I just saw a report on the evening news that the overall effectiveness of this season's flu vaccine was 58%; for the elderly it was 10%. Since I am closer to the elderly category than any other, I think I was really taken in by the publicity surrounding this issue. I have had the flu shot maybe twice in my life before this year, and I think this will be my last. Ten percent effectiveness gives you a false sense of security, and I won't be so gullible in the future. But who knows, I may be in that 10% effective group.
WOW! You folks who live in the central area of the country are really being pounded by the snowy weather. I hope you can ride it out indoors and can avoid the roads and highways.
The sunset I can see through my squeaky clean sliding door is spectacular this evening. I was poring through my iPhoto collection a couple of days ago and realized how often I photograph this scene. I'm so lucky to be able to see it on a near daily basis.
I don't know why I should have been so tired today but I took a long afternoon nap, wrapped in a snuggly blanket because I've been cold all day.
The news doesn't look good for the upcoming summer season at the National Parks unless Congress can get its act together. Fewer rangers in the picture? They have already cut the ranger staff to the bone at Lassen. I am definitely going to make friends with the local sheriffs' departments although I'm sure their budgets are stretched as well. It's a shame that when the Parks need volunteers more than ever, they don't have the staff to support and protect them. I'm getting ahead of the problem and we may miraculously get an alternative to sequestration within the next week.
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