I am so excited to tell you that we’ve gotten our Pfizer Booster. On Saturday afternoon. Didn’t feel this one either. Signed up on the CVS website, which had been updated to accommodate those of us over 65. (I’ve never been so glad to be over 65!) LOL Got through Sunday School, church, and lunch just fine. Then I cratered.
If you’ve ever experienced allergy tired, you know what I’m talking about. Your whole body stops. I got in the recliner and didn’t move for about two hours. Now full disclosure here, I have been known to take an hour long afternoon nap. But this was different. I didn’t have energy to lift my arms. They were like dead weight. But again, sometimes allergies knock me out this way. Yes, I had some soreness when I raised my arm up Saturday and Sunday, but by Monday, all was super.
The best part is the sense of relief I feel. I think I’ll be able to eat inside a restaurant now. I’ve really not been comfortable doing that, even if the servers wore masks. And I gotta tell you I’ve missed eating in restaurants and eating with friends.
For the whole of this pandemic, I’ve been terrified I’d end up in a hospital on a ventilator and die. So I’ve been super cautious. At the beginning, I even sent Bob to the grocery store until I learned to order online. (He was very sweet to go. When he went back to the office, I started going myself, wearing my mask.) The Booster has taken away that awful feeling of dread.
Maybe it’s my imagination that hurts me in these kinds of situations because I can see the awfulness play out in my head. Great for writing books, not so much if you don’t want to scare yourself. 🙂
Anyway, we are triple shot now, and I’m a happy camper.
I had a great time at the Isn’t It Romantic Book Club Fall Into a Book Giveaway on Friday and have sent out the prizes. Thanks to everyone who played along. I definitely do this again next year.
I’m also happy that I’ve got someone working on a trailer for COMPROMISE. I’ll tell you who when I can share it. The e-book is ready to be Pre-ordered for $1.99 beginning on Oct. 17–Nov. 3 with the release date on Nov. 4 when the book price will be $4.99. I’m waiting to get a sample print copy to decide if it’s ready to go. Very exciting.
I’ve got a new graphic I want to share. For some reason, it dawned on my I have 3 books set in New England, and that might catch some people’s attention. Love Canva.
How’s your weather? We’re still warm, but not hot anymore. Finally dropped into mid to upper 80s. Really looking forward to highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. We’ll get there, but not until mid to late November.
Have you gotten all your vaccinations? Looks like my grandkids will be able to get theirs soon, too. That will really be a blessing when we can get the majority of students vaccinated and safe for school and grandparents.
If you’re still doubting, just listen to some of these poor unvaccinated folks dying in the hospital telling how this is nothing to mess me. They wouldn’t wish it on their worst enemy. At this point, the unvaccinated are suffering the most, but all of us are affected, not just by how we do life, but the sheer loss of life impacts us. Isn’t it John Donne who says: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main…. Any man’s death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind….” We have all lost.
As always I’d love to hear from you. Hope your fall is going wonderfully.