I got to see the family again yesterday, after what seems like weeks. I did a few small jobs around the house, and then we had our erev Shabbat meal by J&C, good as usual. The day seemed almost springlike, compared to last week. I actually took photos of spring bulbs starting to sprout up, while ice melted in the drainage stream behind the house.
I’ll be home alone for NYE, which is the way I like it these days. Others can go freeze and spread viruses in drunken mobs, while I hibernate in my cozy apartment like a sane animal, and wait for the true new year in spring. To those who celebrate, Happy New Year!