Saturday, March 6, 2021



I got the second dose of the Moderna vaccine a week ago, today.

It's beginning to sink in now. This will make a difference, life will not change much, but I will feel more calm, more at peace.

Thank you to:

The scientists who worked to get vaccines developed so fast.

Dolly Parton, who donated a million dollars toward the development of the Moderna vaccine.

Everyone who is working to get the vaccine distributed across our large and diverse nation. 

The staff of our small Adventist Health hospital, who organized well planned and well executed events to get shots in the arms of people in our community.

The EMT men and women, who stood patiently by their ambulance while monitoring us for allergic reactions to the vaccine. 

I believe both the nurses who gave the shots and the EMT personnel were volunteering their time. So a double thank you!

Jeanne and Joyce, who checked on me for several days to make sure I was OK.

Samson and Faith, who have not been for a walk this week. They have their dog run, but that's no way to live. I promise this will change soon. I was pretty sick for a about four days, so no fun for them. 

As I write this, it's beginning to sink in that I did it.

And I smile as I sign off on this post. 


  1. And I am grateful to you ... Thank you very much for answering my question!
    I have not yet received an invitation for the vaccination, and in the Netherlands I cannot choose which vaccine will receive, but is good to inform, right?
    My husband will receive Astrazeneca vaccine.
    Sorry to reply late, but you left your message on my other blog which I don't use that often!
    Thanks again! Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Inger - that's great ... and you've given us an excellent summary of many of the medics and ancillary workers who've been helping so much. It's just wonderful what people are doing to help out ... and get us all vaccinated and feeling easier with life. I must say the lighter weather - makes so much difference: UK clocks forward March 28th - that will be a very good day. My 2nd one - AstraZeneca is on May Day ... enjoy the walk when you can get out with the dogs ... just happy to read all is going well. With thoughts and hugs - Hilary

  3. your new look on the blog is really nice. I like it this way.. Agree with every word you said, and I too am thankful for all of these. I got my first yesterday and other than a sore arm this morning am fine, so is Bobl... 4 weeks until the 2nd one

  4. Hello, Inger
    I am glad you have your second dose of vaccine done. We are still waiting for the 1st dose. I can imagine you feel at peace, I would too. Love the scene in the photo and your header photo is beautiful. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

  5. Congratulations on getting the vaccine finished. So many, as you noted, helped in this.

  6. So happy you are now protected. Sorry you didn't feel well for a while but my doctor said that means it is giving you better protection and creating antibodies. That is a good thing. Isn't Dolly just the best? I have always admired her and was blown away when she donated that million right in the beginning. What a neat lady.

  7. So many health workers that we do not see, the organisers and all those who volunteer, here we have seen items on TV, and what amazes me is that the nurses are not wearing gloves, guess they must feel extra safe. Hope those few days of not feeling well are gone for good, and you can get out for that walk. As your spring weather comes, longer sunshine hours, all a bonus.

  8. So happy for you that your series is complete. And it's so Inger to remember all the people it took to get there.

    I've had my first, and the second will be early April. I already have more peace of mind, do that will increase as you say with the second dose, also Moderna.
    I'm sorry it knocked you down but this is a sign your immune system is grappling with a powerful disease.

    Glad you're posting again.

  9. Congratulations! There might be a third dose too, in Summer or Fall. That's what Pfizer company implied about their vaccine.
    Anyway, glad you feel well, and are thankful to the people that have made vaccination possible and available.

  10. Lots of people to be thankful for and glad you got the vaccine and are doing well.

  11. yes! we all have so very much to be thankful for. just for being alive.
    you've said it beautifully as you always do. so many are included.
    those we will never meet. and those who are close. like your wonderful friends
    and little Faith and Samson. Loyal. and Loving. XOXOXO

  12. Hooray! So glad that you got the vaccine. My age group is still waiting its turn but my husband got his so that is great.

  13. Inger when you say you weren't feeling well for about 4 days, was that because of your vaccine? I hope not, although I am glad you're better. Faith and Samson

    1. The vaccine affected my diabetes control, so I had very high sugars that would not come down for those days.

  14. A wonderful post, much to be thankful for.

    All the best Jan

  15. I'm also thankful you've had the vaccine. Isn't Dolly Parton wonderful?


  16. I am so very thankful that you are vaccinated. Your news made me smile so widely!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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