To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? It is your decision, but I must say that after having received my two doses of the vaccine, I feel freedom seeping back into my life.
We who have received both vaccinations and it has been two weeks since the second shot was received are dancing a jig. We are mindful and still wear a mask when we are out and about, mainly in support of those still waiting for their vaccinations. Hugging kids and grand kids is back.
I don’t see a rush to get out and about just yet. It will take some time for everyone to be vaccinated, but being in the first tier to receive yours is special. Visits to care facilities is back on the table, so to speak.
We will keep our drive-thru meals program until everyone is ready to co-mingle again. We don’t think it would be feasible to have seniors in the dining room who have had their shots and have a line out front for lunch pickups, but we will get there as soon as possible.
The past year has been a blur. I still wonder what happened to June and September. July and August were blurs. Did we have a fall? Not the trip and fall down type, but the season. I sort of remember the leaves. Did fire season end? My oh my! We have hung in there. Aren’t we amazing? We can still adjust to our surroundings. We all put our lives on hold, and hold, and hold. They still are on hold, but good changes are on the horizon.
In the interim, make a promise to yourself that you will call at least one person you haven’t spoken to or seen for a long time. It’s hard to plan a call when you don’t feel you have anything new to share. But the sound of your voice will be enough!
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