At this point I shouldn’t even be surprised.

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Covid.

It’s ruined so many things, not to mention lives.

Every time we make a plan, the virus rears its ugly head like a demonic Jack in the Box and shrieks, I don’t think so!

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Our Christmas gatherings were cancelled last year and I was okay with that. But this time around we’re fully vaccinated and boosted and were looking forward to a get together/dinner/celebration with family and friends. A hesitant return to normalcy…

I should have known that was too good to be true.

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I’d made Sangria. And had gathered all the fixings for crabmeat toastie appetizers and my special Cappuccino Mousse Trifle dessert… but now, it looks like that will be Christmas dinner for two because the host of the gathering called late last night to cancel. Her (unvaccinated) visiting daughter in law brought the gift of Covid (worst houseguest ever!) so now they’re all quarantining.

First our Thanksgiving plans was cancelled due to an outbreak, now Christmas.

This is seriously getting old.

😡

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42 thoughts on “At this point I shouldn’t even be surprised.”

  1. But yet, it is what it is. We made no plans, because we do not listen to biased prognosticators. We look at the people around us, many of whom are not vaccinated, and we know that we are nowhere near back to normal. In fact, we agree with each other, normal has changed, and we might as well get used to it.
    And now we know for sure, Covid Omicron does not care about vaccines. It has mutated enough to render our vaccines useless in stopping the spread, though it seems Omicron is not as serious as other mutations, though whether we can thank the vaccines for that we may never know.
    So I will take this opportunity to wish you and yours, and all your readers and theirs, a healthy festive season, and may this pandemic teach us that we are all the same, and we can learn to come together to defeat a common enemy — but only if we all agree to fight on the same side.
    Anything less will keep this pandemic going for the visible future.

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    1. I fear we’re too far gone to ever all be on the same side of this. And you’re right… normal has changed. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
      Merry Christmas to you and yours all the same.
      🎄🎄🎄

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      1. I’m with you. People have lost, or given up, the willingness to see the world in perspective. We are reducing one another to stamps on a card and, if you have one or not, there’s someone, probably lots of someones, ready to put you down over it.
        Here’s something I haven’t heard about, though it would be interesting.
        I wonder how many unvaccinated, hard headed rednecks descended on Mayfield, Kentucky to break their backs helping people they don’t even know. That’s a mark of good character and worthy of respect. “Thank you for that” is a small thing and a big thing.

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      2. I like to think there are still decent people in this country no matter what side of the vaccine/mask issue they take. I lived down south with those hard headed rednecks for 18 years and they were some of the most generous, big hearted people I know.
        The political divide is dangerous and weakens us as a nation. The sooner we realize we’re all in it together the better.
        😊

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  2. I hear they are checking vaccine status before one is allowed under the mistletoe. It is one of those good news bad news situations. Bad news – Omicron is more infectious. Good news – it is mostly milder in its effects. That is milder if you took the advice of medical experts and got vaccinated. Unvaccinated and you could still end up on a ventilator. Stay safe, stay healthy. And yes planning and the virus are both continuing to mutate and change.

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  3. You know, I would wager that no one in the Hannity crowd ever guessed that the war on Christmas would be fought with biological agents.
    If it would help improve your feelings of love and giving, I have a suggestion: Post your crabmeat toastie appetizer recipe so I can make some. Full credit to you, of course.

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    1. That I can do. It’s ridiculously simple…

      1 lb cooked crabmeat
      1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
      1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
      1/4 -1/2 teaspoon garlic powder to taste
      1/2 teaspoon black pepper

      Mix all ingredients and place on quartered Thomas English muffins.
      Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until slightly browned on edges.

      Simple and fabulous. I’ve never had anyone turn them down.
      😊

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  4. Reading your post responses, the ONLY thing that is clear is the what defines “normalcy” is argumentative, and that has been the case for thousands of years. After a couple of decades in the military, and countless deployments to places most of your readers could not find on a map even if I gave them the grid coordinates, I can assure you that “normalcy” is completely 100% subjective. And for all you living in the North and West of CONUS, I can assure you the folks in the South are not stupid, uneducated, nor rednecks, and since I lived in Several States ( included many that are labeled “blue”), I can tell you they are FAR more tolerant of other people’s “normalcy” than most places I have had to endure. From my perspective, which is far more comprehensive than most, if you chose to get the shot with so little information and clinical studies just because some snowflake told you to, than you made a much GREATER gamble than those of us who chose to let out body’s immune system take care of the issue.

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    1. It’s true our life experiences inform our decisions. I’ve lived in the north and in the south, in the city and the country. I’ve lived comfortably and paycheck to paycheck. Normal is most definitely subjective… but our failure to find common ground hurts everyone. And if a global pandemic can’t bring us together… what will?

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      1. The pandemic COULD have brought us together, until it was made a political battleground, becoming a “have and have not” boiling point. You chose to get a shot. Good for you. I chose to not get a shot, good for me. You like wine. Good for you. I prefer hard cider. Good for me. You live in the cold. Good for you. I live in the hot. Good for me. You prefer to walk unarmed. Good for you. I choose to carry a gun. Good for me. See where I am going with this? We should not draw battlegrounds over a right to choose, but the media needed a story, and the politicians needed a catastrophe.

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      2. I may not agree with you on everything but your first statement is dead on. The minute politics entered the equation it doomed us to picking sides on a public health and safety issue in which we are all affected.

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      3. Give the right, proven, factual information, and most people will make the right decision. Try to take that decision away from them, and you have, well, this freaking mess. When something, anything, is rammed continuously down my throat, I have to question the motive, be it a Covid shot or “bundling my internet and TV”.

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  5. “Her unvaccinated daughter in law”……..that really burns my biscuits!! Why would anyone, family or not allow someone who is unvaccinated into their house!? My stupid brother in unvaccinated and I’m not allowing him to visit my parents tonight. He’s pissed, my mothers pissed bit I’ll be damned if some idiot anti-vaxxer (family or not) will get me, my boys or my elderly parents sick.
    Sorry my rant is over, I’m also sorry your plans were ruined yet again. But you and the hubs are safer at home. By the way, Merry Christmas to you and your husband River 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄.

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  6. It is interesting to note that I did have the vaccine because of a few reasons. My doctors at the VA noted this year that I had a very low thyroid count. I have always been very very healthy much to the amazement of my doc each year at the VA. She says, “it is a pleasure to see you.” After getting the vaccines, my lab test came up with a very low thyroid count and I had multiple tests and labs. I was also sick several times this year from August on. When I went to the VA, this past week they told me that my thyroid count was back to normal and asked if I had been sick during the time of the labs. I had my vaccine shot. I am still unsure as to what caused as was the Doctor. All we can do is take care of our health and think things through. Obviously, I have already had the shot but am concerned that this year I have had several alerts. Have a Merry Christmas. My health is again good.

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  7. Actually the Doctor asked if I had a very nasty virus during the time of my lab. The only thing different for me during this time was getting the first and second shot for COVID. Both labs tested very low for my thyroid and caused me several medical problems.

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  8. I’m SO very sorry. You two (three?) are very deserving of a celebration.
    I don’t know if it’s because of the heat (it is hot here) but we’ve had no breakouts or cancelations, everyone is well. *sigh* Wishing you a wonderful (and quiet) New Year.

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  9. Ugh. I feel for you. I’m kind of glad we’re living so far away from the rest of our families. There’s no expectation for get-togethers.

    I’ve made a very similar crab toast recipe and it’s amazeballs!

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