Is It Really Gone?

 Posted by at 1:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012021

Okay, is 2020 really gone, or is this one of those practical jokes where just about the time we all breathe a sigh of relief, it pops up out of nowhere and yells “Boo!” I sure hope it’s behind us, although a friend of mine said last night that we’ve got a new year that’s now 21 and legal to drink. Can you imagine the new year saying to 2020, “If you think that was something, hold my beer!” Let’s hope not.

So what did you wear to the living room last night for your celebration to welcome in the new year? Did you get all fancied up in new pajamas, or were you in the ones you’ve been wearing all the time? I know a lot of people who normally go to bed early who told me they were staying up just to make sure 2020 really left. You can’t be too careful.

I had one of my rough nights and only got about three or four hours’ sleep, so I was a little slow getting started yesterday. But I did answer some questions by email and in a couple of online authors’ groups. Then I managed to crank out just under 5,000 words in my new John Lee Quarles book before calling it a day.

Our last dinner of 2020 was awesome. Miss Terry made some of her delicious shrimp and grits, and they were fabulous.


I can’t think of a better way to end a terrible year and welcome in a new one then having a nice dinner and spending a quiet evening with the love of my life. I find it hard to believe that we will be celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary in just a few weeks. Where does the time go? I guess they really mean it when they say time flies when you’re having fun.

And in closing, here is another of our funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

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Thought For The Day – I’m just going to flip this omelet… okay, change of plans, we’re having scrambled eggs.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Is It Really Gone?”

  1. The experts (Not the Politicians) say it will continue to get worse before it gets better. Things might not improve until the end of the summer. Let’s hope it gets better Sooner then Later.
    Wishing you both a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year.

    It’s about time.

  2. Happy New Year, everyone! Fingers crossed that we see a better year in the months ahead. My wish is for politicians of every ilk to find it “fashionable” to be men and women with honor, ethics, morals, decency, compassion and determination. My wish is that the citizens of this country begin to value those same characteristics, and find it fashionable to value education, intelligence, empathy, charity, and peace over greed, prejudice, and willful ignorance.

    Fingers crossed…..

  3. With an hour of sleep plus a 30 minute nap, New Year’s Eve was quiet. I was in bed and asleep by 10:30. LOL!

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