2021 Highlights: Week 11

  • Outdoor playdates are allowed again!
  • Lots of great vaccine news this week! A family member unexpectedly got their first vaccine dose this week and Peter and I both got rather teary-eyed when we heard the news. As well, it was also announced that essential workers will begin to be vaccinated in April which means Peter will get his shot sooner than we expected.
  • Sourdough pretzels with cheese dip (and veggies so we don’t get scurvy):
  • Beginning to make summer plans. The fact that I could call up a friend and say, “Hey, what if we came to visit you this summer?” and have her wholeheartedly agree, is very exciting to me. We still ended the conversation agreeing that we’d wait until the month before to decide what that visit would look like but still…huge step!
  • Pearl had some birthday money to spend and so, with her little purse in hand, she and I went to the toy store where she picked out a sticker-making kit and bought it “with her own money”.
  • Planting seeds!
  • A family hike and a picnic on a dock:

9 thoughts on “2021 Highlights: Week 11”

  1. I had to Google how the heck one avoids scurvy with vegetables. I thought that was basically a citrus thing. Turns out, Vitamin A comes in . . . OTHER PLANTS, TOO! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Thatโ€™s so funny because Iโ€™ve always just thought/heard of scurvy as the disease you get when you do my eat fruits and vegetables. I never thought about what particular vitamin deficiency it involved.

    2. Sailors used to get scurvy, hence the phrase “scurvy dog” when insulting a pirate. Then, someone figured out citrus did something to save their lives and experimented with sending crates of citrus on long voyages.

    3. Oh, I’ve definitely told my children to eat their vegetables so they don’t get “the pirate disease”, and I knew it was citrus that ultimately benefitted sailors. I just didn’t realize scurvy was a result of a particular vitamin deficiency. I thought you got it from not eating any vegetables at all. But it makes sense that there is something specific lacking.

  2. Which is why Brits were known throughout the English-speaking world as limeys – British sailors used to carry limes on their ships to prevent scurvy… ๐Ÿ˜€

    Good news about the vaccines! It makes nearly as much of a psychological difference as a physical one!

  3. The vaccine news this week was SO exciting! I’ve been thrilled working on it for the broad population but feels even more ‘real’ now that people I personally know are also vaccinated.

    1. I overheard two ladies talking about their vaccine appointments in a story last week and that reminder that it was happening amongst the general public now was so exciting!

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