The Day After

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242021

I’m writing this blog early, actually about 4:30 PM, which makes it about 25 hours after we got our second Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations Monday afternoon at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Several friends have asked if we had any bad reactions to the shots.

We have had a few side effects but nothing to fret about and nothing at all unexpected. For much of the day, Terry has been feeling a bit achy in her joints, but nothing that would make her want to go to bed. Of course, it’s very seldom that she takes a nap in the middle of the day anyway.

As for me, except for a large red welt on my arm at the injection site, which is tender to the touch and itches a bit, all is well. And this isn’t nearly as bad as the couple of times I’ve been bitten by fire ants.

So overall, if things stay this way, we can both count it as a good experience. I did take a couple of Tylenol about 2 AM before going to bed, but only because my back was hurting. It had nothing to do with a reaction to the vaccinations. And while Terry finds it difficult to take a nap, I have it down to a science that only requires one step. All I have to do is sit down in my recliner and I’m gone.

Our friend Jim also got his second shot yesterday at the VA clinic in Daytona Beach. Jim said yesterday that he felt a bit tired but had no other reaction to the vaccine.

And while we are doing fine, I have to admit that I am a bit worried about my neighbor Chris across the street. Chris is a good guy, and he recently married a wonderful lady named Rhonda. I don’t know Rhonda all that well, but I don’t think she’s a woman who suffers fools lightly, which is why everybody was surprised when she agreed to marry Chris in the first place. (Personally, I think alcohol was involved.) So you can understand my concern when this truck with a giant wood chipper pulled up in front of their place yesterday, and three guys went to work. It’s probably my wild imagination, being a fiction writer and all that, but just in case I am right, I might mention to Rhonda that I’m in the market for a motorcycle, and I’ve always liked that Harley that Chris has (or had).

On another topic, my latest book, Fresh Out Of Mojo, is doing well on Amazon, with over a dozen reviews, most of them five stars. Check it out, but be aware that is strong language and violence, which is part of the world the characters in the story live in.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. You just know there are people who would be doing this, right?

Thought For The Day – Ladies, good men do exist. We’re just ugly.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “The Day After”

  1. Nick,
    What ever happened to Dennis from “the driving school”…..he never blogs anymore.?

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