Christmas was okay, it just didn’t feel like Christmas.
We did get to enjoy Mymom’s famous sausage/spinach lasagna on Christmas Eve and woke up Christmas morning to made french toast and opened gifts. We ate and drank and listened to Phil Spector’s A Christmas Gift to You All. We spoke with family and friends via Zoom. We even got to spent the day after Christmas like every year — in our PJs watching movies and playing games. The holiday was lovely, but it just wasn’t the same.
The lack of other people felt strange. We were lucky to be able to spend time with my parents (they are our pod, although we are still careful). Our tiny table of six was filled with delicious food and lively conversation, it just felt a little festive then Christmas should be.
The entire holiday season feels a little underwhelming. We weren’t able to see our beautiful nieces and nephews or party with the extended family. There were no December Saturday nights where we Uber from one party to another. There were no lunches with my girlfriends to escape from holiday shopping. There will be no party with close friends to ring in the new year. I didn’t even have the heart or the energy to send out a holiday card.
COVID was the Grinch that stole the holidays.
We keep saying to ourselves that next year will be different. It better be. We need to fill this house again! 2020 has taught us all a lot about appreciating the small things AND that nature is powerful and sometimes cruel. Lesson learned 2020 — now let’s move onto 2021 with a new vaccine, a new president and (hopefully) tons of time with friends and family!!!
hApPy NeW yEaR!!!!!!!!!!
Jess, I can totally relate to your sentiments of a Covid Christmas. It really didn’t feel like the festive Christmas of years past. The online shopping didn’t give us the opportunities of years past to hear Christmas carols -falalalala!—while we shopped, nor to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and other holiday store shopping traditions. I am however, grateful for the financial ability to buy gifts online for our grandkids. (So many people adversely affected by the virus!🙁)
I enjoy your reading your posts. I think you should write another book! Maybe after college? I’m also looking forward to 2021! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to You and Yours, Mary Gutierrez
On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 10:01 AM smiles and duct tape wrote:
> smilesandducttape posted: ” Christmas was okay, it just didn’t feel like > Christmas. We did get to enjoy Mymom’s famous sausage/spinach lasagna on > Christmas Eve and woke up Christmas morning to made french toast and opened > gifts. We ate and drank and listened to Phil Spector’s A ” >