I hope everyone has a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and New Year's Eve.
May 2021 bring great tidings of joy to us all.
In other news... I have something special to celebrate. My company lost so many people before and after the sale, they had to take measures to keep those they had left. For me, that included a rather nice raise! I'd done whatever I could to position myself this past year as an employee worth keeping; my manager told me that my dedication had not gone unnoticed.
Random timing or that special Christmas magic? I'll let you decide. I already know what I think.