Mondays–V2E52—So Long 2021

Wow, I can’t believe another year has come and gone. Another year of hearing about Covid; whether this week we need to wear a mask or if we need to show our vaccination card, or if we need to get covid tested or if we need to get a booster shot and so on and so on, ad nauseum.  I don’t watch much news. It’s depressing. I find being an ostrich with my head in the sand a rather delightful way to be.

Regardless of covid, we had some great times this year. The Great Hunter and I flew to Virginia (one of the best airplane flights I have ever taken) to visit our son and daughter-in-law and see many of the sights in Washington DC (but many were still closed.) We went to my husband’s very first family reunion in Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee (I broke my rib, he got cellulitis.)

Boardwalk at Reelfoot Lake

We took another vacation to Alhonna Resort at Lake of the Ozarks  and took our new fur baby, Millie  with us (she burned her paw on hot asphalt, had to wear a booty all week.)

I went on my very first trip ever with my youngest brother to Indianapolis to the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit (I left my car window down and it rained). I went with my daughter-in-law and grandkids to Orland, Florida (and, nothing bad happened!)

But there were some terrible losses too. Early in the year, we lost both our canine fur babies, both of which we have had for over ten years since they were eight weeks old. And the worst of all, in May we lost my younger brother to cancer.  There is nothing worse in life than to lose a loved one and I still cry very often knowing he is gone from my life forever. Golly, I miss him.

We ended the year with my son and his wife and their two dogs and two cats visiting from Virginia. Right after they arrived, their fifteen-year-old dog began having trouble breathing and ended up in the doggie hospital for two days. He was diagnosed with a rapid ventricular heartbeat and was put on medication and is now doing well. The dogs are all getting along but the cats are mostly keeping their distance from each other.

So to quote one of the great redheads, “I’m so glad we had this time together, just to have a laugh or sing a song (well, I might have been singing), seems we just got started and before we know it, comes the time to have to say, so long,” at least to 2021.

Here’s hoping 2022 is a happy and prosperous New Year for everyone. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. wow, you’ve had quite a year, i’m so sorry for your losses and challenges, i’m happy to see you’re still standing and hopefully 2022 is a better one for all –

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