Operation Oysterhood: 6 December

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

In Poland, Saint Nicholas does not bring presents on Christmas Day. It is the Little Star that fulfills that function and she does it on Christmas Eve. Saint Nicholas, however, does have a day for gift giving – the 6th of December. And although my brother and I are both ancient, our Mom still insists that we celebrate the day as if we were little kids. This year, though, we decided to do without the exchange of gifts, but we did meet on Skype and exchanged the gift of loving (virtual) company.

Beforehand, a real Sunday morning: with Cats, coffee and Harry Bosch in bed. I have missed this! I still have work to do and spent a few hours at my computer today, but the pace is slower and kinder and I am beginning to feel like I am gradually getting my life back after the insanity of the last few weeks.

I spent the afternoon and evening with my love and he made roast chicken for dinner for us – all humans and cats of both households are going to bed content.

I briefly watched a few interviews with health care workers in the States today – absolutely heart-breaking. The one nurse begging, ‘Please wear a mask, please.’

It’s so simple, and yet …

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


1 thought on “Operation Oysterhood: 6 December

  1. Thomas W.

    Saint Nicholas brings presents on December 6th not only in Poland. This custom is popular in many European countries. It’s hard to refrain from ….. Greetings from Austria!


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