Today I get my second Moderna dose. On Monday, I tried to remember to keep drinking fluids, which is supposed to ease side effects. We shall see.
I’ve also been prepping for the aftermath. Friends and family who’ve had the Moderna vaccine report a whole range of reactions, from some arm pain to brain fog to extreme fatigue to headaches to fever, lasting a day or so. I’ve cleared my calendar for Wednesday, hoping for the best but leaving space and time to deal with a stronger reaction. After my first dose, I was very tired for several hours after I drove home from Boston. We shall see.
Then there’s Passover prep. The first seder is Saturday night this year, and there’s still a lot to do between now and then. We’ve started our house cleaning, shopped for dry goods and dairy foods, and planned menus for the week of Passover. Al will finish the bulk of the cleaning this week and the rest of the shopping for perishables, but I still have client work pending and other to-dos to complete.
I’ve revised the Haggadah that I wrote last year, and we’re getting organized to have a Zoom mini seder with family on the first night. But there is still more cleaning and all the cooking to do. So I’m hoping that my second dose won’t throw a monkey wrench into the works. We shall see.
How is this week before Passover different from all other weeks before Passover? We shall see.
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