Yup, me who loves all things Christmas, said it … I am done with the holidays 😦
I knew they would be different this year because of COVID and then in mid-November Dr. Henry, our Provincial Health Officer imposed restrictions preventing gatherings with anyone other than those in your immediate household. That order was due to expire on January 8, 2021, so while our plans to fly to Calgary to spend Christmas with our son and family were no longer possible, we planned on delaying Christmas in Kelowna and sharing it with our daughter and family on January 16th.
I told hubby the Christmas tree and decorations, which went up early this year to bring a little festive spirit into our lives, were not coming down until all the presents under the tree had been opened and that wasn’t going to happen until we got together with our daughter and family. So, image my disappointment when on January 7th Dr. Henry extended the shutdown for another month. Yes, I cried and then I said sc@%&w it, I’m done with the holidays. I am particularly mad at all those inconsiderate people that felt the orders didn’t apply to them. There were some exceptions which allowed some people to socialize outside their immediate household but those people aren’t the problem. It’s the people that either fully ignored the order or used excuses to stretch the rules and it’s those people that I think are so very inconsiderate! Now our cases are rising and, as Dr. Henry stated in her press conference, that is due to those people who ignored or bent the rules and surprise, they now have COVID … and of course are spreading it to others. Which means the rest of us are once again isolated from our families and friends for another month 😦
On Friday we dropped off the last of the Christmas presents around town and today we took down all the decorations. I can’t fault anyone other than myself for being so down in the dumps over Christmas, New Years and my birthday, because hubby and our family, along with many friends treated me royally even with the shutdown. We had drive by goodies delivered and many many FaceTime and Zoom calls over the last month and I am so appreciative of that but as for the holidays, Bah Humbug 2020, I’m glad you’re done!
Until next time …