I have no New Year’s resolutions, no lofty or grand schemes or elevated plans for this new year, 2021.
As I look back on the disaster of the year that my family, your families, and the entire world experienced and sustained through this mysterious unfamiliar pandemic, I just want to survive with a semi-normal routine life and be able to say this time next year, “This year really was so good!”
I am just so tired of this contagion — talking about it, thinking about it, worrying about it, and yes, living it. I am so worn out with all the distressing news. I have, for a long time, kept a prayer journal. If you ask me to pray for you, I write it down so that I will remember. My journal this year is so full and most of the requests to HIM are for that of safety from this Covid-19. I will never attempt to understand His way of loving us, but so many people have died while others have fought and persevered. None of us can help but ponder why some and not others?
For so many months, I heard every day of acquaintances contracting this ailment, but they were just people I knew in passing. Then it started to hit closer, close to home. First, my children who work in our grocery stores were exposed and came down with the malady. As they were home recovering, others are dropping like flies on sticky paper. And then, three weeks ago, my husband and I started to cough and run fever. Yep, we tested positive and for the next three weeks we isolated, cough-cough-cough, dealt with fevers and chills, unable to eat, totally dependent on others to bring food to our front doors and back away.
But persevere we did. And, just as some of you have, we have made it to the other side of this dark tunnel.
I have heard so much speculation as to whether or not we should take the vaccine that was so hurriedly processed. Let me tell you from a close up and personal experience, nothing could be worse than going through the sickness itself. Take the vaccine.
Our family has so much to look forward to this year. In a few short weeks, our little Emmie Jo will be born, and we will get to experience a little girl for the first time ever and this is miraculous!
Our log home will be rebuilt and we can once again enjoy the love of our Circle S.
My family is once again well, and the wonder drug vaccine is on the way.
Happy New Year!
I have a few avid deer hunters in my family, especially one, and he is always cooking deer meat and has become a really good deer chef. He talked me into cooking a roast for him the other day, my first one ever. Hers’s my recipe:
1 three-pound deer roast soaked all day in water and ¼ cup vinegar. Drain and soak in plain water overnight.
Place in crockpot and cover with ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1/8 cup soy sauce
salt to taste
Sprinkle with dried onion soup mix and pour a large can of cream of mushroom soup over the roast before covering. Cook on low for 6 hours and eat over rice or creamed potatoes.