Oh covid: The wrath you have brought upon my celebrations

The year is winding down, and it’s that time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly. I know it’s the holiday season, but for that very reason today, I may focus a little on the bad. Namely, Covid.

For the first two years of the pandemic, I was fortunate not to get Covid even though I work in a health center. Then this year came, and I thought I could have a truly fun birthday. Oh, silly me. I ended up getting covid along with bronchitis for my birthday and Mother’s Day, as the two days are near one another. That was rather depressing.

Fast forward to December, and I’ve been excited by the month as I managed to fulfill a lifelong dream of going to Alaska and going dogsledding. Yet, covid decided to give my family a holiday gift. Days before Christmas, and while we’re also observing Hanukkah, my son got Covid. He went through two years of in-person schooling without getting Covid. The good part is that he gets to quarantine with gifts in hand. And, he’s in good spirits, noting that it was bound to happen. Indeed, at this point, we’re almost all bound to get it.

I always say don’t assume what the end of the year will bring you. It can be good. It can be bad. Luckily, my son’s symptoms are not horrible. But, those empty medicine store shelves stories are real.

I’ll be more positive (bad pun) in my next set of musings. However, just for a second, I’m going to curse Covid out. And, I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that I win the lottery. I went and bought a ticket because you never know how a year will end.

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  1. Positivity rocks. Lottery is a great aim. My own role as a Staff Nurse being up close and personal with Covid from the start of it all? Nothing. I retire and am now officially a pensioner. This year my wife and myself attend a wedding and bish bash bosh. Covid caught up with both of us good and proper. Awful virus. This is an opportunity to say thanks for your insights. Great subject matter and really, really great reads. All the best for Christmas and the New Year.

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  2. SMiLes LiGHT Out of DarK
    Best Way to Do It For Real

    Good SPiRiTS Indeed

    Hope Your Son Gets

    Well From The C-Virus

    In Its Newest ReVision

    Soon Dear Miriam

    SMiLes The Only Lottery

    i Wanna Win is SMiLEs

    i Already Won And That’s Enough…

    Merry Christmas

    A Real Sugar

    Pill That Keeps
    Giving As Long
    As We Keep Our
    Christmas Trees Lit
    Up CoLoRinG NeW Within With SMiLEs…
    Although True Most Sadly It Doesn’t Work

    For Everyone

    Life isn’t Fair
    Yet if We Can And
    Will We Do It All At Best..:)


  3. I tend to want to blame Covid for a lot of things: the quick tempers of some are quicker and more fiery than before Covid. The emotional growth and education of our children is lagging behind because of absences of students and teachers, not to mention the growth of their social development which is stymied by decreased get together and more time for computer games. Okay, maybe Covid isn’t totally to blame. Thanks for a thought provoking post.


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