"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 01, 2018

Flu Shots...........

(This is not my photo - if it is yours let me know and I will be glad to give you credit.)

Doesn't this look like a gorgeous place?  You could sit there and dream all day.

Brain Teaser
What does this mean?
(Answer below).

Grandson's Corner

He is taking photography at school.
What in the world were they doing and what were they looking at?
I think they were posing.

Disco's Corner

Please don't bother me    I am trying to recoup from the weekend!.


Some Thoughts to Leave You With

You are incredible. 

This is the question - do you get flu shots - why or why not?

My answer is I do not want to get the flu shot - I hate to put foreign things in my body.
However I hate the flu even more.
So yes, I get the shot.
This Wednesday we are going.
I have had two friends that have had the flu already and it was nasty!


Answer:  Brain freeze - whenever my hubs eats really cold items he gets it!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes, I get flu shots every year, but last years does didn't include the kind of flue that I and a lot of others did too. They try to cover all the predominate viruses. So I will get one again this year. Like you I've heard it is already going around. Hopefully, I'll get the shot before the flu gets me!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have gotten the shot. Last year's very bad epidemic should warn people how horrible this sickness can be. My granddaughter had it and ended up in the hospital twice. It may not cover all types, but your chances of not getting sick are better with the shot.

Abby said...

I've never gotten a flu shot, but I'm thankful to those who do and cut down on the flu cases "out there". I caught last year's flu. Makes me consider getting a shot, but I'm like you and typically want to leave well enough alone. You've had two friends that have had the flu already?! Wow, starting early.
I like the photograph. There's a lot of skill that goes into getting a good shot. I like the angles here, even if we don't know what they're pointing at :). I don't think we're supposed to know.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie - brain freeze ... I'm just enjoying my very tasty ice-cream! Last year I did get a flu shot ... for the first time - and probably now will need one every year. Bucketing with rain today ... so not happy thinking about flu shots !! Cheers Hilary

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I get a flu shot with my Mom each year in Oct! Hope you are doing well. Life is super crazy these days. Hugs!

jack69 said...

HA! HA! Now the answer makes sense when I went back to look. Good one!
No I do not get the shot but my Sherry gets one, I figure that is for both of us. (Another laugh)

I don't know why, I think one time I took a shot for something and got it from the shot. But with my memory, I really don't know but I am apposed to it but I'm afraid to give advice to anyone about it. They might miss it because of me and SUFFER thru the Flu!
Love from NC...

Anonymous said...

Oh a great assortment, you always makes me smile and poor disco is all tuckered out!

Anonymous said...

Oh a great assortment, you always makes me smile and poor disco is all tuckered out!

Ginny Hartzler said...

That's funny, Phil gets brain freeze with ice-cream. I have never had it! YES, we always get the flu shot. There is one for older people! It is stronger, ask for it! We call it the Geezer Shot. So many people died last year, we need to have every and any weapon ready. Be sure and use wipes on grocery cart handles!

betty said...

I saw that cartoon before about the characters from the Wizard of Oz but I didn't get it, LOL. Thanks for explaining it!

Photography is a great class to take. Son did it his senior year and really enjoyed taking all the pictures, etc.

I didn't get a flu shot last year and got the flu. In fact all of us got the flu, even hubby who got the flu shot, but I heard it was only 10% effective last year. This year we are all getting flu shots. Miserable time when we were sick!


Red Rose Alley said...

Sandie, that is the prettiest picture of the Swan and the pink blossom tree. I'm so glad to hear that your grandson is taking a Photography class this year. I took a black and white photography class at the college many years ago, and to see the pictures being developed in the dark room right before my eyes was a thrill. He is going to love it! That is a cool picture of him next to the tree.

No, I don't take flu shots, and for the very reason that you mentioned. But it is awful to get sick and some of these bugs can hit hard, especially when we get older. When I get a cough, it lasts a long time after, it's terrible. I guess that is my weak area and coughs are nasty with me.

Always love your posts, Sandie. Disco is sleeping peacefully. Happy first day of October!


Betsy Adams said...

Cute one.... I never have problems with ice cream --but sometimes, if I drink something really really cold too fast, it will 'go to my head'... Never heard it called Brain Freeze...

Love the funny one about the mirror.... ha ha

I used to get a flu shot before marrying George. He had a serious condition(ended up in the ICU) before I met him (caused by getting the flu) --and the name is Guillain Barre Syndrome. He's fine --but was told NEVER to have a flu shot again. SO--I don't get one either --since I don't want to pass anything on to him.. We are VERY careful during flu season. IF George gets the flu again, it could be VERY serious...


peggy said...

I especially like your corners, grandson's corner etc. Yes I will get the flu shot, always have, you will hear about it if it doesn't work for me.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I thought the answer way that scarecrow is brainless

Yeah I get the flu shot each yeah

Mevely317 said...

LOVE those photos of Andy and Disco! (Wish I could afford to take photography lessons.) Tom's always refused to get a flu shot, but I'm all about preventative medicine … just waiting for Medicare's open enrollment.

GREAT comeback on the 'ugly' remark. Wish I'd thought of that while in high school.

Terri D said...

YOU are incredible!! I love your posts, Sandie. Andy's photo is really great, by the way! Disco has the right idea!! The scarecrow can't have brain-freeze! Very cute!

Sylvia said...

Yes, I've had my flu shot and the second pneumonia shot, one in each arm. I think you posted the Letter to You, for me, at least it sure sounds like me.

Have a great day,


Stephanie said...

We had to give up on the flu shot in this house. One bad reaction scared me off for good :)

Happy to see you are well and it's a pleasure to be back in "your space"!

barbara woods said...

we got our's last week have for 20 something years because I had the flu once

Saimi said...

I've never gotten the flu shot. Love the brain freeze cartoon especially with the scarecrow who doesn't have a brain. Perhaps the photo is only to make one think. It is interesting.

Nonnie said...

Jay and I never got the flu shot until about three years ago when the doctor insisted that we needed it because of our age. That is the year I got the flu so bad. We haven't gotten ours yet this year, but I'm sure we will even though most of my friends say don't do it. I like the black and white photo. I wish I could take photograph lessons. I guess I could, but just haven't made the effort. Those dogs can really snooze, can't they. Scarecrow couldn't get brain freeze, could he? You are incredible! Thanks for encouraging words.


disco looks so sweet. Photography is so much fun. i don't get flu shots.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Brain freeze!
Good for him taking a photography class. That brings a lot of pleasure.
I like that comeback. No we do not get the flu shot.

Jackie said...

I never get the flu shot, but I got it this year (this past week, actually.) Hubby took the shot too. We both got the high dose quadrivalent one.
I will let you know if it helps us (and family) or not.
Verdict is out on that. :)

Lynn said...

Maybe you can show us some of grandson's photography - that's neat he is doing that.

I got the flu shot a couple of weeks ago when I was at the facility anyway. Seems like a good idea to me.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie!!!! Surprise! I'm back at last. Hope it lasts. Nice to see this post. Andy is just about grown up, eh? Handsome fellow. Okay, girlfriend, have a good rest of the week. Susan

Lisa said...

I really like the photography photo. It’s unique and interesting to look at.
Cute blog.
Found you from Jack at Shipslog’s latest post.

The Feminine Energy said...

I've gotten a flu shot the last 3-4 years because it seems as I age I can not fight illness off as I once did. Of course last year's devastating flu developed late in the year and the flu shot that was distributed did not cover it. I was sick for an entire month, as were most folks who got it. This year I have heard something about a "senior flu shot" which is supposed to be stronger. I will probably get that one instead of the regular. I also get a pneumonia shot too, which is every 10 years. I got it in my 50th year and again in my 60th year. It's easier for me to remember when it's due that way. I'm finding that my advancing years (I'm 62 now) are bringing changed viewpoints on many things. The flu shot is one of them. Love, Andrea xoxo

Dar said...

No flu shot for me but Bill gets one. I got so sick after one that it cured me in getting another. I pray I don't get any nasty flu. Once was enough. That was 8-10 yrs. ago. Swans always remind me of my sister that passed away just after saying how beautiful they were swimming on what was actually a frozen river.
Brain Freeze is what got the Wizard of Oz crew, except the Scarecrow who doesn't have a brain. Cute. Brain Freeze gets me in the neck...could that mean my brain is sinking? lol Good for Andy taking Photography...my guess the boys are pointing to a pesky squirrel! Nice shot. I wish I could sleep like Disco...sweet pup! Excuse me, I'm not a mirror..........awesome comeback!
YOU are incredible too!

Crystal Mary said...

Hi Mate, I don't and won't get the flu shots. https://vactruth.com/2013/02/01/8-damn-good-reasons/
Much love. Crystal xx

mail4rosey said...

LOL on the Wizard of Oz photo. That's a good one.

Your doggie is sweet and your grandson is handsome.

I don't get the flu shot. I did once, and it made me feel like I had the flu, lol, which people told me can't be true, but hello, I'm the one that experienced it. I get both sides of the debate. :)

Here to say hello! Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Darling,
I don't like to get shots of any sort, no injections either.
My veins are not visible, so they escape the blood taker...
Your dog, Disco is adorable. Your grandson is so handsome.
I think one needs to exude a personality that goes with the outer layer of his/her looks, no matter the hair colour. I love Art & Music, the artistic expression of one's soul! Thank you for writing awesome blog posts!