I have a bruise on my head but I also have an appointment for a vaccine. 🎉🎊
I kept checking the link my doctor sent via email, and the provincial one from my region that identified where the hot zones are, neither of which showed availability.
Then I went on social media and clicked a link from one of the politicians.
Finally I saw a message by the mayor with a link. I clicked it and was directed to a site that looked completely different from all the others I went to before. It also asked me for information I wasn’t asked for previously, like my health card number
The other sites said to bring the card; this site had me enter it into the booking screen.
I held my breath when the calendar came up. All the dates in April were grey (filled), so I went to May.
And lo, on Sunday May 9 at noon I can go to the old Target at a mall 15 minutes from my house.
Happy Mother’s Day to me. 🙂
The second appointment is scheduled 16 weeks later as is standard here, in late August.
Now all we have to do is survive this third (fourth?) lockdown with all of our mental and emotional faculties intact. It’s not going well. The mental health toll is severe…and I can’t even focus on my own issues because the kids are struggling.
They refuse to go outside other than to walk the dog occasionally, and one kid won’t even do that. It’s heartbreaking.
My son’s buddies just started cycling with each other when they restricted us again, including outdoor activities with non-household people… I fail to see how this is endangering them, or anyone. They’re outside, distanced, getting exercise and socializing, and bringing masks to wear when they take a break. Sigh. My son hasn’t asked to practice driving anymore, either. Nothing excites anymore.
This shitshow can’t be over soon enough. Or at least the way it’s being managed around here.
But at least both of us parents will be vaccinated (if supplies continue to be available). I don’t mean to sound unenthusiastic, but it’s hard to give blind trust after a year of mismanagement and lack of common sense.
May 9 can’t come soon enough. 😷
So…I am cautiously optimistic without excessive joy and jubilation. They disappointed us before; let’s hope they won’t do it again. And let’s hope the vaccine production will continue to be manufactured, and shipped.
Good morning Sunday! The bruise on my head is from a minor accident yesterday and I’m nursing a headache, but other than that… things might be looking up.