The experts have forecast a dour New Year for all of us. But I don’t plan on going
anywhere, so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
by Mary Foran
Well, the snow came and whitened the landscape and the temperature went down to 15 degrees F. We feed the squirrels peanuts and the birds seeds and hope the neighborhood cats don’t catch them.
The Christmas decorations are still up as we await New Year celebrations.
The experts have forecast a dour New Year for all of us, with inflationary prices up 5% and Covid-19 variants including the Delta variant and the Omicron variant plaguing the populace.
Will we ever be able to go maskless or stop social distancing?
Not any time soon, according to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control.
Flights have been canceled due to the lack of crew as many have been fired for not vaccinating against Covid. Travel is hampered all over the map due to this contagious virus.
As we hunker down in our warm house and watch TV, we think of all the homeless out in the cold.
And it is time for New Year Resolutions. I plan on losing 20 pounds and finding a part-time job or volunteering my time.
I have a lot of reading to do and straightening up to do in my office which should keep me busy. And I am consulting my cookbooks for interesting recipes for our lunches and dinners.
It is very different being retired. I am more used to being a worker than a housewife.
Well, the snow is drifting down and covering my car with a blanket of white.
I don’t plan on going anywhere, so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Featured image/sue Thompson, CC BY-ND2.0
Squirrel/ JasonParris, CC BY-ND2.0
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