#JusJoJan – 2021 – Servant

Behind from the start, I decided I’m not going to be a “servant” to the prompts. If I get in, I get in and if I miss one, I’m not going to try and make it up. There. That’s a load of pressure off me! Thanks to Linda for the prompts and for her relaxed rules about following them.

I haven’t posted since December 12. I’ve been around and commented on other blogs but my own posts have been pushed to the side. One of the reasons is that I have had some work to do, which is a good thing. The other reason is not so exciting. About the 15th of December we got a call from a friend of ours letting us know he tested positive for the virus, yes, THAT virus. We had seen him at the end of November (in retrospect not a great idea since he had flown across the country twice in the week before). My husband had gotten what he was sure was “just a bad cold” about a week after we had had lunch with our friend. Once we got the call though, we figured that hubby had better get tested. Sure enough, the test came back positive.

Fortunately my test and the test of all of our kids came back negative and hubby’s symptoms never reached a point where he needed to have medical attention. In fact, by the time we got the news of the positive test, he was already getting better. Still, it meant that we could not have Christmas on Christmas since our eldest daughter does not live with us and our son couldn’t get tested until Christmas Eve so we would not have everyone’s results back in time. For a week, we were on pins and needles even though none of the rest of us had had any symptoms.

The presents sat patiently. Actually, we had some extra time for shopping and waiting for things to be delivered.

We decided to have our “Christmas” on New Year’s Eve and that way our daughter could spend the night and we would ring in the New Year as a family, something we haven’t done since the kids were little. Even then, the kids were little and probably in bed – LOL.


I am definitely saying a prayer of thanks that we managed to come through it as good as we did. Postponing Christmas was a small price to pay. Hopefully with the vaccines rolling out we will start to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Happy New Year to you, if I haven’t said it yet. 2021 has got to be a better year!

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12 Responses to #JusJoJan – 2021 – Servant

  1. Erica/Erika says:

    I am sorry to hear about your friend, Janet. Scary. Oh, darn, as I read further about your husband. I am also very thankful you and your family came through all right. 2021 will get better and we will have a Happier New Year.


  2. Laurie says:

    So glad your hubby is on the mend. Christmas on New Year’s Eve sounds wonderful. Happy New Year to you and yours, Janet!

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  3. I’m so glad that it all worked out! I have two friends (a couple) who are just getting better now too. They were really safe up to that point but something happened.., probably during a quick stop at the grocery store. This thing – and especially the newest variant – is nothing to take lightly. Stay safe!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yes, Janis, even though we all tested negative, we still go around even our house wearing masks and ask people who come over to do the same. You never know.


  4. LA says:


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  5. rugby843 says:

    I’m so glad you are okay now

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  6. Becky says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your husband but happy that he’s feeling better! That sounds so scary, especially having to wait and see what happened. Happy 2021!


  7. I like your spin on servant.

    Glad hubby and you are well from that virus.

    Stay safe

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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    Glad y’all got to celebrate, even if delayed because of the scary time beforehand. May the new year be better for everyone.
    I like your attitude about not stressing over challenge posts. I’m doing the same more or less. I found I’m not understanding this one this time, so probably will only do a few.
    Love your photos! šŸ™‚


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