Fall: Nothing Much to Say

Many of my faithful readers and listeners know I love Fall. Aside from how early it gets dark in the evenings, this is my absolute favorite time of the year.

I will find fun, save alternatives as I have throughout the pandemic. Halloween is already looking promising, the Iron City Festival is coming, and I’ll be reuniting with high school and college classmates in the coming weeks and months.

Thanksgiving will probably be reduced to going to one additional house this year and once again ordering a fried turkey from Wild Wings. The one last year was scrumptious.

This is also the time that I focus more on my health and weight loss goals. Gyms begin to empty out until January and it’s my time to shine. And as long as I’m employed by Amazon, the latter part of the Fall will be consumed by work.

I felt the cold air this week and loved it. I cannot wait to wear my scully, long pants and jackets more often. I’m not a pumpkin spice fiend but I do like that also.

I encourage all to practice safe measures, whether or not you’re taking the COVID vaccine and/or any boosters. I am tired of it as much as the next person and I want us to beat this thing.

I will have fun and be safe in the meanwhile!

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine #scaredeyes

Definitely a Different Vaccine

Boy the anti-vaxxers are extra fired up this week with the announcement from President Biden that if you work for a company with more than 100 employees, you are required to be vaccinated in full or be subjected to weekly tested. I honestly expected this to happen. This wasn’t why I got vaccinated though.

I’m just going to talk about the vaccine itself. Unless you have religious exemptions and reasons or health issues, I’m unsure why anyone wouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer’s is now FDA approved, Moderna is right behind it. The vaccines are safe overall and are protein based. This is a respiratory and a seasonal illness so boosters will be required. It is NOT experimental nor rushed. This has been in the works for years and since coronavirus has been around longer than other diseases (even other strains and variants), made it possible for one to alleviate and lessen the virus’s impact. This doesn’t mean you’re cured from it. This isn’t the polio nor the smallpox vaccine.

Many have been making this political from the onset. Well nearly ALL of your political heroes have gotten the vaccine. Side effects come with most vaccines. Did you resist this hard over the annual flu shot or over vaccinations for school, military and overseas travel?

Also if we’re talking long term side effects, let’s look at overall nutrition. How many of us eat fast food, drink beverages and partake in other activities that catch up to you? If you don’t want to take the vaccine, that’s fine. This thing has been out for a year now so it’s time to end the excuses.

Finally, if you’re that adamant about not getting it, please be safer and even stay at home when you can. You’re hurting yourself more than others.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine #scaredeyes