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Only a matter of time

“They” say it’s just a matter of time and now I am seriously bloody annoyed with “they”.

I had things to do, places to go, people to see. But that all came crashing to a halt. 20 bucks says you can guess why.

Labos said the best thing people can do to protect themselves is get a COVID-19 booster shot this fall.

“While the vaccines may not be 100 per cent effective, they are very, very effective.”

CBC CANADA

You know why I’m so annoyed is because I did that very thing above. I got the new vaccine in late September. And now here I sit at home with Covid.

Facing a fall COVID surge, Tam calls on Canadians to get their bivalent booster shots

I felt like I had done so many things right. Still masking at the grocery store and in crowded settings. Constant masks at work. Limited restaurant and indoor settings. But I let my guard down for a few “minutes” ( In the big picture of covid time) and it resulted in my sleeping in the spare bedroom watching the northern lights as I tried to convince my brain to settle into sleep.

I mean obviously I’m not very sick or I wouldn’t be sitting here writing a blog post. I can truthfully say though that I spent a good portion of the day being in a very cranky mood. So I’ve decided, after a walk on the prairie and thru the trees, that I should turn that around and find 5 gratitudes about having Covid.

  • Scientists created vaccines and I am fully immunized which means I am not very sick.
  • I spent day zero and the next 2 days being with very close friends. We weren’t a high energy group for obvious reasons but we were together.
  • I found out when we were already contained at the cabin and wasn’t out and about spreading germs.
  • I have a big house, a supply of masks and we can socially distance +++ easily enough here at home.
  • Did I say 5 🤔? Ok ok. I have lots to do here at home and won’t even get through the list before I am good to go.

Got any Covid stories to share?

Bernie

  • 6 – dang this guest bed is comfy!

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34 thoughts on “Only a matter of time

  1. We know so many people who have had Covid. We are still the lucky ones, but as they say, it may only be a matter of time, but who are they and what do they know? Cheers. Allan

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  2. I had it in June. Even vaxxed and boosted. But I got the next (latest) booster too. I’m now thinking that the shots don’t prevent you from getting it…. they prevent you from getting it BAD! I had a friend who actually was happy she got to spend days snuggling at home reading. I was annoyed I had to cancel some plans and did end up getting the anti-viral as my symptoms were pretty heavy, but in the scheme of things now I can just say – got it and over it. Hopefully you’ll say that soon too.

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    1. Our communication from Health Canada has always said you may get it but not be near as sick. I had a sore throat and didn’t even require a nap darn it! I had the latest co-variant so I think that’s why it was so light. Sorry to hear you were under the weather with it and hope you have fully recovered.

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  3. Sorry to hear that you got COVID and hopefully your symptoms remain mild. My husband got COVID earlier in the summer and I somehow managed not to get it. But who knows, maybe I had it earlier and just didn’t know it.

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    1. Oh LInda I am so hoping that my husband doesn’t get it for many reasons. Masking, social distancing, seperate beds etc is getting old but it’s what we felt we had to do. He wasn’t at the same place so for certain if he gets it I exposed him. I think it sure helped to have the latest co-variant booster as I haven’t been all that sick. Bernie

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  4. Hi, Bernie – Sending you big get well vibes. Both Richard and I were fully vaccinated (4 shots each), and continued social-distancing and.mask-wearing. Still, we both got Covid this past September. We werent hospitalzed but we were both quite ill for 10 days. As with you, our gratitude far outweighed everything else! Thinking of you.

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    1. Oh Donna sorry to hear that you and Richard were both so ill. I am fortunate, perhaps because I had the 5th shot which was the co-variant vaccine, and have just a mild case. I am already on the mend and it’s only been like 5 days. Not testing negative yet theoretically as of tomorrow I can resume normal life in public. Not quite sure about that and seems it is storming I think I will just stay home for a day or two more. Bernie

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    1. It’s so hard to know where all and when all we are getting infected. I let my guard down for one event and bingo. Oh well I am one of those lucky ones who hasn’t been very sick probably because I recently had the last co-variant vaccine. Take care out there Janis!

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    1. Well on my way to 100% but not in time for my 48 hour window for work but hey it’s just one day. Yes the volume of people I know in the last 2 months with Covid is very high. Hope you manage to keep escaping it as I know you’ve got/had a busy few months Deb. Benie

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  5. It is very annoying to do your best to avoid and still come down with it. Hopefully your symptoms will go away and you will test negative soon.

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    1. Fingers crossed Tracey that negative comes soon. I am lucky to have had a very mild case and am keeping busy while away from the world (which includes my husband). Bernie

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    1. I am super lucky Dr. D. as I think my last vaccination helped me just get a very mild version. Created a few laterla damage items but that’s life isn’t it. Hugs. Super nice to see your comment here. B

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    1. Ah yes that’s a pretty awesome item! From our main bedroom it’s unusual to see them although we can from our bathroom. Definitely on the gratitude list as is reader’s who connect! Good to hear from you. Bernie

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  6. So what did you do to let your guard down for a minute? I just like to know because we are probably going to a big party tonight that neither of us really wants to do… But they are our friends, right? Aargh!! Too many decisions…
    Hope you are done with it soon….

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    1. I feel like I am almost over it and it’s only been 5 days. I attended a gathering of 33 people and then spent 5 more days with 6 other women. I am quite certain it was one of our group of 7 that carried the virus as no one in the big group got Covid. I guess I am “safe” now for about 3 months but I will go back to my masks. I only let my guard down that time – ask any of my friends I have been the mask wearer for the entire pandemic… oh well that’s how it rolls. Hope you escape it! Bernie

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  7. Sorry to hear you have it — glad it’s not brought you to your knees. And like you, I have big gratitude for the vaccines and boosters! My only symptom was being incredibly tired for two days.

    And… I’m grateful you wrote your gratitude list. It inspires me too! ❤

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    1. The gratitude helped me turn it around although playing cat and mouse for 5 days with my husband in the house has been “interesting”. I wanted to be tired and have a nap but all I had was a sore throat++. Oh well even that deserves gratitude as I don’t want to be really sick like some. I am glad I had that last vaccine for sure. Take care Louise and one of these winter days I am going to listen to all your aging vlogging posts back to back. Bernie

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  8. It’s a very difficult virus to deal with so keep doing what you’re doing. I’ve had several vaccinations but not the current one that is supposed to be more tuned to the current variants. I’ll get it in another month or so. Stay healthy.

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    1. The weird thing is Glen I had that vaccination at the end of September but perhaps that is why i am not very sick. It is definitely a good mutator and will indeed end up getting most of us at some point. I am a lucky one that I am not very sick. Good to hear from you. Looking forward to a post from you one of these days — they are so informative and interesting with great photography. Bernie

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      1. Weird. I was certain I follow you but didn’t see anything pop up. But then the last week between Covid and my “girls” time I may have just missed it. I really enjoy your posts. I will go look.. Bernie

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  9. Dang! Sorry to hear this. Hope it passes quickly with no lingering aftereffects. Hugs. I can totally understand the being cranky when unable to go about one’s normal routine.

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    1. I lost the cranky after I did the tree/prairie walk and got my mind around to the gratitudes. And now it has snowed so it’s extra lovely to have one more day “stuck” at home. Fortunately I am not very sick so I guess that helps. Haven’t even needed a nap darn it! Bernie

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  10. Oh dear, that’s too bad, Bernie. There’s no doubt that nearly everyone I know who’s left their home stomping grounds within the past several months has come down with COVID. And it really does seem to hit people differently, regardless of their shots. As you say, good thing most people have had them, considering how sick they can still get. Take care.

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    1. I feel so fortunate Jane not to be very sick and am on the mend. Missing my work shift this week as management has declined my attendance which I get. Missing my grandkids but I also get that. Time to just settle at home in the warmth and get some stuff done. Bernie

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  11. We just got out 5th jabs for Covid– or more accurately to not get covid, not to get it. [The way shots are referred to bugs the English major in me.]. Anyhoo, sorry to read that you have the virus, but am glad it’s a mild case. ‘Tis possible that *they* don’t know doodly-squat.

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    1. Ally – I guess this time they did know what they are talking about when they said that the vast majority of the people will get Covid. I agree the wording is wonky. It’s like the local rural saying here when they say they are “going doctoring” as in on their way to see a doctor in the city. Drives me nuts! Indeed I am fortunate to have a mild case — thanks probably to the last vaccine I had in late Sept. Bernie

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