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  2. sirI

    Monday January 31, 2022

    We are all here in the Daily Diary Club, @No Stars In My Eyes: https://allnurses.com/clubs/19-daily-diary/
  3. No Stars In My Eyes

    Monday January 31, 2022

    I think I'm back in AN now .... I think! Now I have to find where the rest of y'all are! IF you are somewhere I can find. I thought I might post here, just in case this is the place. "Stubbing My Mental Toes" should be my new screen name!
  4. Let's make the move to the new break room since we're supposed to this week anyway. (Or not, I can't tell you want to do) https://allnurses.com/monday-january-t741221/
  5. No Stars In My Eyes

    Sunday January 30 2022

    Yikes! Tweety, Hang onto your iguanas! I hear they are keeling off the trees down there, due to the cold. At least it doesn't kill'em, but man it is bizarre! Joe, Thank you for posting that you did your laundry! I immediately jumped up and got one load out of the dryer, and put another load into the dryer. I only had 4 loads, but thanks to you I will be done with the last load before Nannie goes to bed. (The washer and dryer are in her room). We didn't get our trash pickup on Friday, but I gotta empty all the wastebaskets tonight, so I hope there is room enough in the big bin! Nannie's wastebasket is in the "runneth over" mode, it seems like alllll the time! I am not just a laundress, but also a janitor. But I don't do windows. Occasionally I will squeegee the glass doors, but I think it was summer the last time I did it. Lately it's been too cold to work outside, anyway. dianah, SOME day, hubby and I plan on taking some little trips together, and maybe we can buy, borrow, or rent an RV and toot around all over more than anyplace else! You sound like you guys have such a good time! My hubby doesn't play a banjo or any other musical instrument, but I'm gonna keep him anyway; he's a good driver. ? BCg, I've been watching videos of dogs playing in the snow; you gotta love how much they love snow! Such enthusiasm!! // I come from the 1950's snow- shoveling days, clearing the driveway with dad and then helping get rid of the two foot pile of snow at the front of the driveway after the plows have made a few trips. It would've been great to have a snowblower for the driveway! But on the edge of the road it wouldn't be of any help. All the plowed snow turned to heavy slush and the slush turned to ice and more snow continued to get piled up on the edge of the road. And after the first day, all that snow was gray and dirty! You know how that goes, I'm sure! When I lived in Cambridge, walking several blocks to the subway was always fun (NOT!) because the sidewalks weren't hardly ever cleared. In my home town they had an excellent reputation for taking care of the roads. It was always said that you could always tell when you came to our town-line. Even our secondary roads were taken care of pretty quickly. Success! I got Nannie to take off ALL her clothes and put on some pajamas! Then I picked out clothes for her to wear tomorrow. I had said, "Nannie, I don't want to make you mad, but you've been wearing those clothes for 3 (really 5 or 6) days now, and I need you to take them off so I can wash them tomorrow." I also pulled off the hangers some of the clothes that constituted some of her favorite "outfits" and added them to the washing machine. I'm sure as soon as I get her clothes washed and dried and put back up, she will change back into a 'favorite' outfit. I don't care what she wears, but at least let me wash some of the stuff at LEAST once a month! Hubby has been crabby today but trying not to be. I know he buys those little liquor bottles and 'hides them' in Nannie's car. He then has some reason to go out to the car for something, and it is easy to tell after he's had a couple of those. He gets irritable instead of being jollier, so what's the point? I know, I know, it's a sickness and an addiction; though sometimes I'd love to say "Well, do you feel better NOW?" ...or tell him it obviously doesn't really help his depression. I reckon he knows but can't admit it to himself. And he is still smoking like he always has. When he sneezes he gets a sharp pain at his left lung (the one that collapsed twice)...I'm almost sure it is because of the scar tissue. You can tell it hurts. But he goes on smoking ... he says he is down to "almost 1/2 a pack", but I think it is more like a pack and a half. It is such an automatic reflex to reach into his chest pocket and get a cigarette and the lighter. I do a lot of letting go about him, as AA says to do. He very seldom has moments of light-heartedness. I feel sad for him about that. So, I continue to "give it (and him) to God". Tomorrow is supposed to be in the middle fifties and then by Friday, maybe 60! I'll soak it up while I can.
  6. BCgradnurse

    Sunday January 30 2022

    Hi to all- We're digging out after our blizzard, bombogenesis, bomb cyclone, whatever you want to call it. We ended up with 28 inches of snow. Fortunately, we never lost power, although many towns did, especially those right on the coast. Those towns also had a lot of flooding and damage. The puppy loves the snow. We had to snowblow trenches in the back yard so he can run around. He keeps asking to go out just so he can play in the snow. Joe-what are you cooking today? Tweety-I hope you warm up soon. Covid rates are going down here, too, but I'm surprised that the death rate is as high as it is. Dianah-You have some fun times scheduled! It's good to have something to look forward to. Hi to Stars, J22, and Amo. Hope you are doing well.
  7. dianah

    Sunday January 30 2022

    Hello all! Tweety, enjoy your day! Hi to George! What didja have for lunch, and what movie did you see?? At least at home you can bundle up if you need to, if the heater doesn't quite bring the temp to where you want it. Joe, what did you make in the crock pot? I, too, think it's great you and J get together more often, to make up for the long stretches when you didn't see each other! How is the solo practice coming? It is 72 degrees here, with occasional cirrus clouds which makes for very pretty sunsets. Snow is receding on the mountains; we hope to get at least one or two more rainstorms (snow for the mountains) before summer sets its claws in and we are once again up to triple digits. The city recently made a walking track at the park across the street. dh has tried it out, going once around with the little doggie. Says it's maybe quarter of a mile long. Well, I walked 6 laps on it last night and I got different readings each time, with my phone's Fit app, which tracks steps. Apparently it isn't as accurate with mileage! One lap I did, rather quickly (for me): 0.22 miles. The next I did slower, cooling down: .33 miles!! So, I told dh it is probably a quarter mile, give or take, lol! We had a quiet day yesterday, attended Zoom Sabbath School, then watched an episode of The Chosen, then attended the Jamkazam jam. I made camping reservations for two weeks in June, same as last year: at Heart Bar campground. Our friends B & P will come up the second week and camp near us. Some of the group that camped near us the second week last year, are planning a caravan trip up north to the Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival. So, it may just be the four of us that second week. Though we will miss seeing all of them, we will enjoy whatever time we have up there, and whoever we're with! We like to play with P (she plays guitar and sings GREAT, a real country voice), and B likes to listen. We played folk songs one night last year, around their portable fire pit -- all the old ones we grew up with. B LOVED it, he kept asking, do you know this one? Do you remember this one? It was a lot of fun, and we look forward to more this year. We will also go to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo again, and probably go to the Nepalese restaurant there in Big Bear. May go to their Visitor Center too, on the north shore (if it's open). The city is about a 20-min drive from the campground. Anyway, we love being up there and will enjoy our time up there! Today we will meet fiddler (K) at a restaurant and maybe jam a little at home. We were going to meet another mutual friend there, who was going to drive out to see his wife, who is in a care facility nearby (their home is in the high desert). But, it turns out the facility doesn't allow guests on the weekend. So he will come out during the week, and meet up with dh and they will go out to lunch then, and maybe jam afterwards. He is a multi-instrumentalist, and we have played with him at a lot of church programs. He just spent a day at the recording studio, and is in the middle of deciding which of the 17 pieces he recorded, he wants on a CD! We were invited to listen to the "raw" material, and add what we think might be useful. A work in progress! OK, better get the laundry going, it won't wash itself! Have a good day!
  8. Tweety

    Sunday January 30 2022

    Good Morning! Joe, hope the meeting goes well and you have a nice day. The weather is the news here. Well, actually the news is whether quarterback Tom Brady is retiring or not. It was 37 degrees here this morning. The panhandle gets into the 30's all the time but rare here so it's news. My heater can't keep up. It's been going nonstop all night and still hasn't reached the temp I have it set for. Hate it. Had a decent solo day off. Got some rest and went to yoga. Going over to best friends for lunch and a movie. Covid rates are falling significantly but the death rate doubled here. A friend of mine has it. He worked two years of ICU travel nursing to covid units. He now works in a clinic as a aesthetics nurse (gives botox and stuff) and has it. I'm still waiting my turn.
  9. Joe NightingMale

    Sunday January 30 2022

    Hi Tweety Stars glad the knee is settling down NJ22 glad you had fun with the grands Amo glad you found that tool, sometimes I find pop tops hard to open Productive morning yesterday, did the baking and the laundry. Met dad for lunch, he has a new car, same model and color as the old one, though the 2019 model. Exercised and watched Svengoolie Today going to church early, they moved the service up an hour as the annual meeting is afterwards, hopefully it won't be too long. Meeting J for brunch afterwards, don't plan on making it a habit to meet Fri and Sun but given our long absence it seems appropriate. Will start a crock pot recipe before church and finish is once I get home from brunch. Not much else planned except exercise Will get into the upper 20s today
  10. No Stars In My Eyes

    Saturday January 29 2022

    Tonight will get down to below 17 degrees; tomorrow afternoon it's supposed to be 47 degrees and sunny, then in the upper 50's the rest of the week. Heh? That's YO-YO weather! ?????? Hubby just made his mom mad when he told her to be sure to change into her pajamas tonight and go to sleep in her bed all night. She's been wearing the same clothes for three days, he said. She snapped, "I HAVE NOT!" Oopsie! But it's only the truth! Also, she goes back out into the recliner about 1/2 hour after we clear the den...and she stays dressed and sleeps there all night. He has asked her "why?" but she denies sleeping in her same clothing for days or staying in her recliner all night. I don't care any more, anyway. Gives me fewer clothes to launder! I don't know if she smells funky or not, because I haven't got a sense of smell anymore. Her only activity is getting up and going to the bathroom. Seems sometimes MY only activity is grousing to y'all! Sorry, but thanks for tolerating me.
  11. amoLucia

    Saturday January 29 2022

    Boo hoo, sniff sniff, poor little me ... Last night I wanted a simple can of soup. But I COULDN'T OPEN THE POP-TOP CAN!!!!!!!! ///// Has happened to me in the past recently because my bad shoulder. I went searching Amazon and saw a familiar tool that I found already in my collection of kitchen gadgets. Wonder of wonders, used it and made my soup!!! ///// Happy camper here this evening. How'd y'all manage the snow? Around 9 inches for me in NJ nearish Phila. Condo HOA took care of shoveling sidewalks. I'm thinking BC may have been hit heavy. TPTB will be closing the 'BLUE side' and reopening our postings over on the 'YELLOW'. Going to be losing some of our threads. Sad! Have cardiology Wednesday - echo & Doppler.
  12. nursej22

    Saturday January 29 2022

    Good late afternoon. Yes, we had fun with the little boys, as we call them. Our sons, are the big boys, lol. I picked up Thai food for dinner. The youngest grand prefers vegetarian, and but dh thinks one must eat meat, so take out was the easiest. I would eat more vegetarian, but I am not interested in cooking two dinners every night. Dh and eldest grand watched a marathon of spider man movies. The younger one went to bed early. Their dad picked them up at noon. I went out for a frosty run, but it was tolerable, because there was no wind. I was greeted by several nice doggos walking with their people. I met a very handsome, very large yellow lab. We had a yellow lab once, and she was the best dog, ever. Except for the constant hair shedding. Youngest ds and I made a run to the dump to get rid of several electronic items, and some big trash that won't fit in the weekly can. I love getting rid of stuff! And I got out on the roof to sweep off accumulated spruce tree needles. Clouds have moved in, and it is warming up to the 40s and will likely rain. Maybe I can get dh to go a movie matinee tomorrow. Licorice Pizza is still showing. Yes, Joe, I am glad you and J were able to get together. I googled the Haunted Strangler, and it looks like it stars Boris Karloff. Cool! Oh, the constant thermostat wars! Part of the problem is my issue. I will feel super chilled at times, and then a few minutes later have a "power surge" (hot flash). The big priority, though, is the dog ?. He is has a smooth, light coat, but doesn't like to wearing sweaters. He loves his fireplace. Well, that's a lot of dribble, drabble. I suppose I need to think about dinner, soon. Blerg.
  13. No Stars In My Eyes

    Announcement: The Breakroom will be moving next week

    I'm not sure that amoLu has taken the Copy/Paste class! I skipped it, myself. Not that I am asking for instructions, you understand. Just being pitiful about my ineptitude at understanding computer language, hence not understanding the HOW of it. Will forge onward, regardless. No answer is required!
  14. No Stars In My Eyes

    Saturday January 29 2022

    At a 4 AM visit to the bathroom, when peeking out the window, I saw that we had snow that covered EVERYTHING! Then by noon it had mostly melted and the wind was gusting something terrible. Hubby thinks Nannie and I are crazy for feeling cold in the den, then says he will turn the thermostat up to 75 and sweat us out. Wiseguy! I guess that's a normal things 'twixt guys and gals-- the War of the Thermostat. WE have to pile on the layers? I think HE should take OFF his layers...I mean, ya hear about plenty of ol' guys who sit around at home in their boxers and a t-shirt. Of course, I'd have to get him some boxers first, but still....... Joe, I am glad you and J could finally get together again. // I've never heard of The Haunted Strangler; wonder if the strangler is haunting others, or if he is haunted BY something himself? Maybe both! But, probably won't get to see it, if The First 48 or Forensic Files is on at the same time. The other residents in this house are big into Real Crime shows. I like those shows, too. Sad that they don't particularly like bizarre and odd old movies. I still laugh every time I see a scene from "The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman". The measurements for her height or the size of her appendages weren't figured out too well because in different scenes the "objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear", or something like that. Anyway it would be frightening to see a person so big and tall, but, I mean, how did SHE feel about it? And was her name "Alice"? I have laundry to do, a horribly messy room to clean up, a waaaay lot of stuff to shred, and no interest AT ALL in diving into any of it. I am a "PRO" at "crastination". Knee seems to be mostly behaving so far today. I'm going to call the doc's office (or maybe send an email) Monday morning and ask for an appt to have the Prednisone/Lidocaine injection ASAP. (She leaned back her head, rested the back of her hand on her forehead, and sighed, "I've suffered long enough...") I can't believe it is already Saturday again. I am getting whiplash from the speed at which time passes. On the other hand, it would seem my feet are encased in dried cement because it seems like things don't change, like absolutely NOTHING is moving forward.... I've started the third book of the four in The Outlander series. Good reading, and am so glad not to be watching it streaming, so I can picture the people and the action to suit myself, and not take some Casting Director's idea of who looks like each of the characters. Also, in a movie, they telescope and accordian-fold events and scenes in the interests of editing time. Nope, I would much rather read it than see it. OK, enough for now.
  15. AN Admin Team

    Announcement: The Breakroom will be moving next week

    We will be unable to transfer any content from this site to allnurses. You can always copy/paste your story, save it in a document, and start again at allnurses. It will be fresh content for the vast majority of the membership who have never ventured onto this site. You can even start a new Club entitled, 'sultry soap opera room', if you choose.
  16. No Stars In My Eyes

    Announcement: The Breakroom will be moving next week

    Got it! Thanks so much!!!
  17. Tweety

    Saturday January 29 2022

    Good morning! Joe, sorry to hear about J's ongoing problems. Osteo is tough to manage once it settles in. Glad you got to see each other. J22, hope you had a good time with your grandkids. Stars, I too have issues remembering passwords and getting on sites. Also now with some of them automatically signing you in I forget them easily. Off today. It's windy out. Going to yoga this afternoon but not to much going on.
  18. Joe NightingMale

    Saturday January 29 2022

    Hi Dianah Stars glad you won't be getting much snow NJ22 glad it was sunny and cool rather than cold Work was pretty good yesterday, nothing unusual came up. Looking forward to the new people coming out of training, as they can take over some of the work I have been covering Snow wasn't too bad, a few inches, and was over by the afternoon. Was fairly cold though. Finally got together with J, for the first time in nearly 3 weeks. We were at the restaurant fairly late, even had dessert which we rarely do. Today will do some baking in the morning, and laundry too after I go out and get my coffee. Will meet dad for lunch as usual Svengoolie has The Haunted Strangler, which I haven't seen before. I notice that I tend to like the older movies he shows more than the more recent ones Will be in the 20s today, thankfully winds will be light
  19. AN Admin Team

    Announcement: The Breakroom will be moving next week

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  20. No Stars In My Eyes

    Announcement: The Breakroom will be moving next week

    My problem is that I have been on the 'blue side' for so long, I got a message that I might have been dropped from the yellow side (from disuse). So I followed the directions to sign in, and I couldn't. So.....then, I tried to sign in by creating a new account, as suggested, and the page said that there was already someone on this site with that name. Yuh, it's ME. If I'm already there, and since I can't remember my password, and tried to get a new temporary password sent to me on-line, and nope, I never got a message back in the inbox of my emails. I thought I would be proactive and switch to the yellow side (hereforto referred to as The ONLY side?) ahead of time, but alas, as is usual with me, The Laptop Laughs at my attempts. Hope there is an easy ..."E-Z"... way to accomplish this. And I mean easy , like for a computer zeek (as opposed to a knowledgeable Geek) such as myself. *prayers* (seems more serious than *fingers crossed*) ?
  21. OH NOOOOOO!!!! That post was quite extensive and uniquely silly but such fun. Surely there must be some way for you IT gurus to preserve it. Make an exception - there'll never ever be anything like it again! Why can't you just open a 'sultry soap opera room'. Would otherwise be such a loss. I'll continue the soap there. P L E A S E !!! I have an idea for another thread that I'll likely open.
  22. AN Admin Team

    Announcement: The Breakroom will be moving next week

    The Breakroom will be moving exclusively to the allnurses Breakroom Club where you can start all new content. You need to copy/paste anything you want to keep. Nothing will carry over to the allnurses site.
  23. You'll still be retaining some old postings, yes??? Like I'm continuing to work on our old 'steamy' sequella soap opera post. I'd hate to lose that.
  24. nursej22

    January 28, 2022

    Another sunny, albeit, cool day. I'll take it! I did a short (6 mile) bike ride. I would have gone further, but my fingers were getting numb from the cold. I have some errands to run, now that I've finished lunch, and I am picking up the grandsons after school. Their mom is in Portland this weekend, for a little R&R, and their dad is helping a friend with plumbing issues. So they are going to have a sleepover here. ? . Tweety, if it wasn't in the "write up", I would add a note about how you hadn't had a break, and maybe describe your work assignment. That is a dumb process. But probably better than just counting the narcs drawer at the beginning and end of every shift. Joe, J's toe issue sounds like my grandkids. With our snowy weather, adequate footwear has been challenging. I hope your snow is manageable and not too icy. Eldest ds lived near Indianapolis for a couple of years and he said the ice was the worst thing about winter there . Dianah, I think my pension will be the stickiest part of retiring. When I have left other employers my retirement was in a 403b or 401k and pretty easy to transfer. I suppose government, whether state or federal, has lots of extra requirements, likely to keep people on the up and up. I have been advised to use a broker for Medicare, when that becomes necessary. Stars, the weather forecast is sort of like reading tea leaves. Our changes frequently, so I depend on sticking my head outside. South wind: going to rain, north wind, going to freeze. Cap (lenticular cloud) on the mountain , or rainbow around the sun or moon, it's going to rain. Oh heck, what am I saying, it's always going to rain here, eventually.
  25. No Stars In My Eyes

    January 28, 2022

    Good Afternoon~ Gray and cold, but not as cold, due to lack of wind at the present moment. The weather report has quite literally change 3x in the past 6 hours! We're not going to get anything, we are going to get a little bit of both rain and snow, we might get mostly snow, we will 'get a dusting' or 1-3".....whatever happens it is supposed to be occurring between 9 (or 11, or midnight,) and end early in the morning (3 AM-ish). It will be somewhere between 37 and 44 degrees. Nannie is flummoxed by the varying predictions. Gosh, all she does is sit in her recliner and look out the window (and nap, and eat, and watch TV; that chair is "Nannie Central"!!!) ... so if she isn't going out, doesn't have to be anywhere, and the same for hubby and I....why worry what will occur? Or which forecast is correct? Just lean back (well, that's a given!) and watch the show roll by out there. It will probably be quite boring weather until well after dark, anyway. ? I don't feel terribly excited about ? "The Move", ? but we've gotten through other things over the years ?, so: Ooohhhhhhh Well! ? May stop by again later....
  26. dianah

    January 28, 2022

    Tweety, re: retirement paperwork: I work for the Federal Government. 'Nuff said.
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