The year is slowly grinding towards its inevitable end and in recognition of that, I’m finally making my annual post…
So, without further ado, here is a post for 2020.
I don’t think this year has gone how anyone planned. Coronavirus. Social unrest. (Let’s just get this out there – Black Lives Matter. If you don’t agree, please feel free to leave now.) Wildfires (we were evacuated for just under two weeks. I cannot say thank you enough to the many people who helped us through that time. Still, once again, thank you so much!!) Protests. People being pulled into unmarked vans. People marching on the capital with guns because they were asked to have the decency to protect other people from a deadly virus. Our oldest dog, Clee, passed away this year. We pulled our son out of daycare. There is fear and sadness everywhere.
We had the most magical trip to Disneyland in February.
We adopted Maple.
I’ve been writing short stories and I love it.
I dyed my hair red and purple and I love that too!
We cleaned up the garage enough to park BOTH cars INSIDE.
And since our family of three didn’t need to be eating whole cakes all the time… I started putting cake in jars. They freeze beautifully and are easy to share! Plus, I had so much fun making the label!
There were more things that happened, both good and bad. But when I’m feeling overwhelmed by how often the word “unprecedented” has been used to describe something horrific in 2020, I try to remember all the good things that happened as well.
Who knows, maybe it will be a year of more than one blog post. But… probably not. It’s unprecedented.
Until we find out, stay safe, stay healthy, be kind to each other, stand up for each other, find the beauty that is tucked within the chaos… and the joy in the things you choose to do. Let’s hope 2021 is something different. Something better. And then let’s work to make it so.