December 31st, 2020

tadah

It's time for another...

Year in review post! Tadah! It's the same old thing where we post the first bit from the first post for each month.

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And there you have it! ...I'd say it's about half the same as previous years, and half video games. That is pretty much how we spent this year. It doesn't really show from the selection, but we actually did have less work this year...or maybe it does show, because we spent so much time playing Animal Crossing... But there were some posts about being crunched later in the year than I realized. I guess it comes in spurts now.

Of course, the posts only hint at one of the biggest events of the year, which of course was the pandemic. The shutdown started in the middle of the month...but I'm not sure I mentioned it then, either. I do remember writing a post about grocery shopping being more of a hassle. We have been very blessed in that the only people we know who caught the 'rona only caught a very mild version of it, and for that, we are very grateful.

Less fortunate is that our beloved Page passed away this year. We still miss her dearly.

Other than that...well, what with everything (by which, let's be honest, I mean Disneyland) being closed, pretty much all we did was work and play video games...which is not that much different than any other year, except for a lot less Disneyland. We probably wouldn't have had nearly as much time for video games if we had gone to Disneyland as much as usual. It's starting to dawn on me that, while we have worked on fewer books this year, maybe the reason it feels like we had so much free time is that we weren't constantly taking off to the so-called Happiest Place on Earth.

Oh, and there was plenty of obsessing over Miraculous, but I don't really have anything to add to that right now (except that we did just finish watching the New York special for the tenth time).

This year I'm very thankful for our health, having adapted to being shut up at home for days on end years ago, all the new Miraculous we got to see this year, all the fun video games that have kept us company, and the technology that's helped us to stay in touch with people from a distance.