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Awww! A Little Normalcy


May 2021 went by extremely fast. I just remember turning the calendar to a beautiful May image on the kitchen wall. Now, it’s June. I have to attribute the speedy end of May to being stuck behind the laptop, writing and reading, and from time recuperating from the Covid vaccine.


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This time last year, we were deeply entrenched in the Pandemic – housebound, daily routines disrupted. What a difference a year makes. With the availability of Covid vaccines, we can release a collective sigh and hope for some normalcy in our lives.

My first vaccine was in April and the second in May. I thought, like many, the side-effects would be minimal, a sore arm and slight headache. I wish.

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The first Pfizer vaccine brought on a full-blown vertigo episode, nausea, lingering headache, and weakness for four days. I admit, I felt good three weeks between waiting for the next shot but feared the second vaccine’s side effects: Chills, a slight fever, weakness, and dizziness. A week after the vaccine, I felt like an animal lurked beneath my cells, ready to throw me into a full-blown vertigo episode again. But now, two weeks after the vaccination, I’m back to normal. Phew! I’m so glad that’s over.


While recovering, I managed to read several books by a few of my favorite authors and some new ones. Though staring at a screen for any length of time made me dizzy and nauseous. I resorted to good old natural remedies to ease nausea -ginger, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper. It really worked.

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Check out my reviews for May on

The Hive by Bibiana Krall

Weathering Old Souls by James J. Cudney and Didi Oviatt

Heir of Fury by Jina S. Bazaar

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

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I’m celebrating the release of my new book, Tainted Harvest: Simone Doucet Series (Book 1), now available on

Everyone Be Safe! Happy Reading!


8 thoughts on “Awww! A Little Normalcy”

      1. Yes, that’s my pleasure every time reading your post 🙂 I also hope that you will have a great time in Summer and wish you all the best throughout the year as well, both in health and work!

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  1. Thank you so much for this “normalcy” post, which truly helps me feel better during these days ^_^ I am happy that you are back to “normal” and still all healthy and active. I am also going to take Pfizer vaccines soon while being worried over all kinds of stuff, such as side effects, families, and works at the same time.

    Aww, reading your post is as great as usual, and congratulations on your new book! It has been a while since I wrote a comment here. I hope to be able to read your books one day soon 😀

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    1. Thanks, NarutoMath96! Please, get that vaccine. Everyone’s body is different with different side-effects. The outcome outweigh the minor inconveniences. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your post! 🙂

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  2. We were covid free in Nz for a long time but the recent outbreak last mid-August from a returnee coming from Sydney brought back the delta virus and our lives have never been the same. Pfizer vaccine 2nd dose gave me laziness and always hungry for 2 days! other than that I am good.

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