Reason to celebrate – I received my first covid shot this week. It was a relief. With our recent move we have had to go into stores and interact with people. Lots of people. The beloved husband was among the first ones in the area to receive the shots so he has had both. There are many people in the first group who have not been able to get an appointment but I’m hoping that as more vaccines are shipped it’s soon available to all who want it.
Typecasting – Yesterday I went into Starbucks. I walked past a BMW sports car. I can often pick out the owner and I did this time. There was a gregarious guy with a gorilla mask chatting it up with everyone. My cup was a leaker so before you know it we were besties all over coffee down my jeans. I’m sure there are some quiet folks who drive flashy cars but not as many.
Speaking of Starbucks – The store I frequent has plexiglass all over the place. It’s at the register between barista and customer. There is a slot at the bottom where you feed in either your phone, credit card or money. I saw this older guy (older but not older than me) twist his head around the plexiglass to speak to the barista. He also had uncovered his mouth as if she wouldn’t be able to hear unless he did all that. It was really weird. She took a step back and took his order without comment. Of course he asked a thousand questions. What? Coffee is coffee! Just order it! Old guys do not get the frou-frou drinks. They stick to black and mostly decaf because they are old. So what’s to ask?
It came and it went – I know it’s only March and our Marches are dang cold. This past week we had two days of high 60 degree temperatures. We enjoyed them as best as we could. We had stuff to do so we didn’t get to spend too much time outdoors. Nor did we get to investigate the hiking paths. We did get our outdoor furniture on the deck and discussed how much we miss our screened porch. Then it was cold again. We are lucky. No snow predicted in the next week. Some areas are being blasted.
Update on Morgan – For those following the sage of my cat Morgan who broke her leg and was in a splint/bandage for nine weeks, she is doing much better. Initially after the bandage came off she didn’t want to walk on it. She would pull it up to her body and hobble on three legs. She did walk on it when it was bandaged. It’s important to get her using it so it doesn’t atrophy. I gave her leg massages but other than that, I had no idea what to do. The vet didn’t offer any other suggestions. It took a few days but eventually she started consistently walking on all fours. That was a great relief and I’m hoping we can put the “broken leg caper” behind us for good. We still don’t know how it happened.
So how was your week?