"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."--S.I. Hayakawa

Saturday, January 23, 2021

All is Well


Three days post Moderna COVID-19 vaccination and all is well.

As I was led through a  wide hall to an exam room at the Seward Community Health Center,  I passed several men sitting in socially-distanced chairs.   Once in the room, I asked, "Is that the recovery room?'   Meaning, of course, that is where one waits for fifteen minutes to make sure you don't suffer an anaphylactic reaction.

"Yes,it is," she said, "but it's more like the gossip area.   Those guys have been cooped up and haven't seen each other for a long time.   They're busy swapping stories."

So when it was my turn in the gossip area, no one said a word!   Darn it.

On to other stuff, because I know I've been quiet here for a long time:

Been a few years since we've had a big snow year.   This is one of the outhouses in Turnagain Pass. 

The cute little redpolls showed up at last.   They seem to be hanging out with other birds with red feathers--the pine grosbeaks.

This is a male pine grosbeak.   It's much larger than the redpolls.

A Murder of Socially-Distanced Crows in Seward

This is a fun jigsaw puzzle I finished recently.

These are some of the oddly-shaped pieces that helped make the puzzle fun.

Adding to the joviality, the picture on the box wasn't necessarily the same as the finished puzzle.   Things appeared or disappeared.  Colors changed.

Below is a close-up of one section of the puzzle.

And this is a close-up of the actual puzzle.   Notice anything different?

Other than that, rain and snow and rain and snow all January.


  1. Too bad the gossip stopped when you got to the gossip area ater your shot.That might have been a good opportunity for some social updating!The crows have apparently heard about social distancing and are abiding by the suggestions. Interesting! The snow HAS been delightful this winter. I always have advocated for "If it is winter, let it be winter." This from one raised in Southern California!! Great to see a new post. Smiles and hugs, Patti and Cap

  2. Time she flies. NOW you are about to be up for your second vaccination. Amazing. Cap and Patti