And, finally, due to circumstances beyond our control, we celebrated Christmas and my birthday (Dec. 26), as well as Josephine's 14th birthday (Dec. 9th) on Saturday, February 26th.
Things are settling down, COVID numbers are down, and we felt safe enough to see the kids. It's been lonely, despite Facetime and phone calls.
JB set the scene. I hauled the presents out of the closet, where they have sat for months.