In my last post, I talked about my son-in-law testing positive for Covid (asymptomatic - as was my daughter, who tested negative) and they were quarantined for 10 days. So our plans changed to celebrate our Christmas Eve on 12/29 (Jeff was let out of 'jail' on the 28th to return to work and friends! HA). Yesterday, December 29th, my daughter called stating she had a runny nose and was concerned! She tried to find a Covid test and couldn't get a PCR test until this coming Saturday. Other problem, she was with her niece, Amber, the day before. Poor Dawn was so upset...first, feeling the need to cancel Christmas again, possibly infecting Amber and just not being able to celebrate Christmas! I felt more sorry for Dawn than for myself! We did find a test, thanks to my neighbor, Lori, who was going to Kroger and purchased one for us. Dawn, once again tested negative with symptoms, will retest in 2 days and gets a PCR test on Saturday. To err on the side of caution, we decided to forgo a family Christmas in person (again).
So, we decided we'd take some of our appetizers (that's what we eat on our Christmas Eve! Tons of them!!!) down to the kids along with their presents and do a 'meals on wheels' delivery in their driveways! And my daughter and Kris/Darrin also had food for us to take home! I should have taken pictures...this was reminiscent of past Covid deliveries by the kids to our house or us driving to their house to pick up BBQ this past year! Masks on and virtual hugs!!
Amber set up a Zoom call @ 5 p.m. for us to eat our treats/drinks and open presents! Bob and I were too hungry to wait until 5 so we ate prior to the Zoom call! My son made the best Queso dip and wings (for Bob not me! But I sure ate tons of the Queso). I made PF Chang's lettuce wraps with ground turkey, my daughter had olive wrapped chestnuts and I made a few slices of bruschetta. I have to say we still had laughs, tears and more virtual hugs on the Zoom call!