Well Christmas is over for another year and I hope that it was a wonderful one for all! We had an unusual Christmas this year as our daughter tested positive to Covid at the end of the school year. She is a teacher and is double vaccinated, but still caught covid. So our household of nine people had to isolate due to her positive status and all of us being her close contacts.
This was not the end of the year that any of us expected! Thankfully I had ordered Christmas presents online early this year and all but three items arrived before the day! Some scrambling had to be done quickly to sort out alternatives, but where there is a will there is a way. We were all determined that Covid was not going to ruin Christmas, especially for the grandchildren. Ultimately online ordering and contactless home delivery saved Christmas for us all and we are eternally grateful to all of those who assisted us during this time.
Christmas Eve was spent waiting for our day six covid test results (negative 🎉) , making biscuits with the grandchildren to leave out for Santa, giving the grandchildren their Christmas Eve craft activity sets to do and our now traditional exchange of books and chocolates/lollies. Then Christmas morning was extra special as our daughter was officially medically released by the Hospital at home team from isolating in her room away from everyone! Our four grandchildren and son in law were ecstatic that they could finally hug and spend time with their mother/wife again. The remainder of the day was spent enjoying each others company and appreciating what really matters in life ❤️ The grandchildren also had a wonderful time playing with their Christmas presents and most of the household, including two of the dogs, had a very enjoyable Christmas swim.
All in all our 2021 Covid Christmas was a memorable one, our daughter is recovering well at the moment and we are hopeful that after our final day twelve covid tests this week we will all be out of isolation at last. Merry Christmas!