I wonder what we would have been thinking last Christmas, had we known the challenges we would face in 2020. A pandemic? Surely not. Toilet paper wars? No way. And things just seemed to get worse as the year went on. School children had to learn from home. People had to work from home if it was possible.
Everyone knows just as well as me, the challenges we have faced during this dreadful year. I stopped working in March to self isolate. Living in Victoria, we faced very tough lockdown restrictions.
Due to being self isolated, I haven’t seen any of my family all year. Luckily, I visited my son and grandchildren in Noosa in November 2019. At the time, I made great plans to see them a few times in 2020. That was before we had any idea there was a pandemic coming.
So here we are in December, and, phew we made it! Well I almost made it to the end of the year without any really bad news personally. That was until last Tuesday, when I clumsily tripped and fell down hard on the paving and broke my arm. Of course I did! It’s 2020 after all.
As I sit here, a few days after the fall, writing this post, I am waiting for the hospital to call me in for surgery. I have multiple breaks and shattered bones in my arm, so surgery is needed. I was given an anaesthetic to set the broken bones in a temporary plaster until then. Even in the plaster, my arm is very fragile and I was told not to move around much until the surgery is done.
Most of my 2020 highlights have been in relation to my garden. I’ve been lucky enough to spend most of the year in the garden, due to being in isolation. There has been time to complete most jobs on the ‘to-do’ list, so there have been many garden highlights
Finally, in November, with restrictions lifted, I was able to catch up with friends. We hadn’t seen each other since Christmas last year and we all definitely felt due for a fun night together. We did it again in December to celebrate Christmas. It was really great to end the year with two awesome hilarious nights out together.
Because I can only type with one hand, this will be my last post for 2020. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has popped in and read my blog during the year. I appreciate your support more than you could know. It still amazes me that anyone would want to read my blog. My interactions with all of you have been a highlight of 2020. I will be back early in the new year and look forward to catching up after the festivities are over.
My best wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For those who don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you Happy Holidays. Please stay safe.
This post is linked to Denyse’s Monday link up Life This Week
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