So I’m calculating how long I still have to cover in virtual Namibia (omigosh, so far)….Continue reading “VAL: Upping my game (again)”
Those of you who have been reading a while are aware of – and possibly are now quite bored of hearing about – the virtual challenges I’ve been doing since shortly after coronavirus changed the day-to-day.Continue reading “Updating my Goals”
I’m sitting on the couch, lounging casually on a Saturday, when I can feel my hip hitch in that way it sometimes does, and then I get a cramp down my leg.Continue reading “Mystery pain”
It’s been a long slog through Germany on this one. There are plenty of postcards, thank heavens, but no street view of the trek.Continue reading “Virtual Germany: Nearly there”
The recipe notes that this is dish is popular in Angola but is Brazilian inspired. Colonialism in cuisine – both Brazil and Angola having been Portuguese colonies.Continue reading “Virtual African Loop: Angolan Calulu de Peixe”
Fitbit gives its badges for various goals and apparently I’m earning them – however unexpectedly- all over the place.Continue reading “Unexpected goal achievement”
It was one of those nights with no dinner plan and nothing pre-made and nothing really calling to me. One of those nights you keep opening the fridge hoping food will appear or inspiration will strike.Continue reading “Last minute dinner plans”
As I type this, I got my 2nd shot about 5 minutes ago.
The process: smooth. Less unfamiliar, so that helps. It’s hotter this 3 weeks later and it’s raining so to fight the heat and humidity, fans are running. It makes it more pleasant temperature-wise but it’s so loud.
Otherwise it would be less so. Less crowded today. I wonder if it’s a timing thing: I’m 30 minutes earlier than the first shot. It’s busy but it seems less so.
Maybe it also seems that way because of where I’m sitting, in the front to wait my 15 minutes, instead of in the back. The crowd is behind me.
5 more minutes to wait.
I don’t even have the jangly my-arm-was-recently-poked sensation so far. I know that it was poked, but so far no reaction that I can feel.
You never know, until you know, you know? Your mileage may vary. But so far, so good. So far, completely fine.
It’s pouring outside. I’m going to get quite wet getting back to the car. And there’s a refueling chore I need to fit in. If not today – ugh rain – then relatively soon.
Times up. Off I go!
Next morning update: Wow, I slept fine and I feel fine. (Pauses to self-assess in detail.)
My arm feels kind of like I have a bruise where the shot was. Not the jangled nerves sensation from the last shot. Not pain, even. More like, I’m slightly aware that I have an upper arm, if that makes sense.
Evening update: No after effects to report. I mean, work was a hassle and I’m tired, but like long day tired, not like post-vaccine fatigue tired.
So there’s that then, gang. Your mileage may vary, depending if you have other health issues or have been exposed to COVID before. But based on my experience: no reason for worries.
If you haven’t scheduled your shot: 10/10: highly recommend! So go get the next available appointment, okay?
While I pretty much sailed through Togo and Benin, barely fitting in a recipe before I was across the border again, Nigeria is larger. Nigeria gives me a lot of opportunities to cook something new.Continue reading “More Nigerian food”