Who Won the Week? 01/03/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

Just about everybody agrees that 2020 was a terrible year.But 2020 is finally behind us and as we turn the calendars page to 2021, most people are feeling a sense of relief that the worst year in our lifetimes is over. But even more than relief, 2021 is offering us a sense of hope. Hope that we’ll see the end to this pandemic that has been crippling us for the past year. Hope that some degree of normalcy will return to our lives. Hope that we will put aside the differences that have divided us and come together for the sake of humankind.

And so, I am designating hope as this week’s Who Won the Week winner.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Photo credit: MLPFAN3991 at DeviantArt.

Looking Back at 2020

No words are necessary to assess what an awful year 2020 was. I’m not going to waste my time — or yours — looking back at why it was such a…

  • Shitshow
  • Dumpster fire
  • Clusterfuck

No, instead, as I reflect back on 2020, I’m going to focus on the few positive aspects of 2020 for me, personally.

  • My wife and I moved to a new home in February
  • We sold our old home for considerably more than we were asking in mid-March, just as the stay-at-home orders were imposed. Phew. 😅
  • Our first grandchild, a boy, was born in May
  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected President and Vice President in November.
  • Our daughter-in-law found out in December that she’s pregnant and our second grandchild is on the way.
  • No one in our family, nor any of our close friends, came down with COVID-19.
  • My blog reached 4,000 followers.

On a sad note, our 15-year-old mixed Shepherd/Lab died in November.

Anyway, my friends, I’m not going to make a speech or anything, but 2020 is over and we have a brand new year to look forward to. So think positively and make the best of the new year. I mean seriously, it can’t possibly be any worse than last year.

Can it?

I did specifically write this post for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt, but when I saw that her word for today was “speech,” I managed to sneak that word into the last paragraph of this post.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #102

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

2020 is finally drawing to a close, something most of us are grateful for, since this year has been such a clusterf*ck. I think that many of us are looking forward to 2021 being a better year all around.

My provocative question this week, with the end of 2020 just ahead of us and as we anticipate the upcoming year, is simply this…

What do you fear the most?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

Truthful Tuesday — The Best of 2020

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank accurately points out that for most of us, 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year. However, Frank posits that some good things may have occurred in 2020. So to that end Frank is simply asking us…

What is something positive that happened in 2020?

For me the answer is obvious. The most positive occurrence of 2020 was that my son and his wife had a baby boy, making my wife and me grandparents for the very first time. And they also just told us earlier this month that our daughter-in-law is pregnant again and their second child is due in August.

Other than that, though, Frank is right. 2020 was, indeed, a dumpster fire of a year.