31 December, 2020

Thankful for 2020

 How could I be thankful for such an ugly year?

January 9, 2020: Farewell Cat Car The Hubby was in a auto accident in early January; Cat Car I was totaled, but so very thankful that he walked away. 

January 24, 2020: She's Gone: We made the decision to let Angel leave her failing body.  Despite the continuing ache in our hearts at her loss, we are beyond thankful that she was a loving personality in our lives since 2004. 

March 18, 2020: Welcome Spring! Joyously happy for a surprise birthday party thrown for me, on March 14, with terrific friends, hilarity, and yummy yum food!  

March 19, 2020: Whoa! What?!? Was when Sweetie became a housecat, and despite losing diseased teeth at the veterinarian's office, she's doing great, and we love her to pieces.

April 10, 2020: Four Weeks Thankful for a corporation that pulled us out of the office at the first notice of the COVID 19 pandemic.

August 3, 2020: Launch Into The Future Scary was the July call from my supervisor, who informed me that my position was being furloughed/eliminated, but in the same breath, offered me another job...very thankful for THAT!

Thankful that my elderly mother is going strong, despite a few oopsies and booboos, while she lives alone.  Since Michigan has had such a huge spike in COVID cases, I haven't visited her in months.  Several of my siblings ARE able to visit her, and every one of us telephones her multiple times a week.

Me and Mom!

Thankful for The Hubby, who took in stride my working from home, even though he is used to having the house to himself for most of Monday through Friday.

The Hubby with Celestial Chuck

I am so very thankful for my friends and loved ones, this blogging community, and the Facebook communities of cat lovers, owl lovers, books lovers, and hilarious memes and jokes that keep me smiling and giggling!

And let us all be thankful for the frontline health workers, and the folks who work at the grocery stores and post offices, to keep things going as well as possible.

My heart goes out to those who've lost loved ones and friends to this illness; may the end of this pandemic be SOON.

⭐🥂🎇 Happy New Year!🥂🎇⭐

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  1. Such a nice post today. We're really thankful that 2020 will soon be in the rear view mirror. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Me and mum are thankful that this year is just about over. Hoping that the new year will be less crazy.

    Mum had your book list, she will check it out.

  3. You have had an eventful year, I am so glad everyone is healthy and that you are still blogging. May this new year bring you peace, joy, love and prosperity.

  4. What a nice photo of you with your mom! I hope you're able to see her again in 2021. Here's to a Happy New Year!

  5. this was a fabulous post! (((hugs))) again to you for sweet Angel......I am so happy your Mom is doing well and I LOVE how you came up with so much good from such a bad year! Happy New Year!

  6. Great post! We are Thankful you are OK. On this New Year, I wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety-free April, a sensational May, and joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December in 2021.
    Happy New Year!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

  7. What a lovely post! It is so important to remember the good things, even in the midst of major bad things!

    Tama and Genji

  8. Vicky that was absolutely beautiful...bless your heart and your precious Mom and you that is just a treasure. Hugs to you and your good hubby and the furries
    Happy New Year

  9. Wonderful thankful things. We have spent all year making lemonade out of all the lemons.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday.

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  10. Good that you can see the good from the last year - especially that you still have your job and took Sweetie inside! Love the photos of your mom! Happy New Year

  11. Such a wonderful post of special Thankfuls and Sweetie on top. Happy New Year
    Timmy and Family

  12. Again so much effort and time in your wonderful posts. Happy 2021

  13. So many things to be thankful for in such a challenging year.

  14. This has been a tough year. I am glad your mom is doing well. XO

  15. Happy Mew Year all of you. I am grateful we are all friends.

  16. What a wonderful post. We must have been totally asleep at the switch about your job! What a blessing that it turned out as it did. We hope that you get to visit your mom sooner rather than later, and that we can all get to see far away loved ones. Happy New Year to you all! We're going to watch Wylie the Walleye (OH) drop tonight via YouTube, or at least we'll try to stay up for it. ;-)

  17. Here's to a better 2021 for everybody!

  18. Sure sounds like it's been quite the year for you. That photo of you with your mom is very sweet. I know we're glad to see the door hit 2020 in the butt on its way out. Let's hope 2021 brings better things to all. Happy New Year!

  19. I LOVE this post of positivety. Happy New Year to you and yours from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

  20. Wonderful post ! Happy New Year ! Purrs

  21. There is always something good to remember among the bad, I think. Happy new year!

  22. Such a lovely post to be able to find so many good things in a really bad year.


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