COVID Diaries: Day 617, Thanksgiving

It’s hard to believe that we are doing another edition of COVID Thanksgiving.  But still, I’m trying to remain thankful.

Mass this morning was about choosing gratitude, peace and joy, even when it is difficult to do.  I do try, but sometimes it sure is hard!

One of my employees did a gratitude moment each day with her toddler daughter, and the kiddo is very thankful for many of the best things in life, including cheese, outside, animals and pasta.  So I’m sure we can all take a page from her book.  I’m thankful for my employees too, as they make the crazy work life more enjoyable.

Yellow has discovered the joys of sleeping on the bed.  It only took him six months!  He has jumped up two nights now, and learned that Cora doesn’t chase him away.  He gets purring up a storm, he’s so happy.  And then he conks out and sleeps for hours.

Mom and I have been watching a Gilmore Girls marathon on television.  I loved that show back in college, and I still enjoy the witty banter and intelligent writing.  It’s such a great show!

I’ve gotten a lot of reading time in, including my current read about the Pilgrims.  Seems relevant for Thanksgiving.

The weather this year doesn’t give much to be thankful for.  After last week’s flooding, we got a few days of sun, but now we are back to a weekend of rain and wind.  Meh…  So I will focus on the fact that “the darkening” will only last for 26 more days, and then the days will begin to get longer.

I’m able to work from home two days a week, which is awesome!  I have every other Friday off anyway, so this works out to five commutes in two weeks.  It’s a nice balance of in-office and work from home time.  Next week at work, they will be considering approving that for another year, so fingers crossed!

Since travel still hasn’t returned, I have been saving my vacation time, and boosting my savings.  It’s bringing me closer to my early retirement goals.  I keep reminding myself that this is only temporary, and soon enough, I’ll be back on the road sightseeing, and the stress of the workdays will melt away.  And gas prices are hopefully going to be lower by then too!

I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful, grateful day of Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Cheers!


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