Thursday, March 11, 2021

Momentous

Today has been a day of moments. Some not so important and others more meaningful.

I received my second COVID vaccination. Again it took me only minutes before I was on my way home. Again I barely knew it was happening. And now I have a nice orange button announcing to the world that "I got my COVID-19 vaccine".  And again I am feeling no (NOT ONE) ill effects.

My sister called this morning. She was all excited because she saw on the news that they might be allowing visitors to nursing homes. I had seen the same news. She has not seen her husband or son in more than a year.

My son discovered that my county is now vaccinating people below the age of 65 who have health issues. He has diabetes. He connected with the web site and set up an appointment. He will receive his first Moderna shot a week from today. He was hoping for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. He will take what is available.

After I was done getting my shot we stopped to get fast food for supper. I do not have to cook.

When I got home I discovered that President Biden has already signed the newest stimulus bill. People who desperately need help will get a bit of a reprieve. It certainly does not solve all the problems but it will help.

My sister called again. As of Tuesday of next week she will be able to have visitors on a limited basis. She is thrilled. All visits will have to be scheduled. There will be a barrier of some sort between her and her visitors. It is not perfect but it is a start. She will be able to see them and feel closeness again.

It was a day of moments. I add them together and I had a really good day!

22 comments:

  1. Nursing home visits again! Wonderful. It's been a too long year.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is a start and there is so much hope. Fingers crossed.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very good news all around! Happy for your sister and for you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. i am so happy for you ,your son and your sister dear Emma!
    it was sad to know she did not meet her family in a year,i can relate as my son is in other country and third year has started we have not met
    good that people will get some relief ,yes it is not enough but will help surely
    stay healthy and happy my friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you will be able to see your son soon. I know how much you miss him.

      Delete
  5. So glad to read all these great news, Emma. Like you we also received our second (Moderna) vaccine this past weekend and have already made plans to spend Easter weekend visiting family in RI after 16 months. Things are indeed looking a bit more optimistic in some ways!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thankful for happy moments of good news. May there be more of them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know there will be more. I just have to remember to look for them.

      Delete
  7. That certainly sounds a good day.
    I think we may be able to go forward with a little more optimism.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Optimism and common sense should be the rule of the day.

      Delete
  8. It is so nice to have a good day thru all of this going on, which is just A LOT. Had both my Vaccines too and no ill effects, the 2nd was easier than the 1st, nice surprise. Our State has lowered Qualifying to 16 and over, so tho' The Man and I got both of ours, we're Raising a Teen Grandchild whose only 15 and had to resume School recently for in person classes. I worry about her contracting it since she has respiratory issues since Birth. Our Adult Son got COVID but was Asymptomatic, but they still put him in Hospital for a Week due to some Health Issues they thought could compromise him if it took hold without monitoring... since he caught it IN a Medical Facility, so I think perhaps the Liability Issues was their main concern? Anyway, so glad your Sister can have visitors again, Isolation and no Human Contact is so hard, we're meant to be Social Beings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your comments. I am not sure I would send my children to school if they were that young. I would like them to be better protected.

      Delete
  9. So good, Emma, to read that you are on the safe side now - and that people in a nursing home can have visitors again. I do not want to imagine how lonely they felt during that year!
    So: stay healthy, and those around you too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes. Thursday the son I live with will get his second shot. We'll both be fully vaccinated.

      Delete
  10. Just saw a shot of an elderly couple finally get to hug each other.

    Glad you are on the road to full vaccination!

    ReplyDelete