We’re somewhere around 5 or 6 weeks into this current lockdown. About two weeks ago it was extended to January 8th and while I don’t believe that the government is (or even has the power to) cancelling Christmas, there have been the ups and downs of emotions surrounding that announcement. We are, however, very fortunate, not just because we have two little girls who are going to be so excited and happy Christmas morning, no matter what, but because we will be able to still celebrate with Peter’s parents who live close by. While we initially thought it wouldn’t be allowed under the current restrictions, we learned last week that it was okay and so are planning accordingly, even as we miss the family and friends we won’t be able to see this year.
Today is the beginning of Winter Break in the schools and we’re all looking forward to having Peter and Pearl home for the next while. Christmas preparations are different around here but still plenty to enjoy and look forward to.
This post is kind of lacking in a coherent theme but here are some pictures from our life lately, mostly not that Christmas related:
Not pictured: My general emotional excitement watching the vaccine roll-out across the country. I know I’m months away from getting it myself (and as a healthy, low risk person, that’s perfectly fine with me) but I’m in complete awe that we are already implementing vaccines for a virus we were barely aware of a year ago. Humans are capable of amazing things.
Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations.Sir Ian McKellen, upon receiving his first COVID vaccination