Share Your World – Week of December 7, 2020

Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports?

In the recent years, I have become somewhat of an avid hiker though I’m still mostly sticking to easy and moderate level hiking trails – the difficulty is based on

I would love to try snowshoeing in the back-country. I can imagine it’d be fun and different.

I tried skiing a few years ago. It was a painful experience because I haven’t had the calcium accumulation taken out of my leg which had caused a lot of pain walking in the ski boots. I would love to try again though as I’d think it won’t be as painful now as before.

Do you give to charities or homeless that you might encounter, during this time of year, more than you do otherwise?

I donate when I can – usually to either nature conservation agencies or World Wildlife Fund – it doesn’t matter the time of the year. When I have some spare change, I would donate.

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What is the most enjoyable activity you engage in during December?  Is it a tradition for you and your family?

Office parties and the 12-days of Christmas hosted yearly by my department.

Is it sad to say those are the only things I enjoy about December? Being from China, my family doesn’t celebrate Christmas or any of the year-end holidays and my mom’s always bitter during this time of the year because there’s always problems with one of her two tenants during November or December.

What changes will C-19 bring to your festive celebrations this year?  

All the fun holiday activities at work got canceled – year-end company party has moved to virtual, 12 days of Christmas is canceled, and departmental Christmas dinner has become ordering from DoorDash and virtually sharing meals over some unpredictable and limited internet bandwidths.

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3 thoughts on “Share Your World – Week of December 7, 2020

  1. Thank you kindly for Sharing Your World! I’m sorry that Covid has dampened the joy for you personally, it’s done that to a lot this year I think. It is kind of sad that you would say that. Sometimes we have to find our own ways of finding joy, even if it’s a small thing here or there…I hope this December isn’t too awful…perhaps you can treat yourself to a day of skiing? Provided you have some snow where you are. Utah has had a fairly dry winter so far.

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    1. Utah has indeed been quite dry this year but it looks like there might be a snow storm this Friday. I don’t think I have ever looked forward to snow as much as this year. I’m hoping to go skiing but with all the restrictions, I’m afraid it might damper the experience.

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  2. Good wishes to you. Sorry to hear it’s not exactly the jolly season there. Maybe a snowy weekend will help?

    So far, it’s been a fairly dry winter on this side of the Basin as well. Just enough snow up high to nix the mountain bike, but not enough to ski. Snowshoes are a lot of work… I like being able to at least ski down. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the snow this winter… it brings tourists. And we’re already sheltering a lot of California refugees who are going to be experiencing the reality of Sierra snows for the first time. We’re at near double the usual town population for this time of year. Going to be “interesting”.

    My New Year money goes overseas… Red Envelopes, and an orphanage/school. Seems to accomplish more.

    I’ll just say it… I hate Christmas parties. I’d rather eat the 5-year old pound-cake being used to hold up the plastic Xmas tree. Bah humbug! ;-) 

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