In my heart I had hoped that 2021 was to be the year of calm and intelligent conversation. While understanding that the vaccine (did everyone forget that viruses mutate?) would not bring immediate results, I had hoped that more people would stay home, following protocols to help stop the spread with 2 mutations (at least) of the Coronavirus rampaging the world.
Instead millions of people (including some of my family’s in laws 🤯) travelled. With numbers climbing already the travel and holiday surge is going to kill millions worldwide.
My DH is back to watching hours of news every day and I am thoroughly horrified by what is going on in America with the never ending elections and the orange monster creating such havoc, misinformation and division among the American people.
In fact, we both are sitting watching the results of the Georgia runoff as I’m writing this and knitting. So much is at stake with these results.
I had hoped that by summer or early fall we might be able to travel to both America and The Province of Alberta to see relatives, but I’m thinking that next winter might be closer to the probability.
The pandemic has caused another delay in my Avante being delivered. Over the holidays my tech had had a neighbour stop by to drop off a parcel (which had been delivered in error to the neighbors) to my guys’ wife. The neighbours unknowingly had Covid-19 and spread it to my friend and his wife. They are all doing fairly well, but will be staying home for the meanwhile. It’s just that simple and easy to spread.
Earlier this morning I was reading emails and checking some of my favourite blogs and I came upon the announcement for the 2021 Island Batik Ambassadors.
Congratulations to all! It was exciting to see some favourite familiar faces returning and to also see there are some new ones. I had really enjoyed last year with the Ambassadors so it will be fun to see what these creative minds do.
Thank you for reading another long post. I’ll leave you with a more positive note. 😀Carol