Monday, December 20, 2021

December 20. 2021 Monday--12:30pm

 Good afternoon!

I am totally disoriented.  Lost time this weekend.  Let's just say I was able to do a few things last week.  Did some cooking and baking.  Worked on Christmas cards and letters.  A nice quiet week and feeling okay.  Then came Friday.  

I met Bianca Ferrari (doesn't that sound like a made up Hollywood name?) and really liked her.  I do have her again in three weeks but found out she is leaving.  Too hard on her kids, I guess.  I will take whoever is available on the Fridays I have to come in.

I asked about getting the covid booster shot and she said sure I could go and get it after my infusion.  Great!  So, I get the infusion and then go up to the vaccine area.  Well, I was flagged as a vulnerable and immunocompromised person so they wanted me to get another full dose of Moderna and then get a booster shot in six months.  The lady even went and double checked with the boss and that is what was recommended.  So I had my third full dose of Moderna.  I had not heard of getting three full doses and a booster before, have you?

Leah stopped by briefly after we were done.  The weather was blowing about light snow and supposed to snow all night so she really needed to get home, I thought.

I was asleep by 7:45 and woke up at 10:30pm.  Running a low temp, but no teeth chattering this time like I had with the vaccine before.  Let Dagan and Leah know I was doing okay...and was back asleep by about 11pm!  And I slept and slept and slept!  I remember once I woke up at 9:15am but I don't know if that was Saturday or Sunday.  I was finally awake and stayed awake at 12:45pm on Sunday...and then I was hit with diarrhea--LOL!  So, I kind of lost the entire weekend, really.  Wow!

But I am triple vaccinated.  Still feeling a bit off, but doing okay.  I hate to jinx myself but I am thinking the first two vaccines did me in worse...and either the infusion or vaccine or combination of the two may have been a positive thing for my neuropathy.  Seems to have gone down a notch?  (knock on wood!)  

Anyways, I am so glad Leah sent me pictures.  I hadn't taken one single picture all week.  Enjoy!

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!  Anyone else remember that song?

I told Ian that my two front teeth came out before Christmas, too, and this song was on the radio.  Every time it came on my dad would tease me and sing along.  You can find it on google or Alexa.  He thought it was a pretty funny song.

We have had some snow but then it warmed up enough to melt most of it away.
Hopefully we will have enough snow to have a white Christmas.  Supposed to have to possibility of snow every day and never get above freezing so whatever we get should stay on the ground.  Just doesn't seem like Christmas without a decent amount of snow on the ground.  Lately we have to be happy with whatever we get.

A Liam jig saw puzzle!  I didn't know you could have these made.

Christmas family photos.
The boys.
We shouldn't be able to see grass by now--see.
McFamily Christmas tree.
Liam being silly.  :)
Since most of the family gatherings are cancelled this year the boys have had Christmas presents here and there.  
They look pretty excited about these educational games.  Their very favorite thing about homeschooling!
At one point we actually had some snow--so, thanks to snow plows, kids have to take advantage while they can, right?
A small hill is better than no hill at all.
But you need to pay attention to where your rope is--LOL!
Do you see the start of a circle in the back yard?
The boys are making an ice house or an igloo...out of ice blocks!
This will take quite a long time to construct...
...and looks like it could be quite colorful, too.  
So, there you have it.  Caught up with me and McFamily.  :)  I think I should be doing okay again soon.  Do plan to make it over to McFamily's for Christmas Day if all goes well.

  I am even farther behind on Christmas cards than I expected to be.  Nothing I could do about that, for sure.  I'll get back to them in a couple of days, I hope.  Soon as the light fever and diarrhea subsides.

Anyways, Merry Christmas!  I'm praying for snow...and to have Christmas with McFamily.  :)  I can't even remember if I have been over to their house since I was diagnosed in June.  Seems like forever.  Haven't even been up to video calls yet.  Sad, but true.  This is another setback, but hopefully it won't last long.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that 2022 is a really great year...or at least a better year than 2021--LOL!  Till next time...


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sure hoping you will be able to spend Christmas with McFamily and that you do have a white one as well. But, of course, not while you have to travel. No, I had nit heard of anyone getting as many vaccine shots as you mentioned here, Rita. You should be ready for any variant by now. Glad you had a somewhat better week with lots of rest it seems. Those were very Nice Christmas family photos and a beautiful tree.

Deb said...

Hi Rita. I love all of the fun Christmas pictures of your grandsons and McFamily. I hope you are feeling better after your 3rd dose, and I am glad that you were able to get so much rest. It does sound like you are feeling A LOT better if you have been cooking and doing Christmas cards and Christmas baking. THat is great! We still have a lot of snow here and more is expected on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We need it so we will take it! Hope you have a good week. See you again soon and MERRY CHRISTMAS, my friend!

DJan said...

Other than having to go through the yuckiness of the booster, you will be more safe from the virus, which is good. Thanks for all the McFamily pictures. You are doing so well considering how sick you've been, Rita. Still sending you lots of Medicine Buddha prayers. Hugs and lots of love.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

You can assure Leah that those two front teeth will come in bigger and better than ever. Now if you lose them at our age, that's a different matter entirely! And no one wants teeth that live in a jar by the side of the bed!

Anvilcloud said...

Yay for the kids. They are enjoying snow and life. I hope you are good to go on Christmas and that you have a good one.

Mary said...

Two of my grandchildren lost their two front teeth last week and I sang that song to both of them. lol

Lovely photos of a lovely family. Hope you feel better by Saturday and are able to have a Happy Christmas with them all.

Divers and Sundry said...

If you did baking you did more than I did ;) Fun in the snow looks great! I can't imagine having cold enough to make ice blocks. Wow!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Gene got the third Moderna too, because of his lungs. Will get a booster in the Spring. The boys are getting so big. Looks like that will be a great igloo!!! Hope you have a great Christmas week!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I will worry about a booster in 4 or 5 months time and I can't see Tim wanting to get booster shot. Like the igloo.

Dee said...

Dear Rita, despite these setbacks, you continue to be a woman of great and abiding fortitude. You're intrepid! I'm so glad that you are going to be able to enjoy christmas with your family. Prayers are answered. Peace.

Jeanie said...

I am so glad you are triple vaxxed and I hope you get the Christmas you want with those you love around you. I adored each and every photo. We're still up in the air with Christmas, hoping Rick's test today comes back negative. But no kids till well after -- their mom caught Covid after the two boys had it. I'm laying low. Have a very Merry Christmas, Rita.

DVArtist said...

You are a soldier of life. I love seeing the photos and that puzzle is amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Janie Junebug said...

The little boys look well and happy. I remember singing the song about wanting two front teeth in our kindergarten Christmas program. Thank you for the card. It's so pretty.


CrystalChick said...

I love seeing all the photos you share, Rita!!
I have a puzzle to get to eventually... a giraffe wearing a Santa hat. :)
May 2022 be a great year for you, your family, and all of us! xo

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

I can't wait to see their ice house! There was a picture of one the other day on WCCO news (I think it was that was on Facebook) and someone had made a super colorful igloo with the colored ice blocks. Very pretty - especially at night when it was lit up. That's a cute puzzle of your grandson!

Jenny Woolf said...

Dear Rita I have been out of Blogland for so long, and missed many posts of everyone (including me of course). these are wonderful photos of the McFamily. I noticed that Leah is looking really good in them, has she changed something recently, hair or something? It suits her well. Well, that bunk bed is awesome. I'd have loved something like that when I was a kid!