Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. Frank is changing things up a bit on this Truthful Tuesday prompt. Instead of asking us specific questions, he is giving us a topic and asking us to discuss it. This week’s topic is “holidays.” Frank wants to know…
Whatever holidays you may celebrate this time of year, how ready for them are you?
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes Omicron. While Omicron sounds like it should be the name of a high tech company or the latest Android operating system, it’s actually the name of the latest coronavirus variant. Omicron is supposed to be highly contagious and because it’s so new, scientists don’t know how effectively the current batch of COVID-19 vaccines work on Omicron. So much for holiday plans.
Our extended family is a mixed bag of Christian, Jewish, and atheist, so we celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah. Chanukah this year is already underway and our plan was to have our kids and grandkids over to our house this coming Sunday for a Chanukah get together. And we were all planning to get together again around Christmas at two holiday gatherings, one at the home of our daughter’s significant other’s parents and the other at the home of our daughter-in-law’s parents.
This Sunday’s Chanukah party has been postponed until we know that our jabs (and we’ve all gotten our boosters) are effective against Omicron. Hopefully, by the time the Christmas gatherings come around, we’ll know whether the vaccines we’ve all gotten will keep us safe against the latest variant.
We thought, up until this past week, that we were safe and ready. And we had planned for the holiday season accordingly. Now everything is sort of up in the air.
Welcome to life in the second decade of the 21st century.