Given the craziness of 2020 I’m having a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit and I’m not all that sure that 2021 is going to be a helluva lot better, as least not the first few months. The “ho, ho, ho” and the “merry” modes have thus far eluded me and there aren’t that many days left to find them.
There won’t be any in-store shopping for the grandkids this year and online shopping is proving especially difficult given the fact that they’re now in their teens. And I’ll be honest, I miss walking the toy store aisles, checking out all the latest and greatest. Made me feel like a kid again and I always found neat things for them. Even came close a couple times buying a fun item or two for moi. Now that they’re older Amazon gift cards are looking pretty good.
This year the family get-together is shaping up to be a zoom affair and despite the program’s usefulness it’s just won’t be the same. We know however it’s the wisest and safest thing to do. Better to be a little melancholy than a whole lot of sick or worse and there’s always next year, or at least we hope.
“Have we realized it yet? That nobody is missing the material things. We all miss the company of others, great conversations and a hug…that’s what life is all about” – Joshua Becker
Your wants, needs and appreciations change dramatically as you age and 2020 has added one more layer to it. The pandemic scares the hell out of Fay and I and we’re doing what we can to avoid being victims. Hopefully you are doing the same because WE care about YOU and yours too.
What do I want for Christmas? Just good health, a small dose of stamina and a few great detecting sites? And if any of you are flush and would like to send poor ole Dick something, a Xmas card with a Jackson or two inside would be very cool. If that’s not possible I’m also a big fan of fives, ten’s and Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon.