Boosted Again

I got my second Covid-19 booster shot today! I was torn about getting the shot, when in many parts of the world, so many people haven’t even been able to get one Covid vaccine, let alone four. But ultimately, my skipping the shot would not mean that someone in Haiti or Malawi could get one.Continue reading “Boosted Again”

Weekend at Home

It made me stupidly happy to have my son home for the weekend. It was a short visit. Friday morning I drove down to campus, two-and-a-half hours away and met him at his dorm at 1 pm, after his classes were over for the day. We packed up his laundry in the car and headedContinue reading “Weekend at Home”

Art Makes Me Happy

A new seascape will soon brighten my living room! Today was the annual Patrons’ Show fundraiser at the Art League. The Art League is based at the Torpedo Factory Art Center here in Alexandria, but for the second year in a row, this event was held online, due to the pandemic. Here is how itContinue reading “Art Makes Me Happy”

Tea With Hagrid

I just finished having Tea With Hagrid. This was my Harry Potter group’s annual (roughly) get-together for an English tea, with Hagrid’s Hut as this year’s theme. But there’s still a pandemic on, so we had tea in our separate homes, shared together via Zoom. Of course, we each had to have appropriate refreshments. IContinue reading “Tea With Hagrid”

Postcards From the World: Calendar Girl

I received a Postcrossing card in the mail this evening that, for a moment, had me stumped. The sender, Emma, in the northern part of China, began her message on the card by complaining about the hot summer weather. Of course, it’s February. Then I looked at the date, and saw that she mailed thisContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Calendar Girl”

Still Negative

I’ve felt kind of lousy the last few days, with coughing, congestion, a sore throat, and an earache. Yesterday the fatigue overwhelmed me, and I fell asleep in the middle of the day, something I never do. More than anything else, that made me wonder if I might have covid. Getting tested has been nearContinue reading “Still Negative”

Snomicron Update

In honor of the Omicron coronavirus variant that’s blasting through the country right now, some have nicknamed yesterday’s snowstorm Snomicron. Monday’s snow was beautiful, but a foot of it was a lot more than anyone expected! In addition to losing at least one tree in our yard, we lost internet service for most of theContinue reading “Snomicron Update”

Covid Downturn

I haven’t posted about the covid-19 pandemic in a while because the situation slowly seemed to be easing, as more people got vaccinated and received the booster shot that’s now recommended six months afterward. Then came December, and Omicron. The Omicron variant of the virus is spreading like misinformation. Epidemiologists are still deciding whether thisContinue reading “Covid Downturn”

Boosterization Happy Dance

The teen has been boosterized! Yippee! Friends in other parts of the country talk about how difficult it is to get a covid-19 vaccination. Not here. Last month I received a text from the state health department, saying I could get my Pfizer booster, with a link to options for signing up. I made anContinue reading “Boosterization Happy Dance”