I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Ours was different this year, thanks to Covid, but still very, very nice. This was our foster daughters first with us, and actually her first in an actual home in 2 years. (Her last two were spent in residential facilities). I believe she had a nice one in spite of being in a system she doesnt want to be in and being a 'new to us' placement. We tried to include some of her traditions into ours, and she seemed to enjoy ours as well. We were able see all of our local kids and grandkids at some point during the day, which was really nice.
The hub is on the phone this morning with the Alaska unemployment office. Who knows how long he will be on hold, but apparently something in our filing has held up his claim...and until he speaks to someone, it cant be approved and funded each week. Sigh. At least he has plenty of time on his hands to sit on hold today.
I am on vacation this week. Another staycation, which is fine with me. I am perfectly content being home and putzing around. So far I have read a book, am about halfway done with a puzzle, have continued to declutter and clean, worked our new budget out, and am making all the plans for 2021. All things I enjoy without the risk of exposing myself to Covid.
I am ready to send 2020 on its way, and see what 2021 has in store for us. Hopefully a better reality and a little less stress- but who knows. After this last year, I am not making any assumptions on what tomorrow may bring...rather, hoping for the best, but bracing for...[whatever].