A week ago today, we got some snow, the first we've seen here in more than a year. I don't think we had any lowland snow last year, and this one was a surprise: we weren't expecting to get anything out of this northern blast, but we got about a foot of snow, depending on where in the area you live. It was actually pretty delightful, since I didn't need to go anywhere, and I could just enjoy it.
Today, after some fog, we will have sunshine for most of the day, and the temperature is expected to be above freezing. Not exactly balmy, but definitely great for a nice walk in the sun. We don't do much celebrating for the holidays, but I did visit my friend Lily to watch the new Wonder Woman movie with her on Christmas. With all the windows open and keeping socially distanced, it was a delightful way to spend the day. And then I went home to my very own Grinch (he only said "bah humbug" a few times) to enjoy the rest of the day.
I was dismayed to see how many people actually traveled over the Christmas holiday, with the TV showing packed airports and full flights. It will undoubtedly lead to more infections, and I'm truly frightened about how awful this is for our health care workers. Not only are they already overwhelmed, but if it gets worse, they will be unable to give adequate care to their patients, through no fault of their own.
I saw a sign on TV held by an unmasked man that said, "Selfish and Proud." I never thought the day would come when I would say, "What is this world coming to?" But I wonder, I really do, especially about my beloved country.