We packed up little baggies of Halloween candy last night, and despite doing some "tasting," my weight is down 1.4 lbs. from last week. (Imagine if I hadn't been trying the bite-sized Milky Ways! Maybe another .2 of a pound! lol) I'm pleased because I can tell by looking at my stomach that I've lost (it's the first place it goes and the first place it leaves). But my arms are beginning to look a little scrawny. Time to do some weight work, I know.
Weather here is cool, and though it's been raining I think it won't rain the rest of the day -- nice for the trick-or-treaters. I'm going to hand out candy with tongs that have little hands on them, and wear a mask under a very unattractive Halloween mask we have (looks like "The Scream," except in black & white). To keep from scaring the little kids with it, I'll probably pin a Covid mask on over the mouth of the (Halloween) mask. In any case, I think decked out like that and having had my vaccines, there's no worry about getting exposed to the virus. Last year, it was much more nerve wracking because nobody knew for sure how the virus spread, so we just hung candy out on a clothesline in little sacks. (One bratty little kid ran down the line and grabbed every single sack, yelling "Mommy, look what I got!")
Husband, myself and son all have gotten our flu shots as well, kind of a surprise because we weren't focusing very hard on it. Husband and I did it spontaneously one day at the local pharmacy attached to a grocery store, sticky floor where someone had spilled a soft drink and all. (It was like getting a shot at the bus station. But we got them!) Our son had an appointment with his regular doc for something else, and while there she said "Do you want to get your flu shot today?" startling him very much. But he agreed. None of us had side effects, despite expecting them. After the Covid shots, we seemed to think we weren't going to get out of it without at least a super sore arm for 24 hours, but no, just a little soreness the first night that was gone by morning. I'm awfully sorry you and your husband had such a rough time with it, Barb. Glad you got it, though. In the bright light thrown by Covid, people tend to forget flu in the shadows.
We're off to pick up some meds for our son, and to do one lighthearted errand before the serious work of getting ready for trick-or-treaters. We haven't even hung lights or gotten our pumpkins carved (I cleaned them out last night and baked the seeds). Just haven't been in the mood for the holiday. Today it's hustle time.
Have a great week!