This year has felt like a lifetime
With more challenges yet to come
Perhaps the worst is now behind us
As we strive to become one.
Robert finally left the workplace
With plans to golf, see people and roam
Two weeks after he retired
Came the order to Stay-At-Home.
With so much time on his hands
He looked around for Things To Do
We now have an outdoor dinner bell,
New lighting and a picnic table, too!
Our daily routines have changed since
COVID-19 has come into our lives
Keeping our social distance in masks
We wash our hands when mail arrives.
We now have several subscriptions
Among them, Disney Plus and Netflix
To stay fit we work with a trainer outside
And hike and bike to get our kicks.
We order our groceries online
Picking them up by curbside
We visit friends and family on Zoom
And try to take every day in stride.
We celebrated our 30th anniversary this year
Not in Greece where we had planned
But we’re hopeful we’ll be there next fall
Cheering “Opa!” with toes in sand!
No matter how hard this year has been
Love and kindness still abound
Looking for the good in each other
Is where our hope will be found.
Sharon, Robert, Capers and Kashi
Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyful holiday season!!