Thursday, December 24, 2020

Together Distantly

Here is Pod A! Ruth, Izzy, Emma and Nick, Rich and Holly~
Christmas Eve at Tutu's has been a happy tradition, and not one we were ready to give up, despite everything. Ruth devised a plan, and with some tweaks, adjustments, compromises, and lots of precautions, we did get to be together, for Christmas Eve, distantly, and happily. I am glad, and thankful, that she didn't give up, that we made safe choices, and still managed to share laughter, and engagement.
Ruth provided individually packed provisions, one for Pod A and another for Pod B. Max is still raving about the jalapeño muffins. And we exchanged gifts. A very fortunate thing is the that rain held off, and we had the park all to ourselves. Of course, we missed our homecooked brunch and being cozy, and close, in Tutu's beautiful home. It takes a good mix of hope, for better days, and humor, to make these things work out... and we have plenty of both. It was good we made the effort to pull this, modified, Christmas Eve off.
I propose we recall this as the Year of the Christmas Gopher, when we were all entertained, especially Rich and I, by the industrious work, and silliness of this little guy. He didn't seem to mind that we were near. He kept right at his business, popping up regularly to be sure we were minding the spirit of lockdown, and Christmas. Thank you, Christmas Gopher.


Ruth said...

Hahaha! Thanks, Natalie. Great gopher shots, by the way.

Janece said...

Cheers to Ruth and all of you for pulling off a safe holiday family gathering. I love that it worked out for you all to celebrate together and still be safe!

And ah, Christmas gopher... :)

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

That was simply a photogenic gopher, a natural.
You made it a good day, Ruth. Thank you.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Christmas Gophe... just one of the characters of 2020 we will never forget.
Cheers to Ruth, indeed! Determination, optimism, and love, get things accomplished! And, to be fair... some luck, too. I know we have been fortunate in weather, and open spaces, in proximity. I wish everyone could meet, safely, and enjoy opportunities to connect without compromising anyone's health.