Finally, we were able to get Ian a flu shot without having to go to Public Health. Anyone under 9 has to have their shot administered at a Health unit by law in Alberta. Of course, Ian was 8 and couldn’t get one which led to multiple bouts of flus and illness last winter.
We went to Walmart on the pretext of getting 20 pumpkins for our school-wide carving activity next Monday (they were selling them for $3.47 each). Wouldn’t you know it…there were only a few scrungie ones left. I managed to get 1 for us. I’m not sure what we’re going to do for the school. Maybe they’ll be dirt cheap by Saturday. Right now most grocery stores have them marked down to 20 cents/pound. That’s still a bit pricey especially when only the big ones remain.
We were also hoping to get our flu shots done. They were made available yesterday and I thought maybe mid-afternoon would mean reduced crowds. It did. There was 1 guy ahead of us. According to the pharmacist, the gov’t has now allowed more stores and doctor’s offices to administer the shot now, so that has reduced the line-ups. I had a shot, Ian had a shot (because he was too stuffed up for the nasal one), and Miranda had the nasal spray. Hopefully this year we’ll all be a little more resistant.