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Now that the holidays and last year are over, are you filled with a renewed sense of hope at the coming year, or something else? Please explain.
To be honest, I don’t know how I’m really feeling right now about the New Year.
I’m not one for making resolutions, though always try to be optimistic. If my glass is half empty, I know where to refill it sotospeak.
I’ve experienced bad years, and 2019 was one of the worst as I had a second strike with breast cancer resulting in a mastectomy. 2020 was worse, with illness for Hubby and Maggie and her eventual loss. It seemed to be never ending, and when Hubby finally had his op in September, there was no aftercare support, so we were on our own.
For the first time in over two decades we toasted in the New Year with a tipple. Were we optimistic about it? Maybe not, but we were realistic and hopeful that healthcare in our town would improve.
We are now in a ‘Tier 5’ lockdown, although not officially stated as such. It is more restrictive than lockdowns imposed in April, with schools and colleges closed (finally).
BoJo is going to address the nation again at 5pm this evening, with his scientist Chris Whitty riding pillion.
I cannot feel optimistic about solutions being found and applied in the coming year with idiots still denying the existence of the virus, and not abiding ‘by the rules’ like the majority of us. They are a risk to everyone with their stupidity and ignorance.
Our surgery is still refusing to participate in the vaccine rollout, though according to a health officer who responded to our second email of concern to our MP, there is a hub planned for our town………… no mention of when, or where of course.