Friday, January 1, 2021

Sunday Stealing-The End of the Year

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I may have posted this last year.  
It's a questionnaire I answer every year. 
some of the answers are quite different this year!
First things first, did you have a good year?
It wasn’t horrible. Just different. I was used to my daughter working part time as a bagger at a grocery store and picking her up for weekend home visits nearly every Friday. Due to the pandemic and her asthma she had to take a leave of absence. She was told last week that she was let go and they would love to have her apply and return when it is safe for her to do so. It was a Spring and Summer of driving to her group home with take-out food once a week and having lunch at the patio table, socially distanced. Visitors were not allowed inside the group home. I also dropped care packages for my daughter and a couple of times lots of crafty stuff for all the ladies from The Dollar Tree. There was no Halloween party so I dropped off frozen deep dish pizza, snacks and pop. (How can you not celebrate the holidays, especially when that’s all you’ve got?) My daughter’s first home visit was for Thanksgiving. The last day she had a home visit prior was March. She is on a home visit now from Christmas Eve through, I think, until the end of next week, or sometime in the week after. 
What was your favorite article of clothing this year?
My Adidas track suit because the legs are wide enough by my swollen knee that it doesn’t get strangled like all my jeans and jogger pants.
What song sums up this year for you?
I don’t know.
What was your favorite movie of the year?
I don’t know. I watch an awful lot of movies. I can tell you what wasn’t my favorite...Wonder Woman 1984. The only thing that kept me from turning it off was Kristen Wiig. Her role was small, but she killed it!  Happiest Season was probably my favorite.
Did an actor/actress catch your attention for the first time this year?
I don’t think so. Maybe Kristen Stewart, because I saw quite a few movies she was in.
Happiest Season was good.
Favorite new TV show?
Wynonna Earp was pretty good. Kind of strange, but good.     
Did you make any big permanent changes this year?
The only big permanent changes, are we finally got the transmission rebuilt on the Odyssey and sold it immediately. The Pilot will likely be sold to a junkyard. Can’t seem to get our mechanic to have a look. It’s either the power steering pump or the rack & pinion steering. If it’s the latter, then we will sell it. We already have a junkyard that offered a fair price. Not happy about it, but I can’t see spending the entire amount the Pilot is worth to fix the rack & pinion steering. Over 230,000 miles. I more than got my money’s worth. I just wish the new tires on it would fit the Buick, but they are too small. 😕
What was one nice thing you did for yourself?
I tend to not buy myself ONE nice thing. I buy myself more than one nice thing because my wife isn’t the best when it comes to selecting gifts, and I usually find a deal and don’t want to miss out. She says she has no idea what to buy. I pay attention all year and make a note in my phone when I discover a good gift for my wife or kids. This year I even edited my Amazon lists with notes (she has access to my lists).🤷🏻‍♀️
Did you develop a new obsession?
I seem to be obsessed with Adidas track suits. Or just the pants because of my knee injury. I probably look like a weirdo, 59 year old, out of shape woman wearing them, using a walker, but they are the only long pants I can tolerate. Besides, there are worse things to become obsessed about. 
Did you move?
Did you get a pet?
Do you regret not doing anything?
Do you regret doing something?
Did anyone/thing make you so mad it stayed with you for days?
Probably. Just can’t think of it now. Must not have been so mad.
Did you lose anyone close to you?
I found out yesterday an aunt passed away. Don’t know the details because I no longer speak to that part of the family. My sister is still Facebook friends with a few of them, but doesn’t talk to them either. I’m no longer close because apparently she believed she could catch the “gay” from me.
Who was important to you this year but wasn’t important last year?
Can’t think of anyone.
Who wasn’t as important to you this year as they were last year?
Can’t think of anyone.
What was the best moment of the year for you?
Getting that first hug from my daughter when she came home for her Thanksgiving visit. Even though we did get to see her outside at the group home, we had to socially distance and weren’t allowed to hug. That was a long 8 months not to be able to hug my daughter.

What was the worst?
Whenever my daughter got really homesick and wanted to come on a home visit. It just broke my heart.
What have you learned about yourself this year that you didn’t know in the years prior?
That there is a limit to the amount of time I can spend at home, not going out for ANYTHING. When my wife’s asshat friend exposed my son and I to COVID-19, we had to quarantine for 14 days and had to wear a mask and socially distance around my wife because she wasn’t with us when we were exposed and I didn’t want to expose her. Years prior if I spent a week home without leaving the house, that was a lot.
What do you wish for others for the coming year?
I wish everyone good health and happiness. I wish for a peaceful transition later this month, and I wish for better handling of the pandemic after the transition.
What do you wish for yourself?
I wish for myself good health. I wish this knee injury heals and is a big nothing, but I’m afraid it’s a torn ACL or torn meniscus.

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  1. Love the way you phrased "a peaceful transition later this month and I wish for better handling of the pandemic after the transition." Amen!!!!

    I miss hugging. A lot.

  2. Let's hope there is a peaceful transition. And Trump begone!




  3. Agree on the peaceful transition; I think January 6 will tell us a lot about how that will go. I am afraid Wonder Woman: 1984 did not live up to expectations. Poor writing, and alas Patty Jenkins is writing the next one, too. It wasn't the worst movie ever (that would be most anything with Adam Sandler in it), but it certainly didn't live up to the promise of the first one.

  4. I heard that about Wonder Woman 1984--and we were so excited to see it. I think we'll pass at this point.

  5. I hope your knee injury heals quickly. I spend a lot of time in sweats when I am home. Loved your answers! Have a nice day.

  6. Having a bad knee is the pits. I hope at some point, if you can have it replaced by a good surgeon, you do.
    We'll all have to be aware that unless something changes in the political realm, it will be hard to govern the country. I harken back to the civil unrest that occurred to eventually put Hitler into power. for the sake of all the children, I hope responsible adults run the country.

  7. Loved you're responses. Glad you are able to visit with your daughter and sorry you sister believes as she does. I wish you well.

  8. glad you got to visit with your daughter :) I am so sorry about your knee injury prayers going up. I have had a torn meniscus and acl I deal with it because its not feasible to have surgery as hubby is fighting terminal cancer