This Time Last Year

3 Jan

The world was a very different place ringing in the New Year 2020. Lisa and I were on the trip of a lifetime, celebrating our 25th Anniversary and Lisa’s recovery from two surgeries (cervical and heart) in 2019.

Ringing in 2020, we were onboard the cruise ship Azamara fulfilling a lifelong dream of traveling through the Panama Canal. Little did we know until much later how we dodged the Covid bullet that stranded many people cruising all around the world. Luckily we disembarked January 5, just in time.

Should old acquaintance…🍾🎤🎼🎺
Conga line extraordinaire.

New Year’s Eve was spent positioned off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was the most amazing blowout celebration we’ve ever been part of, fireworks and dancing, and the last time we dressed up for ANYTHING.

2020 was an opportunity to stay home, reconnect and remember what is important. We worked at not complaining and finding joy in the small things. There will always be ups and downs. Certainly a worldwide pandemic was not on anyone’s playlist. I appreciate seeing the optimism for 2021. Myself, I will continue to keep my expectations low. I’m not sure we’ll be cruising any time soon, or ever again, and that’s just fine.


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8 Responses to “This Time Last Year”

  1. Karen Hodgens January 3, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

    Love your heart. Can I steal it and use it as a profile pic at some point? Happy, Safe, New Year to you and Lisa.

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  2. Jack Scott January 4, 2021 at 4:13 am #

    Being realistic is the only way to get through this. We’ve had two holidays cancelled already and won’t be booking anything again until the vaccine has been fully rolled out and life is back to some kind of normality.

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    • afish25 January 4, 2021 at 6:33 am #

      Yes, that’s a very sane attitude.


  3. Emilie January 4, 2021 at 5:16 am #

    I did a sailing cruise just over four years ago, a celebration of my 70th. Three girlfriends went along! We had to travel to Maine for the cruise, so we hung for several days afterwards. Loved the cruise, loved Maine, and so wish times were safe so I could do it again. I’m glad you got your cruise in—and in the nick of time.

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