Boxing Day

A quiet Christmas with all of our families staying within their households. The foot of snow a few days earlier helped the spirit.

Lisa and I had a small turkey. It provided plenty of leftovers and broth for soup. The woodpile is holding up. I mix tamarack and fir, pine and birch, keeping the pitchy stuff for kindling.

It is hard to know when we will all be together again. I try not to think about it much. Having plenty to do keeps my mind off it.

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The cloud is crushingly low, the backroads are blocked leading to heights above the din.

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There is plenty of tourists, most from Alberta, skiing, staying, travelling, snowmobiling, dining, partying, defying the no travel recommendations. I don’t worry about them. They can’t be taught or reasoned with. They’re the reason I have a job, thank God.

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A couple more days off and I’m going to enjoy them.

4 thoughts on “Boxing Day

    1. underswansea

      Happy New Year Julie! Regarding your question, Canada advices against non-essential travel. In other words, people can still travel and they do.

      From what I have read New Zealand has been successful containing the virus through strict regulations. We have not had strict regulations, and the virus is really getting a leg up on the population. The thought now among the majority is, ‘who cares a vaccine is around the corner.’

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