2020 Life Logs, Day 366: New Year’s Eve
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Weather: Rainy Morning, Then Overcast; High 50, Low 29 Degrees
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

There are probably few people in the world that are not glad to see 2020 come to an end, but I fear that for most of 2021 we all just have to keep on doing what we have been doing to fight Covid. Our world is not going to return to normal until this virus is under control and right now it is rampaging like a house on fire. There is hope . . . a new President once the Republicans stop playing dangerous games with our democracy and the vaccines. But there are tough days ahead. So, I hope that each of us includes patience in our New Year’s resolutions. And if each and every American pledged to wear a mask and observe physical distancing starting tomorrow, we could save many lives. We can hope.

I talked to Heather mid-day and I suggested that we order sushi for dinner. She readily agreed. I asked her to make the order and I would pick it up on my way to their house. We had a nice dinner and I got to hear the boys talk about their great snowboarding trip to Maine. Even though there was only man-made snow and the first day on the slopes was short-lived due to high winds, the Goldpebbles had a great time. Heather and Jed both had tumbles that were a little scary, but both were fine. Heather is questioning whether she really enjoys downhill skiing. She was a cross country skier in high school, but like me, downhill isn’t her favorite thing. But they all felt it was great to get away for just a few days. And they felt totally safe doing it the way they did. Renting a condo on the slopes worked out great. Justin, Jo, Ziggy, and Coco called tonight while I was still at the Goldstones, so I got to see them via Skype. I haven’t seen them in person since the summer of 2019. It would be wonderful if things get to a point where we could safely get together in 2021. We’ll just have to wait and see, but that is certainly one of my wishes for this year.

I am now at home with Shadow and we just watched the ball drop. And I have to go get a pumpkin pie out of the oven. Everyone needs to start their new year on a healthy note with pumpkin pie and whipped cream for breakfast. Right? Now it’s time to for all of us to double down and stay safe so we can have a healthy 2021. Happy New Year!

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