Thank Goddess this year is coming to an end. While there have been some good moments this past year, 2020 will be primarily remembered for the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sheer number of deaths around the world. Adding to the misery of the year was the number of deaths of beloved figures in both music and entertainment, a U.S. government that continued to wreak all manner of havoc/changes and not for the better in the world, and the senseless slaughter of too many people world-wide in acts of terrorism and sheer evil. Yes, even with the pandemic present all over the world, people and countries still continued their deplorable behaviour instead of cooperating and working to together to deal with the coronavirus. To the point that now, even with the vaccine starting to roll out, the virus is already mutating and the second wave to this point has been even worse and more virulent than the first wave. That point is made today by the fact that Ottawa has set a record today with 193 new cases. Add to that the rough, at times miserable, periods I've had this year health-wise (especially during the last two months of the year), and in other regards that I've not discussed this year, and when you throw in the sheer isolation that the pandemic has forced on a lot of us, especially if you're a 65-year-old single male, and... Well, to reiterate, good riddance to 2020.
It's a Thursday morning here in Ottawa. It's relatively cold and damp, so I'm in a good deal of pain at the moment, so I'm sitting here at home taking it relatively easy. I don't intend to do a lot of stuff today, and I'll see how I feel later in the day.
I'll probably take another shower this afternoon in an attempt to warm up some. Hopefully that will make me feel somewhat better.