Friday, March 5, 2021

A Zen Day And My 1st COVID Vaccine

 


So, Today was a Zen Day and The Man's Mood had stabilized and he'd done Laundry and all kinds of being 'Extra' to make up for misbehaving.  He was getting along and playing well with others so he'd be in my good Graces again. *Winks*  We have talked to his VA Doctor and VA Pharmacist about it, so perhaps they can prescribe something non-addictive that will be Helpful to regulate Mood more appropriately, since he often can't.



We priced a bunch of Inventory for the Showroom, two large Boxes full and some of the better merchandise is selling this Week, which is always nice.  The Smalls are my Bread and Butter but I do prefer to sell the Good Stuff more often.  People are still nervous about spending Money during these uncertain times on things they don't really need, it's understandable everyone is being cautious.  I think our recent overhaul of some of the Showroom was Helpful.




T.J. and Anna are Hosting a Yard Sale Tomorrow, I can't participate because I have my first COVID Vaccine appointment in the City at one of the University Campuses in Downtown Phoenix.  I don't know how long it will be, since during these Vaccination Events they Host at large facilities are usually Thousands being done each Day.  I do have an Appointment Time and intend to use their Drive-Thru Set Up, tho' you can Opt to use the Walk-In Set Up at that location too.  I'm hoping to have no reaction since I'm driving myself there and it's a long commute from here.




I'll let you all know how it goes for me.  I've heard all Positive things from everyone whose had theirs already.   I'm sure they'll have National Guard helping since at all the huge facilities they have had Military Help and it's highly efficient.  Nobody does logistics and Cattle Call quite like the Military.  *Winks*  Having grown up a Military Brat with a Career Military Dad and then Marrying a Career Military Man, we've had a lifetime of experience.




We may have The G-Kid Force's Mama coming for a visit this Spring.  It will be the first time Princess T has seen her Mama since she was only 2 Years Old, so she's excited, yet nervous.  She knows her Mama is not Well, so I realize she doesn't know what it will be like to be around her.   Since her Older Brother has the same Diagnosis tho', she knows in part what it might be like, she doesn't have unrealistic expectations and does have unconditional Love for her Mom.




I did have some conditions on the visit that our Daughter is aware of and fully agrees to.  It has to be a relatively brief visit, I can only handle so much Crazy around here.  *Winks*  She has to be Tested for COVID first and have a clean bill of Health, I would prefer she be on her psyche meds... and other than that she must be clean and sober.  She's been clean, but not always sober, I won't have drinking here, she's okay with my rules, they've always been my rules.  I haven't seen her in person for 13 Years either, that's way too long.




We haven't been estranged, it's just that with her Dad's poor Health, we could no longer Travel abroad and she's lived in Mexico for the past 14 Years.  We only got to visit her there once, when the Young Prince was 9 and Princess T was 2... one of their little Sisters who was born in Mexico was an Infant at the time, she's the only one of the last Four Younger Siblings I've ever seen in person.   The same with our East Coast Grandchildren, haven't been back there in over 20 Years, but the Oldest Daughter had made some Trips to Arizona to see us, but a long time ago too!




As you Age you just really want to see the Loved Ones in Person every so often, before it's too late to.  One thing the Daughter whose visiting lamented, is that it will be hard for her to know her Nanna {my Mom} is no longer here to visit too.  Tho' Mom has been gone for Years now, it will hit Home with our Daughter that Nanna is gone and she'll never get to see her again and didn't ever get to say Good-Bye before Mom Passed.  We got as much of the Family together during that time as we could, but all couldn't come.  She and her Nanna were very close. 




She said she didn't want to have the same regrets with her Dad or I, now that we're getting Older and in Poorer Health.  I understand, Time isn't Promised to any of us nor is it always Kind.   I know she'll notice a lot of change in the Metro Phoenix area since the last time she was here so many Years ago, it will be nice to take her back to some favorite places that still exist and she fondly remembers.  Due to COVID she won't be able to visit many people tho'.  A Dear Friend is providing her Air Fare and Travel expenses to make it possible, Bless him.




Lately I've been Thinking a lot upon who isn't here anymore.   As The Man and I were Purging the last of the Photo Albums, some were very Old ones of my Friends and Life from before I'd met him.  He was asking who each was and Sadly, I'd say about 3/4 of them are already Dead now, it was sobering to realize that.  He was even Surprised at how many of my long time Friends were now Deceased.  That is why he'd never met them in all the Years we've been together... Dead.  I have Lost a great many, some even Died quite Young.  It was good to see Joyful Images of all of them during the Good Ole' Days tho', when everyone was still among the Living.




That's all we're trying to do now during this Deadly Pandemic isn't it?  Remain among The Living and not become part of the grim Statistics.   Who ever thought America alone would lose over Half a Million Dear Souls in less than a Year?!  Sometimes I still cannot wrap my Mind around that great a staggering Loss.  And it's not over and some places are acting as tho' it is and it's a grave mistake to.  We shall only prolong this further and lose more should we grow weary in doing the Right thing now and becoming careless, when we're so close to getting everyone Vaccinated.




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Stay Safe and Be Well my Friends... Dawn... The Bohemian


13 comments:

  1. I had my first jab on Monday, I felt a bit achy the next day but that was it. It was all very organised and I was in and out in under 10 minutes. No queuing at all. Good luck with yours!

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    1. Very organized and efficient here too, I was jabbed within 5 minutes of arrival at the University Campus Event and then they observed you for 15 minutes to make sure you wouldn't have an adverse reaction. I feel Fine, had the Pfizer and will have the 2nd dose by end of Month.

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  2. Glad about the first jab. Wouldn't it be satisfying (in a chlldish way) if you could behave now the way The Man did after he got his first vaccine?

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    1. Okay, I'm laughing about your comment becoz tho' I feel perfectly Fine after it, I did milk it just a little bit when I got home, he cooked me a nice meal and I took a long luxurious nap. *winks* The whole thing was very organized and efficient, within 20 minutes I was in and out, 5 to get the shot and 15 to observe you to ensure no adverse reaction. It took longer for me to fill a prescription at the Base Pharmacy! *LOL*

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  3. Glad you got your first shot.
    The national guard was helping here in Oklahoma with directing traffic and assisting the infirm to walk.

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    1. They had Medical Students from the University Campus the Event was held at to help here where I went at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. The Students said they'll get Credit for their participation, they had Paramedics actually giving the injection, very well coordinated, I was impressed and feel just Fine.

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  4. Hope the vaccination goes well and you can get home safely. Your family is really scattered and it must be hard not seeing your kids or grandkids. Sort of like the old days. Someone moved west and as far as the family was concerned, dropped off the face of the earth. My grandfather left Ireland in 1906 and never saw his brother again.

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    1. It is hard having Family Scattered but I'm used to it since I grew up in the Military and we moved often, then I Married a Career Military Man. Having grown Kiddos and grown Grandkids being able to visit us is easier than trying to travel with The Man and his limitations, hard to take this Show on the Road. *winks* The vaccine went exceedingly well, I feel fine and the University Campus really did an exemplary job, in and out in 20 minutes, 5 to get the shot and 15 minute observation to ensure you were okay after getting it... took me longer to fill a prescription later on. *LOL*

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  5. Oh my gosh, can I tell you about the mood altering drug my brain damage husband took. Celexa in the lowest dosage that come in. He was on it for 10 years and he was the happiest person around... even while being wheelchair bound with very limited speech. It was a godsend. For him, there was no downside and it's prescribed for for mild anxiety and mild depression.

    Hope your visit with your daughter goes well for everyone!

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    1. Thanks so much for telling me about Celexa, will have to inquire about that one for both The Man and The Son actually. The jab went very well, the University Campus was very well organized and efficient, 5 minutes to get the shot, 15 for observation, then you were done. It took me longer to fill the rest of my prescription at the Base Pharmacy! *LOL* They had University Medical Students assisting, Paramedics giving the injections, the Students were getting Credit for their Participation and said it also got them their 2 shots earlier than they otherwise would have qualified. I was very impressed with how smoothly it went and I feel just Fine but milked it a little bit when I got Home so I'd get a luxurious Nap and Dinner served to me. *winks*

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  6. I had #2 yesterday.
    12 hours post injection I got pretty sick, but now I'm doing okay. A little tired. Worst thing right now is my arm hurts like hell.

    Best of luck with yours! Hope you're doing okay. My doctor told me that #1 was no big deal but #2 knocked her on her ass.

    I am glad your daughter can come visit, I hope it goes well.

    (((hugs)) I also hope your man is doing okay now.

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    1. The Man said the same thing about the 2nd Vaccine that you and your Doc experience, it kinda kicked his Ass for 3 Days, but the first one he was just sore and tired. I am sore by tonight and was tired too, but feel just Fine. Milked it a bit when I got Home so I could take a long luxurious Nap and have Dinner served to me. *Ha ha ha* Will have the 2nd shot by end of Month at same location, it was so efficient and well organized that I was extremely impressed.

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  7. I'm glad for both your family and your daughter that you will see each other. I hope the visit goes well. I'm sure it might be a bit odd but probably important too. Thinking of you.

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