Waiting for 2021 to begin . . .

Last Update: December 31, 2020

Happy New Year to all you East Coast folks and those WA family members around the world. I'm in So Cal, where it's only 10:30 . . . My daughter and I are staying home this year. Trying to do our part to keep from having another huge Covid outbreak in two weeks, after all the parties and gatherings tonight and tomorrow.

I am sincerely hoping 2021 sees a slow-down to that monster. Our hospitals are overflowing....paramedics and doctors have to work on patients in tents in the parking lots. It's out of control around here.

For the most part, I have stayed away from the politics end of it all. But it's difficult to stay quiet when I see these huge groups of people gathering, no masks, total disregard for what the experts are telling us to do. And what's scary is who knows how many are walking around with the disease, no symptoms and not knowing they are contagious.

Then, to make matters worse, I just read today that a gentleman in San Diego County was found to be carrying the more contagious variant of Covid-19 that was first detected in the United Kingdom. The official said he did not believe this was an isolated case . . .
( https://deadline.com/2020/12/california-gov-gavin-newsom-first-new-more-infectious-covid-19-strain-now-in-southern-california-1234663103/ )

I am fortunate, I have not lost anyone in my circle of family and friends, but I think about my middle daughter who is pregnant with her second child. She is full of anxiety about having to give birth in a tent in the parking lot of the hospital, alone, wearing a mask, not having her husband or her mom or her sisters near by to cheer her on and give her support, like we did with her son. What's 2021 hold?

So, yes, I am glad to see 2020 come to an end, but I am hoping with everything in me, that 2021 does not end up worse. Please don't take any unnecessary chances. Wear a mask and stay a safe distance from those around you. You never know when someone you love may end up in the parking lot tent, with limited supplies, hoping they get the medical treatment they truly need.

Here's to a safer, healthier 2021 . . .cheers ~

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Happy New Year, Jean!

Jeff
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JeanieM Premium
Happy New Year to you, too, Jeff! Hope 2021 continues to get better and better!!
Cheers -
j
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Me too, Jean!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Well into new year's Day and the sun is out. Feels like Noah coming out of the ark, but unfortunately the virus has not gone just quite yet, so we mustn't get excited yet. I think they should re celebrate the new year in each country as the vaccination is completed.
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JeanieM Premium
YES, Geoffrey, I love that idea! Let's get the wordo out! LOL!! Happy 2021 . . . hope the new year is great and it only gets better and better as the year goes on . . . l

Cheers -
j
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
I hope so too, but this old world as I great back of creating mountains from nowhere. Have a great weekend.
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RoseLee2020 Premium
Happy New Year!

May we all have a safer, better, blessing-filled 2021!🥂🥳

Cheers,
Rose 💕
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Newme202 Premium
Happy new year!
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JeanieM Premium
Thank you my friend - same to you! I am so sorry to hear what happened to you yesterday. I can only imagine the anxiety you must have felt when you were unable to continue on WA. Lets hope that by speaking out, change will follow. I am new here, but the way that works sounds like trouble just waiting to happen. Any one could cry SPAM for any number of wrong reasons.

I do want to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have shown me since I've been here. It is nice to see a familiar face and know that an experienced member is there to help.
Take care and know that you are appreciated!

j
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Newme202 Premium
Jean it was really horrible. So glad it is sorted now @
Thank you for your kind comments
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