Writer’s Workshop: On To ’21

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Mary and I spent New Year’s Eve as we always do, at home, having pizza rolls, going to bed more or less early. She went to bed before 11, while I stayed up about another hour until the clock read midnight, then went to bed.

Boring? Yeah, and at this stage of my life, that’s the way I like it.

I have yet to venture out of the house this year. Seriously, I think the last time I was out of the house was before Christmas. The only time I venture out the door here is when I have a medical appointment, like I will next Tuesday, when I have my teeth cleaned. I’m getting to where I don’t mind it. Stay in, stay out of trouble. That’s my motto.

Mary gets out to the store a couple of times a week, and sometimes picks up lunch and brings it home. We’re saving money because we hardly go to Starbucks anymore. And you know what? I don’t miss it.

In short, it’s been peaceful here so far. No reason to think it’ll be any less peaceful the rest of the year. Peaceful is boring, and boring is good.

16 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: On To ’21

  1. Boring! I like it!

    We spent a quiet and relatively boring Christmas and an even more boring New Year’s Eve with our closest friends at their week-end home. But, that was just fine as the four of us managed to stay up talking until almost 2 a.m., managed to rise early and went on a long ride through the Berkshires. Listened to some great 60’s music on XM, and the guys sang along to Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs “Wooly Bully”….which wasn’t pleasant.

    A relatively quiet but boring start to 2021.

    Stay safe!


    1. Sounds like great fun! I’ve never been into New Year’s Eve parties. I’d just as soon spend the evening watching TV or listening to music. We call it amateur night because people don’t know how to drive, especially after a couple of drinks…


  2. John,

    We didn’t venture out much last year. We went to our doctor appointments and occasionally took a few drives. There was no eating out or curbside pickups. We have groceries delivered. Many of those things we don’t miss but it would be nice to do them when we want without masks and without people trying to climbing all over us. That won’t ever stop. The pandemic sure hasn’t stopped it and nothing else will, either. People are mainly inconsiderate and sometimes down right rude. I don’t know what the future will bring but I know who holds the future, so I won’t worry about it and try my best to be happy in the moment. I’m not going to let the evil one steal my joy.


  3. I have not been out I. Days either. I always stay up for New Year’s and had a great talk with my brother. Peace is so truly needed.


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