It's hard to believe we're already one month into 2021! January was a bit of a mixed bag - I enjoyed watching President Biden's inauguration and taking in the historic moment of Vice President Harris' oath, but of course, the violence from a couple weeks before was still in the back of my mind.
We had a belated Christmas celebration with my dad and stepmom, and it was nice seeing them for the first time since October! My niece's birthday was this month, and although my sister decided to postpone her party until the summertime, my mom had a tiny celebration for her, with balloons and cupcakes. For the last couple years, I've been taking her to the store to pick out her own gift. She chose the Disney store again this year, so we took a quick trip to the mall and she had fun looking at all her options.
The only other thing going on is work, and lots of it! Tom settled into his new job, which seems to consist of a lot of phone calls and virtual meetings. Busy season has started at my office, and although that doesn't really affect my position, I chipped in to help where I could. I ended up working a lot of extra hours, even a bit on the weekends!
Lastly, I just wanted to let everyone know about a virtual bookish event coming up in February. The Morristown Festival of Books is an event that takes place here in NJ in October; since it was cancelled last year, they set up this scaled-down virtual event, featuring Kristin Hannah, V.E. Schwab, David Michaelis, and debut memoirist Nadia Owusu. I think they're all free except for the Hannah event, and you can go here to register.
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How are you doing? How is 2021 going for you so far?
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