I had my booster shot on Saturday and that completely wiped me out for the rest of the weekend. I’m only just feeling better today. I got a half dose of Moderna after having had two jabs of Pfizer. I had a similarly bad reaction after my second Pfizer dose with fever, aches, headache, and swollen lymph nodes. My armpit on the jab side is still very swollen but my fever has gone and I’m feeling a bit more human. I haven’t even had the virus yet but if this is what the vaccine is like then what’s the actual virus going to feel like? I shudder to think.
After nearly two years at an online school, the kids returned to traditional bricks-and-mortar education today. We set the ball in motion several months ago with Elizabeth missing the social contact and asking to go back to school. Daniel was less keen on the idea but as time passed and he thought about it he became more and more convinced while Elizabeth started to have doubts. We’ll try it for at least the rest of the academic year and if they decide they don’t like it we can always resume online schooling after the summer. The first day went well; so far so good.
Daniel is surprising us in the most amazing ways. Yesterday when I was ill and thought the world was ending I looked around the house and it was a mess. I asked Daniel if he’d do some vacuuming and instead of protesting he said, “Sure. Which rooms do you want me to do?”. There were no complaints. He simply got out the vacuum and did the job. Today he arrived home from school and immediately started his homework, not venturing into fun stuff until it was all done. He’s still working on his Minecraft server and has now coded a weeping angel, a frightening adversary from Doctor Who. They’re the stuff of nightmares and he’s got one in his game. It is terrifying.
They’re both such wonderful kids, the product of a happy combination of good luck, good genes, and good management.
And just because I need a pic to go with this post, here’s a photo of Victoria napping on Daisy’s habitat.