Accomplishments, Mask Wearing, and How I Chose to Get the Vaccine

The last few days have been pretty as I’ve mentioned in the previous blog. It’s been chilly in the mornings though. There have been lots of red birds flitting about.

All that said, there has not been anything really special to report! It’s life as usual, work all day and then come home and try to knock something off the list. Every day that happens is more crossed off and more coming our way to do.

Accomplished this Week:

*I finalized the cancellation of my old dentist and filled out new dentist paperwork on line for the new one and verified my appointment for cleaning in the fall.

*Emailed the Mom to be and let her know her gift was on the way and apologized for not being able to go to the shower

*Got Mom’s contract printed out so we have a copy.

*Posted the city wide “Hip Mount Juliet” asking for good salons with good pricing. I figure I’ll use word of mouth rather than spend time calling around. That is time I don’t have.

*Ordered a Bride to Be’s gift online from Target

*Got Mom’s Low Voltage meeting set up for next Friday. Where she sets cable, internet, security system wiring and all that. (George is going with us for that!)

*Got Mom’s Design Studio appointment set where she picks out everything for the house – the colors, the cabinets, the surfaces, the fixtures, the flooring and such. Big day!

*Got my vitamins fixed up for the next week. Thurs nights are just the best night for that.

*Started laundry. I’ve learned that if I start laundry on Thurs nights instead of Friday, I’ll be able to get the ironing done for the work week on Sunday and remain ahead of the game, while we spend weekend time in Columbia.

*Picked the date for a dinner with our financial advisor for the fall and booked that in the planner.

*Mom had a conf call with me and her bank to set up a debit card so I can pick up things when she needs me to stop and pick things up for her. She doesn’t plan to drive a whole lot when she gets up here unless she feels comfortable going short distances.

*Worked on editing the next video by alternating video editing and blogging time. I snuck in some time in the evenings the last two days after getting some things done on the to do list.

Ok so maybe it’s NOT life as usual, lol.

New Wellness Products and Healthy Eating

So the new (to me) shake came in this week. I like them in the individual packages. This one has a taste I love. I normally don’t like Chai anything but my friend Lisa had let me try one of hers and it was really good. This one is plant based. It has a slight chalky at times texture but the flavor totally overpowers that. I really liked it. I use both plant based and whey based shakes from the wellness company I use. I find the plant based I would be more likely to use as a lunch or dinner meal. But mainly I have these for breakfast.

I also ordered more of these. It has peanut butter in it. They knock an afternoon 3 p.m. craving. I had gotten tired of them a couple of years ago but was craving them so I ordered them again. It’s like having a peanut butter cookie ball, lol!

This is what lunch looked like one day this week. A little can of chicken with chopped pickles and I had a pack of mayo/cilantro sauce from something that I ate out and didn’t use. Then I had bought these little packs of mozzarella balls – snack size. And we bought a cantaloupe this week. It made a great lunch but then I was hungry two hours later. lol

Love/Hate Relationship with Mask Wearing

So, we are still wearing masks at work. I have a love/hate relationship with them. I’m kinda looking forward to being able to wear make up again to look better, but then again I had said our bosses could take their sweet time to cut the mask mandate, because secretly I’m enjoying and quite spoiled to the free time in the mornings and having a good reason not to wear makeup. It’s been wonderful to just go bpppppthhhh -not wearing makeup.

So if we wear masks for longer periods of time, I’m ok with it, lol. However, I guess it’ll come to an end soon as people have had opportunity now to get their vaccines if they wanted to get it. Anyone else that don’t want to get the shot will have to take their chances I guess and can still wear their masks if they want. Anyway, most of the masks are going away in our area little by little. I’m seeing more of people’s faces now – and with some big smiles too at the freedom of it all.

Why I Chose to Get the Vaccine

There is some resistance and reluctance of about 50% of the population here not wanting to get the shots. I get it. I wasn’t hyped up over it myself. I’m not an anti vaccine person, but I just don’t like putting weird things in my body. That said, I ocassionally eat french fries and that has even worse stuff for your body, lol.

I did some pretty heavy research on it. There’s so much out there all over the spectrum. It’s hard to know who or what to believe. I finally tossed it all to God and did some heavy praying over it. And God’s answer to me was to get the shot out of love for others. I read in the Bible how we were to follow the leaders that God had set before us. And so I’ve chosen to trust that the shot was for our protection and not to “control us” in some fashion or “change our DNA” or “cause us to be robots” – there’s so much out there ya’ll.

Some people say to get the shot is making a decision to follow the devil because of one of the patents having 666’s in the number and that one day you won’t be able to shop in the market place if you don’t have it. Well that may be true about the market place one day, but I can tell you right now that was an easy one to dispel for me, b/c I know the meaning of worship and by getting this shot, it was not a choice to worship or be marked by the Devil. I am happy to say that God is the one I believe in and by getting this shot was not an act of worshipping the devil for me, LOL! Yes I’m laughing because that is absurd.

People love to rebel, and I’m a little rebel myself at times because I believe in being my own person and not controlled by anyone. So I totally get it. But my getting the vaccine basically came down to it being a gift to those around me and doing it out of love. God helped me arrive at that decision based on my Bible reading and the information He chose to place in front of me at the time I was making my decisions and deciding who to trust. It basically came down to just trusting God. And that is how I decided. My 2nd one is next month.

Sorry I don’t like to talk about controversial things but I will let you know why I made the decisions I did and how I arrived at it. It was basically a God driven decision and mostly ignoring all the fluff and stuff surrounding me which didn’t seem to have much of a solid ground and mostly hearsay or groupthink. I’m so done with groupthink!

Anyway, TGIF and we are helping Mom pack some more this weekend! Her house goes up for sale Monday May 3rd!

3 responses to “Accomplishments, Mask Wearing, and How I Chose to Get the Vaccine”

  1. Afternoon Sonya, or it may still be morning with you, but it’s 3.30 over here. A lovely bright sunny day. I am just going to sit out and enjoy the warmth of the sun….Mary and I are just back after having our second vaccine, and feel very happy having had it. The Dr who gave it said we were now safe from ever developing Covid ….and we should not give it to anyone….so we are pleased we have had it. Now if we are ever challenged about Nguyen it or not we have a little ticket with dates we had the Phitzer jab. Not right spelling but expect you’ve heard of it. Like the last vac we had no reactions….glad your days are going well and your slowly getting down your …to do…list.
    Take care, I’m away to catch the sun. Mary has dropped of to sleep !! Maybe I will do the same outside. First day with a short sleeve top on…
    God Bless

  2. That’s a skinny lunch there. It made me hungry looking at it. lol
    I’ve tried to ignore the negative vaccine news. All the conspiracy theories etc..
    I didn’t want to get it but I did. That’s that.
    Your mom is going to have so many decisions to make for her house. That can be exciting & exhausting at the same time!

  3. I started to get the vaccine today. I was shopping at the grocery store and they announced they had the shot and was giving it at the pharmacy.
    I have not felt good this week and decided to wait. I somehow hurt my shoulder and have been dealing with that.
    Great news for your Mom. I can’t wait to see what she chooses for her colors and counters.
    Enjoy your weekend. It is calling for rain here.

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