#MondayThoughts: Writing Weather


It looks like it will storm any moment, and I can’t help but hope for thunder. I thought I heard some, but I can’t be entirely sure. Maybe if I catch a flash of light in the sky.

You know I think of it as writing weather.

Though now it needs to be editing weather. So much editing weather.

I had some hiccups last week, some stopping points going from one edit to the next. It happens. I think I have them worked out now, all I can do is try and see. That’s why I save versions.

Just in case.

I’m fully recovered from my first dose of the vaccine, I was incredibly tired the day I got it and the next, and my arm hurt for just over 24 hours. And then I was fine.

Easy peasy.

The next one may be worse, but it if helps to bring this nightmare under control, I’ll take it.

Anyway, that’s it for me on this Monday morning. Have a great day.

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Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
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#FridayThoughts: Needle me


I’m late today not because I forgot, or got lazy, which we both know have been late post reasons before. Nope, today I’m late for a different reason entirely.

I got my first COVID vaccination.

I’m not going to wax poetic about it, I know how it feels to want it and not have it available, or want it and not be eligible. But I have to tell you, it was like living out the exposition to a dystopian movie.

The site used to be a furniture store, and it was vast and empty, but for small folding tables well-distanced, and lots and lots of beige metal folding chairs. So many beige metal folding chairs. It’s largely staffed by the National Guard, so there they were, in uniform, along with the nurses who had their needles at the ready. After two confirmations of the appointment and the scheduling of the next.

Some questions, an arm preference and a nurse so talented I barely felt it, and I am halfway to fully vaccinated.

But for the scale of the operation and the sheer number of people who need to get vaccinated, it’s no big deal. The operation is incredible to watch, I’ve never seen our National Guard in action before, it was a sight to behold.

So here I am, partially protected and entirely nanobot free. Probably.

But if I have nanobots, they were here before the vaccination, we can all agree on that. And we can also agree Aunty Ida breached the world of fiction to put them there.

Anyway, that’s it for the week, I hope you have a lovely Friday and a great weekend.