Well, it’s Thanksgiving week and I’m not really sure what I should be doing. I’m not one to get bored, I just don’t know where I should spend my time.
Normally at this point of the year, I’m spending time getting our Christmas tree up (2019 picture above), putting white lights up outside, shopping for the Thanksgiving turkey, and making plans for the friends/neighbors party we usually host to kick off the holidays.
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This year, with the pandemic in resurgence, our state has been locked down again. Maybe even more strict than the first time, since by state order, we now can’t have ANY social gatherings … with anyone from any other household … inside or out … socially distanced or not … in any place, public or PRIVATE … for the next 4 weeks.
That means Thanksgiving and any holiday activities we were thinking of with family or friends are canceled until at least December 18. We’re having a Thanksgiving video conference with family over Zoom, which is the way we did Easter, too. I have to say that while I planned pretty well for early retirement overall, this was not in my FIRE script!
I know others have it worse, so I’m not complaining … just a little confused this year, since I’m a creature of habit. The good news is my wife & son & I are all together, so I guess we’ll just roast our Thanksgiving turkey, put up our Christmas Tree, and enjoy the holiday ‘down time’ we have together. We won’t go anywhere or see anyone else, but we can still celebrate the holidays with thankfulness that we have each other and better times are coming.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU & YOURS!