Saturday, September 4, 2010

Another Writing Weekend

I should say, a mostly reading, writing, blogging, revising, and critiquing weekend with a little football, exercise, meal prep, pantry organization, and shopping thrown into the mix.

Yesterday I went to buy a pair of Nikes. That's all I needed. One pair of comfy gray Nike running shoes with a bright pink Swoosh in which I will never run. However, in addition to those shoes, I bought a pair of comfy Keds in brownish suede with a zip up top and three long-sleeved Pima cotton shirts in fall colors.

My excuse? They were all on sale.

I also had to go to the drugstore to pick up a prescription, saw the sign up for flu shots, and got mine on the spot. Just so you know, it only took a few minutes and my arm is not sore.

The recommendation is for everyone to get the flu vaccine this year, no matter your age, and to get the shot as soon as possible. The goal, of course, is to avoid the rush and confusion that occurred last year when H1N1 made an unexpected appearance in North America. This year, the H1N1 and regular flu vaccines come in the same shot.

I'd love to tie all this rambling nonsense back to writing in the logical way some excellent bloggers do it, but I can't. Well, except the shirts and shoes will be nice for the Colorado Gold writers' conference next weekend. And since I'm riding the bus down to Denver and then mixing with lots more people at the conference, and since there are quite a few bad colds with flu-like symptoms going around, getting the flu shot yesterday was probably a smart move.

How did I do?

Have a wonderful weekend.


Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - I hope you have a wonderful time at the conference! And I'm glad you didn't suffer any ill effects from the 'flu shot. Have a productive weekend!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I wish I had got my family flu-shotted a couple of months back- it has been one long rosary of illnesses in the family since the rains came in June :-(

And enjoy those keds.

Clarissa Draper said...

Have a wonderful time! Let us know how it goes.
Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

Ann Best said...

It sounds like you had a very productive day. Have a great weekend!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your weekend sounds like a mix of mine.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Week-ends are always a hit and miss, I plan something then something else comes on the horizon, glad you had your flu shots. I'm not allowed them because of the medication I'm on. so I keep my fingers crossed the flu stays away from my door.

Enjoy your week-end.

Michelle Mach said...

One of the benefits of blogging is that you soon learn to make *anything* related to your topic! Have a great time at the conference!

Terry Odell said...

Our Orlando doctor always said that since we didn't fit any of the 'high risk' groups for the flu, that we should take our chances with the flu rather than any side-effects from the shots, that we shouldn't have any complications if we did get the flu. The only flu shot I ever got was the first Swine Flu vaccine, and both Hubster and I have managed to stay healthy.

Not sure what recommendations are up here--and I'm moving farther into that "old broad" bracket.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, blogger buds! It's almost kickoff time for the Rocky Mountain Showdown (Colorado State University (Fort Collins) and University of Colorado (Boulder), so I'm only stopping in for a minute.

One more note on flu shots: I seem to be vulnerable for some reason. The Hong Kong flu and the Bangkok flu got me when I was younger, and both times I thought I was going to die. Now older and wiser, I take no chances.

Talli Roland said...

Hi Patricia! Glad you got there all right. Now take care of yourself and don't get sick now!

Jemi Fraser said...

I bought myself some new runners today too. That's all I wear when I'm at school. :)

Our city handled the H1N1 pretty well last year, but I think I'll be signing up early too.

Kay Theodoratus said...

Enjoy the conference. You'll need the new shoes if you walk around a lot.

Anonymous said...

You definitely have to look after your health. Have fun at the conference.