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Sunday Salon: July 11, 2021

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon. 


  • Teaching World History Thematically by Rosalie Metro (for work)
  • Teaching US History Thematically by Rosalie Metro (for work)

I got my first dose of the Shingles vaccination this week. I have been putting it off for so long, it feels good to finally have step one taken care of (it is a 2-shot series with the second one coming 2 to 6 months after the first). I had been warned that there may be a response with the first dose, but I got a low fever for 24 hours and the lovely hot area you can see in the photo that lasted 4 days. It got even bigger after I took the photo and now, on day 6 the area is still a bit hard and swollen, but not read. Still way better than getting Shingles!

I watched some good soccer in the Euro cup, especially enjoying the England v Denmark game on Wednesday. This shirt is from the 2021 London Olympics, but I figured it brought England good luck.🤣The finals against Italy are later today and the family is going to watch it for sure!

I spent time with 3 long-time friends this week, which was really rejuvenating. I went for two walks with friends, one of whom I have known since 1981 and the other that I have known for over 50 years (how is that even possible?!). We met in nursery school when we were 3 years old. It was wonderful to spend time with both of them. The third friend is someone I used to work with and haven't seen in far too long. 

My brother, his wife, and their youngest daughter (age 15) arrive tonight! I am so excited; I haven't seen them in two years. 

This morning as I was skimming through Twitter, I came across this post by the author Alex Gino about the title of his book George Melissa's Story. I think changing the title is an important move, especially given the content of the book, and it is so great that he is publicizing the move, the publisher's response, and that he wants owners of the book to change it as well. Honoring the names that people (characters) choose for themselves speaks volumes.

This graphic is a link to my Challenges page:

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