Welcome to December 2020

Good Morning ALL. If you live in the province of Alberta, Canada – we have new COVID19 Restrictions. Buckle down time everyone. Yes, Christmas 2020 will look very different for a lot of folks. I am grateful that I am allowed to have my daughter and her husband come for Christmas. They will be the only ones allowed to visit me for the next thirty days. I cannot go to their house. Our girl friend Christmas will be done via ZOOM. Thank goodness for technology. Can you imagine if this would have happened in the 1970’s? I wonder if ZOOM, Skype and the INTERNET will be able to handle all of the calls this year. Christmas may just bring down the Internet, is that possible?

This reminds me of the Christmas story of the time that Christmas was almost cancelled due to the big storm but Rudolph came to the rescue. I guess “Santa” will still be able to get through even with COVID19 although he won’t be able to come into your house. Maybe folks will need to be creative this year when it comes to Santa’s visit. Maybe he can drop the gifts in a sack on your back doorstep. Not on the front as their are always those “bad people” or “desperate ones” who have to take things that do not belong to them. Anyway, food for thought. If you have a big wooden box or better yet a big rubbermaid container with a lid, Santa could fill the container and the items would remain dry in case of snowfall. Do you think it is possible that Santa may lose weight this Christmas? It is very possible. Not all of those cookies and milk to snack on. Poor Reindeer though. Santa will have to ensure that they are well fed before they leave the North Pole on their big trek across the planet. TODAY is 15 sleeps till CHRISTMAS EVE Day.

What a year we are having!! I guess that calls for multiple exclamation points, more than two? I keep saying that as long as we are in good health, have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies and can pay the bills – then we are doing GREAT. There are so many folks that are not in good health whether COVID19 related or not, that do not have a stable roof over their heads, do not have good food to eat each and every day and absolutely cannot pay their bills. So if you are feeling less than enthusiastic about Christmas this year – think of them. This is one Christmas of many. It may be different but it will be okay. We can make it better if we choose. Remember life is about the reactions.

Well I seem to have a problem getting used to getting up early in the mornings. Of course, we were up at 3:30, 5:30 and then just before 7:00 but that is okay. I still managed to get dressed properly and put on deodorant, except no one but Mr. Alvin could smell me anyway. LOL. Time to plug in the coffee and get to work. I hope that you have a great day and make this Christmas special for your family. We can do it. It will be different that is for sure but it can still be memorable for all. Think of all those folks who cannot have visitors and will be virtually alone …. mainly seniors.

Continuing to live life with kindness and respect for all and compassion. Important that there is compassion.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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