October 4 Day 940: Boosted Bivalently

I took advantage of the pop-up vaccination clinic on campus. It was quick and easy. The hardest part was waiting the 15 minutes to be released. Nine hours later, all I want to do is close my eyes and drift off to sleep. I guess those files aren’t going to get read and the homeworkContinue reading “October 4 Day 940: Boosted Bivalently”

July 17 Day 861: Just When You Think It’s All Over

I’ve been thinking it might be time to morph this blog, Math in the Time of Corona, into something new. After all, it’s been 861 days since my first emergency remote class was taught March 9, 2020. Vaccines have been created, debated, and updated. Masks are no longer mandated. People are venturing out on delayedContinue reading “July 17 Day 861: Just When You Think It’s All Over”

April 19 Day 772: Behind Blue Eyes

I have been able to function all day after having received my fourth COVID vaccination yesterday. I’ve been nursing a headache behind my left eye and have a mild fever. That seems par for the course. Inconvenience now for enhanced protection later. I have worked from the office all day. There is one more 45Continue reading “April 19 Day 772: Behind Blue Eyes”

November 13 Day 615: And Just like That…

… it was over. I was back to feeling like my regular self by morning. My arms don’t even feel that sore. (Flu shot in the left, COVID booster in the right.) Now it’s my husband’s turn to feel crappy. He got his booster yesterday and the after effects hit this morning. I’m trying toContinue reading “November 13 Day 615: And Just like That…”

November 12 Day 614: Take it Easy

Symptoms: A mild fever and a killer headache. Diagnosis: After effects of the COVID-19 booster. Outcome: Be kind to myself. Reduce virtual meetings to only those where action will be taken. Otherwise, keep very still with my eyes closed. It should be over tomorrow. Hope for the Tylenol to kick in. Maybe I can getContinue reading “November 12 Day 614: Take it Easy”

April 20 Day 408: One Step Closer

Today was Zachary’s first vaccination. Washington State opened vaccinations to people 16 years and older on April 15. I found a drive through site in Dupont administering the Pfizer vaccine with open appointments last week and this morning we drove the 30 minutes (with traffic), to the location. It was extremely well-organized. The concentric circlesContinue reading “April 20 Day 408: One Step Closer”

April 7 Day 395: Second Hope

I’m waiting my 15 minutes, followed by 2 more weeks. I’m surprised how emotional I feel. There is a lump in my throat and tears pool in my eyes as I thank everyone involved from the volunteers on crowd control to the RNs dispensing the coveted elixir. I can finally imagine visiting my family inContinue reading “April 7 Day 395: Second Hope”

March 12 Day 369: One To Go

I received an urgent e-mail from my husband yesterday afternoon. My healthcare provider’s vaccine clinic was liberally interpreting “educator” to include higher education faculty and they had appointments available. I immediately got online, signed up for the next available appointment, drove to the clinic, and received my first Moderna shot. It took maybe 60 minutesContinue reading “March 12 Day 369: One To Go”