I thought would give you an update on the state of my vaccination journey since people always seem to be fairly interested in how it goes for everyone else. As you all know, I got my second Pfizer shot on Monday at 10:00 AM. I didn’t notice anything until the evening when my arm started getting a bit sore. By the time I went to bed I was having to pick up that arm with my other hand just to move it! Ouch! During the night I had body aches, fever, chills, headache and a very sore arm. By the time I got out of bed Tuesday morning at 6:30, I was much better and by noon I was pretty much back to normal. Larry and Nita got their vaccinations one hour after I did and had almost exactly the same side effects that I did. They were both fine by yesterday afternoon too! Today, I would never know I had been vaccinated. I’m completely fine. I have to admit it was a pretty miserable 12 hours or so, but what is 12 hours if it protects you from getting Covid and protects other people at the same time? I would do it again 1000 times if I had to. I am so grateful to the Lord for providing the intelligence to the people who developed these vaccines. What would we do without these brilliant minds? Thank you Lord.🙏
In other news, our local Basketball team, Gonzaga has moved on to the Final Four in March Madness! We went over to Larry and Nita’s house last night to watch the game with them and have pizza. They are undefeated so far this year. If they make it to, and win the championship, it will be the first undefeated team since 1976! There is one more game to play on Saturday afternoon and then I believe the championship game is on Monday. It is so exciting! Spokane really gets behind the Gonzaga Bulldogs every year. It’s all anyone is talking about. People have been so sad because no one has been able to attend any games this year. The girls team made it to the Sweet 16 this year too. Both teams are exceptional.
I have a few small projects to show you. I started making a baby hat just a few minutes ago.
I also started a pair of socks a few days ago but haven’t worked on them since I cast them on. I was just doing a plain vanilla sock, but after seeing Vera‘s post at “The Threaded Lane” this morning, I think I’m going to rip them back to the cuff and do the same pattern she is. It’s a Knit 6, Purl 2 around and I think it would look great with this yarn.
And just to cheer you all up to on this fine spring day, I thought I would share a picture of Miss Piper at the Henry Doorley Zoo a couple of weeks ago. Omaha has one of the finest zoos in the world and I can’t wait to visit again. It has been many years since we were there. They have what’s called a grandparents pass and I believe we will be purchasing that fairly soon. As you can see, she took one of her babies along and is a wonderful little mother. The baby is covered up with one of the little blankets that I made for her. She loves her babies, and of course she’s wearing her College World Series hat. Until just a few years ago, the College World Series was held every year right across the street from the zoo at Rosenblatt Stadium. It has now moved a few miles north of here to the downtown area of Omaha. I remember volunteering to work the concessions at the CWS for several years when I was in high school along with our church youth group. It was so much fun.
I also finished the second “Which Way Filet” baby blanket and they have been packed away in storage. I guess you could call them the “seed blankets” for the charity knitting I plan to do in Omaha. 💜💕💜
I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday. We have brilliant blue skies and it’s supposed to get into the 50s today. Hallelujah! I took our vaccination cards to Staples this morning and they laminated them for free. This way we don’t have to worry about anything happening to them. I really don’t know what we are supposed to do with them, so I guess we will keep them with our passports.
Blessings and love,