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October 21, 2016

So I visit Hy-Vee for my flu shot yesterday and the lady remembers me from last year. I thought it odd when she mentioned recalling that I hated needles. All goes well and last night as I am about to get in the shower James asks what is on my arm? I look and there is a child’s band aid with Clifford the Dog on it…….so what is up with that?  Was she tying to tell me something?   Was there a coded message?

As you can tell from this post I am really ready for anything other than politics after this week.

Saturday I open my new coffee maker up– a Braun which I bought tonight–and wash it out and make java to enjoy with a book.  A mystery about breaking into the New York Federal Reserve.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2016 11:16 AM

    My husband and I got our flu shots yesterday. Last night, I started laughing when I saw the round Band Aid on my shoulder had a pix of Tweetie Pie on it. My husband’s Band Aid has a pix of the Tasmanian Devil on it.

    When I get a shot — or a blood draw — I ALWAYS take off my glasses. My theory — if I don’t see the needle coming at me, I will feel less pain. I also mention that I am “extremely sensitive” to pain. I’ve had needle procedures where I’ve been asked, after the fact, if my husband had “beaten me up” — the black-and-blue area being large scale and lasting more than a week!

    Yesterday, I felt NO PAIN because the nurse who gave me/us the shot is familar with us and uses the thinnest needle possible to give us the medicine. (She also knows that I am “very allergic” to cats. This fact is ALWAYS recited to me when going over allergies.) I say we’re terrific for speaking up for ourselves instead of just letting someone inflict pain on us without regard for our sensibilities. Good for you, Deke, and good for us!

  2. October 22, 2016 11:13 AM

    Thanks, Peter.

  3. October 22, 2016 11:12 AM

    My arm was not sore at all this year—and I am fine with that. I love spice coffee too, Patti, but today am enjoying Blue Berry Crumble from New England Coffee. I send the link below just in case you are ever looking for something different. Temps dropped into upper 30’s last night and fall is surely taking hold. I so agree with you about hot coffee!

    https://www.newenglandcoffee.com/

  4. October 22, 2016 8:50 AM

    I got a flu shot yesterday too, and the lady remembered me from previous years as well. But my band-aid was just a run-of-the-mill little circular one. Now, somehow, I feel cheated.

    Gregory, you’ve got a great eye for the slice o’ life.

  5. pattilynn9 permalink
    October 22, 2016 8:03 AM

    Good for you! My hub hates needles too. He doesn’t get a flu shot, but I sure do. This year I only got a small knot on my arm, usually I get a YUGE sore knot…I hope Clifford made you smile!

    I’m having a Pumpkin Spice Coffee this morning…my first of the season. It got down in the lower 50’s last night. I’m looking forward to nippy mornings. Nothing better than hot coffee on a cold morning!

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