The holidays are upon us and they are going to be a lot different for most of us this year. While a hug from Grandma or engaging in an in-person Secret Santa gift exchange might seem like the thing we all need right now, we’re being told – again – to stay at home. That means celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas over Zoom. While this scenario makes me want to scream, “Bah humbug!” through my mask, it is the sacrifice we all must make to protect those most vulnerable in our population.
But hope is just around the corner.
By the time this magazine lands in your mailbox, it’s likely the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration and will have begun shipping out doses across the country. Playa Vista is home to several fantastic health facilities that will feasibly be able to administer the vaccine to you and your family in the coming weeks, after health care workers and the elderly receive theirs. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel. Science for the win!
Until then, I hope we can all take inventory of the many things for which we are grateful. I’m personally grateful for Walkers Shortbread Gingerbread Men cookies (the round gingerbread cookies just won’t do). I like to take my time eating the flat, smiling chap, starting with his head, then his hands, then his feet and, finally, his torso. Call me a sadist.
I’m also grateful for you, my dear readers. Your help and referrals throughout this tough year have meant the world to me. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to getting back to seeing all of your smiling faces IRL at the many events at the Bandshell or Concert Park once the vaccine is doing its job. Cheers to you as I bite the head off another gingerbread man.
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