Time to check in

  1. Hi All,

    Time to check in again and let us know how you are doing. I haven't been doing anything exciting lately, just mulched my flower beds today, spending a little time outside when it is nice and waiting for the spa to be delivered. How about you?
  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    Ohhh, a spa? Sounds good to me I haven't been doing too much either...just studying and getting ready for graduation! Only 60 days left!! YAYAYYAYAAY!! *doing 'whoop-there-it-is' dance" HEHEHE ~Kacy
  4. by   NursieRN
    Hey, guys! I've been busy doing a lot of overtime, but now that
    the weather is warming up....no more OT for me! (I always say
    that, though).
    I'm getting my flower beds ready, too. This is our first spring in
    this place, so I'm curious to see what comes up in the existing
    beds. But I'm especially excited to get all my own stuff in the ground.
    Having a birthday party for my fiance's daughter in two weeks.
    We're making it a spring theme, and I'm making a flower garden
    birthday cake!
  5. by   baseline
    Just working like a crazy woman. Going to Batesville Ind on a business trip Tues and Wed, and then work like a crazy woman until my honey gets here in 2 weeks.

    We are going to Savannah for 3 days and then home to do house stuff....clean the gutters.....fool around......clean the garage....fool around.....well you get the picture!
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    just doing a lotta moping...DH is on nights for a RFO, 7/12s....6p-6a...every..faging....night.....good news is there's only 2 weeks left...and he has Wednesday off..his only day off for the whole outage...I put in for a vacation day...We're gonna have a date....some am whoopie then going to see 2movies, then dinner,then home for more woo-woo........
    Missing the heathens..we couldn't take them this w/e as we both had to work, and his parents were OOT.... Miss the little fart-knockers....
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm moving in a couple of weeks, so I have to wait a bit longer to get my garden started. Fortunately, the new house is on almost 3 acres, and it has a fenced-in area that's just perfect for a large fruit and veggie garden!

    We really got lucky with this place.....we've owned our manufactured home for almost 5 years, and it's already falling apart (they are soooo poorly constructed!!), so we decided a couple of months ago to look for a stick-built house. Then we found this huge 3000+ sq. foot home with tall pines all around, a full basement, tons of storage, a double garage, and all for LESS than we're paying for our 1400 sq. foot house with sagging floors and leaking windows. There are also several big picture windows, 2 fireplaces, and these gorgeous wood floors throughout.......I still can't believe we were able to get into such a fantastic house!!
  8. by   deespoohbear
    Just got done working 2 12's this weekend....and getting over pneumonia. Trying to keep up with the kids and the hubby. Rejoicing spring is here. Praying for our troops, our country, and for the people of Iraq.

    Counting down the days until Easter and I have almost a week off! Going to see my folks and relax.

    Counting down the months till my new niece or nephew appears (Oct)... New baby to spoil. :kiss

    Otherwise just living and loving.....
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Mar 23, '03
    Hmmm.... enjoying the new job. It's kind of sparked a newfound motivation in me, got 92 hours in this last pay period. That was a nice payday.

    Otherwise just hanging out, nothing big.
  10. by   Kayzee
    I'm anxiously awaiting our cruise ( DH and I ). Were going to the Eastern Carribean. Can't wait. Need a break from work. Its kinda our honeymoon.....only 1.5 yrs. late. Other than that I'm working and watching the latest on the War. How sad. Hope all of you have a great Spring!!!
  11. by   live4today
    Kayzee...I love your quote! Thumbs up on that one.

    I've been busy working hard, and trying to learn new relaxation techniques. Glad Spring is here! Don't miss Texas, and Ohio was a bit too cold for me this past Winter, so hope it's gone to bed for a season so Spring can come out to play for awhile.

    Speaking of trying to relax....nighty night all! Renee
  12. by   kids
    My bout of pneumonia is clearing up, I'm able to smoke again but am no where near the 4 pack a day habit I had before I got sick.

    Still haven't had the memorial at the beach to scatter my Mom's ashes, haven't even picked them up yet, the idea of having them in the house kind of creeps me out. *Everybody* wants to do it the 29th, my siblings want to put it off for warmer weather. I just want to get it over with.
    I will probably end up taking her SS check out of the bank to pay her bills to get her creditors off of my back (instead of returning it to SSA). So many creditors seem to think that my being POA makes me personally responsable for her bills, never mind that my POA ceased to be in effect the moment she died. It is just to much to deal with, the constant arguing with them. The electric company has attached her power bill to mine, apparently because we had all of her mail sent here I am liable, it jumped our monthly "budget program" payments from $200 to $350.
    She left no Will, I am trying to avoid Probate. If we have to Probate her non-existant estate they will padlock her apartment for 90 days and rack up $600/mo rent and then the County will auction everything off. When I say she has no estate I mean it is zip. Her only income for the past year was $1142/mo in SS (I paid what ever she was short), she was never very good at managing money, she never had much of anything of value and lost any "good stuff" in a bankrupcy in '99. This apartment is the first time in her life (73 1/2 years) she had ever lived anywhere brand new. My siblings signed and notorized a statement releasing all interest in any of her personal possessions or assets, saying that Mom gave them everything she wanted them to have when she moved a year ago that the rest of it is mine "for taking care of her the past year"...needless to say that translates to zero help with cleaning out her apartment.
    I finally started on it today (she died 2/28). Pretty heart breaking to sort her life into Hefty bags for the Goodwill & the dump. I've given up the idea of sorting thru every little thing and am boxing up all of the "keep & distribute" stuff and stacking it in my living room to deal with later. All of her furniture has places to go, I think all that will be left is a couple of end tables and her entertainment center, all less than 2 years old...will probably end up putting them on her patio facing the parking lot with a "free" sign, there just isn't anyplace to store them.
    I found out last week that she was eligible for Medicaid all along. I got bad information via phone, due to her age and income she was eligible under a different program, one that paid everything not covered by Medicare 100%-including her $300/mo in meds. For the past year she paid $80/mo for a Medicare suppliment that didn't cover scripts. The State can only go back 90 days and have given me a Medicaid card covering December to February, they say if I take it to everywhere that we paid cash and give them the card it can all be rebilled to the State and I will get the money back.

    I still haven't finished any of the half done projects I was going to get done while unemployed. The bathroom paint has been sitting on the counter for 2 months. For that matter there are about 20 loads of laundry piled in front of the washer & dryer.

    I have a job interview tomorrow at 11am. I really wanted it when I applied for it 5 weeks ago: is 32 hrs/wk at a Peds clinic. I know nothing about clinic work...but they have my resume so they know that and want me to interview anyway. I don't know if I want to work at all...pretty much all I want to do is lay in bed with the lights off all day. If they make me an offer I probably better take it, I pretty much burned my bridges at Shriners when I had to reschedule my Monday interview (Mom died the previous Friday) and then didn't make the new appointment because I couldn't get out of bed. I left the NM voice mail telling her that I was not in any shape emotionally to interview but to please keep me in mind for any positions that should open up after April 1st.

    Sorry for the long rambling downer.

    On a more positive note, I have lost 15 pounds, discovered that Kohls has on-line ordering and Spring really is almost here...the tree frogs have hatched or woke up or what ever it is they do and are churping like crazy in my back yard.
    Last edit by kids on Mar 24, '03
  13. by   karenG
    spring has sprung here too!

    well working my socks off like everyone else. Just been told by my boss that I am giving a presention at RCN congress (BIG nurse meeting) so thats scary!

    told my husband I have had enough of living with him...so house hunting and trying to sort that out. the children are old enough to get the choice of who they live with so having to deal with the fact that they may not want to live with me- they havent decided yet! but may stay with my H as he is keeping the family home.

    thats it.

  14. by   JonRN
    Been getting off on the weather here. We haven't started the garden yet. My old '84 Ford bit the big one I think, DW's Bros been checking it out but haven't been able to figure it out yet. We are down to the '84 Dodge Caravan now, so if the old Ford has RHC'ed, probably need to start shopping for another piece of dooky. The last chemo I had 3/10-3/14 seemed to do me the most good, I am feeling stronger and am not sleeping near as much. I go back to see the heme/onc 4/1, hope he has good news for me.

    Pretty much the extent of it, us old people live an exciting life as you can see.