2022 Life Logs, Day 131: Second Covid Booster Shot
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Weather: Some Rain Overnight, Overcast and Windy; High 55, Low 47 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

I had an 11 am appointment at CVS to get my second Covid booster shot today. I stayed with Moderna, which is what I have had from the beginning. Some say to mix it up, but others believe that if you started with Moderna, you should stay with it, as it has proven its effectiveness. I don’t know if it was a reaction to the shot or to this ugly weather, but by 3:30 pm, I literally had to lay down to take a nap. I was exhausted from doing nothing and ached all over. When I got up at 5 pm, I was fine, except for a sore arm. Who knows?

This dreary, cold, windy weather is not my cup of tea. I know I must feel this way every spring, but I feel like it stays colder longer every year. So, I looked back through my logs and the weather history. The historic average temperature in Falmouth on May 11 is 64 for the high and 48 for the low. We are below average today with 55 as the high and 47 as the low. Then I looked back at 2021. It was sunny and windy with a high of 61 and a low of 44. Still below average, but it was a book club day and we met outside on the back deck of one of the members and enjoyed the sunshine and her beautifully landscaped backyard. How about 2020? The name of my log on this day in 2020 was, “Still Wearing My Winter Coat.” Yep. Same as 2022. It was even cooler than today with a high of 54 and low of 41. But at least the sun was shining and the extreme wind we had over the previous weekend was under control. Let’s go back another year to May 11, 2019. I was in Tennessee visiting my sister, but the high in Falmouth was 69 and the low was 48 with 15 knots of SW wind. It was 80 degrees F in Nashville. I went back one more year to 2018. I had just moved into the cottage the end of April and on May 11 that year the high was 73 and the low 45. Five years of weather information is certainly not enough to see any pattern, but I want the spring we had in 2018. Maybe next year.

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