It’s been over 32 hours since I got my 2nd vaccination shot, and there have been no major side effects, so I’m thinking I’m in the clear. My Injection shoulder is sore (as expected) and I feel a little…run down, but that could also just be my current state of malnutrition, so I’m calling it a win. Of course, it will be two weeks before the vaccine takes full effect, so I’ll be counting the days until then. Not that I plan on relaxing my COVIDgilance (isolation, masking, and disinfecting) but it will bring peace of mind that I am as protected as I can be for now.
I am feeling guilty that I did not take Mogo for a spin yesterday or today. (Is it weird that I feel guilty for not taking my new wheels for a daily drive?) I considered taking him for a quick jaunt after work, but it’s bitter cold out and, quite frankly, I’m exhausted. (I am so tired of being tired all of the time. Is “fatigue fatigue” a thing?) I did purchase a few items for him, though: a small collapsible nylon garbage bag, a set of disposable interior wipes, and some hand sanitizer. On the way is a small tray that fits into the center storage console. I had one in Hedwig, and already miss having one in Mogo. It’s where I keep my work garage parking pass, Altoids, and a pen for easy access. It’s the little things, folks.
Tonight’s dinner consisted of “Mashed Potato Soup” (mashed potatoes thinned down with beef bouillon) with a chocolate pudding cup chaser. Not a feast fit for kings or queens, of course, but a nice step up from yet another Ensure. I am planning my slow reintroduction of solid foods, which will (hopefully) start this weekend. Safe bets are fresh fish, rice, eggs, and toast. Not the pizza and pasta I want, but it’s a start.
We had two days of nicer weather this weekend, but we’re back to bitter cold temps in the twenties, with a wind-chill factor making it feel like it’s in the teens. I am SO ready for warmer weather and returning greenery. I miss my bird-filled yard, rustling leafy trees, and early morning coffee on the porch. Sigh…