I am still alive!
It was a rough week, thanks to my robust immune reaction to the COVID booster (perhaps added to by the flu shot I received in the other arm).
In retrospect, since I have essentially had 3 doses of COVID antigen (one ‘dose’ of actual virus, two via Pfizer!), I’m not entirely sure #3 was warranted — I didn’t see the articles like this one until after! But now I’ve already gotten it, so that’s basically as relevant as the Zillow estimates on our old house (lol).
Anyway, it may be related to prior exposures or it may be genetic (my sister never had COVID but also felt quite sick after her 2nd dose) but I was once again laid up with fevers to 102 and basically the inability to do anything for anyone. I had to cancel my clinic day (moved the patients).
I had the shots (are Americans allowed to say “jabs”? I kind of like it . . .) on Tuesday, and was fine until the evening. At 48 hours I was much better, and it’s now 72 hours later and I feel normal. Whew! Josh and I had planned this mini-break to Vero beach and other than being a little woozy while packing, we are both up to enjoying the li’l mini-break.
(2 nights. Like ~45 hours. No kids!)
Our nanny is watching the kids although A is sleeping over a friend’s house tonight at her request.
finish this post + my coffee
go for a (short, not hard) run with Josh
do some planning together. Seriously though, I’m excited about it (I helped him do this last in January 2020. You can imagine how useful that ended up being . . .). Item Priority #1 will be choosing our next mini-break. We used to do weekly date nights (on non-call weekends, so ~60% of the time) but are moving towards monthly date nights and quarterly (ideally) mini-breaks. More restorative and this way we have plenty of weekends that are fully with the whole family.
watch many more episodes of Enlightened (a show from 2011 produced by Mike White and starring Laura Dern). It is CRAZY how much has changed since 2011. She was texting on her blackberry but phones and social media played almost no role in anyone’s lives. Will 2031 be that different from today!?
read, maybe hang out by pool or walk on beach
nice dinner etc
Yeah, I recognize that’s not much of a plan but it is about right for this getaway.
Anyway – just wanted to check in, did not mean to ghost the blog this week . . .