Goodbye 2021.

A huge plush hippo with a drawn on Santa hat and fairy lights around its neck sitting in a kitchen chair

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First of all, I hope you had a lovely christmas, if and how and wherever you chose to celebrate. We had a nice Christmas Eve. Many years ago we decided to destress the whole thing. No grandparents. No visits or visitors. Just us. that was nice. Yesterday, we had the family over, all fully vaccinated and freshly tested. Let’s just hope we were safe or at least lucky. Although the men in the family tend to have a lot more opinions than information, the subjects  stayed in the “ignorable” range. Who cares if those stories never happened, so this was also quite relaxed. Does anybody want some tiramisu? I seem to have made more than got eaten.

It’s no secret that 2021 can go fuck itself. Globally and personally. 2022 doesn’t look like it’s going to be much better. Omicron will sweep the globe and it will be a catastrophe for those unvaccinated, regardless of whether they didn’t have access to the vaccine or were just assholes. I hope you stocked up on pasta.

Anyway, I’m wishing you all some quiet time with your loved ones, recharging the batteries, for we’ll need the energy.





  1. lumipuna says

    I met a few family members briefly on two consecutive days. Today I’ve been just chilling at home alone, eating traditional-ish food. The weather is largely sunny and bitterly cold, and there’s some pretty new snow on the ground.

    Insert joke about celebrating Boxing Day, and recovering from Unboxing Day.

  2. says

    Thanks to Covid, I haven’t seen my friends from university for two years. No meetup before Christmas, no New Year celebrations, no spring trip. I have seen some relatives, occasionally, but even that was reduced greatly.

    It is getting on my nerves. Add o it the cold, the dark days with little to no sun and I am beginning to crack.

    I hate everything about my life right now.

  3. Jazzlet says

    We have had a lovely quiet time together. We were invited to a seasonal lunch with friends, but decided the risk of omicron was just too great.

    Hugs to everyone, I know the nights are still long, but they are getting shorter!

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