Coronavirus Update: December 23, 2021

Let me start by saying that this is not the holiday newsletter I originally wrote. The original one was cheery and upbeat and, really funny.


I can’t send that one because last night, as I sat down to do one final edit, I had literally just splashed cold water on my face and wiped miles of mascara off my cheeks. There was a healthy 2 finger rocks glass to my left, and a pile of buttery Christmas cookies on my right.


So, you ask, why the tears and bourbon and sugary treats?


While I am so glad to have all three of my kids under my roof, surrounded by their piles of inexplicably damp laundry, I am also tapped out. As in TAPPED. OUT.


J