Pandemic Journal, Day 592

Both of us have sore arms tonight – and we’re pretty happy about it.

We went back to Valley Med this morning for our boosters. I was a little worried, because we weren’t able to get an appointment, but I needn’t have been – no one even asked us if we had an appointment, and the process ran smoothly. They gave us the choice of Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J. We decided to stick with Moderna, since we hadn’t had significant side effects from the first two shots. So far, so good this time, too – we’re both a little sore at the injection site, but that’s not a surprise.

This afternoon, we attended a Silicon Valley Shakespeare online event where the company leaders talked about how things had gone during the pandemic (PPP and Zoom to the rescue!) and what plans were afoot for 2022 (Romeo and Juliet in Willow Street Park in June, followed later in the summer by Measure for Measure and Sense and Sensibility in rep at Sanborn Park). They’re also planning to continue some online programming to broaden their reach. SVS has been a favorite since we discovered them a few years ago, and I’m looking forward to seeing them in person again.

Tonight’s dinner was a pandemic-era favorite, Spiced Chickpea Salad with Tahini and Pita Chips. The tahini sauce was very, very clumpy and thick tonight; I tried adding more water, but it wouldn’t absorb it. I found these hints – too late for tonight, but I’m sure we’ll make this recipe again.