Saturday, March 6, 2021

Vaccine Success! And Free Digital Easter Tags from the 1940s and Before

It happened, suddenly! The chance to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine for my husband, aged 86 years! I had registered him with the state's Department of Health way back, and watched like a hawk for the chance to snag an appointment time for him, striking out again and again, week after week. Then, another text arrived, I was able to respond within seconds, and secured him a spot. 

There were instructions to go to the local university, to a big parking lot, at 1:30. Everything was tip-top, efficient, with many directing traffic, and even Porta-Potties! We drove up, gave his name, his "confirmation number," birthdate, and then were directed to a waiting queue. We had only been parked a few seconds when we were waved on to the area where they were giving the shots. I had both windows down, because it turned very warm today. A sweet woman came to the passenger side, and was speaking with my husband, getting him confirmed and telling him about possible side effects. He had some questions, and a nurse joined her and was speaking to him, too. I just sat, and reached for my cross stitching I had brought along to do while he got the vaccine and then the waiting period.

On my side, a nurse appeared, too, holding a syringe. She called to the other woman and said, "I'm going to go ahead." I told her, "It's for him, though, right?" She told me no, and to put my arm up, and proceeded to give me the vaccine. It was literally just seconds. 

Seconds later, the nurse gave my husband the vaccine on his side of the car, and they chalked the time we could leave on the windshield and headed for the next car. This was an event for the eldest seniors. I had a mask on and the kind of old-lady sunglasses that cover regular glasses, and I wear bangs. I guess no one could see that I wasn't quite a "senior senior" yet. My hair turned gray at age 19, so I have the right hair!

I have been worried sick that I would catch COVID and be unable to help my husband, or maybe even give him the virus. And worried sick about him, since he didn't see the real danger of COVID at 86 and with serious health problems. Now, SOLVED. 

It's like I can breathe again. I literally cried with happiness. 

I hope and pray my blog friends are innoculated or soon will be. I light a candle at church every day for that intention, that the vaccines be available to all who want them, and to keep the unvaccinated safe.

In other business, here are a few more "shabby" printable Easter tags. Maybe someone can use them! As always, since Google Blogger compresses and shrinks large graphics, use the LINK <--- from Google Drive so that the page will print correctly. I liked the sweet images from the 1940s, so I've included a few. My favorite is the lady bluebird, in her finery!

free digital printables for easter shabby chic

As always, thank'ee for stopping by.

Kind regards,

The Merry Olde Innoculated Dame, Holly


  1. I'm very happy for you! You must feel incredibly relieved. -Jenn

  2. I am so happy for you and your husband.

  3. I'm so glad you were both able to get the vaccine!

  4. I ´ma glad you could be vaccined.
    I is a big vaccination weekend here too.
    But I have not the age yet.
    I hope you did not have side effects?

  5. It is so good to hear that you and your husband have got the vaccine. I am also worried for my husband if he should get the Covid-19, he has some heart issues. Here they are now giving the vaccine to the group 75 to 85. My husband is 72. We are told that there will be a higher number of vaccines the next weeks. So hope it will go faster than now.

  6. Oh I am so happy for your both!!!! I know what you mean when you said you cried. When we found out that both of us could get the vaccine my husband really jumped for joy. He has had lots of health issues and we have been very worried.

  7. I'm so glad to hear you and your husband got the vaccines. That is such a relief for you. Thank you for lighting a candle at the church every day and putting your blog friends in your intentions. That is so dear of you, and I appreciate it very much. So glad I met you in blog land, Holly.


  8. Congratulations. Now you can breathe once in a while. I get my second Moderna shot Thursday. I'll be glad when it's behind me.

  9. Congratulations on getting the single shot. You are SO lucky. I hope there were no adverse side effects, like some have experienced. Like you, I have had gray hair since I was also 19. It's nearly white in some areas now.

    How sweet and generous of you to share these lovely Easter images. They are beautiful. And thanks for lighting a daily candle at your church. SO sweet of you.

  10. I am thrilled that you are both vaccinated, it must give you peace of mind. Love the beautiful Easter tags.

  11. Happy for both of you. Lovely Easter images. TFS Janice


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