Advent 2020: Two Weeks and Counting

We are on day 262 of 15 days to slow the spread.

Christmas is two weeks from today.

In some ways it doesn’t seem like it. In others it seems like I’ve been getting ready for the season since March. Maybe a little sooner.

In late February-ish I was offered my main Santa role for the season. COVID canceled that, and then

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canceled the other in person events I had scheduled.

Then I started pursuing the virtual Santa option and the rest of the time has been spent gearing up for that. With any luck, I’ll be in full swing with that by the end of the weekend.

I’ve done some other events, including last week in a snow globe, and tomorrow in a photography shoot.

But I didn’t bring in the income I thought I’d be bringing in. Since it’s not my main job, that’s disappointing, but okay. Lots of Santas and Mrs. Clauses lost their entire season and a lot of income.

History will tell us whether the devastating impact of the lockdowns have been worse than the devastating impacts of the virus. I just wish “science” would look at both.

I digress.

So, I’m grateful for any opportunity out there. Plus I’m doing two pro bono visits. Not because I’m great, but because sometimes, that’s the right thing to do.

I’m sorry if this post doesn’t seem very Advent-ish. I’m in one of those phases where there’s a lot going on and I’ve got a lot to sort through.

I’ll let you know when you can pre-order the book.

Two weeks from today and we haven’t even firmed up the plans for the day, or exactly which, if any family members will be here.

Whoever shows up, we’ll have far less than ten.

Anyway, I thought doing a series of Advent posts would be relatively easy. But I didn’t want to just copy what someone else had written.

I mean, even if I never plan to be President, I still don’t want to plagiarize.

Too soon?

It shouldn’t be.

But I’m not on a journey to Pennsylvania Avenue.

This month I’m on a journey to Bethlehem.

The next few weeks will busy with shopping, some Santa events, wrapping things up at the day job, and some other unpleasantries.

I look forward to some quiet time to sit and think about the baby in the manger.

Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

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