The rest of December, 2020

Holidays in Pandemia: We were able to enjoy the holidays, though one day seemed like every other, by modifying our traditions. We had Christmas tamales on Christmas Eve, with our sons, in our  backyard, socially distanced. Our daughter and her partner in DC joined us via Facetime. We celebrated together, and avoided the pouring rain of Christmas Day. We very much missed our elaborate traditional Christmas dinner we have shared with good friends for at least the past ten years. We contacted other family and friends via internet. We sent New Years cards, and received many in return. We got through the season, if not with the usual festivities, with enough of a connection to feel and share hope for a better 2021.

Holiday decor: 

Christmas trees:

Knitting:

More holiday cheer:

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Our traditional anise, ginger, and chocolate cookies.

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New reading, writing and listening.

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Our holiday card photo.

Good omens for the New Year:

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We could just see the astronomical event of the season one night – the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter.

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A closer view.

Vaccines are coming!

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And January 20th!

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