Christmas 2020, there it went.
I hope everyone reading had a nice Christmas if celebrated and a nice Friday if not. We actually had our family celebration yesterday - the day after - and it was all good.
I worked on Christmas day, so spent it with my coworkers and the old folks. It was a good day, everything went very smoothly, like a Christmas miracle. I was in the kitchen prepping the tiramisu when two of our burly cooks hefted a couple of huge hams from the oven. As they beamed at the beautiful and aromatic fruits of their labors, I couldn't help but think, "those look like two little charred pigs", which in a way, they were.
To the cooks' credit, they were beautiful hams, but my on-again-off-again inner vegetarian had a bit of a "farm to table" moment at first sight of them. When I buy ham in the store, it's not nearly as critter looking. Anyway, the Christmas meal was a success with the senior citizen masses.
About a week ago, Meego let me know that close friends he'd hung out with had tested positive for COVID. This was just after he and his roommates came off of two weeks of self-quarantining after one of the roommates and roommate's girlfriend tested positive.
Like a responsible college kid in a pandemic, Meego wanted to have a COVID test before we had our family get together. We scrambled a bit to find a testing site and get him an appointment. I honestly didn't think he'd have results before the weekend, but he got his negative result on Thursday giving us the all clear.
We had a fun day-after-Christmas Christmas with the brood. They are a difficult bunch to get gifts for, each being single with no dependents and decent incomes - well, except for Meego the college kid who will always welcome cash. But we managed a bit of seasonal materialism to go with the flow.
Now, onward to the new year. Resolutions? Yeah, riiiiiiiight...