The vaccine, and other stuff

My old transistor radio – I listened to the Beatles on this little radio. I also would take it to school and listen to Giants baseball. I was in the 4th grade. 
I\’ve been going through some mini head trips – all due to the hauling up of my deceased sister\’s stuff and then going through it all. My brother-in-law who now has a girlfriend also gave me some of Nina\’s stuff. She was just his step-daughter but he felt I should have those items. All of it really put me in a funk. So I guess I have been re-grieving my sister\’s death – 5 years ago and her daughter, my niece since Nov 18, 2020. 
I don\’t understand why some people just can\’t let others do what they want. What is it to them, if my husband and I choose to get the covid-19 vaccine? I just keep it to myself now.  So yes, we both went and have received our first dose. My husband went to the VA a week after me – We both did fine with the exception of the sore injection site. I am due for my 2nd shot anytime after April 1. I am excited to get it over with and get on with my life. Do you know, we actually had a bunch of anti-vaxxers at the vaccine places? They were protesting (which they can do) but it got loud and I could see where it would be intimidating for some.  Fortunately, when I went, no one was there – But if they were, I was ready to take them on. 
The Calvet Home, where Pop\’s was a resident, will be taking volunteers back into the fold, sometime in May. Over 90% of the residents have taken the vaccine and of course, all volunteers have to. IT will be so nice to spend part of my weekdays there helping out once again. I have missed it so much and the only thing is that I am sad, that my Father-in-law won\’t be there. THAT really makes me sad and a little mad. (Just the normal grieving process) I can\’t tell you how much I miss that old goat. He was like a father to me. My husband handles grief in a \”matter-of-fact kind of way.\” After spending 20 years in the military, my husband has seen many die. He has trained himself to handle it without much emotion. For me, sitting with him on his death bed – THAT really was traumatic for me. I can\’t get it out of my mind. 
Oh and one more thing – my brother-in-law is finally ready to scatter my sister\’s ashes. So the plan is to do it, on the day she died Sept 8 – it will be 6 years. He\’ll scatter her ashes on our hometown beach in Pacifica.   I really don\’t want to be there but I have to. My sons will be there and so it will be a family event. NOT looking forward to it. 
I hope this all finds you well and healthy and happy. 

From My House – For the homemaking side of me

9 thoughts on “The vaccine, and other stuff

  1. Anonymous March 13, 2021 / 1:56 am

    One of Carol's granddaughters and a niece called her and told her not to get the vaccine because it was too dangerous and no one knows what's in it and so on and so on. So she got it and didn't tell them. Having protesters around, though, would be much more upsetting.Love,Janie


  2. Anonymous March 13, 2021 / 4:51 am

    Used to have a transistor radio in school with the ear piece run up my sleeve so I could listen to my Yankees in the World Series. Hard to stay still when they scored a runAlways someone against something, I'd not heard of vaccine protestors, but it does not surprise me very much.


  3. Anonymous March 13, 2021 / 9:14 pm

    People need to stop trying to live in someone else pocket, and mind their own damn business.


  4. Anonymous March 14, 2021 / 8:55 pm

    I keep it to myself – unless asked. Really, it's my business –


  5. Anonymous March 14, 2021 / 8:56 pm

    I forgot about the ear piece that ran up the sleeve.


  6. Anonymous March 16, 2021 / 11:39 am

    There were no anti-vaxers at the vaccine site both times we went, perhaps due to the presence of the National Guard and police who were assisting. We do share that we are being vaccinated and have a couple of hesitant friends, but no one else. The sooner more people get the vaccine, perhaps the more freedoms everyone can enjoy again. It seems a no-brainer to us. Going through your deceased family members things is a hard task and I did the same when my late mother died.


  7. Anonymous March 16, 2021 / 8:30 pm

    I agree with you. I don't have a problem with it. I am not an Anti-Vaxxer. I want to get my life back but mainly, I just don't want to get covid –


  8. Anonymous March 17, 2021 / 9:36 am

    We have our own type of nuts here in Georgia and I know a few anti-vaxxers. One is a lovely couple who have an autistic son. So many wanted to blame autism on vaccines. My mom always said God works in mysterious ways. Luckily, we don't have people feeling it is OK to interfere with other people's decisions yet. I remember when you wrote about the mask fanatics. What is wrong with people?


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