early in the morning. It makes for a very long day. Yesterday I spent most of the day abed because I felt awful, the side effects of the second Shingrix shot laid me out! I cannot even remember the last time I felt bad enough to spend the day in bed. Lying down for so long hurts my back, of course sitting for too long hurts my back as does standing too long or walking too far. Too long and too far are relative – for me they are short periods of time and distance.
There are days of the week when I must be up early and those, of course, are the days when I haven’t had enough sleep. This morning is not one of those days, I had enough sleep but I didn’t have to be up early.
I have no chores to do today besides washing dishes and making dinner. Of course I could clean something major – like walls or windows, well windows aren’t major really, maybe I will do those later. Meh.
I’m waiting for my husband to change out the litter box before I take a shower and dress – that’s one of his weekly chores. I do the daily scooping, he does the once a week total clean out and replace. I think we may be one of the last cat owners who still use clay kitty litter rather than the clumping kid.
Some folks expressed a lack of confidence in the various vaccines now available to adults – like the shingles vaccine. We had the original vaccine some years ago, now there is the new one which is much more effective but it requires 2 shots within a 6 month period. And yes, the side effects of the new shots are quite uncomfortable but from what I read shingles is one nasty little disease (is disease the right word? Condition, maybe?)
I’m not big on medications or doctors or the medical industry in general but I do tend to take advantage of these vaccines. We have had the pneumococcal vaccine, essential for my husband who has COPD, and close to essential for me having had pneumonia many times in my life. And yes, we get the super senior flu shot every year. A lot of folks say that is a waste because they get the flu anyway, okay your choice but neither my husband nor I have gotten the flu in years – at least not since we have been getting flu shots. So – I’ll take them – all the vaccines they’ve got. Even, and most especially, since they don’t cost me anything – neither money nor much time since we get all our shots at the grocery store pharmacy. How convenient is that!
I am totally bored. With nothing really to do today. The weather is, per usual, sucky. It’s not warm but it is super humid and sticky and I’m going to have to close the windows and put the a/c on. While I feel a whole lot better than I did yesterday, my stomach is still upset, and I’m still a little achy but not enough to keep me from doing whatever it is that I want to do.
Thing is – there is nothing I want to do.