2020 has been a monumentally strange year for almost everyone. Redefining who we are and what we do, locked in with ourselves and our creativity, and finding great pleasure in small steps with people who appreciate what one does hasn't always been easy. But somehow, as much dread as there is in having the “perfect” Thanksgiving holiday, the days have been a welcome relief. Compounded with 2020's challenges, this was an especially unusual holiday.
There was no big dinner party here. Instead, my family members all cooked at home and we exchanged those goodies by way of me driving to each of their homes with a mask on. No hugging, just light chit chat and off to another family member.
On Friday, it was one of the most beautiful days on the ocean so a trip to Half Moon Bay was in order along with the best macchiato in the world. King tides prompted me to drive north and visit the Pacifica surfers. Later a call to friends and light traffic pushed a socially distanced visit with friends I hadn't seen since pre-pandemic lockdown. They bought a new house and with it came the need for me to visualize what they were seeing as we talked on the phone. A day sitting along a Bay marina and I felt pretty complete.
Saturday was gardening day and I purchased a couple of Italian Stone Pines about 8 inches tall for the holidays. Oh yeah... and some chrysanthemums that were in bloom and cheap! I felt so good, I learned a graphic design program. Hopefully, video editing software will be tackled soon!
And for today, Sunday, coffee with dad. Oh NO!!! He brought over more ham... and snuck in a computer lesson while we were grabbing the WiFi from Whole Foods.
All in all, it's turning out to be a pretty good week. I think I'll cancel any work coming up.