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Congrats @allornone! That’s great you get free testing too. It costs about $40 CAD to do non symptomatic testing and I wish it were more available for the piece of mind.
Ugh it’s been so humid here too @copa. I don’t want to turn on the AC out of principle but it’s just so warm.
I’m sorry @peggy. I hope your loved ones get the surgery they need. It disgusts me that restaurants are openly not abiding by vaccine passports.
Dr. Fauci’s comment about how it’s too soon to see for Christmas gatherings made me realize that my family is doing Canadian Thanksgiving pretty much normally. I don’t know the rules on private gatherings anymore. We are all vaccinated except for my niece. I have probably been more rule abiding than my family. I’m so tired. Yes we should be vigilant but still. Also I feel Ontario is actually doing ok.
Aw thanks everyone!! We are excited.
Good luck on date 4, @cleo!
That is exciting relationship stuff @copa! Glad you could see your family. Sounds like an awesome birthday celebration!
https://www.essensedesigns.com/stella-york/wedding-dresses/7177/ is the dress ☺️ I got it in “moscato” (the blush champagne one at the top) instead of ivory. That was part of the indecision since I thought I wanted an ivory dress but the moscato looked really nice on me.
It is dawning on me that we might not be “normal” by next spring. I knew it was possible but I honestly thought we were seeing the end once we had vaccinations. We’ve been planning as if there were no capacity restrictions. And even if there weren’t I still wouldn’t want to have a super spreader event. I don’t mind masks but I hope there can be dancing. We are going to go ahead though at whatever capacity restrictions.
I’m invited to a wedding in November. We will see if she reschedules. Right now we are allowed 25 percent indoors with no dancing, 50 percent indoors without dancing and 100 people outdoors. It will be mandatory to be vaccinated to go to wedding receptions. I wonder with the capacity restrictions will lift. Then again with delta I am not sure.
My work has mandated vaccines or testing twice a week. I am happy with that. A little surprised since they have been slow on COVID protocol otherwise. There is definitely one person who is unvaccinated. I don’t know why but I am ok not knowing. Although I do overall support vaccine passports I still do feel uncomfortable with the privacy aspect.
I heard Biden is mandating vaccine policies for private companies for over 100 employees?
Ontario’s vaccine passport is coming on September 22. Antivaxxers are protesting at hospitals which is so disgusting. Go to the place where they make policy!
I think they have officially approved booster shots for immunocompromised so my fiancé is looking into that as he might fall into the category.
@LisforLeslie, just curious, do you think Sinovac will be eventually on the approved list for incoming travellers? I only ask since you seem to be in the field! I know it’s just speculation. I ask because my family in Hong Kong have been vaccinated with Sinovac and if they come to Canada they still need to do mandatory quarantine, last I checked.
Ooh, I am almost out of my smoothing serum. Thanks for the reminder @Kate.
Well, we closed on the house!! We have some work to do so we won’t be moving officially until October but we have started moving some stuff.
I also “said yes to the dress” recently! It was mainly a good experience. I am a bit indecisive in life so that also applied here but I’m happy with it 🙂
So anybody going on any awesome dates/any other relationship updates? We met up with my fiance’s friend this weekend for the first time since the pandemic started and finally met his girlfriend. They started dating right at the beginning of the pandemic. From what I gather, in early pandemic dating there are a lot of park dates.
A wedding vendor I follow (but thankfully am not using) just shared a story comparing vaccine to the Holocaust and forcing Jews to identify themselves. Not the same thing. Unfollowing her now but oh man. Anti vaxxers are here in Canada too.
I think a good analogy of vaccines is comparing it to indoor smoking. Not getting vaccinated is not just affecting you. I know I’m preaching to the choir here. I’m just getting so tired.
I am glad you are still testing negative, @copa. Sending positive thoughts for your boyfriend’s continued recovery.
That’s the thing, what’s the turning point when people will think it’s ok to get the vaccine. It’s a freaking miracle that the vaccine which took years to develop became ready at the right time.
I’m just so annoyed at the unvaccinated who are against vaccine passports saying if everyone in the venue is vaccinated why can’t I go in since they won’t get sick. So selfish and missing the point.
That is so messed up Kate! That is the wrong way to give feedback, as you know. I do Toastmasters and we’ve been meetingthe past 18 months online. It has been helpful for online meetings, eg not having the camera lower and more straight on, eye contact with the camera not the screen. It is a fear of mine that my internet will conk out when I’m in an awkward pose.
I have been at the office for the last year which I am grateful about. However it took forever for them to produce a written policy of masks and distancing.
I think my fiancé has really been facing the effects of WFH especially because right now he is in a one bedroom condo and there’s basically no separation of work and home. Glad we are getting a bigger space soon.
I’m sorry about the shingles anonymousse. The last tv show I loved was Schitt’s Creek.
I think Canada is going to introduce booster shots for those immunocompromised (eg those going through chemo). My fiancé is taking medication that suppresses his immune system. Reading about your friend’s husband I realize that he could have breakthrough case too. Hopefully not.
I am so sorry @copa. I hope your boyfriend continues to get better and that you do not get it. Also I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother. Maybe you will be safe within the 14 days before. Keeping hopeful for you both.