I don’t even want to think about the “Holidays” this year. Dad passed away three years ago, and grandma on my mom’s side (the only grandparent I ever really knew) passed just a few weeks ago. Though not really in the mood the last few years, we have done the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas each year, almost forcibly, but it was a small affair. Me, mom, grandma, and my BF if he was not working. Finally, last Christmas, just totally not in the mood for a big deal, I suggested, “Can we just do Chinese takeout this year?” It was practically met with applause, and everyone ended up loving it. We did apps in the afternoon and then called our order in. Done. Perfect. Minimal mess. And grandma loved Chinese. Even if she was still around this Thanksgiving/Christmas, she would have been 92 and a huge risk to have an unmasked dinner with just the three of us for a few hours. But that decision has been taken out of our hands, unfortunately.
This Thanksgiving, if I have the option to work, I will work. My BF will likely be working. Even my mom who works at a park will take the option to work if asked. My, how the holidays have changed. We may end up with Chinese again! I am glad I have so many happy memories from my childhood, because I don’t think there will be many for a while, at least not holiday-related.
Christmas is currently unconscionable. I need to survive November first.
As for Halloween, it has always been my favorite holiday. I volunteer at a haunted museum with some friends and we are all into paranormal investigating (like you see on TV). So we usually gather there to eat, drink, and look for ghosts on Halloween or some night the week prior. We are doing it again this year but with a very small group. That’s my Christmas.
Sorry for the depressing post, but these are depressing times. As I said in another thread, my daily visits to HO are a true joy in my life.