So ready to kick 2020 to the curb.

I had a pleasant Christmas. We did a small family brunch at noon, with mimosas, croissants, and this breakfast casserole (so easy and I just ate the last leftover serving this morning). Cute gifts (not identical to the set I received, but close), and all in all, a pleasant end to this shitty year.

My daughter (she who finds all the cool stuff on Buzzfeed) gave me a gift subscription to Sips by. For the next 3 months, I’ll receive a monthly box of four new teas to try. This fits nicely with my personal resolution to drink more tea, less wine and Diet Coke, so it was a perfect surprise.

My four days off end today. As a contractor I don’t get paid time off or holiday pay, so those four days came out of my pocket. My employer did send me a fabulous Christmas present: I got a skinny envelope with a bit of cardstock in it, with an “online privacy cover” a sort of bandaid about the size of a corn plaster, emblazoned with the company logo, to stick over the camera on my laptop. No, I’m not kidding. I’d share a photo but, yeah, company logo and all.

As my daughter put it, “Not even the Jelly of the Month Club.”

I do have to wonder who thought of this and was like, “This is how we will show our employees our appreciation!’ I’ve had some shitty and demoralizing corporate “gifts” over the course of my career, but these people truly astonish me.

I’m so ready to get this year over with, I think I’ll take the tree and interior decorations down today, and make room for my yoga mat. My work week starts bright and early tomorrow, but I will make time for Sunrise yoga. It’s only 15 minutes and not very taxing, but I do feel better when I do it. Later I’ll plan my new bullet journal(s) . I keep a personal one and a separate notebook for work, because I can’t bring myself to let the work shit pollute my personal time.

I have plans for 2021. I’m almost afraid to say them out loud- is anyone else feeling like we dare not jinx it?