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  2. Joe NightingMale

    Friday July 3rd 2020

    Morning Stars glad there is a plan for Nannie to get placement Tweety I know an OR nurse in Florida who says his hospital is now at 95% capacity due to coronavirus Woke up before 3am and spent the next 3 hours intermittently sleeping and having weird dreams. Not sure why Work was fine yesterday, ended well. Since work was slow I worked on a letter to the village president expressing my interest in the conservation commission position. Sent in a resume too, just in case they needed it. Decided to update it too, which I hadn't done in quite a while After work ran an errand and watched some more of Yes Minister Today have the day off. Going to do some bird watching and then ride my bike on one of the newer parts of the prairie path Hot and humid the next 3 days, but not rain expected
  3. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thursday - July 2nd, 2020 - Good Morning!

    That nurse who says she is in Texas with Covid-19 and can't come home to infect her grandparents ... that excuse sounds like fodder for a very bad country-music song. If it was wintertime, she would be snowed-in somewhere in the Great White North, where her car ran off the road and got totaled; you know, the 'perfect excuse'. Anybody I'd worked with who did that would've been canned, esp. given her history. No call-No show is just plain dirty, and at a lot of work-places that is whatchacall a "Firing Offense." PERIOD! Heck awmighty, I don't even KNOW her and she gets on MY nerves! Hospital is keeping Nannie a second night while the results of her COVID-19 test are pending. If she's negative, they can admit her. If she were to go to the fourth floor, she would be there to be stabilized on her meds. They want to UP the seroquel again, even though there is the possibility she could get CHF as a side effect, but she HAS TO be stabilized at this point, regardless. Did I say that she has been dx'd w/ Alzheimers as well? Anyway, the plan is to send her to a facility either quite East of us OR quite West if us once they've got her stabilized. The nurse told hubby to get together about 3-4 days worth of some kind of garments -- both pj's and some clothing/shoes, and bring it to the hospital. I will do that tomorrow while he is going to get my car over to the Dealership for some odds'n'ends details that need takin' care of. We can't go visit Nannie, but is probably just as well, as originally she had assumed she'd be at the hospital about 24 hours and then be brought back home. But it appears that ain't a'gonna happen. Hubby is by now already closely related to the devil and in the doghouse bigtime as far as she is concerned. He is becoming resolved that he has done his very best at trying to honor his dad's dying request to take care of her and let her live at home. Her own doctor has been telling hubby for at least a year now that he was more worried about hubby's health concerns resulting from caretaking Nannie, than anything else. Yesterday evening was kinda weird, because we were half dreading and anticipating the ER would call us to tell us to come and get her to bring her home. But today and tonight has been pleasantly quiet and calm, not having to cater to and keep an eye on Nannie every minute, or worry about all her hi-jinks we've had to deal with for so long now. Her ex-doc, the family-friend who told hubby to call 911 yesterday, called hubby tonight to check up on how he was doing through all this, and to shore up hubby's decision. And because, being a very well-respected, long-time, still-in-practice physician, he could get into Nannie's medical records; so although he is not Nannie's 'official' PCP, he is still the head of the practice of doc she has now. His opinion carries a good deal of weight, and people listen to him. It is also good for our current physician that he has "The Big Guy's" support and guidance through all this. I can already see hubby starting to regain some natural relaxation that had been clamped down by all the increasing tension these past two years. I just knew he had to wait until he felt the time was right before any action toward this direction was taken. I will be glad to see the burdens lifted from his shoulders. And, of course, from mine as well, but like I said all along, her not being MY mother, I did not want to push or 'take over'. At least after 30 years of us being married, even though I was often dismayed, I KNOW how he works regarding certain things. But now he will have a much clearer conscience and with a bit more time, be even more satisfied, even though it's been rough on him, that he's done all he could. Thanks so much for the prayers and thoughts and support! Amen and AMEN!
  4. Adding my prayers for the RIGHT and BEST answer for you and your dh and Nannie, No Stars! nurseJ22, what time is dinner? Smells delicious! Tweety, I hear ya re: employees who lie and just do what they want, without a sense of accountability and fair treatment for fellow employees. I hope this behaviour is documented, documented, documented. The day was a mix of Case Management, Stress Lab (only 3 MPIs), and finishing up of a project this afternoon that took me two hours OT to complete. It HAD to be done by Monday, though (crunching numbers on past referrals). I wouldn't be here tomorrow to work on it. Off the weekend. And could NOT guarantee that on Monday (the day after a 3-day weekend) I would have time to work on it and finish. So, best to finish it today. My office-mate is off next week as well as today and tomorrow, so it was MOI! Glad the project is done. Dh and I had dinner and watched a Poirot episode. Tonight? Dunno what I want to do. And, we have no plans for the weekend. Y'all have a good evening!
  5. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thursday - July 2nd, 2020 - Good Morning!

    j22, Someone sent a picture of a very large hornet in to The Answer Man in a NC newspaper, asking if it was a Murder Hornet. It wasn't, it was an 'introduced European Hornet', a "vespa crabro". I thought if it was a crabby hornet big enough to ride a Vespa, that's purty darn scary and BIG! His answer (not a 'real' answer, but his own answer) was: After looking @ the pictures of this beast, I can confirm it is a "COVID-19/ Saharan Dust Cloud/ Election Year / Social Unrest / Approaching Locusts / Looming Meteorite Strike / 2020 Worst Year EVER Hornet" ... and, ... "Remember those golden days of (early) 2020 when all we had to worry about was a hornet the size of a school bus laying waste to the human race?" He also said the guy who sent the pix "doesn't have to barricade himself in the basement with a shotgun and a blow-torch." PS: HEY! Stop reading this and rest those EYES!!!!! ((((j22))))
  6. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thursday - July 2nd, 2020 - Good Morning!

    I don't know what that little 'page' icon is doing at the front of where I was saying I had an L O L moment. It got there when I tried to edit the thing from having the first instead of the L O L letters. I realize now that if you type those actual three letters without a space in between them, you get the face icon. The second icon laughing, I DID put there on purpose. I don't think it matters, but if I was wondering why that square thing was there, maybe some of y'all were, too. Oh, hush up Stars! I'm going back to doing crossword puzzles, to keep my head busy until we hear from that doc. I told hubby he was to bring his phone down here and put it on speaker so I could also hear what the guy had to say.
  7. No Stars In My Eyes

    Thursday - July 2nd, 2020 - Good Morning!

    Joe, Nannie is supposed to have a "virtual" exam by a psychiatrist at some point today. Last time hubby spoke with the nurse, one of things she did NOT mention was the possibility of Nannie coming home and going to outpatient psych appts. I hardly think that would be appropriate given her 30-second short-term memory problem, because no amount of therapy would stick in her brain. The nurse said this morning that the shrink would be able to recommend if Nannie be "sent up to the 4th floor" (their psych unit) or "recommend a placement." So, we w-a-i-t. But at least Nannie is there, and all really is peaceful here. I had an actual moment, imagining you sitting on the phone thinking to yourself how glad you were when people quit answering your calls yesterday because if they did answer, it took up a lot of time! If I had that job, being as I am not much of a telephone person, I'd be not wanting folks to answer their phones, either! Ted, I think of you as a mad-scientist type, playing with all that equipment in your studio, maybe talking to yourself or the machines, getting everything JUST SO! Well, though, a certain obsessiveness is necessary with creativity. When I was writing poems all the time, it was like doing sculpture, taking away words or adding words, or rearranging lines. I knew when I'd "got it right" (IMHO) when my heart would actually start to beat faster/harder. Seriously! Because it really was exciting to me to KNOW I'd said what I wanted to say, HOW I wanted to say it. H'lo to all the rest of you bunch! I'll keep you up on the latest developments w/ you-know-who.....
  8. Good Morning! It's 4:59 AM (EST) in this part of the world. . . As usual, "Old Man Bladder" woke me up. (Ugh!) Otherwise, I had a good night's sleep. Spent the day, yesterday, recording & mixing-down the hymns that will be played for our church's on-line service this Sunday. (There's tentative plans to resume in-house church services on July 12th. But that's not set in stone yet.) It took my longer than usual to mix-down the music. I just got real obsessed with making sure the notes were played correctly, and with getting the "right sound" (with EQing, panning, reverb-levels, etc.). In other words, I had a nice afternoon, yesterday! L O L! Yesterday evening, we experienced a weird brown-out with the electricity. Since then, it seems that our air-conditioning system isn't working correctly. With the next few days promising to be hot and humid, it would be nice to have a functioning air-condition system. There are certainly are far, far worst things happening in the world now. But it would be nice to have this system up and running. Hopefully the repair person is available to at least look into the matter. (I'm totally stupid to when it comes to these things. I did check the circuit-breaker, though. That's OK.) Oh well. . . I'm working tonight and tomorrow night. Off Saturday night. Then, I'm working the day-shift as Shift Director Sunday, 7AM to 7PM. The full-time Shift Director wanted Sunday off. I'm certainly happy to work for him. But! I really, really don't like working the day shift. There's a reason why I've worked the night shift for most of my 28+ year nursing career. The day shift is just a different world, often with more people. (Whine!) At least the extra $$$ will be good. Been obsessing with this whole Covid-19 thing. Seeing it spread like wild fire across a significant portion of the U.S. is very worrisome, to say the least. I had a long phone conversation with my step-mother (my father's 2nd wife), yesterday. It was her birthday. Being in her mid-70s, she's understandably frightened about this pandemic. It is profoundly sad that, as a nation, we're experiencing an increase people of getting this virus. It could have been a much different situation, with proper oversight and planning. But, here we are. At least our area of the country is seeing a slow-down of the spread of this virus. But we have family and friends who live in Florida and Arizona, the current "hot-spots" of Covid-19. Many family members are not in the healthiest condition. Hopefully they'll follow appropriate precautions. I don't mean to be a downer. There're certainly lots of good happening in the world, too. Anyway. . . Be safe, folks! Peace. . . Ted
  9. No Stars In My Eyes

    Wednesday July 1 2020

    Welp, Nannie got a visit from the sheriff's dept late this afternoon. Then the EMT's, who got her permission to take her to the hospital ER to be checked out. Hubby called one of her former doctors who has been a family friend, and he recommended we call 911, and for them to do a mental evaluation, because she is getting worse and worse, verbally and physically. If they don't keep her overnight, hubby will have to go tomorrow to the magistrate's office to get involuntary commitment papers. And by the way, she did actually hit him with her purse this afternoon, right in the BAD knee; I think that's when he decided he'd had enough and called the doc. *Fingers crossed*
  10. No Stars In My Eyes

    Wednesday July 1 2020

    Hey, guys... Not much going on here, either. The library is not open to the public, but they are taking book returns (finally) in their drop box. I have had two books out since the beginning of March and I am glad to get them back where they belong. On the way home, I picked up take-out for heating up for our supper. Did you know it is Groundhog Day? It is!!! But where is Bill Murray when you need him? Every day around 4:30 PM we go through this tired old re-run of "I am going HOME! My mother will take care of me! So, are you going to take me or not?" Nannie 'escaped' twice through the back door from the den, while we were sitting right here with her. She did not like being brought back into this house, which she claims is NOT hers. She's starting to get feistier, even threw her 10-ton pocketbook at hubby, missing by half a mile, but still... that's how he got her to come back in... he picked up her purse and marched back in the house, with her trotting and squalling along behind him, "GIVE THAT BACK TO ME, YOU *&#%$$^%*!!!!" (Right now she is refusing her meds and refusing her supper.) Poor old Ozzie, not much of a birthday celebration here. (Or a bar mitzvah, either.) Whereas he used to tolerate Nannie a mite, he has come to just not liking her much AT ALL and will only come down into the den if one of us is down here too. So, that's the name of that tune, as Baretta used to say. <( This eagle is the closest thing I could find to a cockatoo amongst the emojis.)
  11. Tweety

    Wednesday July 1 2020

    Good morning! Hope you have a good day Joe. Happy Birthday Ozzie! Got a text at 0430 looking for volunteers to work, but I had my phone off. How rude. Needless to say when I woke up later I didn't volunteer. Nothing much going on today but some housework, cooking and exercise. Hope everyone has a great day.
  12. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday July 1 2020

    Morning Quieter day at work yesterday, which was good After work road my bike into town to get a card for my cousin and to stop at the bakery. Have long thought about biking instead of driving downtown as it's only 2 miles. Do wish there were more bike racks Did embroidery and exercise after work Tonight have grocery shopping, for myself and the church. They're taking food donations through next week Weather will remain warm and humid throughout the week, near 90. But at least no rain expected
  13. No Stars In My Eyes

    Tuesday - June 30th, 2020 - Good Morning!

    I can just see me trying to feed hubby spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles in lieu of spaghetti noodles. Also, he'd really miss all the meats he likes to add to the hamburger spaghetti sauce...like "lil smokies" and/or breakfast sausages. Fortunately he has learned NOT to put his much-loved bacon-bits into every single everything he cooks, anymore. I wish y'all could have seen Ozzie when we got up to the bedroom at "go-to-bed-and-go-to-sleep" time. In addition to him actually having no fur blocking his view, the floor was cleared and the closet door was shut. He got three steps into the room and paused, looked at the closet door (no longer looking the the entire closet had thrown up on the floor in front of it), looked at the bed (made) and back at the closet door and floor in front of it. It was like he didn't recognize the room! I had to laugh. I said "OK, get over it; time to go to bed and go to sleep now." So he went under the bed where he starts out with the first of his nightly sleeping location/rotations. That would be three different areas underneath the bed, and his own dogbed on the floor at the foot of my bed. He only comes up on the bed once in a while, on the mornings when I sleep late. He positions himself on the mattress, above my waist, so I won't move my legs and unknowingly, unceremoniously eject him off the bed. It only has happened twice in his entire life, but he hasn't forgotten it. Made me feel so mean, to hear him whimper at the rude shock of hitting the floor. SPEAKING OF his "entire life", July 1st is his 13th birthday! w00t! Or maybe I should say w00f! Nannie was up twice after she went to bed at 10 PM. (She had to finish watching Americas Greatest Talent, doncha know.) Anyway she was like a little kid, in that no, she didn't have to go to the bathroom, no she wasn't thirsty. She felt kind of "sick to my stomach" but not nauseated, didn't have heartburn, didn't have gas. I told her that she had to go back to bed, because I was just about to turn everything off, when she'd gotten up the second time. ...so I carried through on my promise and turned off the TV and the lights, guided her back to bed, covered her up, assured her all the doors were locked, and we were ALL going to sleep now. She was wondering where the little boy was, who frequently comes in and sleeps with her (!) I hazarded a guess that as soon as she was curled up warm and snug and QUIET under her covers, he would probably come in then. Good Lord, I certainly hope her hallucination of a quiet, warm, neat-sleeping little boy shows up and lulls her to sleep. She said he never messes up the bed, and always leaves his side of the bed looking made up before he sneaks off during the morning before she wakes up. Okie-dokie, whatever works, eh? Tomorrow I will return my library books. I told hubby I would probably get something like chicken'n'dumplings from the family restaurant we like, to reheat for supper, so he won't have to cook. Other than that, who knows? Alrightie, then; I just downed my PM meds and it is 1:15 AM. I'll probably be up until about 2 AM. Last night I didn't sleep very deeply during the first 4 hours I was in bed. Finally I got up and went outside to sit on the front porch, did some more praying, and ate 1/2 p'butter sandwich so the blood in my brain would go to work down to my stomach, and maybe be distracting my then slightly blood-deprived brain from creating thoughts, enough for me to fall asleep. S' a good theory, anyway. (Kawpew, kawpew, kawpew.) g'night!
  14. Joe, please add my condolences. Even though not wholly unexpected, death in the family is a sad occasion. Looked like a nice day out. It was busy at work. Both of us were in the office, she working on a project (took all day to gather numbers and arrange them) and I fielding calls and trying to catch up on the referral spreadsheet. I took off 30 min early to go to the eye doctor for my annual exam. Overdue by 3 mo or so but who's counting? They were likely closed during the first part of Covid anyway. Ordered new glasses. No surprises as far as findings. Afterwards, I stopped by the grocery store for a few things. When I got home I made The World's Easiest Spaghetti Sauce!! 1 can whole peeled tomatoes 5 Tbsp butter 1/2 onion, peeled and tossed in as a half. Simmer for 45 min. Season to your taste. After the 45 min, toss the 1/2 onion and serve the sauce over your choice of pasta. I cooked some spaghetti squash and heated a package of zucchini noodles, and combined them. It was all actually very good, and low carb! I have a few more things to do around the house this evening, then time to get ready for bed. Have a nice evening!
  15. Gelson's Markets are nice, but expensive so I don't buy from them what costs less at Trader Joe's or Ralph's. Those melons are grown in Oxnard, CA. Gelson's sells them and sometimes they are also at the local Farmer's Market. The same farm grows lots of delicious sweet strawberries too.
  16. No Stars In My Eyes

    Tuesday - June 30th, 2020 - Good Morning!

    Good Afternoon, one and all... Joe, I'm sorry to hear about your cousin's husband. Hope work stayed calmer all day for you. Seems often that the stuff at a end of the day gloms up during the last hour and has to be taken care of. I remember those end-of-shift last-minute things! Ted, I can't think of when the last time was when you actually had patients to keep you in your tiny ICU for a whole shift. WOW! I know your flower pics, and yours and Amy's hymn recordings will come out well. The only not-in-church service I've ever seen were the ones my weekend PDN patient watched on TV. I've probably mentioned her before, but she was Jewish and watched about 4 services on TV on Sunday mornings, I think 2 Baptist churches, a Methodist church, and then of course there was Jimmy Swaggart, about whom she would always say, "He's going to cry now....watch, watch! He does this every sermon!" After all the preaching was over, she would watch the dramatics of those 'professional' wrestlers; can't remember their names, one was an old-ish, balding so-called Russian, Nikita something, and his .. son? nephew? ... Anyway, it always struck me as an odd combo for Sunday morning viewing. In the afternoons she watched football and/or golf. Back in those days I did two 8 hr shifts on Saturdays and the same on Sundays. Easy week, really. Well, Tweety, at least you DID get your AC taken care of, even if it was at the very last minute. When I started reading your post I was afraid you were going to say he didn't show up at all. Whew! And once your AC was fixed, you could come home from HOT yoga and cool down. j22 is right, that does sound like a strange combination. j22, YOW! You ber very, very, VERY careful with those murder hornets. They are scary as all get out! Here there are also something called "Cow Killers:, JUMBO, hard-shelled ants that actually CAN bite and kill a cow. The only reason I know about them is the first summer I was here, there was one of those ants in the yard (red and yellow, I think, and BIG). Well naturally I tried to step on it to kill it and it seemed impervious to my efforts the first 3-4 times. Then I got serious and did actually kill it, and got the front detached from the back. After I looked it up on line, I freaked out! Haven't seen one since, but I sure don't go walking in the woods or the pastures they like to inhabit. Eeeek! BCg, It sounds like a very busy day for you with all those new kind of technologically-possible 'visits' to do! You know, if I got on a plane with no distancing and no one with masks on, I believe I'd get right off again. That's like Russian Roulette! Jeepers. Or as my Grandpa used to say, "KRIPES!" It is so incredible that people think that safety and health measures are political games, and only efforts to 'control' people. I hate that so many end up learning the hard way, especially now that the medical world is discovering 'new' things that occur to a person POST-COVID-19 infections. herring, Nice, sweet cantaloupes? Wah, wah, wah. I am crying with envy of you. I never had one of those fresh from the garden, sweet, sun-warmed cantaloupes until I moved to NC and my landlady had practically 1/4th of her VERY large garden just filled with them. Prior to that I wasn't particularly wild about melons of any kind, but she had the magic green thumb, because everything in her garden was perfecto-supreme! So, I know "sun-downing" is a real thing, but Nannie's "dark-side" seems to really enjoy working it to the max, on purpose. I can not believe how UGLY she acts and how terribly crass and rudely she talks. She's one of those "has-to-be-RIGHT-and-WIN-the-argument" people, even if we weren't actively involved in arguing with her! She digs and goads and is so PROUD of herself when she gets some kind of reaction. She just loves to go against all reason; I think she went up and down those stairs 7 times yesterday, and twice she bobbled and thought it was FUNNY! Hubby and I took Ozzie in the bathroom, sat him on a towel on the counter beside the sink, and trimmed his face, getting all the hardened, built up guckies out of the corners of his eyes (Tweety, don't google 'guckies'; I'm not sure if it's a 'real' thing/word!). We trimmed the hair that fans upward from his snout and down from the brows, hiding his beautimous eyes, AND shaved around his butt again. He is SOOOOO well-behaved when we do it. If the groomer doesn't get to open up soon, we may have to get the electric razor and do our best, which won't be too very pretty, but he has some AWFUL knots on his ears and tail. He is so funny when we are done grooming his worst spots, he twirls around, smiling and happy, showing off, while we make suitable 'yays', 'hoorays' at him, and tell him what a GOOD BOY he is and how PRETTY! Hey, I think the libraries must be open, 'cause I got a notice that the two books I took out just before the day everything was shut down, are actually DUE tomorrow! That means they must have unchained the drop-box, anyway. Think I'll be an idiot and go sit out of the front porch (90 degrees and HUMID) and drink some hot coffee... See yez!
  17. Enjoy your day Ted. The congregation will enjoy the music. Joe: I hope you have a better work day. Sorry for your cousin and family. BCgradnurse: Prayers for your fiance to get the job or another good job soon. Not much planned for today. We are enjoying sugar sweet cantaloupe every day now. They are only available in late June and early July. Last year there were none. Iwas so excited to see them. The produce man told me I'm not the only customer to get excited. They are such a treat! I've tried to grow cantaloupes, but they are small and bland and the vines spread everywhere with just a few fruits.
  18. Joe NightingMale

    Tuesday - June 30th, 2020 - Good Morning!

    Morning Ted Somewhat aggravating day at work, some last minute stuff to do and reports to check. Things had settled down by the end of the day Got some rather sad news, my cousin's husband died yesterday of an MI. Was not completely unexpected, as he's had some health issues, but recently he had been fine. We didn't talk too much but will miss seeing him at Thanksgiving and Christmas Rest of the day was pretty normal, ran errands after work and exercised Today should be a bit calmer at work (I hope). Plan to do embroidery and exercise after work Will be another hot and humid day. Probably will not rain the rest of the week. Definitely have had enough rain the last few days
  19. Good Morning - Got up early this morning. Thought I'd start today's "Good Morning" thread before I forget to post again. Sunday was the last of working 5 nights in a row. (That's something I do NOT want to do often!!) So, during the past 5 nights at work, it's been the usual "sleep, eat, work" thing. Since life has been slowly "opening up" again around this area of the world, our teeny-tiny hospital has been busy. We even had TWO patients in our teeny-tiny ICU! TWO! would you believe that?!? L O L! It's been nice not floating all over kingdom com, these past few nights. Monday was mainly a day of rest. Caught up on some much-needed sleep. Yesterday afternoon, I took some really nice photos & videos of Amy's gardens, which are in full bloom! It's a Flower Explosion!! Once I'm done editing the video, I'll post it here. The weather has been hot and humid. Got some down-pour rain storms, yesterday. I got the video equipment back indoors Just In Time(!) before it royally pissed outside! I was lucky!! As for the grass?!? It grows. . . and will need to be mowed. Again. Today. . . Amy and I will be recording some hymns for the on-line church service this Sunday. I'll also be editing the video of Amy's gardens, too. All fun stuff that I enjoy doing. Tomorrow?!? It's supposed to rain, again, tomorrow. Don't have any real plans. I hope all is well. . . Cheers! Ted
  20. dianah

    Monday June 29 2020

    First day back at work and it will be a four-day work week at that, for the Fourth of July holiday. We have no plans for the holiday, will probably stay buttoned up at home. Work was OK. Although I was assigned to the Stress Lab, I helped do some Case Mgmt as well. Dh is participating in an online jam. He got new glasses today, texted me "I can SEE!!!!" His distance vision has changed, so the new prescription is better for him. It actually improved, so they had to change the Rx. Good for him! Wow, that sounds so weird, No Stars, watching the skink shed skin then EAT it! Wonders never cease! Hope you can figure out what is happening with the payments, very strange that! It was partly cloudy this morning but there are only a few clouds left this afternoon, and the temp is 88. Thanks for the reviews of The Crown. I think we only watched the first season, will have to nudge dh to dial it in soon! herring, yes, Lancaster is HOT! Good you had a nice outing there, though. I'm sure the family enjoyed the visit (as well as you and dh!). nurseJ22: Murder Hornet Trapping Extraordinaire!!! Be careful! (were you successful??) Hi BC, what a cool app, to track sharks! When our kids were younger I would dial into the Nessie-cam, to see if we could spot Nessie in Loch Ness! Your new kitten is, as someone said, "stinkin' CUTE!!" Good the two are getting along. Some cats are more social than others, perhaps these two are the more social ones and appreciate the company. Always someone warm to cuddle up to. Quoting Tweety: " I'm not really stressing. I'm just disappointed that I was so wrong in people's ability to care about being safe. " This is how I feel too. I don't care if ppl call me sheepish or whatever for wearing a mask. I do NOT want to get sick! But also I want to spare my fellow healthcare workers the horrendous and arduous and long-term task of caring for me if I exposed myself -- and others!!! -- to a serious case of Covid-19. Such a mess. Have a good evening.
  21. No Stars In My Eyes

    Monday June 29 2020

    Yo. Trying to figure out, between hubby's appt's and mine, this week and next, when I can make appts for the car's first servicing, and when/if I can get Ozzie to the groomer. We need a secretary. Hubby and my opinions of when my 1st ablation was done and when I had the colonoscopy and endoscopy are at odds. I think HE has the two appt's mixed up and he thinks I do. I am trying to get on my health records on line, but I can't do it via my google account because it WON'T SEARCH! I'm going to try via my yahoo acct, and if that doesn't work, I'll have to just call the Dr's offices and have them look through my records. I usually write things on my wall calendar, but can't seem to find on either of them what I THOUGHT I'd recorded there. What a mess. Phoooooey! Still have the bank making AND the insurance companies taking out the same monthly payments. The woman at the bank says I set it up that way, for the bank to send in the auto payments, but I didn't, because the ins. co's do their own auto w/d's. I know SHE set it up for me and ONE of us misunderstood, when she asked me what days they came out. I was in her office the day she was on the computer when I switched my accts from the Credit Unions to the Bank, and that's when it happened. But she says I'm the one who is supposed to change it so the bank isn't sending it out at the same time the ins co is taking it out. She said that I am either calling in the payment or writing/sending them a check, but neither is the case. CONFUSING! Aggravating! Speaking of confused...guess who keeps thinking she has to get up and go upstairs and "get to work"! I have told her four times in 15 minutes that she does NOT have to do any of the housework. This past weekend, hubby was soooo disgusted with Nannie acting up, he told his dgt on the phone last night that he is getting ready to get her placed somewhere. But... he is still going by info of what other people have told him they did w/ their parent, instead of getting professional assistance from, say, a social worker or attorney. He said he was going to start trying to set it up today, but I don't see that happening yet, with all the other stuff we are trying to figure out right now. ("Too much manure in our wheelbarrow") The other day at his own PCP appt, the doctor told him there wasn't anything more he could do for Nannie, medicinally. The doc didn't say, but essentially implied, it would pretty much be a case of if and/or when something happens that would require hospitalization (like breaking her hip or something) and then subsequently require placement...Ah me, oh well. She has such a round, well-padded bottom that she bounces and rolls when she falls, so I don't see a hip breaking anytime soon! Here's something interesting...yesterday we sat on the front porch and watched a skink on the brick steps and wooden railings, rub himself along to shed his skin...and he ATE what he shed, except for the skin from his back legs and where his tail attached to his body. I said maybe the hind parts had a bad taste and that's why he left his shedded behind, behind. Well, I was going to do stuff, but Nannie does not know how to stop talking and I can't concentrate until hubby gets back and occupies her time and mind....
  22. nursej22

    Monday June 29 2020

    Hi all. I am trying not to be angry with the COVID skeptics, but it's a struggle. I heard about 2 health care workers who worked while symptomatic, 1 in the hospital and 1 in LTC. And the pastor from a church with 100 positives is not returning phone calls, so the health officer is planning on making an in-person visit. There are 3 people hospitalized in ICU. I have been asked again to work extra to help with contact follow-up, but the system is still a mess. I may work more if and when they get the systems to interface. The weather here is quite pleasant, supposed to get up to 75, with humidity around 70% which is tolerable with a light breeze. Herring, I am glad you and your dh enjoyed your day. Speaking of tracking things, I am going to participate in trying to trap a murder hornet! There are specific directions on how to make and bait a trap, and then to check it weekly and mail in the contents if one traps any bees, hornets or wasps. And if a person traps a live murder hornet there is an 800 number to call right away. DD and ds's fiance are all doing it, but I live closest to the site where a queen was found this spring. I really enjoyed all 3 seasons of The Crown. I thought the acting and costumes were wonderful. I hope everyone's day is better than expected.
  23. Joe NightingMale

    Monday June 29 2020

    I've finished season 3 and am liking it, especially the later episodes
  24. Joe NightingMale

    Monday June 29 2020

    Morning Glad this is a 4 day week for me Quieter day yesterday. Church by Zoom and cooking. Went on a long bike ride in the afternoon. Watched The Crown and worked on embroidery Should be a fairly quiet day today too, have some errands to run and exercise Going to be stormy today, will be quite warm. Will be warm the rest of the week but less chance of rain the rest of the week
  25. dianah

    Sunday June 28 2020

    Scrubs are in the dryer, in preparation for tomorrow's return to work. Got the VERY dirty car washed, then stopped by the HFS to pick up a few things. Treated myself to a Starbucks decaf sugar-free iced mocha (dh drank half). It was a VERY nice day, only 79 degrees (not the usual 102!), with a nice breeze. Now to pay bills and clean the house a lil, and fold the scrubs. We participated in an online jam from 4-5, was nice to jam with friends again (participants were from Georgia, Texas, and Santa Clarita [CA], plus us in eastern part of SoCal). Hope your day is going OK.
  26. herring_RN

    Sunday June 28 2020

    This will be the cooking and seeing family day. I usually don't eat meat, but will taste some. Going to sisters and sisters-in law's. SIL will have her daughter there too. It will be good to see them masked and distancing. (Never before used the word "distance" as a verb.)
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