What a bitch 2020 was. I am so glad it is our rear view mirror. Between the pandemic and the political situation, I feel like we got into it with each other more than usual. I hope that 2021 will be a year of healing and that some of our friends with differing political opinions will find it safe to get back in the pool. 2020 divided a nation and it also divided us. A lot of that is on ME. And while I do not apologize for my opinions, I do apologize for the ways I expressed them at times. I’m an independent and usually that means I hate things from both parties. And I vote for the side I hate less during that election. 🙂 It was a bit different these past four years as we had someone in the White House who was actively working to divide us. And it worked. And someone who didn’t care we were dying. And was supported.
It is now time to move past that and try to figure out how we can all come back together after this. Some of us, including me, are still very angry. So it could take a while. One of my favorite parts of last night was people asking where Beetswhy is. Most of us disagree with Beetswhy on A LOT OF THINGS. But she is part of this family. It was like an empty seat at the table. Then we have KTina. Lord help me sometimes when her comments end up in moderation, I want to hit the WLS button. Then I see the user name. And it is like, Oh. Okay. I do have the tendency to WLS newbies who I think will not fit in. But, hell, if you have been bugging me for years… You have a seat at the table for family Thanksgiving. But I might choose to mess with you here and there. 🙂
And while so many of us have become an Internet family that squabbles a lot. The virtual table has infinite amounts of seats. But please understand, there may be some hazing on the way in. It’s not for the weak of heart. But once you stick around, we aren’t really mean girls (and guys) and you can sit with us. So let’s try to mend any hurt feelings and forge ahead in 2021. We have the Mr. Rogers kind of can’t we all just get along sort of president this time. And while it might not have been my choice prior to 2020 I think we need that warm and fuzzy grandpa at the helm for now.
In other news, what are you guys eating today? In the south we MUST have blackeyed peas and greens on the first. People have different reasons for this even within the south. But I grew up being told the greens (TURNIP GREENS ARE THE ONLY CHOICE PEOPLE, NOT COLLARDS!) are for money and the peas are for luck. So mine have been slow cooking with a ham hock in each pots for a few hours. I’m about to eat all I can hold because I need lots of money and luck in 2021 and I hope you guys all get a lot of both too.
Thanks so much for spending another year with me. I appreciate you all more than you know. Let’s stay healthy this year. PLEASE wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance, avoid leaving the house unless you have to. I need you all to be healthy. xo~tt