The holiday season is upon us

This is going to be a very strange holiday season. Normally we see friends and family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 2020 has been a different kind of year though. Yesterday we both had the 2020 experience that so many others have already had to experience. We both had to go get tested for Covid-19 due to finding out that Vic was exposed to Covid -19. We both have been so careful. Hence forth, there we sat in the car in a line for two hours waiting to be tested. I ended up with a sunburn. Finally we got our test and it really wasn’t bad at all. I have heard all kinds of things from people saying that it was painful. Or it made their eyes water. Some lady on the news a couple of months ago claimed it felt like her brain was being hit with the six inch Q-tip that they use. How dramatic is that? Honestly, it just tickled. So if you feel the need to get tested but was concerned about the six inch Q-tip, go get the test. Easy peasy. Both of our test came out “Not Detected”. We are safe.

Thanksgiving will not feel the same this year. We will be home by ourselves. We will watch the parade on television and just have a leisurely day. I think there will still be a parade, but not sure about that either. I will try to make it a little special. I plan on making Chicken Marsala. It’s one of Vic’s favorite dishes that I make. So we will have that with some pasta and a glass of wine. It will be a very quiet day. Kind of like any other day really.

Christmas – that’s going to be a tough one. Put up a tree, don’t put up a tree because nobody else is going to see it? Vic asked me if we should even bother to put a tree up this year. After all, we aren’t having any company. Who’s going to see it? Of Course I want to put a tree up. After all, we will see it. We will be here. It would be really depressing to not put up a tree. I love decorating it and admiring the lights on it. It is a tradition.

Life goes on for us. We are actually fortunate. We are alive and healthy. Unfortunately for some, it did not go on. Many people have lost loved ones, their lives will never be the same. Between the pandemic and the election it has been a very memorable year. Yes, 2020 is a year that I think many of us will always remember. I don’t like to wish my life away, but I’m ready for 2021. Hopefully, it will be a better year.

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I am a jewelry artist that loves to design and make jewelry. I have enjoyed it for many years and recently opened an online shop on Etsy. On Etsy my shop is located at It use to be just a hobby, now is a job that I love.

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