*singing* All I want for Christmas is two shots of vaccine… two shots of vaccine…
homemade tiny Christmas tree cookies that someone else bakes, MORE measurable snow even after last week’s fantastic storm (after 2019-20’s snow-free winter), the ability to not bang my elbow on the desk that is where it always is so why is this hard and/or to not smudge my reading glasses within seconds of cleaning them, and about a billion hours of free time to spend with Ocean. I’d also like and greatly appreciate a national publication commentary byline (I’m doing my part, Santa, and I’ll keep trying).
Santa, also please take care of the caretakers and the hungry and those struggling with loss and anybody else who needs a little extra (I’ll do my part on that front, too).
Wishing you good tidings, comfort, and joy at Christmas and beyond. Merry merry. May the child in us all be present not just on Christmas, but every day.