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  2. Joe NightingMale

    Friday April 26, 2019

    Morning Tweety Was rather tiring day yesterday, with an early morning meeting and a telephone meeting in addition to my other work. Was very tired by the end of the day Went a bit off diet. But weight has increased less than a pound since last week, so I'm still within goal which is good The person who was supposed to call about that outpatient position never did. Oh well, I'm currenlty not really interested in new positions. Want to wait a bit and see what happens J's friend is continuing her decline, the nurses at the SNF are talking about hospice. At least she seems comfortable Today meeting J for dinner as usual
  3. Good Morning! J22, what a shock to find out about the a-flutter. Hopefully you can get some treatment and get more energy. Dog woke me up at 6:00AM for breakfast. Funny how that dog can tell time. I slept the night from 12:300 until then which was nice. Although that's an inadequate amount, I'm going to try to stay up because I have to work tomorrow to make up for having my schedule changed to go to the concert. Patti LaBelle was great. She still has that amazing voice at age 74! Didn't realize that was her age. Best friend brought a can because his foot is bothering him. Not sure if it's tendonitis or some kind of arthritis. He had an MRI and has an appointment to follow up on Monday. Hard to see him in pain because he's so active, always walking the beach and such. A course of Indocin did nothing for the pain he's feeling. Bumped into an old friend that I know has been through cancer treatment, but not sure what kind. He lost a lot of weight, but looked okay because he was somewhat obese. His husband says he's on Epogen and the chemo and radiation kicked his butt, but that he's doing okay and they have a new appreciation for each day. Going to try to be productive today and go to the gym, do laundry and cook a couple of dishes. Hope to snap out of my fog and funk. Have a great day!
  4. Joe NightingMale

    Thursday April 25 2019

    Morning Yesterday went well. Work was productive. Met J after work at one of our usual places. Afterwards we went to the furiniture store and he showed me the loveseat he bought for his friend. Today I have my early morning meeting. Lotta driving but I get to get out of work early Have a phone interview for an oupatient clinic case management position. Don't have high hopes but figure I"ll give it a try and see. Going to search more intesively in the future but for now want a break from job searching Weather will be rainy later today, temps should be stable but a bit cooler
  5. herring_RN

    Wednesday April 24, 2019

    Hi. Still dealing with red tape. I may get that book later. I'm reading Stacey Abrams book now.
  6. Noticed I put the wrong date in yesterday's post. Since coming back from Japan and having a different schedule this week, I'm having trouble with knowing what day of the week and date it is. I think I got it right today.The Director covering for my manager who is on vacation called me to harass me about getting my CPR card. I stated the manager already informed me it was to expire this month, something I knew already. I'm scheduled on the 29th. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I'll get another harassing call that I can't work until I present it, I'm sure. Guess I'd better pass. Yes NSIME, I'll make a covered dish if you texted me of a party. Yes, it would be vegan because that's pretty much all I know how to cook. I've learned not to call it vegan. One year I labeled it vegan and no one hardly ate it. Next year I made the same pasta salad without a label and people gobbled it up. Yesterday I was totally lazy and didn't go to yoga. I did clean the floors and cook a couple of dishes. I felt depressed and out of sorts. Didn't sleep well and that's probably lingering jet lag. I also was thinking about poor Billy and how he just died and left us a couple of weeks ago. Have to give myself more time. Working just today and off tomorrow and Friday. Not in charge today so will work the floor. I'm sure it will be busy but I like not being in charge and just working on my own stuff. Have a great day.
  7. No Stars In My Eyes

    Tuesday April 22, 2019

    Nel, I suspected as much, about Ireland, though I missed the specific story. And the book is called The Radium Girls? Who is the author? It does sound interesting...I'll ask at the branch library when I go there on Thursday.
  8. No Stars In My Eyes

    Tuesday April 22, 2019

    No trouble here! I am as pure (coff-coff) as the driven snow. I behave simply because I DON'T want to hear about it! It isn't that I don't misbehave, it is simply that, when I DO misbehave, I don't get caught. ... I remember at a family reunion , how shocked my mother was when my younger brother said, "Yeah, I was through being a wino by the time I turned 15." She laughed and sputtered some words which essentially added up to "WHAT?", and my brother said, "That was X number of years ago, no sense in worrying about it NOW!" She said, "And I thought my kids were so well-behaved!" We were! We didn't get caught, and didn't get injured, so no one was the wiser. What GOOD Kids!!!! Tweety, If I texted you to show up with a covered dish, wouldja? And have some food in it, too? Just let me know when! If it's Vegan, that's ok by me, and if hubby doesn't like it, he can stir in some of his ol' Bacon Bits. That man puts bacon bits in almost everything! I asked him to leave a portion of supper MIT-OUS (German-ish for without) cheese and/or bacon bits, for me. Not sure how he took it, but I said I was trying to lose wgt. because of my hips're kicking up again and losing weight sure wouldn't hurt. I just don't see the need to dress up almost every entree and side dish with those two ingredients. As we say here in the South, "Bless his heart." Joe, It's going to be 80+ degrees here and SUNNY (!) for the next three days. I don't remember this spring having any kind of distinct seasonal spring weather. In the early 80's, in mid April, my mom was on her way from Florida back home to Maine in her camper-van; she stopped to visit, to "see the Smokies in the spring." We woke up the next morning and there was 8 inches of snow on the ground. Mom said, "I could have driven straight up to Maine to see this..." Nel, By "things are heating up again in Ireland", do you mean Weather or a news-worthy Populacious Unrest? ( how's that for a real made-up word?!!!) I don't much stay up to date with all the news, and am guilty of reading just the photo captions and the first paragraph or two in the paper. Not everything I read sticks in my head, anyway. Oh, speaking of my brain, I've had a couple of somewhat disturbing, but-still-kinda-funny Senior Moments lately. Today, for instance, as hubby and I were driving home from our shopping and errands-run, we stopped at our favorite Family Restaurant and got take-out for lunch. Usually, the deal is, when we get home, hubby unloads the car, and I am in charge of the lunches, ie, put hers on a tray with flatware and bring it down to Nannie in the den. / We're still in the car, on the way home with the take-out, when I say, "What should I give Nannie to drink? The cran-apple or her diet-Mnt-Dew?" Hubby says, "Well, this is just an idea, mind you, but you MIGHT give her the tall iced-tea you're holding in your hand." EI-YI-YI, and D'Oh! Hey, BCg, You may be heading home now or soon...hope your commute goes easily and you're not too wrung out from working. I imagine there were a few bon-mots I was thinking of dropping in here, but I'll be durned if I can remember what they were! Sometimes I have them written down in my little ringed, lined 'brain' (sm notebook-companion), but these were a few that have ... maybe temporarily ... escaped. Yah, so, I may not be back later this evening: Atlanta Braves baseball game starts at 6:30 PM, so that's what I'll be doing tonight, watching the TV; about which Nannie says frequently, "I just LOVE y'alls big-screen TV! I can see the picture so good and the COLOR!!! Just look at how PRETTY that ballfield is!" She's our ! We are "In Like Flint!"
  9. Joe NightingMale

    Tuesday April 22, 2019

    Morning Tweety, hope you don't feel too tired today Fairly ordinary day at work yesterday. And after work too...ran some errands and exercised Going to do a phone interview on Thursday. Don't have high hopes but I'll see what the position is. Have decided to temporarily pause my job search, I'll pick it up again in the next month or so Getting my hair cut after work today, will probably go for a walk too afterwards. Was nearly 80 yesterday, will probably only hit 60 today.
  10. Good Morning! Herring, sounds like your step-mother would certainly appreciate the party. NSIME, I'm sorry to hear the hips are bothering you. Nel, enjoy your day off from the madness. J22, sounds like a nice full and active weekend. According to Facebook Ted has left for his trip to Europe. Enjoy Ted if you're reading. Can't wait to see pictures. I'm sure it will be awesome. I didn't realize it because I took the last two weeks off traveling, but last night was the last night of bowling for the season. My team didn't think to text me to bring a covered dish and I showed up empty handed. But there was plenty of food and even though I had dinner, I snacked on some junk and desserts. We ended up winning all games and jumped from 14th place to 10th place where we won $70 each for a prize. At least we finished in the top half. Have to find a new player for next season which doesn't start until the last Monday in August. As usual, I regret taking that afternoon nap because I could not sleep well. Stayed up real late and got maybe four hours sleep. Had to break down and take a sleeping pill, took half at midnight and half at 2AM and now it's 6:40 AM and I'm tired and groggy. But since I'm working tonight, will try to stay up. It's "mop the floor Tuesday!" Oh the excitement.
  11. No Stars In My Eyes

    Monday April 22, 2019

    Nothing exciting going on here. Nannie's a dipsy-doodle. Hubby is kinda depressed. I'm okay, just keeping myself busy with crossword puzzles, reading, doing my domestic chores (laundry, dish-washing, emptying trash and recycling, taking care of the dogs, and doing the medisets.) and staying cool, calm and collected, when I can. My hip(s) have taken to complaining again in the mornings, but fortunately Arthritis Strength generic Tylenol gelcaps are taking care of things pretty well. The doc's office had said "it's a possibility the cyst might grow back", a prospect which doesn't thrill me, but the classic s/s occur -- they started about 4-5 days ago, you know I gotta wonder, WTH?!! Started on the right side, and sadly, on the left as well. I was surprised I had to do the curtailed walk (limping) this morning, it was a dreadful shock. At least it eases off as the day goes on. But, I see the Surgeon's PA a week from this Thursday, so we'll see. Adieu for now...
  12. Joe NightingMale

    Monday April 22, 2019

    He got an upscale version of his current Santa Fe, but in black instead of red
  13. herring_RN

    Monday April 22, 2019

    Good morning! Tweety: Enjoy your day off and Bowling! Joe: Glad the music went well. Good for you hosting the coffee hour! I'm meeting sister in a couple hours to read and sigh papers and pick out a coffin. I'll let her decide. Step-Mom doesn't care. She wanted a party. She will have a big party with a Dixieland band at her former home in July. She once managed that band and they are planning to dedicate a concert to her.
  14. Joe NightingMale

    Monday April 22, 2019

    Morning Tweety Yesterday was busy. Choir practice and church in the morning. Was happy we did our the anthem from Saturday on Sunday as well, the congregtion applauded. We did another anthem on Sunday as well but it wasn't quite as good. Found out no one is hosting coffee hour next Sunday so for the first time ever I decided I would host that Afterwards I went to J's house and we drove to his sister's. Was probably nearly 20 people there, most of whom I hadn't seen in nearly a year. J also got a chance to show me his new car That was most of my day Back to work today, hopefully things won't be crazy Weather has been nice, and I think should be for the next few days Morning
  15. Good Morning! Off today, so don't know what I'm doing up so early. Still kind of tired and might take a nap later, but can't sleep anymore. Seems a bit chilly at 63 degrees. Usually it's a bit warmer, but later I'll open up the windows and enjoy the fresh air. Not doing much today. Bowling tonight. Have a great day!
  16. Tweety

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Good afternoon. Joe, glad the things seem to be going well with the choir. BC, happy birthday to fiancé and glad you had a good Passover seder. Dianah, it sure is nice not having a car payment. My car is ten years old and as you might remember I struggled with the idea of replacing it. It would significantly go into my travel fund and you know I like to travel. On a break at work (yeah what is that?) but it's an okay day. Overslept this morning. Rolled over and looked at the clock and realized I had to leave for work in 10 minutes. Was only 20 minutes late for work. Opps..... I woke up once around 2AM and had a bit of trouble falling back to sleep, I guess when I did fall asleep I slept good. Been pretty decent this past weekend. I work next Wednesday but not as charge nurse and then Saturday.
  17. BCgradnurse

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Morning- Slept in just a bit today. We had a nice Passover seder last night. It was so humid that I had to open all the windows in the house. The food and company were good. Today I will relax. It is Fiance's birthday, and he wants to go to a movie later, so that is what we shall do. I hope everyone celebrating Easter has a good day with family and friends. I hope everyone has a good day, regardless of what you're doing!
  18. Joe NightingMale

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Morning Busy day yesterday. Lots of cooking in the morning, then met dad for lunch. Then to church for choir practice and the Easter vigil service. Thankfully it only lasted an hour and a half. Choir did good last night, in spite of a challenging piece. Was nice to have the handbells with us Busy day today too. Choir and church again, with the same challenging piece in addition to another one. We'll have a trumpeter as well as the bells this morning. Then I'll go over to J's and we'll go to his sister's house. I'll also get to see J's new car, the dealer talked him into trading in the old one for a more upscale model Had some spare time yesterday morning to go for a hike as the weather was nice. Didn't see many birds, which was surprising. Perhaps it was because the spring was fairly cold
  19. Spidey's mom

    Saturday April 20, 2019

    Pretty funny FB page started up today called "Nurses With Cards". Memes galore. So funny. Just an FYI.
  20. Joe NightingMale

    Saturday April 20, 2019

    Tweety I hope you sleep well tonight Morning BC Was a good day at work, which helped because it was a long evening at church, between choir practice and the longer than usual Good Friday service. Still, everything went well Busy morning of cooking too, as it will be another long evening at church tonight, longer than last night, for more choir practice and the Easter Vigil service. Thankfully, with the cooking and washing up done I have time to go out for a walk/hike before I meet dad for lunch. Tomorrow is the usual choir and church, with some extras due to it being Easter. Aftewards going to meet J and we're going to his sister's house for an Easter lunch/dinner And thankfully the weather has warmed and the rain has stopped
  21. BCgradnurse

    Saturday April 20, 2019

    Morning all, Yesterday hit 70 degrees. It was nice to open all the windows and sleep with them open last night. We're getting some rain today, but it's still warm. My front door was installed yesterday and looks good. I'll be getting my hair cut and colored this AM, and then back to the cooking for tonight's seder. Amo Lucia-It's good to see you back, but I'm sorry for what you went through. I hope you find the right people to address things. J22-Your co-worker sounds like a nightmare! I'm sorry you have to put up with that. Tweety-Hope today goes well and you get some good sleep tonight. Wishing everyone who stops by a good day!
  22. Good Morning! Back to the old grind. Have no idea what to expect, except that usually Saturday we discharge a bunch of the elective surgeries from the week. Hope the ER is kind to us today and it doesn't interrupt our card games. Didn't sleep well and got out of bed at 0430 after tossing and turning since before 4AM. Going to be a long day, but should sleep well tonight. Had a nice day off yesterday. Cooked a couple of meals (pineapple fried brown rice and a lentil potato stew - yes I love carbs) and made it to the gym. We got a nice good rain, but nothing like the storms up north of us. We needed the rain. Hope everyone has a great day.
  23. herring_RN

    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Thank you Tweety! Thank you nursej22!
  24. herring_RN

    Good Friday April 19 2018

    I'm sorry for what you suffered. Thankful for that CNA!
  25. herring_RN

    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Thank you Steph! Hospice nurses are heoes!
  26. herring_RN

    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Thank you Joe!
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