It is Christmas day and I want to say to all those lovely bloggers out there all over the world who read my posts A Very Happy Christmas. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas I want to wish you be blessed, safe and healthy.
Well it’s been a strange year hasn’t it. Full of hardship and problems for all. I imagine you could stop anyone on the street, in any town, city or village in any country or continent and they would have a tale of woe to share with you. So many people have died from the carrona virus. So many people still don’t know how they will be affected by long covid. We lost my mother in law to covid in early June, not long after her 100th birthday.
Then I fell ill, and was in and out of hospital until 27th November when I had an operation. During that time I had a cholosectomy drain and bag for four months. Recently our middle son has contracted covid. He is hopefully on the mend. We have had many other problems this year but that’s just the way it is.
We have had two lockdowns, a first and second wave of covid. We are now in a worse position than ever with two new variants rampaging around and cases and deaths going through the roof . Businesses have crashed, people have lost their jobs, their homes, loved ones…it’s a nightmare. It’s taking much longer than anyone thought. I will not mention governments or leaders who could of done better, by name, they know who they are.
Now Christmas has been curtailed. Where I live we are in tier four which is the highest tier. We personally can not see our children or grandchildren this year and that’s the same for most of us…the sensible ones, the ones who care about others and the rest of the world. Some will ignore the rules and be selfish. Aprantly after Christmas a lot more areas will be going into tier four. It’s not easy and there will be more hardship for all.
Throughout this year front line workers have done a sterling job of being there for us all, over the world. To all of them I say THANK YOU.
We will be cooking an extra meal for our son who has covid and drive it over to his home. We will leave it outside his front door and wave to him through his window. We will also video call him and our other two sons, daughter in law and grandchildren..a little together time, apart.
Well now I hope you all have the best Christmas you can , let’s count our blessings. Maybe this pandemic can teach us that love, kindness and compassion are not just for Christmas or any festival , no those things are for every day. I am looking forward to a hug, a touch and being able to be with family and friends so here’s to the vaccine and better times. Love you all.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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71 thoughts on “Happy Christmas to Everyone. 2020”
Have a good day💜🎄
I’m sorry for your hardships, especially the health ones. I’m also happy you’ll get to see your family in what ways you can. Thank you for the Christmas wishes! 🎄
Thank you Chel, everyone has had hardships and worries this year it’s made everyone stop and evaluate life. I hope you have a lovely Christmas day and a better New Year..💜💜
Merry Christmas Willow.
And you too Sadje my friend.💜💜
I wish you the same too💜💜💜
All the best 🙂
And you too Jim, and thank you for being a front line worker, have a good day. 💜
Merry Christmas Sis. You know what they say, things can only get better 💜💜💜
Yes indeed the only way is up 💜💜
Have a lovely day, Willow. Not too much work, please!
Lol doing my best and you how is it going 🙂💜
It’s going fine, thanks 🙂 Utterly quiet outside and a din in the kitchen. Husband’s put his music on…
Lol it very quiet here too. Had a lovely video call with two of the sons and grandchildren.did I tell you middle son now has covid, we cooked a dinner to drop over to his place.
Well our first foray into meals on wheels was interesting!
just as we were leaving the pots for the gravy melted gravy everywhere my fault I did not let it cool! Then the neighbours wanted a socially distanced buxfizz on the front lawn. Lovely but just as we were leaving and the gravy was spreading. Of course we had a quick drinkand chat. Then Ruby didn’t want to get in my car. Had to change my to hubby’s. Simple job not so simple. All good fun and done 😊 gone going to cook our dinner until 5pm ..
Enjoy the peace
No, I didn’t know you had a case in your family. Sounds…difficult! Glad it’s over and you’re safe home!
It was a tad stressful but now all is good. We are going to eat in about 30mins and we had a video chat with the grandchildren. 💜💜
Willow, I wish you and your family the very, very best for today. You are a shining star. jx
Me a star … Then your a solar system be blessed 💜
I guess it is!
Dear me Willow … What a year and you’ve typed all the way through it – keeping us company with your cheery comments. Thank you, enjoy your quiet Christmas and thumbs up for a happier 2021. 🤗
Yes indeed, we all had to adjust and cope…it makes us stronger. Yes here’s to the vaccine 💜💜
Nadolig Llawen (Merry Christmas)
Thank you Goff and the same to you 💜💜💜🎄
Merry Christmas, my dear Willow!!!!
Thank you and to you and Onnes too💜💜
It has been a very different year!
I am so sorry for your losses Willow and your own health trials.
I am in Tier 4 too. I will admit I shed tears last Saturday when I realized I would not see family. I was feeling strong about it. knowing it was the right thing to obey, but as I have heard of friends and neighbours and colleagues ignoring the rules and travelling outside of Tier 4 or merging with other London family it has been hard. Even today, I am here on my own (in flesh not in spirit) while there are four households meeting above me. I am amazed so many are ignoring the serious warning we have had. I just truly pray there is not a serious price to pay for that.
Hope you are able to enjoy the weekend – I am watching Singing In The Rain and waiting for the promised phone-calls from family in the North and in Wales who will be able to see each other within the restrictions.
I am so sorry you are on your own surrounded by idiots breaking the rules. it’s been a rotten year and I am afraid it may get worse. But we must all do our part. It’s just me and hubby but we will be having a video call at 2pm with the boys and grandchildren. Did I mention one our son has covid..this next paragraph might give you a smile.
Well our first foray into meals on wheels was interesting! We took number to son CHRISTMAS Dinner.
Well just as we were leaving the pots for the gravy melted gravy everywhere my fault I did not let it cool! Then the neighbours wanted a socially distanced buxfizz on the front lawn. Lovely, but just as we were leaving and the gravy was spreading. Of course we had a quick sip and chat. Then Ruby, Labrador didn’t want to get in my car. Had to change my to hubby’s. Simple job not so simple. All good fun and done 😊 please take heart be safe and happy 💜💜☺️
Just read your Comments Caramel, so please allow me to wish you a safe and happy Christmas from Canada. We can all look forward to a New Year which will presumably resolve the COVID issues, and we can celebrate next Christmas in such a way that we have never celebrated Christmas before!!! Stay safe. Take care of yourself. Smile! 🙂
I totally agree 💜
Have as good a time as you can Willow, and sometimes (just sometimes) technology really does become a positive bonus to have around doesn’t it. My extended family now includes a COVID death and a suicide. None of us are immune to the effects of this virus, and the sooner certain delinquents grasp that concept and limit their social lives accordingly .. the better for all of us. Have a lovely time over Christmas and all the best for you (and everybody) in the new year. Stay safe. Take care. 🙂
Thank you so much Colin for your kind words I am so sorry for your loses its been a hard year. Yes let’s all be positive and hope next year is better for us all. Grab the vaccine and bury the idiots. 🎄😗🎄🌷💜💜💞
Love your last sentence! 🙂
Well I mean it 😉😉😊
It will probably get lots of support as well! 🙂
Merry Christmas! Enya’s voice is beautiful singing Silent Night.
And you Frank , glad you enjoyed 💜💜
Enya Silent Night was heavenly. Merry Christmas Willow.
Thank you Jim and a very good Christmas to you too 💜
And you tell Annette 💜
A heartfelt post Willow. This year has indeed been the pitz for many. A lot of people around us have lost loved ones and will not be seeing family over the festive holidays. Technology comes into its own, and I was able to see and speak t my brother in NZ using Skype. It raised my spirits no end.
Absolutely, it’s wonderful isn’t it 💜💜💜
Willow, you have a had a most difficult year yet you show up here and share blessings with all of us. It has been a quiet Christmas here, and while sad, we are doing our part to help the world heal from these tragic events. I continue to carry you and your family in my prayers and wish you all a blessed Christmas. I am so thankful to have met you here. Thank you for the light you share.
Thank you Maggie I can’t tell you how much you all mean to me. I am so grateful for all your support and if I can lift or support you in any way it is a privilege. We have got through this year let’s hope better things will come from the up coming new year. I hope you have all had a wonderful day. Stay safe 💜🤗🤗
Thank you, Willow. Christmas was quiet but we were all blessed with health.
Excellent I am glad to hear that 💜💜
Willow, I hope you’ve had a peaceful Christmas Day and that your son who has covid will be all better soon. Hopefully we’ll all be able to be with our loved ones again in a few months….or at least by next Christmas.
Love and hugs to you 💕💕💕💕
Thank you Betty I share your hopes for us all to get together soon. Sending love 💜
The year has been hard, The suffering true.
But I will survive. Because I have you
Merry Christmas y=to one and all from Mr. Ohh!
Spread Holiday Laughter
Thank you Mr Ohh for you ditty
As always it is very witty
Your words always give us a lift
That’s a precious gift.
So happy healthy New Year to you and your kin.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Willow! Sending hugs and hoping your new year will be brighter. ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚
Thank you Eugenia thank you so much and I wish the same to you. 💜
I am sorry to learn your middle son has covid, Willow. I hope he recovers quickly. What a year 2020 has been, you would have ever imagined this could happen.
Hi Robbie, I hope you and yours all had the best Christmas you could. No, no one could of foreseen what has happened this last year. Sadly it’s not over yet let’s hope the vaccine helps. Our lad is improving 🤞take care Robbie stay safe. 💜💜
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.
Thank you Kally, I am grateful
And I wish the same for you 💜