so, Saturday was my second jab (Pfizer), for which I am extremely grateful. The same efforts as for jab #1, extra range of motion arm movement and increased hydration, while they surely made a difference, did not stave off the noticeable effects of my immune system learning how to protect me from the virus. While the first twelve hours or so were uneventful, by the time Saturday night rolled around, my arm was quite definitely sore.
Sunday, after my before-breakfast walk, there was generalised malaise and vague aches + headache, brain fuzzier than usual. As the day went on, feeling "under the weather" increased, with the sense of almost as if someone had turned the gravity dial up to a higher number than usual. Finally at about 7:30 I gave up and went to bed, falling asleep almost immediately, only to wake again at about a quarter to midnight. Still feeling puny, but not really able to fall back asleep.
Rather than lie abed fretting over insomnia, an hour or so washing the dishes (that I'd been too tired to deal with earlier) seemed like a useful and not strenuous midnight task. In ages past, most humans did not sleep a solid eight hours, but their sleep was divided in two parts. HOPEFULLY MONDAY WILL BE A BETTER LESS REACTIVE DAY
today's gratitude - being home, being able to rest as needed, being able to get vaccinated