from the kitchen with the Mr admiring our cozy abode,  made filet mignon, twice baked potatoes and carrots for dinner with FrostBitten wine FINALLY, finished You (I called it episode 7!), finished reading OHY September-today.  Happy new year!

Oh the carefree evening of enjoying our cozy home with a homecooked kick ass meal with ice wine binging the last of a favorite show while reminiscing over the year.  If we only knew what would await us 3 1/2 months later would we have done things differently?  Would we have had people over?  How would we have spent our winter knowing the last few days of it and the rest of our year would never be the same.  Our lives may never fully be the same.  We're all coming out of this year different in ways from what we were this time last year.  

So look forward to this year with the gift of hind sight.   Think of all of the ways you are stronger, better or adapted than you were.  Think of all of the things you want to do to make 2021 better.  You're truly writing your own history now more than you ever were.

I want to send all of you a virtual hug for getting to the end of the year even if it feels a little more mentally tattered and torn than you hoped.  I wish you all a 2021 filled with hope, love, health and safety.  You mean more to me than you'll ever know.

Raising my glass to you, my friends!

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  1. We started buckling down earlier than the rest of the country.

    My daughter had a conference the first week in February and we debated hard about her going. She did go, but if it had been later in the month, she would not. My college daughter’s university acted very fast, sending everyone home, she was home before most. My husband was working from home very early.

    All that helped, because we got in a groove early. And we feel prepared for the long haul, we do not expect magic with the new year, but hopefully by this time next year, things will be much better.

    We have not gone thru isolation fatigue, because we know people sick everywhere. So it has stayed very very real.

    I had two unexpected surgeries this year. Sinus surgery the day before everything shut down. And rotator cuff surgery the last week in September, before the #’s got very bad again. That has been challenging. But the timing worked out both times, and I had lots of hands home to help. And better to get it all done while I was home bound anyway.

    Like you, we have done major cleaning out, reorganizing and repairs the last several years. And that has made a massive difference in making everything more functional and pleasant. There are six adults living at my house, and knock on wood, we are doing well. (Thank goodness we never downsized!)

  2. This probably sounds crazy, but I've had worse years in my life. Looking forward to a brighter, bigger year!

  3. I went to the big fireworks show in downtown Denver last NYE. I went to the 9 o'clock one and was in bed before midnight. I'm hoping next year I can go again.

  4. I'm just so excited my hubs and I don't have to work tomorrow and can actually spend the day together for a change! Went to the store to buy stuff for the crock pot tomorrow...and forgot the meat and the sauce. Yep, it's been that kind of year... =o)

  5. Happy New Year to you and the Mister.


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