Happy New Year! Someone on Twitter commented that living through 2020 had given them a new appreciation for the relentless partying that broke out during the Roaring Twenties after WWI and the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. Living through 2020 also made me think about the Roaring 20s differently. I finally understand why so many women in vintage flapper photos are giving such achingly sad side-eye.
It’s the quiet time between Christmas and New Year’s, when we are supposed to reflect on the year past and make plans for the year to come. I’ll do my best.
Happy Holidays! Thank you for spending another year with us here at Caterpickles. May this holiday season bring some measure of peace and joy to you and yours.
What I’ve been doing this month instead of blogging: participating in NaNoWriMo, orchestrating a veggie-free Thanksgiving, and booting up the Christmas spirit.
Last week our local public health office released official guidance for how to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 during Halloween and Día de Los Muertos celebrations. I wanted to share it with you here, in case your family is also trying to figure out what those celebrations will look like this year.
Happy 4th of July!
Our local shopping mall is all dressed up for the Lunar New Year.
In this week’s extract from my now-deleted Facebook archives, I resolve to read all of the green books in the house. (Happy New Year!)
In this week’s extract from my now-deleted Facebook archives, a bat convinces me not to decorate for Christmas. Merry Christmas, y’all.
In this week’s extract from my now-deleted Facebook archives, the Five-Year-Old sings a letter to Santa.