Well, it’s been one fucker of a year. We’ve all been tested one way or another. But as sucky as you and I had it, others struggled more.
Please drop off cans of tomatoes and boxes of pasta at your local food pantry this week, if you can. Check in with your single friends, family, and neighbors, who have been isolated for months. Reach out to families that aren’t managing well without functional schools and social services. And then take the time to recognize the blessings in your own home.
Here, I have work that fulfills me and wakes me up with sudden inspiration or baseless anxiety at 2:00am. I have two awesome kids and a husband/office-mate/favorite person. We’re going out tonight for a nice sushi dinner for Christmas Eve; I’m wearing an olive green dress and big hoop earrings. Tomorrow, I’m going to make filet mignon for the first time. Our extended family had a socially distant, backyard brunch this morning, which was lovely. It will be a different Christmas, but still a good one.
I hope everyone has a lovely week. Thanks to all who made purchases through the gift guides, and thanks for reading and commenting. I’ll be back soon.