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  1. Tonight’s news said Moderna announced there would be enough vaccine for everyone who wants one to have one by June. And that their vaccine prevents 100% of severe complications. I cried.
    16 points
  2. I have to say, the vaccine announcements are a real bright spot in this lousy, stinking year. Great efficacy for more than one vaccine! The vaccine can be rolled out soon! I didn't expect this much.
    10 points
  3. This house had a p*nis made out of Christmas lights on the roof. I'm pretty sure they were aiming for bell, but that's definitely not what they managed.
    9 points
  4. I know. I am so thankful. Also a big thank you to all the people that signed up for testing. How selfless.
    7 points
  5. Dh fixed the leak under the sink. And he's taking out the last of the cabinets in the kitchen.
    5 points
  6. Omg, this is hysterical. Just today a friend’s mother posted that there should be “professional Christmas tree fluffers.” Now, I know what she means, but the conversation is just getting funnier and funnier. So far, people have not tipped off half the participants as to why this is hysterical.
    5 points
  7. 😮 I think you'd better let us judge. Pic and poll?
    5 points
  8. Pfizer's could be available as soon as Dec. 11th — the FDA meets to discuss the EUA on the 10th, and Pfizer says they have around 6 million doses ready to be shipped immediately as soon as they get approval. Moderna and Pfizer have each said they will have 20 million doses available by the end of December, and UPS has partnered with a refrigeration company to produce ultra-cold freezers and has ramped up production of dry ice to 1200 lbs/hr. to expedite transport.
    5 points
  9. Yes, it's expected to be available in a few weeks to health care workers. I talked to DS this weekend. He said he had no symptoms at all, so doesn't know if he got the placebo or the vaccine, but he hasn't had Covid either. He said they don't want to say yet because they're still collecting data as long as possible and he's still having blood draws. If he needs any medical care, he has a card with his patient trial number and doctors can call and find out if he got the vaccine or not. If he got the placebo, they'll need to let him know at some point so he can get the vaccine. I think diff
    5 points
  10. I'm so so so grateful to all the scientists and lab workers who have toiled over these vaccines. So grateful. And if the other vaccine companies are also rolling out their versions, does that mean everyone who wants a covid vaccine might get them even sooner?
    5 points
  11. I am on the same boat as well. In my estimation, it will take another full year for the situation to stabilize around the globe and we desperately need that in order for CV19 to stop jumping to one place from another. Maybe we can all hope that there is a chance of eradicating CV19 if the entire population is vaccinated (or enough for herd immunity). Potentially, we need 12-14 billion doses of this vaccine (that number alone is mind boggling) and during the time it takes to become effective in building immunity, people will be dying in alarming numbers. But, now that we have the vaccine and ho
    4 points
  12. Dinner is eaten. That is all.
    4 points
  13. The people in the house will be delighted that you are taking pictures of their "bell." Now get out there and get some pictures for us!
    4 points
  14. Yep. Last week when Chester was having all the tummy problems, we would give him scrambled eggs and then a special canned food from the vet, and now that he is back to regular old kibble, he's feeling a bit put out, lol.
    4 points
  15. I'd go with the "you can be a guinea pig for the vaccine or a guinea pig for the virus" angle 😉 .
    4 points
  16. Oh, how wonderful! I’m glad you’re enjoying Theater of War (ToW). What wonderful work they do! That said, the Court Theatre is setting the standard for producing excellent and topical content that works in virtual settings. I have enjoyed the first two Thought & Theatre programs greatly. In fact, given how much you’ve enjoyed ToW, let me suggest you check out the program on Euripides’ The Bacchae. In my opinion? The reading they gave in the third meeting actually outdoes ToW. (I believe one can purchase the archived programs.) The Deep Dive on Tom Stoppard’s newest play was a
    4 points
  17. What? No. Everyone knows the wifi connection sucks when it snows. It’s been known to be down all day on snow days. 😉 ^I jest but I’d 100% disconnect my wifi if we woke with a foot of snow outside. Because that happens less than 3 days a year in Oklahoma. Damned if we are going to miss it for zoom. Stuff like this makes me ever so grateful to home school and super sad for kids not so fortunate right now. I’ve long said the problem with distance learning/work is how much it intrudes literally into the family home. 🙁
    3 points
  18. *gingerly* I’m disinclined to be perturbed by quoted passages from books others are reading. Isn’t the “no politics” policy meant to ensure that we don’t bait one another or campaign? I just read Eula Biss’ remarkable exploration of the ongoing conversations surrounding vaccinations. I have no commonplace entries because nearly every sentence she pens is exquisite. But what if I had included some of the quotes regarding the individual’s responsibility to the community? In a program I attended this evening, one of Court Theatre’s dramaturgs spoke with Siân Adiseshiah, who wrote the sc
    3 points
  19. My cat is spoiled, too. I made a little cave for her out of clean laundry to sleep in. She loves to sleep on or near clean laundry.
    3 points
  20. Christmas shopping done
    3 points
  21. ...which means that when we come to the forums after today, we will have to change our passwords. I was just noticing the date at the post pinned at the top of this forum. Now I have to think of a new password! And I just set it to one I liked. Oh well.
    3 points
  22. I'm including nuns, priests, and monks, So far I in my stacks I have Jane Christmas's And Then There were Nuns, Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts, Black Narcissus, The Monk, Ellis Peters, One Corpse too Many, Stendhal's the Red and the Black, and Aimee Thurlo's Bad Faith , Mariette in Ecstasy and Macomber's Twelve Days of Christmas . I hope more reading time opens up for you, especially during Christmas holidays and beyond. Welcome and glad you dropped in. Sweet story about your mother. Will have to check out the story. Thank you and yes, I have and still feel badly. It
    3 points
  23. No, I'm not. I decided to delay any routine medical appointments after reading this interview with Dr. Fauci. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/how-fauci-5-other-health-specialists-deal-with-covid-19-risks-in-their-everyday-lives/2020/07/02/d4665ed6-b6fb-11ea-a510-55bf26485c93_story.html He said he would advise his wife or daughter to wait on a routine mammogram.
    3 points
  24. That's awesome! I only did one mile and am exhausted, lol! Hayden kicked my butt today in DDPY, and my allergies are bad which makes me tired and grumpy. But I now have officially a "perfect month" with all rings closed every day of November on my Apple Watch!
    3 points
  25. The Daily podcast had a very good episode about vaccine distribution this morning. It is incredibly exciting. Every expert I've read or listened to says that the next 6-8 weeks are going to be really, really bad. But things should start to get better in February, and then by late spring/summer things hopefully things will be dramatically better. I am concerned, however, that so far only Pfizer is testing on kids, and only down to age 12. I don't see how we get back to anything close to 'normal' until either kids are vaccinated or we have such widespread adult immunization that ki
    3 points
  26. I mean, what else could we hope for Christmas. I'm so excited heading in a direction of normalcy.
    3 points
  27. Thank God! My parents will be in line for it ASAP. I miss them so much. Now how to get the some people in my life to understand that they won't be guinea pigs for this vaccine. The actual people getting it tested on them are the guinea pigs.
    3 points
  28. My reading plans went by the way side as well and I ended up reading too much fluff too. Getting back into the deeper stuff now. I keep lists of books on my shelf want to read and books read on my personal blog at www.mytwoblessings.com. I share with my son who likes to do comic reviews which really helps when I don't have time to post. Blogger is easy and free and you can keep private if you choose. Plus keep notes or reviews.
    3 points
  29. I’m working on a COVID 12 days of Christmas. I think I am up to 9. I’ll post it when I finish.
    3 points
  30. Attempt 1. I need more pink and white, and maybe use a sharpee next time. I'll try again in a week or so.
    3 points
  31. @Melissa MI really want to thank you for introducing me to Theater of War productions. I think I have participated three times now. They do stellar work. I’ll have to check out Court Theater. Fen looks interesting.
    3 points
  32. For me I think Evening and the Morning might be the best one of the bunch. As you know I love British History and this book made a rather unexplored by many time period really come alive. I am really having a hard time resisting the urge to jump into Pillars which I read years ago. I really need to finish my 2020 challenges as I actually think I can, if I don’t get sidetracked!
    3 points
  33. Ummm...I've done it. My drama group will perform it if we ever get to have a show again. Marnie will be lecturing in the front of the stage while her poor family members come in and out with unacceptable items. There will be throwing of spoons, hiding of unacceptable food items, and people freaking out over lids vs. aluminum foil.
    3 points
  34. I have not made a gift list yet, much less begun shopping. I think we are finally nearly all set for dd17's birthday on Friday.
    2 points
  35. Next time do boiled chicken and rice. I was about to brag that I beat you by 2 days but I forgot I have a nephew...
    2 points
  36. Same here. I know it will be a while,but now there is a CHANCE this nasty virus won't kill my parents and my kids may get to see them again someday. I know it will be a while, but I'm so happy we actually have a vaccine coming soon!
    2 points
  37. https://www.9news.com.au/world/romania-monolith-utah-desert-mystery-object-piatra-neamt-ufo/dc146a92-71a9-4078-bc82-27810a01ab80 yep Romania!
    2 points
  38. I would wait until spring if possible. Those procedures don't seem that great. We have kept the babies well child visits because of vaccines. We snuck into the dentist in late August when numbers were low.
    2 points
  39. No we don't live out in the country. Our Walmart is about 20 minutes away though so that is roughly 50 minutes for the whole thing if there aren't other cars waiting for their groceries when we get there. the other grocery stores are within 5 minutes. So, if I go to the store myself I can be in and out in the same amount of time doing the pick up would be and I'm not avoiding grocery stores because of covid, I just like the convenience of delivery. It is no longer convenient since orders keep getting cancelled
    2 points
  40. I'm really hoping that the vaccine gets rolled out asap. They are saying that we are supposed to get it in December or January (healthcare workers) and high-risk folks soon thereafter. With vaccine hesitancy among much of the population (sigh), fingers crossed that those of us with family who are happy to get a jab will be vaxed in the first half of 2021, after the high priority folks. We have Sacha's bar mitzvah trip to Israel already booked in September/October 2021 and his Space Camp scholarship from 2020 was already postponed to June 2021, so this family is chomping at the bit to get inocu
    2 points
  41. https://www.fastcompany.com/90580290/one-person-in-the-room-with-you-has-covid-19-heres-how-long-it-takes-to-get-infected?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss fastcompany&utm_content=rss&fbclid=IwAR3tMCfuJVv_o-RumSs9awdTUhQPj1Lho-ppvDXvrUEWgnTLafG4Q5NrMGw Depressing information on indoor transmission.
    2 points
  42. Yes! We obeyed and survived! And then I made lasagna for an early supper. And now I'm taking dd to swim (outside). She is once again worried for her survival. I will remind her of the rules. 😜
    2 points
  43. Yeah and waving hi and happy to see you. Was about to send out the posse. 😁 There are a few people who have expressed interest. so yes, we plan to read together and start the first week in February. We'll figure out waypoints to discuss depending on how fast we read. If the 12 week plan is too daunting, can go with the 24.
    2 points
  44. You've received a lot of good and specific advice. My comments are a bit more general and meant to offer a thought process that lessens any "guilt" you might feel. In my experience (having taught and worked in higher ed), kids who have student loans and/or who have to work to help put themselves through college tend to take their studies more seriously. They rarely cut classes. Their financial stake in the game teaches them a series of life lessons that many kids don't learn until much later in life (if at all). I really don't understand the parental mindset of wanting to pay for a child
    2 points
  45. I gave Juliet her breakfast and could not figure out why she was just sitting there looking at me and not eating it. I forgot to sprinkle the tiny amount of treats on top. 🙄 Spoiled dog.
    2 points
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