Project 365 2021 Week 11 Day 73 – 79 Mother’s Day, meeting alpacas and the week that the OH and I had our first Covid vaccinations.
Sunday 14th March – Day 73
Mothers Day and my son delivered me some tulips in bed, whilst his Dad brought up my breakfast.
Once we’d had lunch we headed out on a walk to find some alpacas that live close by. My son wasn’t impressed that we were going out, but once we’d got him out of the door and he’d found a stick or two he was smiling. He was as pleased to find the alpacas as I was.
Monday 15th March – Day 74
My sweet peas seeds I planted last week have started to shoot.
It was meant to be a lovely sunny day today, but as I came out of work at lunchtime the clouds were looking rather ominous and they followed me all the way home.
I took a call on our landline when I got home from work, our GP surgery was trying to get hold of the OH to book in his Covid vaccination. He’s so rarely ever ill he’s never given them his mobile number. So he’s also booked in to have his jab this Friday, ironically 20 minutes after me.
My son actually came out of school in a good mood – will it last all week I wonder?
Tuesday 16th March – Day 75
Just some of the tulips I’d received on Sunday, and they are really beautiful. The forsythia in the garden has suddenly sprung into life too – so we finally have some colour to look at there.
The OH’s car went in for its MOT and failed. The joy.
Wednesday 17th March – Day 76
My day off. Had to drop the OH off at work whilst his car is being sorted and then popped into town to get the shopping.
I’d got quite a lot of blog work and admin to catch up on but I kept getting distracted by the birds in the garden. We had a Blackcap visiting to have a drink and a wash in the birdbath. First time I’ve been able to get a photo of one and finally one of our mating Magpies landed in the garden so I got a few shots of him/her too. A wren also popped in just before school pick up.
Looks like everyone we know over 50 who hasn’t already had their vaccinations will be having them over the next week. My SIL and bestie had theirs today, we are on Friday and my brother has his next week. So that will be everyone in our families over that age in the UK done with at least their first jab. My parents might get their first jab in Spain next month. Time will tell.
Thursday 18th March – Day 77
Decided to drive to work today as I felt shattered when I got up. It’s chilly and dull again.
We will be having parents evening via Teams next month so I booked our slot in when times became available this afternoon.
Our neighbourhood squirrel came to grab some apple today, not seen him for a week. Know it’s the same one as someone spotted a while ago that he has a little white mark on one of his hind legs.
Friday 19th March – Day 78
Vaccination day round one for both the OH and myself. It was such a slick operation at our local centre and I walked to it from home. As I walked out the OH was driving in, he was actually early for one of the few times in his life.
My arm felt sore but no worse than when I had the flu jab last year.
Saturday 20th March – Day 79
There is no photo for today, and I’m writing this entry on Sunday. About twelve hours after my vaccination I started to feel as if I was in an ice bath, I ended up wearing my winter dressing gown and slippers under the duvet and still couldn’t stop shivering. A few hours later I was hot flushing like you wouldn’t believe. In fact, I felt totally rubbish all day and ended up back in bed by 8 pm. The OH had no symptoms at all, not even an achy arm. There is no justice in the world!!