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Looking to end 2020 with less get togethers

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Uh, what to do about holidays.

I was all for closing up shop for Halloween and DH insisted he's going to make sure it's safe for anyone who shows up. I didn't want candy in the house. We have a street full of little ones so it's possible we'll have some takers.

Thanksgiving...yuck. My DD1 volunteered her family out. Kids are back in school, sports teams are active. The boys are good about masks but Little Miss is not. Additionally they share a bubble with their next door neighbors and 3 kids the same ages. Too much mask-less play for me. If we do like the pilgrims and have an outside dinner in decent weather, I'll have them over. A bathroom door opens to the exterior so no one would have to venture in the main house.

DD2 and her DH are usually part of our bubble. He's back to work and confident everything is well controlled for him. He's a major germaphobe so this is right up his alley. For years has used sanitizer, even a pair of gloves to wear solely on the train. They don't mingle with any crowds.

Christmas...eek. Again DD1 has offered to opt out of sit-down dinner with family. Depending on the weather we may have an opportunity to celebrate outside. Who knows? Since SIL2 has been excluded from travel to England he hasn't had any family but us for the past year. He's pretty bummed. We'll most likely go to their "new" house to celebrate.

All plans are only plans subject to change at moments' notice!

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    Well ... BUMMER. Hubby won't let us travel ... any where.

    So, it will be him and the dogs for my "family" gatherings.
    30 days ago
    Covid-19 just visited my cousin-who-lives-next-door-to-my-so
    le-surviving-94-yr-old Aunt Sue's daughter (Aunt Sue's 20-something great-granddaughter in other words).
    All I can do is pray pray PRAY they are extra-special careful for her sake!
    Obviously Thanksgiving is cancelled, still kicking around ideas as to what we're gonna do... Hubby will probably be roasting or smoking his usual turkey, so I'll either pick Mom up & bring her down to the farm, or we'll haul the party to her house.
    30 days ago
    It is so difficult, especially when there are differing opinions. Stay safe.
    30 days ago
    Continuing to social distance here . . . our Ontario second wave numbers are NOT good and it's mostly due to COVID fatigue which has people getting lax on mask wearing. Not what we'd wish but . . . makes the most sense in the circumstances.
    31 days ago
    Everyone's plans are up in the air....wait & see when the time gets here. I normally don't have a bunch of family around but even celebrating with just a couple people isn't grabbing me right now....wait & see...
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    31 days ago
    Easy decision for us.

    1. We are old. Who does Covid like to kill?

    2. Hubby is immune-suppressed. Me, too. Who does Covid like to kill?

    3. Most people here are rabid non-mask wearers and masks are only so effective and are best when both people wear one. Who does Covid like to kill besides oldsters and sickies? Morons.

    4. People here are mostly non-sanitizer users. Some admit that they don't even wash their hands after (fill in the blank). They are filthy. Who does Covid like to kill? People who associate with filthy morons.

    5. Covid here is at warning level a lot. We are a hot spot. Who does Covid like to kill?

    So we will be at home alone for all holidays, hopefully with a meal I can manage to fix. I'm with DD2s hubby. My kind of guy. If he is into cloning we could use a copy.

    31 days ago
    Hope your plans, and the weather, hold up as the dates arrive! emoticon

    31 days ago
  • GABY1948
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    31 days ago
    IT is really hard to plan for the holidays, to be sure. This virus has made things difficult. BUT will do what is safe, that much for sure.

    Good luck! HUGS
    31 days ago
    I am floating the idea of a "Zoom Thanksgiving" from our separate households... so far have only floated it with one sister. After all, they did Zoom Seder celebrations last Spring, and we did "paper Easter eggs in the windows", too!

    I think a Zoom version of sharing what we're grateful for (Ace suggested we show off our dinners with our phones / tablets?... that's OK, I'm doing a TV dinner version of turkey this year anyway...) Then for those who *must* have their football, provided they play a game, you could do an online "watch party"?

    We're inventive. We can do this safely!
    31 days ago
    Here's hoping that a year from now we won't have to face the holiday season with the same dread.
    My family is scattered and my parents can only be reached by plane. Tough not being able to see them.
    Definitely a good idea to gather outdoors.

    31 days ago
    hope you all figure it out
    31 days ago
  • CARD512002
    I understand what you are saying...We are not going to be seeing our family during the holidays...Our covid number are way up and we are both in our 60's and my husband is a diabetic and has heart problems, we just can't take a chance. I will miss them but I will be glad when 2020 is over and hope 2021 is a better year.

    Have a great Sunday
    31 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    Poor SIL2! emoticon
    I hope you have a fulfilling semblance of something!
    31 days ago
  • no profile photo MLR_00
    Stay safe, stay healthy
    31 days ago
    We actually had rules or guidelines published last week which were crazy. No more than three families, try to do it outside!!! So true about being flexible. It is a challenge.
    31 days ago
    Convid virus has made holidays with outdoor activities most necessary
    31 days ago
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