It is snowing gently in my corner of the world. It’s not even the big fluffy flakes I enjoy, just small flakes that waffle between wet snow and drizzle.
Here’s hoping all is well with you and yours as you keep your holiday celebrations joyful and safe.
This year will be different for many of us not able to gather with family, with all of our young adult children, or to even get in short visits with grandchildren.
For those who are spending the time alone, I wish you good health and willingness to embrace the opportunity to reflect, to appreciate and love yourself. Find comfort and solace in the religious readings from your youth. Embrace the universal celebration of the hope and joy that arrives with the birth of a child. The cycle continues. Life carries on.
I am tackling three loads of laundry, getting stairs exercise to and from the communal laundry room, and trying very hard not to curse and judge neighbours who leave their items in the machines for hours and hours. The thought of moving to a newer, cleaner and more expensive rental with its own laundry en-suite is appealing to me more and more.
The cat and I are listening to CBC Radio 2, to the day-long European Union Radio broadcast of Christmas music. Some of the performances are repeats from 2019 since the various choirs and orchestras cannot perform together. Some groups are performing with their masks on. Bravo!
The Resident Millennial is still snoozing in his room, the guest room that used to be my home office.
I am preparing the coming week’s meal plan and chores list as we anticipate our humble celebrations and virtual gatherings. The workplace is winding down with many people already taking time off for the holidays. I am thankful I have a job where I can still perform remote IT support.
With 2021 coming, I hope people keep safe and considerate while waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine. I look forward to starting another course in the part-time college program, and “seeing” old classmates again if only online.
Thank you for stopping by. Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!