I'm A Silly Mami: Saying Goodbye to 2020 - The Pandemic Year   

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Saying Goodbye to 2020 - The Pandemic Year

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times and then it got worse and worse and worse.  That is a total understatement.  2020 started off like no other - trying to keep to those New Year's resolutions of hitting the gym everyday, being a better person, eating healthier, blah blah blah!  Everything seemed to be normal, high hopes of new beginnings, new prospects and so much potential and then it happened - the bloody pandemic.  I found the above ornament on Etsy and just had to get it.  

We started hearing on the news about this new virus that started in China.  It wasn't long before it hit here in the US and then by end of February the word pandemic was the word of the day - all day.  By March we're all now working from home. The country came to a halt.  Schools were closed and kids were now on remote schedule, businesses were closed for indoor dining and the biggest was the shortage of toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer but the biggest was toilet paper.  Shelves were completely bare of toilet paper and there was a wait to get into the grocery stores.  I'm not sure what the correlation was with toilet paper and what was happening and at first I didn't understand it and now we're all scrambling to find toilet paper.   So many people have lost their jobs including me.  I got laid off the beginning of November.  I've been lucky to have worked this long with everything that is happening but it was still a shock.  It's especially scary when you're a single mom - ok, who am I kidding I freakin freaked the hell out the first month.  December kept me distracted with my daughter's birthday and Christmas and Navidad our Elf helped too 😂

Here we are nine months later, the last day of 2020 and we're now hearing of the new virus - a covid hybrid strain that could be worse than the original.  This new one started in the UK and so far they have found people with it, and here we thought with the vaccine out now things would be turning around. Just another way for Covid to say Fuck you to us - I'm still here and you can't get rid of me.  It's been nine months of baking - banana bread, zucchini bread, donuts and anything else. Like so many of you out there I've been honing in on my baking skills. I've learned that I absolutely love working from home - although I've been able to work from home many times, I really really loved it.  I realized I'm much more of an introvert than I thought and I'm so ok with it.  I absolutely dread the idea of having to go back into an office when I find a new job. 

Today is New Year's Eve and there will be no celebrating in Times Square, no celebrating anywhere unless you have a home party but even so just not the same.  Tomorrow is day one of 2021 and nothing will change, Covid will still be here and many will still be suffering but there's hope, there's always hope and I think that's about all we can do now, hope that this will be over soon.  

I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year!  May 2021 bring lots of new beginnings, health, love and anything else you wish for.  

Stay Safe!

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