by wjw on December 25, 2020

Isn’t there a song titled “Have Yourself a Lonely Little Christmas?”  Maybe there ought to be.

With Kathy still in Albany, I’m flying solo for the holidays.  I haven’t put out decorations, raised a tree, sent cards, or even bought presents for anyone, but I’m doing my best to raise a bit of cheer.  Right now I’m wearing a bright red holiday shirt!  A standing rib roast is traditional in my family for Christmas Eve, so I actually cooked one just for myself, along with various trimmings.  It should last a week or ten days unless I get tired of it and freeze the leftovers.  Afterwards I took the traditional holiday digestive nap, cleaned the kitchen, then watched an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Earlier during the pandemic, I noticed that whenever I talked to someone, we exchanged information on what television we were watching.  We don’t seem to be doing that anymore, I think because we’ve already watched everything.

Tomorrow I’ll have some traditional holiday tamales, which I should have done today but forgot.

If I can rise from my digestive stupor, I’ll write a few more pages on the next Praxis book tonight.  Literature never takes a holiday.

I wish you all a peaceful, safe holiday season filled with digestive stupors, good cheer, and if possible tamales.

grs1961 December 25, 2020 at 2:28 am

Merry Christmas!

John F. MacMichael December 25, 2020 at 3:36 am

A Merry Christmas to you, Mr. Williams, and may your holiday feasts be many and delicious!

John Appel December 25, 2020 at 11:43 pm

Merry Christmas to you, Walter. No tamales here but we’re bunkered in too save for the necessary grocery runs and occasional trips to use the makerspace shop (it’s great to have 24×7 access).

Greatly enjoyed Fleet Elements and am eager to see what’s next when it’s ready. (Ditto for Quillifer!)

pecooper December 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Merry Christmas, Walter. I’m sorry you are having to spend it alone. It seems like 2020 is the year that just keeps on giving and giving and giving …

Shash December 29, 2020 at 5:37 pm

Happy Holidays. I, too, spent Christmas alone but the alternative of spending it with my non-distancing family just didn’t make sense to my compromised immune system. One bonus is that I got to fix and eat the food I wanted (cacio e pepe, and brussels sprouts and serrano ham) without being criticized or having to take home tons of unwanted leftovers.

Snow arrived in all of Minnesota on the 23rd, so a white Christmas was had. Now, I just want it to go away again.

May 2021 be a gracious year for all of us.

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