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Saturday October 8th

  1. 9 Morning everyone

    So it seems like I've been away forever. Still in England. I have some great pictures of Ireland and will post them when I get back home as it's hard to re size on my phone.

    It was good to see my brother after 11 years. My parents do seem to have declining health. We went to see The Go between in London and unfortunately my father fell over both going in to the theatre and then back out. I am encouraging him to see a doctor. My mother didn't do well with the London underground either but there is a lot of walking involved.

    My parents will give my brother an answer on moving to Ireland at Christmas as they are visiting then

    It's funny but.i am good at helping older proud patients who say they don't need help. It seems I'm no good at helping my own parents who insist they don't need any help.

    Anyway enough of me typing on my phone without glasses. I hope you are all well and wish you a good day.
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  3. Visit  Tweety profile page
    #1 9
    G'day

    Glad to hear from you Stneotser. It's hard watching our parents decline.

    It's a work day for me. Turns out the RN I was orienting quit without notice. It happens. Best friend wasn't feeling well so he canceled our movie and dinner. I still had a decent day and evening. Went to a 12 step meeting and saw a couple of friends I hadn't seen in a while. Glad they were still doing well.
  4. Visit  Ted profile page
    #2 10
    Good Morning!

    StNeotser - Yes, as Tweety said, it is difficult watching our parents decline (as I've shared here with regards to my father). I bet that you're more of a help to your parents than you realize. Just being a loving, caring "child" goes a very long way. In the meanwhile, enjoy your trip to England and that area. Hope you'll post pictures of your travels!

    Tweety - It's very frustrating when nurses, especially good nurses, suddenly quit. Blech! Seems like you had a nice evening out despite recent changes.

    Did not return from the wedding and wedding banquet until 1:00 AM this morning!! (I'm wide awake, at present, probably due to all of the diet Coke that I drank! LOL!) Now. . . I've probably attended about a billion weddings, and played during the ceremonies for half of them. No exaggerating! (LOL!) The wedding that we attended to last night was one of the sweetest (second to my own, of course). The two gentleman that got married have been together for about 15 years already. Amy and I have known "R" the longest. He is a bit of a dark soul with a "troubled history" to his life. To hear him say his vows to his husband seemed very sincere and -- well -- sweet. The hymns and readings that they picked exemplified the love and commitment towards each other. The healing that has taken place in our good friend, "R", to even consent to participate in a religious ceremony involving commitment is truly remarkable and heart-warming. Knowing that these past 15 years for our two friends have not been easy for them, makes attending this wedding ceremony an honor and delight. And the wedding banquet afterwards?!?!? WOW! What a celebration! LOTS of food, lots of good music and lots of dancing! It was a good night!

    Today?!? I work tonight. I also work tomorrow night. Then, I'm off for two nights. Then I'm back on for two more nights, THEN, starting next Friday, Amy and I begin our LONGER vacation, including our trip to Italy! We're counting the days! LOL!

    The colors are beginning to come out this fall season. LOVE the Colors of Fall. About three or four years ago, I composed (another) orchestral art-song and named it, "Fall in Mid-October". I deliberately set to compose this piece in 7/4 time. (I enjoy writing in "odd" time signatures. Pun intended!) At the end of this post is a link to this music. Hope you enjoy.

    In the meanwhile, I hope all who travel here today have a pleasant day! Peace, folks!

    Ted

  5. Visit  BCgradnurse profile page
    #3 9
    Morning all,

    Good to hear from you, StNeotser. I agree, it is hard to watch our parents decline. My mother is 84 and in good health, but I see little changes that worry me. She insists she's fine. And so it goes. I hope you're enjoying yourself seeing family. Ted-you really whooped it up with all that Diet Coke! The wedding sounds beautiful and I'm glad your friend was able to work through his troubles and have some happiness. Tweety-hope today is a good day at work.

    i saw the movie "Sully" last night. It was really good, but it wasn't smart for me to see it prior to flying in a couple of weeks (I'm leaving for Italy the same day as Ted and Amy). I'm a slightly nervous flyer to begin with, and the movie up my anxiety a bit. Nevertheless, it was a great movie and I'm amazed at how calm the pilots remained in the face of disaster (they played the actual cockpit recording of the flight).

    Off to go visit SO's grandmother and say Happy 104th! Have a great day, everyone!
  6. Visit  Joe NightingMale profile page
    #4 9
    St Neoster it's always hard to see our parents decline. Glad you're enjoying your trip

    Morning Ted and Tweety

    J and I are off to Michigan this morning. Kind of nervous and excited, although I won't be nervous once I'm with J. Weather should be nice but cool. We're coming back on Monday

    See you all then!
  7. Visit  No Stars In My Eyes profile page
    #5 9
    YO, Y'ALL!

    I'm having a W/E off! The nice thing is, it is overcast with off and on rain; that means NOBODY IS MOWING, EDGING, or BLOWING LEAVES or GRASS! It is so blessedly quiet in the neighborhood today.

    Reckon there's not much going on for me today...I'll probably drive over to the office to drop off my time-slips, which have to be in by Monday at 8AM. May stop at the HFS to pick up some 'natural' (Stay Calm drops) dog mediss for my dog, and also for my MiL's dog who is a paw chewer; she pays $80/mo for Vet prescribed mediss, which does nothing to help him. My dog had such good results from 'nerve' drops I got at the HFS, way-WAAAY better than the pharmaceuticals he was on for 7-8 years. I already mailed her one kind to try for a few weeks, and have my eye on an alternative if this one doesn't help.

    All you vacationers...have a wonderful, great time!
  8. Visit  herring_RN profile page
    #6 7
    I'm glad you posted StNeoster!
    It certainly is hard to have parents decline. My parents died rather suddenly. Mom of an MI and Dad was onlu disabled a few weeks before dying of cancer. His wife, my step-Mom is needing help in her eighties. She truly appreciates it, but has been frustrating, especially when she cancelled her appointments because she felt OK.

    Hi Tweety, Ted, BCgradnurse, Joe, Steph (When you read it)
  9. Visit  nursefrances profile page
    #7 7
    Good morning, St. Neoster, Tweety, Ted, NSIME, BC, Joe and ask who will stop by today.
    Good to read you all. ♡
    Wishing all safe travels to those who are currently traveling or about to. It seems like the theme of the day.
    It still amazrs me how quickly a month can go by. I wanted to make it a priority to stop by more often but there I go being a stranger again. The last few months have been a total blur because of work. I was working 10-12 hour days 5 days a week (Mon-Fri.) for a while Shortstaffed with 2 of my 4 nurses on medical leave for a few months. I hired and trained 2 temps. They left (found permanent jobs) then hired and trained 2 more temps in a 3 month period. All staff is back now so I am starting to feel normal again. Throw an insurance audit right in the middle there and I was having loads of fun.

    Those who remember my little Yorkie, Baby, she crossed the rainbow bridge last week. But she lived a long life full of love from us. Wer'e sad but know it was for the best, didn't want her to suffer. She was a big part of our lives so it's a little hard right now but it will get better.

    Meeting with my MIL for a late lunch today. Het birthday was last week and mine is on Monday. Taking Monday off for a nice 3 day weekend. We will probably go to Disneyland Monday morning for a few hours.
    Looking forward to it. Wishing all a great Saturday.
  10. Visit  Sabby_NC profile page
    #8 7
    GETS blown in,

    Nice to see you all and read what you have been up to, happy travels for those that are going away, sounds awesome vacation time to me.

    Work has been going well although a little frustrating at times due to changing to another computer program which I think will be great once we get the kinks ironed out.

    Have not long got back from another hike, two today to get us out in the fresh air and get the dogs walked. They are now comatose on the office floor with me, I think the blustering howling winds get to them some what.

    We have had bands flying around us, dropping rain then of course the wind, I am very thankful that Matthew brought us some good soaking rains, the lawn is looking so relieved and green which makes me very happy.

    I believe our newest Case Manager is looking for another job= GOOD- I did a PRN visit to one of her patients and I was appalled how she left this patient, no poop in one week, only 4 pain meds to get through until Monday, increased SOB, cough and the list goes on...... sorted all this out and left her a long list of suggestions that would benefit the patient which means I will be on her doo doo list but quite frankly I do not care. She has been an RN for 14+ years and you leave a patient like this?????

    My patient load is up there again so it keeps me hopping but they are precious and anything I can do for them to keep them comfortable in their end of life is so worth it.

    Went shopping today to buy some winter clothing, goodness me I did so good and got great bargains. Ran by Bath and Body to get some yummy things then bought hubby's Birthday pressie.

    Going to kick back while my large pot of ham and bean soup happily cooks away in the crock pot. May even do some more cross stitching to enjoy the evening while I listen to the wind.

    Hubby will most likely take a late nap then warm up some Zappa Tuscano.

    Do take care and I may slide back in tomorrow.

    Sure have missed you all.

    Much love and hugs to you all.

  11. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
    #9 6
    Evening, all! I've been a busy bee today. Shopping, nails, hair, packing, cleaning. The parental units are on their way over for a pre-vacation visit. Don't know how frequently I'll be checking into the daily thread over the next two weeks- supposedly we get wifi on the buses and at the hotels, but it doesn't always work.
  12. Visit  herring_RN profile page
    #10 5
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Evening, all! I've been a busy bee today. Shopping, nails, hair, packing, cleaning. The parental units are on their way over for a pre-vacation visit. Don't know how frequently I'll be checking into the daily thread over the next two weeks- supposedly we get wifi on the buses and at the hotels, but it doesn't always work.
    Have a wonderful two weeks!
  13. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
    #11 5
    Quote from BCgradnurse

    i saw the movie "Sully" last night. It was really good, but it wasn't smart for me to see it prior to flying in a couple of weeks (I'm leaving for Italy the same day as Ted and Amy). I'm a slightly nervous flyer to begin with, and the movie up my anxiety a bit. Nevertheless, it was a great movie and I'm amazed at how calm the pilots remained in the face of disaster (they played the actual cockpit recording of the flight).
    I saw it before I flew here to Houston. I've never been afraid of flying so I made a flippant remark about it but it didn't effect me. I think the recording in the movie is Tom Hanks, not the actual recording.

    Quote from Sabby_NC


    Going to kick back while my large pot of ham and bean soup happily cooks away in the crock pot. May even do some more cross stitching to enjoy the evening while I listen to the wind.

    Hubby will most likely take a late nap then warm up some Zappa Tuscano.




    Both sound good!!

    Hi everyone.

    Just a quick note. My son spiked a fever last night and it has continued through the day. Blood cultures, chest X-ray, and started on two antibiotics. He says he feels fine; just the usual tiredness. Nausea has been gone for days. Fever most likely due to neutropenia. Still, scares me.

    He is also finally losing his hair - in big chunks. He was going to shave it tonight.

    I'm tired too. I fly home on Tuesday but wish I could stay longer.
  14. Visit  nurseactivist profile page
    #12 5
    Warm, beautiful weather! Sunshine is a good thing.

    I have been watching CNN (if I keep it up, I will need 12 step program for my TV addiction). What comes around goes around presidential candidates.

    I am jealous of my traveling friends. I do love a good trip. Oh, actually I love almost any travel at all. I have an upcoming little trip to Reno. We are going to a concert and will have a "gamble." My sister is going so it should be fun to visit with her.

    Hugs to Spidey's Mom.

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