Weekend Plans Post: First Weekend of 2021
I’m no longer really a “stay up to midnight, Happy New Year!” kinda guy. It went from being something that I wasn’t allowed to do, to something that I was allowed to do but fell asleep waaay before midnight anyway, to something that I was excited to be able to finally do, to something that I did because it was what one does on New Year’s Eve, to something that I thought about doing but just went to bed instead, to something that, yeah, I’m not going to do.
I mean, seriously. Midnight? Three minutes after Carson’s monologue, I’m asleep.
Let’s face it: it’s been a long year. A rough year. Heck, I had it *EASY* and it was a rough year. So it’s good that it’ll be behind us soon. And, yeah, it looks like January and February are likely to be rough too.
But it’s behind us now. This next year is going to be a lot better than this year. Sure, it’ll have a bad start but once the vaccinations happen and the post-vaccination quarantine… oh my gosh! We’ll be able to eat at restaurants again! We’ll be able to go to the movies! We’ll be able to go rock climbing!
Heck. We’ll be able to go to the grocery store on a lark. “I only need garlic bread.” And we’ll be able to just waltz in and not think about it.
It’ll be nice to go on vacation instead of a staycation. It’ll be nice to just go back to work. Build a server. Go over and ask a question of the change management team, talk to the programmers, talk to the hardware guys. Wander over to the cubicle of my buddies and say “who wants to go to Culver’s?” and just drive over to Culver’s. Talk about pop culture with friends. Oh jeez, go back to playing board games on Saturday nights.
2021 is going to be better than 2020. And this is the first New Year’s Eve where it feels like that not just plugging numbers pro-forma into a formula.
And this weekend is going to be the first weekend of 2021.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Giving Thanks for Naptime”. Photo taken by Maribou.)