John and I both prefer to listen to NPR when we are driving anywhere. This can make road trips (to see his folks,
I didn’t leave the house all weekend. It was fall with a vengance. It was grey and overcast. It was chilly. It rained most of the time. (I know that I should be glad for the rain, since we were having a bit of a drought, but really… too little too late. The lawn is already dead and dormant and will stay that way for the remainder of the year.) My yoga class was canceled. Other then the need to make a quick trip through the library’s book-return drivethrough, there was no need for me to set foot outside the house, so I didn’t.
I spent most of the weekend on the couch with the cat on my lap and a stack of books and a mug (multiple mugs) of tea next to me.
It being fall, the flu shot is getting a lot of hype all over the place. The CVS near my house is giving out shots, as is the grocery store, my office, and the local NPR stations are also talking about the benefits of “getting your annual flu vaccination”. My doctor (as usual) plugged the flu shot when I was in a week or so ago for a check-up, but didn’t seem to bothered when I (also as usual) turned it down. I don’t get the flu shot. I have never liked needles or getting shots, and was the problem kid who needed to be held down by the nurse so that the doctor could administer vaccinations. Not much has changed, except that the nurses no longer have to hold me down. Well, that plus the fact that as an adult I have much more freedom to reject vaccination suggestions. None for me, thanks anyway. Now if there was a vaccine for the common cold, then I might reconsider my stance…