Anyway. Let's throw some positivity in there.
I was so so lucky and fortunate to be able to get the first dose of the covid vaccine a few weeks ago. I get my second dose next week. If you know me at all, you know how I do with needles and shots and really anything medical. I took my "pass out kit', which includes candy, a soda, a wet washcloth and something to fan myself with - and I didn't need it!! I used the fan, but it was super hot in the room and everyone was fanning themselves, so I am not counting that against me. I talked with one of my nurse friends and she said to make sure I was over hydrated, so I did that. I was mostly nervous because I typically have to lay down to have anything done to me with a needle and I knew that wasn't an option - but I nailed it!! Now everyone pray it's all okay next week as well.
My grandparents were also able to get their first doses, which makes me very very happy. They basically haven't left their house in a year.
I booked a trip to go out to Juana's next month, and hopefully we are able to road trip into Idaho so I can mark a state of my to do list. I need to get some more fun stuff scheduled for 2021.
Quinn the diabetic
My niece got diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a few weeks ago. No, this is not a positive thing, but when you love someone as much as I love Quinn, you have to find positives in a situation that can't be changed. So...this is making Quinn grow up a little faster, but it is kind of adorable to listen to a five year old talk about blood sugars and insulin and carbs. I have learned a lot about the disease in the last couple weeks, and I have cut a LOT of unneeded added sugars from my diet because I think of how Quinn can't eat that stuff.