Happy Holidays To You All

‘Twas the night before Christmas and we were all happy about that because it brings us one day closer to 2020 being in the past. I for one don’t even want to count it as a year. Like Trump, it deserves an asterisk next to it. *2020 (Shite Year).

These past couple of weeks have been hard. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up the phone to ask my mother a question about a Christmas recipe and then I sob. I am processing the loss of Momma and it’s hard. A tip: Clean your stuff out before your children have to go through it. Good Lord!

This week in the mail I received a lot of photos of my parents and all of the photos I had sent them over the years. Plus my first attempt at cross-stitch when I stitched their wedding announcement and had it framed. I cried and put them all on the dresser. At which point OU Boy said, ” Well I guess we aren’t having sex in here ever again.” Which was funny but in the night the largest one fell over!

I have baked so much bread and bars and cookies and cupcakes and cake cakes this week in an effort to distract myself. The company Christmas Party was the grateful recipient of all that sugar. In a few hours we will be on our way to a secret getaway. I have no idea. It’s my surprise. Please don’t let it be camping.

OU Boy’s grandmother who has Alzheimer’s now has Covid. She is in a facility for Alzheimer patients. Numbers keep climbing and yet our Governor doesn’t believe in vaccines or wearing a mask and just made a new commercial inviting people to come visit. Don’t. Not worth dying for. We have had several people die at the hotel after being discharged from hospital.

Stay safe. Don’t put yourself in danger of catching anything. I wish you a peaceful and healthy holiday.

xx P

19 thoughts on “Happy Holidays To You All

  1. I wish you a better new year. I wish us all a better new year.

    My mother died some years ago. I still miss her, but the loss–I’m sure you know this but I’ll say it anyway–gets easier to carry. My good wishes go with you.

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  2. I’ve been thinking of you and have found a quiet moment to convey my deepest condolences…this is my third Christmas without my Dad…I always make sure the treats we both love are near (Swiss chocolate, brand new books and turkey sandwiches).
    I hope this day finds you and yours healthy, happy, and looking forward to a brand new year!

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    1. Thank you so much. I am struck at the oddest things. I grab my phone to call her and ask about a recipe. Those are the sad times. I’ve been distracting myself, but I know I’ll have to deal with things sooner rather than later. Praying for a better year!

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      1. Thoughts of my Dad are never too far away…this holiday season I miss his steadfast ways as we navigate through the pandemic, although I’m glad that he didn’t have to witness or suffer through it.
        Yes, I hope 2021 is a more hopeful and brighter year for us all! X

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      2. I’m sorry to read this and my heart goes out to you and your family…up here in Canada I was distressed to read that the province of Ontario has just built their first field hospital and to hear that a hospital has now run out of morgue beds.
        This is very chilling and we all need to dig deep…our province (British Columbia) is working hard to bend the curve back…we are continuing best practices (masks on when we leave our apartment, keep 6 feet apart when we’re able to, keep close to home and not gather and continue to wash our hands, wipe down all our high contact surfaces and drink lots of immune boosting teas!).
        COVID-19 fatigue is always knocking at our door but we must keep pushing through not only for our own lives but for those in our family and communities.
        Take good care! X

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