Weekend Wrap-up: Vax Edition

Got my first dose of the A/Z vaccine yesterday. Others that I knew who got it before me had various degrees of side affects, from mild fever and headaches to the lying-in-bed-kill-me-now-I-need-coffee-but-it-makes-me-wretch-chills-sweats-where-did-the-last-36-hours-go, extreme end of the spectrum.

So, needless to say, I was nervous. Now, you know how when you hear things like that, you automatically think every little twinge/ache/rumble is the beginning of the end. – Was that feeling there before or is that a new thing?

It’s like when I accidentally watched the show on bedbugs and every little movement of hair on my body was obviously an invitation – Why am I sooo itchy?

11:30 – Got the shot. Didn’t hurt (didn’t look)

11:50 – Lovely receptionist (Lori) gives me the boot. “You’re good to go.

2:00 – Why does my upper back hurt?

2:10 – Twinge? Hmmm…

3:00 – Do my eyes hurt or am I just tired…(just tired, just tired , just tired…)

4:00 – Arm kinda sore, I think.

4:30 – Two songs are going through my head: The Waiting is the Hardest Part – Tom Petty (self explanatory) and Every Little Thing – The Police (as in was that a symptom? Wait. What about that?)

5:30 – Eat. Good sign

6:00 – A bit stuffed up, I can feel a headache – or can I? I don’t know anymore… I tried to do some writing (other than this), but not feeling inspired. And I have to write another poem tomorrow. Curse you NaPoWriMo!!! Screw it. I’m just going to watch some TV.

9:00 – Body a bit sore, but could be due to couch posture…

9:30 – Bedtime.

1:34 – Cold sweat

1:45 – Hot sweat

2:03 – Repeat previous two steps several times with a dash of headache

3:36 – OK, I’m up.

4:10 – Doze off, wake-up, doze off, etc.

6:00 – Still not feeling great, but I think the worst is over. Coffee + muffin. Yum.

Some of my highlights (other than poems):

Weird Wednesday: April 21 – Cartoons are back!

Poet Talk with Leon Stevens – Podcast interview with Lisa @prolificpulse

Check out these posts from other bloggers:

Listen To The Band: The Monkees – I came across Clive’s blog this week

Friday Click & Run – 23rd April – Stevie always gives other bloggers a place to post

Earth Day * – A beautiful video to celebrate Earth Day.

Last week for my poetry book contest.

Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

My new book page: http://books.linesbyleon.com/

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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