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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Friday, March 05, 2021

On A Mission

 I missed snagging a vaccine appointment by mere seconds, but I'm not going to give up! Sooner or later (hopefully sooner) I will find availability near me. Now that my "group" has been cleared to be vaccinated, it feels like it is game time. While we still have to safeguard Timmy, who remains vulnerable to infections, I will breath easier knowing that I am protected.

Yesterday was spent trying to snag a coveted appointment, working and playing outside with Timmy. The weather was a little cooler but still bright and sunny, making it a pleasure to accompany my little treasure hunter in our yard. He hasn't given up on finding a million dollars buried in our woods and, as long as he keeps believing, I'll be there to help dig it up when it is discovered.

In the evening Robby had virtual home economics where he learned to make bacon cheeseburgers and baked french fries. I have really come to enjoy his Thursday classes for very selfish reasons. It is nice to not have to worry about planning, prepping and cooking dinner. On Thursday, all I need to do is sit in the kitchen to provide supervision and assistance as needed. He zooms with his class and they all cook together. 

Wish me luck snagging an appointment either today or this weekend. I am a lady on a mission!


Thursday, March 04, 2021

Spring Fun

Oh my goodness, the weather yesterday was gorgeous! Timmy and I worked throughout the morning, without a break, so that we could spend the afternoon playing outside. It was 60 degrees and sunny. Although I know it is a little too early to put away the winter coats, it certainly felt like Spring. The warm weather was exactly what I needed to feel energized and happy.

While I was busy drawing obstacles courses with sidewalk chalk and playing an outdoor version of The Floor is Lava, Scott continued to recuperate from his second vaccine. He started to turn the corner by mid-afternoon, and by the time he went to bed he didn't have a fever.  True to the projections, he was uncomfortable/ mildly ill for about 18 hours. It is definitely a small price to pay for the benefits of immunity!

Today it is going to be pretty again, but not quite as warm. I'm sure that we'll spend time outside when our work is done, but we will probably need to wear light jackets. Of course, jackets are an improvement over the heavy winter coats, so I'm not going to complain. Spring is definitely around the corner!

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Shot Sick

Unfortunately, Scott is experiencing the projected side effects to his second vaccine dose. He was okay this morning but began to fatigue as the day wore on. By lunch he was running a fever, complaining of a headache and feeling uncomfortable. Timmy and I tucked him into bed, brought him water throughout the afternoon and evening. 

After our work was done, Timmy and I spent the afternoon dancing and playing The Floor is Lava. (I tried to keep Timmy busy so that Scott could rest.) I am not sure where he gets his energy, but Timmy never seems to tire. We danced for nearly two hours and, although he was sweaty and panting, he could have kept spinning and twisting. 

I'm hoping that Scott is feeling better today. From what I have read and heard, the side effects to the second vaccine are short-lived. Even though he felt bad yesterday, I know that it is a small price to pay for the immunity he is developing.

I can't wait until I can feel the impact of my own vaccine shots!

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Immunity Envy

Oh my goodness, it is hard to believe that we are already in March. It's crazy to think that Spring is right around the corner. In so many ways, it feels like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. I guess time is melding together because everyday is so similar. Without adventures and a change of scenery to break up the calendar, it is easy to forget about the dates on the calendar. 

Yesterday was spent working and helping Timmy with his schoolwork. In a few short hours we managed to plow through numerous units. He was both motivated to work and the content was relatively easy for him. Getting a little ahead in his work allows me to feel more relaxed about our schedule. 

While we were busy working through lessons, Scott was receiving his final Covid vaccine. Hopefully he doesn't feel any side effects, although I suspect that he will. Last night he complained about feeling queasy and went to relax in bed after dinner. Uncomfortable side effects are still preferable to a full blown Covid infection, so we will consider ourselves very lucky and continue to count our blessings. 

I'm still waiting for my shots. Because I work from home I am not considered a priority. I understand the rationale and I refuse to jump the line, but waiting is becoming frustrating. I see so many people receiving their vaccines and I'm experiencing a strong case of immunity envy! 

Monday, March 01, 2021

Weekend Wrap-Up

Another laid back weekend has passed too quickly. It feels like the Covid days are simultaneously dragging and flying by. Like just about every other weekend, we didn't do anything grand or exciting. I am beginning to accept that I live a relatively mundane and boring life.

The weather was miserable so we stayed inside and played. Timmy had a Saint Patrick's Day party online Friday night, where he learned both an Irish jig and how to draw a leprechaun. On Saturday we also broke out the science kits and made slime, invisible ink and dissolved an egg. Sunday was spent dancing around the living room and cooking treats in the kitchen. Even though we didn't do anything adventurous, we had a nice few days "unplugged" from the rigors of our school and work schedules.

After several days nursing an achy back, I can finally move without wincing in pain. I am still being careful, but it feels liberating to be able to move without hurting. Hopefully I won't experience another musical chairs injury anytime soon. Back pain is miserable!

 I am ecstatic that Scott goes for his second Covid vaccine this afternoon. He is happy to finally be vaccinated, but remains weary about possible side effects from the second dose. Hopefully he won't experience any of the side effects that we have heard so much about. (Even if he does become mildly ill, it is a fair trade off for near immunity!)

I'm still waiting for my appointment. Because I work from home, I know that I am much further down on the priority list. Even though the establishment does not prioritize me, I'm looking forward to receiving the call. I want to return to a semblance of normalcy from our pre-Covid world.

Timmy wrote Robby this note with his invisible ink.