Nothing but blue skies

Puffy clouds to the north, above the garage.

Wednesday’s snow tamped down the pollen for a while, which is a pleasant respite for the snotlocker.

It’s still not warm — 39° at the moment, which would be 10 in the a.m. on a Friday morning — but as we’ve noted before, nobody who lives in the desert should complain when it’s cool and damp. Because it never lasts.

Sleepy Joe held his first presser yesterday, but I had to bail on it after just a few minutes because I kept hearing Dana Carvey’s spot-on impression of him in my head and couldn’t focus on what the real Joe was saying. I know, I know, bad citizen, bad bad citizen! 

But from what little I saw, and read afterward, I feel confident when I say that Sleepy José is unlikely to challenge his predecessor’s score on the Loon-O-Meter® anytime soon.

Meanwhile, Herself is slated to get her first jab today. She and a colleague will each get a dose of Moderna, and then if the weather permits they might find some nearby bistro for a socially distant bite of something and perhaps a celebratory shot that doesn’t go in the arm.

And I am scheduled for round two in late April, at the same place that stuck me on Wednesday. Round one left me with an achy arm and a touch of fatigue, though the latter could have been weather- or allergy-induced. As far as I know my DNA remains unchanged, I am not shedding mutant viruses, and I have not croaked. Yet.

Or is that just what “they” would have you believe?

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12 Responses to “Nothing but blue skies”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    “An achy arm and a touch of fatigue.” Sound like the start of a song lyric.

  2. katholoch Says:

    Interesting that they are making you wait until late April. My husband went in on Tuesday and he is set for his second dose on April 14th. 21 days to the minute, just about. Things are very organized here in our county.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Got to be a supply-and-demand thing. New Mexico keeps rearranging the shot sked, who gets what when. Maybe weather plays a role, by affecting shipping? Who knows? One thing I do know is that I will be glad to have it behind me.

      • B Lester Says:

        Interesting how that supply planning is playing out. Here in Wisc we seem to have a wealth of vaccine. They keep lowering the bar on eligibility. This week, it’s anyone with a health condition on a list they released. That list includes “overweight”. Ha!

        I haven’t met any cranky old white dudes who aren’t taking the shot. Just the cranky old white dude in the mirror who’s scheduled for his booster in two weeks.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      It could also be a personnel shortage. We had the fire department paramedics, nursing students and instructors from our community college, school nurses, and retired docs giving the shot. Maybe I will get the next one from Duffy’s vet. Fine with me.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    About the same temperature up here. Cloudy and breezy, too. So I put on extra layers as I dropped off Sue Baroo on the south side for her 30k service and rode home on the Salsa La Cruz. What I forgot was the whole trip home is uphill, so I really was quite overdressed. Well, its better than freezing to death.

    Supposed to get my second shot sometime this coming week, exact time TBD. Herself, Santa Fe style, gets the second jab the following week.

  4. SAO' Says:

    In other conspiracy news … disgraced former CDC director Cap’n Ahab Redfield will be on the CNN Sunday, explaining how we all just got the Bill Gates chip because of the Tschyna Virus.

    Recommend skipping, but if you’re really interested, check out David Quammen’s Twitter after the dust clears. Dude wrote Spillover ten years ago, but no one in TFG’s admin reads.

  5. Pat O’Brien Says:

    A jab today, and an ache tomorrow
    Soon, I can go to the dance
    Redfield is gone, and we got Fauci
    That virus don’t stand a chance

  6. debby511 Says:

    I got my second jab this morning. Weather is a little unsettled today, but no problems on the one hour drive to Salida and back. I have comfort food on hand and nothing I need to do for the next couple of days.

    Feels good to have this done!

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