Christmas has arrived at the Reeder Homestead.
The table is set.
The turkey is smoking.
We will be having Christmas dinner early on Christmas Eve so that Isaac can go to work in the late afternoon and Jan can go home. Unfortunately, Jake will not be joining us. He texted this morning that he is 2 degrees separation from someone who tested positive. He is waiting to see the test results of his contact, and is isolating to keep us all safe. Hopefully he will be safe too.
Christmas morning we will regroup at Jill's house for brunch and gift opening, and later, left overs which we will transport from today.
In this time when so many are isolated, I feel blessed that I can be with family, and we can have a somewhat normal Christmas. Hopefully we will all be safe.
I want to thank my blogging family for all of the great connections we have made, the companionship that we can share even at a safe distance, and for letting me into your lives.
I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS. May you experience joy and peace.
Update: Good news. Jake's contact's test came back negative and Jake was cleared to join us in time to have a warmed up turkey dinner with us while we were still at the dining table.