Friday, November 26, 2021

One Good Thing

 I'm still not feeling very well after my Pfizer booster. Headachy, chills, exhaustion. Pretty much a bummer. It's a good thing we didn't plan anything for Thanksgiving, because I would have had to cancel. We're still avoiding indoor gatherings and playing it safe through the holiday season. There was one good thing on Thanksgiving day, an ever-changing sky showing me halos and sundogs. Even though I felt crappy I still grabbed the camera to take a look. 

One of the most beautiful sundogs I've ever seen in a lovely Thanksgiving sky.  Something to be truly thankful for.  

36 comments:

  1. I felt crappy with the third shot too. However , it won't kill you and you will survive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Red-- I'm still surviving and feeling a bit better today. yay!

      Delete
  2. Sorry to hear you're still feeling rough. Who wants to eat too much turkey anyway?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. John-- I am feeling a bit better today. Just got in a mile walk. Yay! I don't eat meat, so we had a lovely tofu Thanksgiving dinner. Yum.

      Delete
  3. O dear I am sorry to hear you had reaction like that but then my wife tends to get like that as well. Love the sundog photo, really cheers you up when you see something like that. Wait till you see the birdhouse I just made ;))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Billy-- I've heard that that kind of reaction means my immune system is working well. So I guess feeling like crap is good news. Looking forward to seeing your new birdhouse!

      Delete
  4. Now that was unfair that you felt badly for so long. Boo Hiss. I felt a little tired from mine but that was it. Hope your are all better now. Great shot. That sky was your and our reward.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Patti-- Well, so far today I feel a bit better. So I'm hoping that the worst of my booster reaction is over. Yes, that sundog definitely made my day much brighter.

      Delete
  5. I hope you are feeling better now. I'm glad more and more often we got the Moderna. I'm still amazed by all the sun dogs and halos you get where you are.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ellen--I'm definitely starting to feel better. Just got in a nice little one mile walk in our neighborhood. Yay! I wish I could show you where and when to look. The sky puts on a show so often.

      Delete
  6. I glad you spotted the sun dog to lift your spirits! Hope you feel better soon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. EllenD-- I am starting to feel better. Now I'm hoping for more halos and iridescence to make me run outside and be delighted.

      Delete
  7. You definitely have the eye for sky features...that's a lovely one! Hope you're feeling better soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Barbara-- I don't know why I am so obsessed with sky beauty, but I am. Feeling a bit better today.

      Delete
  8. My husband was sick for a couple days after his 2nd and 3rd shots. Interesting how it affects some people, not not all. Feel better!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Colette-- I am starting to feel better. I'm hoping it lasts. I'm so glad to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Sigh of relief and gratitude.

      Delete
  9. That's so true. One good thing is the beauty in our beloved sky.

    Just finished reading Beloved, by Toni Morrison this morning for the second time, having read it the first time at least 30 years ago.

    Your words "good thing" had echoes for me of something in the last few pages of the book:

    "Sethe," he says, "me and you got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow."

    He leans over and takes her hand. With the other he touches her face. "Your your best thing, Sethe. You are." His holding fingers are holding hers.

    "Me? Me?"

    *

    My reaction to the booster was similar to yours in that I didn't feel well in the days following. The lingering feeling of unwellness stayed longer than it had with the second Moderna shot. Hope that today is the turning point where you begin to feel better!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. am-- I love that quote from "Beloved." It's been so long since I read that book (or any book for that matter).
      Interesting that your booster reaction was similar to mine. I'm feeling a bit better today and actually walked a neighborhood mile this morning. Yay!

      Delete
  10. Linda Sue-- I have read similar points of view online about the response to the vaccine. I know some people who felt nothing and others who spent a few days feeling like crap. Yes, I am convinced that I did not get a placebo. LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I can't figure out why such old people as we are have had so little effect from the Covid shots, especially the booster, while other younger people have suffered. Maybe it's because we have so many aches and pains normally we just don't notice some additional gripes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Catalyst-- I was surprised by how lousy I felt. But after three days I felt better. Now there's a new variant, so I'm wondering what's coming next. There's going to be a lot of jabs in our futures. We're going to have to get used to it.

      Delete
    2. we are tough from age and experience. We carry. on no matter what.

      Delete
  12. I had absolutely no reaction to my booster, Weird, I did from my first two shots, Who the hell knows? Love that Sundog -- you sure know how to spot them! A great Thanksgiving day gift.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tara-- It is weird that some people get big side effects, and some get none at all.
      You know me, I'm always running outside to look up at the sky. It does have some wonderful moments.

      Delete
  13. Oh no! I'm sorry you're still feeling bad! It's pretty uncommon to have side effects so far out, I think. Take care of yourself!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Steve-- I'm feeling much better. It lasted three days, but by Friday I was starting to feel okay. Now if I could just make my lower back pain go away (completely unrelated to booster) I would be one very happy girl.

      Delete
  14. Mine was a good 3 to 4 days. So glad to have it available and to finally feel back in top form. Still being pretty careful for the foreseeable future.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Linda-- Yes, I am so glad to have been vaccinated and boosted. It helps to feel some level of safety and still being careful for the foreseeable future.

      Delete
  15. I too felt some adverse effects from my Booster shot. Not as severe as yours, but the following 3 or 4 days had me existing in a fog. Better than the alternative though. Belated best wishes to you and yours. Peace.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. MRMacrum-- Yes, the side effects which are now gone are a much better alternative than the virus itself. I'm so glad to be boosted and that you are too. Thank you for stopping by. So good to hear from you.

      Delete
  16. I do hope by this you are feeling better. At least the boosting is behind you now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 37paddington-- I am feeling fine and grateful that I have had the booster. Yes, the boosting is behind me... for now. Take care there.

      Delete
  17. I didn't, until just now, realize that you are in the Gold Country area. One of my favorite places and if it hadn't been for this extended drought and the fact that it was too far away from any family, I would have bought there instead of Portland. It certainly is reasonable (comparatively) and I love the history and the small towns that pepper the 49.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Linda-- We lived in Gold Country 2009-2014. It was right after we had lived up on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where we had spent four years after our 15 years in Santa Cruz. We left Gold Country because we missed the ocean. Also the winters were too cold there (it snowed!) and the summers were way too hot. So now we live in the very foggy north coast of Humboldt County, 300 miles north of San Francisco. We're planning on staying, although today's shitty weather makes me want to reconsider that!

      Delete
    2. Hahahahahaa. I can relate but I have decided to embraced the gray (which I think is wise since I live in Portland). Each day I get up and look out the window and find what looks beautiful and say “it’s a beautiful day today). So far so good. I hope it gets me through the winter 🥶.

      Gold country is extreme, isn’t it?

      Hope you get some sun soon 🌞

      Delete
    3. Linda-- Embrace the gray... I may give that a try. I'll let you know how it works out.

      Delete