These are a few of my favorite moments in 2020

This month I’m joining Kim and Tanya of for their annual event A Month of Faves, at least for a few topics. Earlier this month, I posted “My End of Year Bookish Plans.” To learn more about the event, visit Kim’s Instagram post announcing the event.

This topic was from Friday, Dec. 11, but I’m just getting to it today: “Favorite Things [Daily Life Edition] ⁠(Recipes tried, happy moments, shows watched, skills learned, or just 5 things you appreciated about 2020)⁠.” For me in photos, these are my happy moments from 2020, roughly from the start of the year until the end of the year.

January began with a late Christmas at my parent’s house right before my dad’s birthday. In February, we got a new kitchen table. In March, right before the Spring lockdown began, my friend Joe and I traveled to the Corning Museum of Glass in New York State. In April, Kim joined me for a couple of months at 50 (I turned 51 in June). Also in April, my sister gave my mom a makeover of sorts and Kim and I got together via Zoom with some of her family. In May, we got a new air conditioner. In June, with the lockdown ended, I went and saw my parents on my birthday and also saw my sister and her two children as we drove to see their new house a few miles away from my parents.

In July, the sun did come out some when I was walking. In August, Kim received news that she didn’t have covid after exhibiting symptoms (she had a staph infection and with her heart issues, if she hadn’t had it addressed immediately, she might have been hospitalized or died). Also in August, I continued getting takeout from a local restaurant, a tradition I continue to this very day. In September, we were able to get our first yard sign of the season (from a neighbor on the Main Street of our town who was kind enough to give me one of his). Also in September, we ordered wine from the Finger Lakes in New York State (for the second or third time this year) and were not disappointed. In October, we got rid of a chair that we weren’t using but not before Seamus and Alexandra (on the back) “cuddled” (that’s pretty much as close as they get). In November, Kim and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. December began with coworkers decorating the sill in front of the new window at the library where I work.

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