Focusing on the good. We've been pretty healthy this year. We were in a business that wasn't hurt by the pandemic, although things were pretty hectic for a while there while my doctors were trying to figure out how to function.
My eldest child spent the summer with me in Otter Lake, and I didn't kill him. He ended up getting a job he likes, an apartment he loves, and is happier and more stable than he has been in a decade or more. And he sends me pictures of snow because he still finds it a shiny new experience.
My younger son bought a house and moved out of mine, and he and his wife are making me a grandmother in January. Our relationship is very strained at the moment, but I believe the issues are the piles of stress in his life so I am just responding to him when he communicates and letting it be for the time.
OMG, I don't have to move to Canada! The damage that still can be done before January 20th is a daunting thought, but an end is in sight. There are effective vaccines being rolled out, and although there will still be so many thousands of people who will become ill and possibly die, there is an end in sight.
I'm very grateful that most (alas not all) of my loved ones have taken this pandemic very seriously and remained safe and healthy.