As 2021 comes to a close, this being December 1, 2021, it has been an event filled year even with the restrictions of the second full-year of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Delta variant along with the now-current Omicron variant has made it a difficult year. Adapting to wearing a "mask" in stores, restaurants, and places where others may congregate is aggravating however it has become commonplace and keeping a face-covering in all of the vehicles helps.
I attended an International Symposium in Tulsa Oklahoma in September and October however I failed to attend many gatherings normally part of my annual calendar of events due to cancellations, postponements and logistics. As 2021 comes to an end, I have great expectations for 2022.
Earlier in the year I was gifted with a rescue cat. My cat of fifteen years "Stanley" departed from this world on January 17, 2019 and I was not planning on replacing him (he was irreplaceable for sure) so I was destined to once-again live alone until "Artanis" was rescued in the neighborhood and I reluctantly (at first) agreed to assist in finding his owner. Artanis was a very small kitten and weeks of posting notices in the neighborhood, knocking on doors asking if neighbors lost a kitten, posting flyers on the bulletin boards of local stores failed, I resolved myself to the possibility of fostering a kitten and ultimately giving him a "forever home". Artanis is a "housecat" and will stay inside due to the increasing danger of being an "outside" cat with urban wildlife (skunks, opossums, racoons, owls, etc.) along with cars and trucks so, here we are as "roommates" for the foreseeable future. A few trips to veterinarians have been completed and he has a clean bill of health.
Here's looking forward to a happy 2022. I renewed my City Business License today, my membership in the California Law Enforcement Historical Society, and December is dedicated to continuing on with a positive outlook.