Today I get my second covid 19 shot. It’s almost like the first day of school. I need to make sure I wear the right outfit. In school that would have been something really cute but today it’s something that allows access to the upper arm while being modest (not that anyone wants to look at old lady arms). Hydrate the day before they say. I think they tell you that for everything these days. Then there’s the excitement of checking off that box. All good. Add a touch of anxiety and it would be just like ninth grade (except for the wrinkles)!
Yesterday was lovely here. Sunny and warm. We haven’t had a lot of those days this spring so I took advantage of it and cleaned out the flower beds. I don’t think the leaves have been cleaned out in years. They came up like a thick carpet exposing struggling plants underneath.
It only took a few hours but my body was not a happy camper. Bend, lift, bend, lift. The muscles on my back thighs are screaming this morning and I have some fatigue. Okay a lot of fatigue. All of this is from working outside but I don’t want to jeopardize getting my shot. I don’t want to look like I have “something” that would exclude me. I’m practicing my “I’m perfectly healthy” look without limp or grimace. Big smile and happy face. I’ll be pulling that one out of my butt!
Unfortunately, my shot location is in the city. That means I will be parking and walking a few blocks to get to the location (all with my happy upbeat face and aching legs).
Yes these are first world problems. I am very grateful to be getting the vaccine and I’m grateful I don’t have to travel hours or in truly bad traffic to get there. I’m grateful to my nephew who set it up for me (and really annoyed that anyone would need a techie to snag an appointment on-line but that’s another post).
I hope your day is as exciting as mine!