An Omicron Christmas

Well, we have all ‘celebrated’ our second pandemic Christmas.

I went back to my post from this time last year:

Fast forward to 12/26/2021.  If all goes according to plan, we should have or be close to herd immunity to the novel coronavirus by then.  Of course, this depends on many factors, including people’s willingness to be vaccinated.

travelswithallene, 12/28/20

Hmmm……lot’s of problems with my crystal ball.  But at least I had an inkling that people might not be willing to be vaccinated!

Now to Christmas 2021.

We had a lovely holiday!  Our fully vaccinated and freshly tested daughter and husband joined us.  It was the best Christmas in recent memory! We had lots of festive fun – lunch out on Christmas Eve, Elf on TV, mussels and crab for dinner, snacks galore, and lots of seasonal drinks. 

And we are both over the moon when it comes to their labradoodle, Herbie.  He is a gentle giant and smart beyond belief. 

It was sad to see them off on Christmas Day.  But they needed to head out to beat the snow. 

Most of my friends also figured out a way to be with family this year.  All of my pals are triple vaxxed, which is reassuring.  But the little ones in their lives haven’t had a chance to catch up yet, so that is always a worry. 

It is all about managing risk these days and hoping for the best.

On that note, I can relate to Buddy:

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”

Buddy, Elf the movie, 2003

Allene

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