December’s here. We made it. Congratulate yourself.
One more month and we start a new year.
December 1 and I’ve put up my tree, decorated the
house and done my Christmas cards. I can now play Christmas music and turn on
the lights. When do you put up your tree? When do you start to play Christmas
music? Or do you?
My Christmas shopping will be done mostly online.
Even wearing a mask and trying to social distance the risk is elevated during
this season. I’m not crafty enough to make things. My glass fusion studio where
I can make gifts is south. Because of the closed border I’m up north. I’m
trying to find local gifts or gifts from charity catalogues. I’m also making
donations to local organizations like the Food Bank and The Mustard Seed. The
affect of the pandemic has many more people depending on these resources to put
food on their table and feed their children. And hopefully whatever country you
live in, governments will help people that need it to survive the pandemic
until we lower the risk and people get back to work.
It’s been a challenging year. For me it affected my
writing, or lack of but I think my muse has decided to come back. That light at
the end of the tunnel isn’t a train. It’s hope. 2021 sounds like a step toward
the new normalcy. Still wearing masks and social distancing will be needed to reduce
the risk, and turn the curve downward, but businesses should be allowed to
open. People should be able to return to work. 2021 should be a better year.
a safe month and a safe, Holiday Season!