I. It snowed this weekend. SNOW. 10/10 do not recommend snow on May 1st.
II. My wife and I did some visiting this weekend. That was nice. That feels more like the “normal life” that I dimly remember.
III. My social media diet is going well. It’s going so well, in fact, that I’m almost finished the first pattern ebook. I just have to shoot the videos this week. It’s amazing how much I can accomplish when I’m not going down the rabbit hole on Facebook.
IV. Scott, The Most Amazing Nerd Ever, will do the switcheroo for me at my crochet site this week. I won’t lose my blog followers. I’m trying to find a WP theme that is more “content management” and less bloggy.
V. I’m also wondering about plug-ins to make a classroom there. Or if using a separate platform is better. I don’t know. I’m still on the fence about that. I think my brain is ten steps ahead of me. That’s a rabbit hole I need to plug with flowers at the moment. For now, patterns. Baby steps. It’s less overwhelming that way.
VI. One of my in-laws is doing a low carb diet so I asked if I could join her. Ive got my favourite cookbook by Louise Hendon, 30 Keto Meals In Under 30 Minutes. I love it because it’s not cheese-bacon-almond flour keto. I keep feeling like I should dive right in and do 75Hard, but I don’t know if I’m ready for that yet.
VII. I got my second COVID vaccination today. I’m terrified. I started crying after my wife left to drive back to her worksite near Massena. Last weekend, every feed on every social media platform I’m on, except Instagram, filled up with video after video of people filming themselves in the hospital. They’re all young, in great health, not drinkers, not smokers, they live active healthy lives, and they’ve all had various heart problems that manifested suddenly, within days of their second vaccination. I’ve had nightmares all week as my appoint this afternoon got closer.
I got vaccinated to keep peace in the valley, not because I was ever rah-rah go team. My wife is very much TeamVaccination. The state of NY is going to create a tiered society of privileges based on who is and is not vaccinated. Between that and my wife’s insistence that everyone around her MUST be vaccinated, I didn’t feel like I had much choice. I understand the science behind it, I had a client that was part of the very large team at Pfizer. She explained a lot, but I still wanted to watch and see. Now I’m part of the first round of crash test dummies and it’s too late.
I was feeling better about it, then the articles from reputable news sources about what’s been happening in Israel to young men taking the Pfizer vaccine, started showing up in my news feed. Then all my feeds filled up with all those people I mentioned above. I’m old, I’m fat, I was a smoker in a former life – if it’s giving healthy young people heart problems what do I have to look forward to this week. I am genuinely afraid that something will happen to me and I don’t feel like there’s anyone to talk to about it, because of the way people have been conditioned to respond to people who question anything remotely connected to the covid response.
VIII. In an effort to take my mind off of the above, since I can’t unvaccinate myself, I spent an inordinate amount of time this evening looking at Caran d’Ache NeoColor I Wax Crayons. I want all the pretties. Still low-key terrified of dying of a heart attack alone in the house, but yes, the pretties.
IX. Little Bibi kitty hasn’t spoken to me since I put her favourite blanket in the wash on Friday. She throws glares over her shoulder when she knows I’m looking, and makes a point of leaving the room if I enter it. I have noted that she IS once again napping on her nice, clean blanket.
X. I got a copy of the Robin Wood Tarot. I had one for many years, but it was part of the great amount of things that I left behind in Winnipeg. It’s a pretty deck and very easy to read. I like using it to teach because even without a guidebook, an absolute beginner could start using it right away.
And that’s all I got for tonight, folks!