New Year’s feels so different. Christmas and Thanksgiving felt different but not this different. Vince was here for Thanksgiving but not Christmas. Chad, Nicole and Addie were here for both. I doubt they would have been here for New Year’s but Addie might have been so they could party with friends but, with Covid raging, I’ll be home alone – probably cross stitching or knitting into the new year.
Back in July, August and probably til about early November, I was looking forward to 2021, thinking it would be nice to be done with 2020 but with the events of the last week or so, I’m a bit apprehensive thinking 2021 may be just an extended 2020.
Usually I’m really excited about New Year’s Eve because at midnight all the new yarnathon games begin at Eat, Sleep, Knit. I’m feeling like I’m done buying yarn. I didn’t order anything during Miss Babs’ annual sale. I had a huge list I had been making for the last . . probably 12 months. I looked at it, thought about how much yarn I have and said nope . . don’t need it. Besides that, I feel like I’m sticking razor blades under my fingernails buying anything that has to come through the mail. At some point, you just give up and I think I’ve reached that point. Covid has done a number on the post office with workers not being able to work, consumers shopping more online, thus totally bogging the system, and then I think the post office here had issues way before Covid so . . if I don’t order anything, I don’t get frustrated with the post office; I save money and that makes Vince happy. Win/win!!
Honestly, besides so many in the family being sick right now, I can’t say 2020 was a terrible year for us. How could I say that when I finally got my wish to move back to MO, found an amazing house in a great location? Life for us hasn’t been that bad – just a bit stressful. I’d still appreciate prayers for sick family members. There are now three. I’ve cried more tears this week than in the past five years I think but . . life goes on and we keep putting one foot in front of the other, right?
So . . Happy New Year to you all. Truly, I hope you all have a much better 2021 than most had in 2020. Try to be safe. Try to stay healthy. Try to find something to be optimistic about. We’re probably all going to have rough times but let’s remember . . hopefully there will be brighter days ahead. Never give up hope!