For the past several years (except for last year) I have hosted a ladies luncheon for fifteen at Christmas time. I was so glad that things were back to almost normal and I could do it again this year. After all we had all be triple vaxed. So I decorated, polished my silver, put the leaves in the tables, ironed the tablecloths, set the tables, put the party favors on the napkins, got the extra chairs from the basement, set up the folding table with another tablecloth for the buffet, and cooked and cooked. All set for Thursday at noon.
THEN more than half of my guests went to a book club meeting on Tuesday evening and got the news Wednesday morning that the hostess had tested positive for Covid. What to do, what to do? Most of them went running to get a test on Wednesday, but from all the info I could get online and elsewhere, you should wait 3-5 days after exposure or you might get a false negative result.
Sooooo, altho it broke my heart, I canceled. I did not want to take the chance of exposing anyone. Hopefully they are all fine and not sick at ll, but I just couldn't take the chance.
Better luck next year, I hope. Today I spent part of the day, dismantling the tables and putting things away. As for the food, I can freeze some of it and the rest will have to be tossed.
I have a friend whose daughter works in the hospital and she told her to wear her mask everywhere. The hospitals are filling up again with Covid cases. Just when we thought we could relax. Then I remembered that this is not the end of the world for us. We were not affected by the horrendous tornados in some parts of he country. Just a little social setback. Hopefully I can do it next year and I will save those party favors.
I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.