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