two weeks in and feelin’ groovy

Friday the 26th of March was Wrenn’s and my official day of freedom: two weeks after receiving our second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which is when the CDC says you’re as immunized against the coronavirus as you’re gonna get.

To celebrate, we got our hairs cut! Going to a salon wasn’t really a thing we wanted to do during a pandemic, but we felt good about doing it today. It was my first haircut in 14 months, and Wrenn’s first in 16 months. As you can see from the “before” picture above on the left, my hair was getting pretty out of control. Now, it’s much calmer and not zipping off in all directions.

Don’t worry, though, I’m still a long-haired hippie weirdo freak….

Today, we’re off to North Carolina. We’ve been cooped up together in the house forever, and we want a road trip, so we’re gonna head to Raleigh and spend a few days with our dear friends ToniAnn and Kyle. And we’re looking forward to Easter dinner, our first meal at my parents’ house in 13 months, not to mention being able to celebrate my birthday in a restaurant!

We’re nowhere near normal yet — as you can see from the pictures above, masks are still a thing, and we’re still being very very very very careful, especially with people whom we either know aren’t vaccinated or don’t know one way or the other if they’re vaccinated.

Yesterday was a beautiful day for walking around both Greenwich Village in Manhattan and Little Italy in the Bronx. And it was so nice to do that without the anxiety that’s gripped us since mid-March 2020.

Still a ways to go, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it looks like it isn’t an oncoming train….

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