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  2. Tweety

    Sat. 1/19-The calm before the storm

    Sounds real good Ted J22, sorry about the back. I meant to answer you about the chickpea salad recipe. Basically any way that you make egg salad, chicken salad or tuna salad instead of eggs, chicken or tuna use mashed chickpeas. So many ways to make it. I've made it this way before, but my go to is just pickles, onions, celery, mayo and a bit of mustard. I like making it when I'm in too much of a hurry to make a good lunch or dinner. https://ohsheglows.com/2015/07/21/chickpea-salad/
  3. herring_RN

    Sat. 1/19-The calm before the storm

    Sunny sixty degrees here after the 4 1/2 days of rain. That storm is headed east. I remember one El Nino year it rained for almost a week. Then we flew to Oklahoma and joined the same storm that was snow and ice there. My cousin's wife, who is from Lima Peru and then came to California had on strappy open shoes. She mostly stayed in and borrowed boots to wear to church. Feel better soon nursej22. I don't seem to know anyone over 55 who doesn't have back pain. So far on most days mine is tolerable after I walk around amd do the exercises PT taught my husband. We once had an old man at the gym who told anyone who would listen that they had one leg shorter than the other. He wanted to walk on people's back. So many complained that he was given a warning not to do that. He got angry and quit his membership. That was 28 years ago and he was in his seventies. A squirrel is in the bird feeder. I'll let him eat the seeds and then take the feeder away. We have too many squirrels and possums as it is without feeding them.
  4. Lil Nel

    Sat. 1/19-The calm before the storm

    The rain started before I left work. Driving to the barn, the main roads were already pooling with water. Cleaned Biggie's stall, and brought him in during a break in the rain. Gave him some hay, and I came home to sleep for a few hours. Getting ready to go back out and feed him dinner, and put his fleece on. It is still warm, at 47, the temperature will plummet, and the snow will start after midnight. We are expecting 1 to 3 inches, with ice mixed in. Low tomorrow night of 7 degrees. We don't need all this rain. It is causing flash flooding. I told Biggie, I suspect the mud will last until June. Good for you, BC, for allowing your boss to feel the effects of his poor planning. YAY!! Glad you are feeling better, Tweety. Glad step-mom is okay, herring. Enjoy three-day weekend, Dianah. Work was a crap show last night. Day shift had 8 admissions, and left a ton of stuff undone. Then, there was stuff left undone, through several shifts, like a sputum sample that was ordered two days ago, but nobody collected. Yes, I collected it. Then there was the 87-year-old who wouldn't stop pooping. No, not diarrhea, but a constant output of soft, pastey, poop. Remember, I work rehab, not acute care, or LTC. The tech and I were constantly cleaning her up. I also had a gentleman who refuses to use his call bell, and insists on wearing flip-flops. Yes, I educated him. This morning, he told me he would like to discharge early because he just isn't getting any sleep. He sleeps. I see him sleeping. I told him: Tell you doctor you want to leave. They'll get the discharge paperwork ready for you! I hope tonight is better, because I wasn't loving my job last night!
  5. Tweety

    Sat. 1/19-The calm before the storm

    Good morning! BC, hope the weather isn't too bad. Not something you New Englanders can't handle I'm sure, but hope you don't lose power from the freezing rain. I think the message of MLK resonates across religious lines and inspires us all. Recently I've been thinking about his message that anger and hate take too much energy and is draining. Easier to look at things from a softer point of view. Joe, sorry you have to work on your day off hope you have a good day. Herring, glad that you step-mom was okay when you got there. Dianah, hope you get to Disney Land. Sorry about the leak...it's ALWAYS something isn't it? Nel, does seem like you've gotten more than your fair share of rain. But with climate change, America might need the water, so there is that. Florida with it's swamps and aquifers can always handle rain. It's our dry season and all rain is welcome. My flu like symptoms have pretty much left. Still fatigued and still always cold. My doc checked my thyroid a last physical so that's not it, but just can't stay warm. Slept quite a bit the last couple of days. I think that front, or maybe another that's hammering north of here is going to arriver tonight and bring some much needed rain but after that will be in the 40's at night and highs barely in the 60's. We're having some schizo weather this year. Today should be in the low to mid 70's and pleasant...if I can warm up. LOL Yesterday I slept a good deal and really did nothing. Really was a good idea to call in sick, something that's been probably more than a few years ago that I've done. Will use my Xmas Day Holiday instead of PTO, but I still have a New Years Day holiday to take.
  6. Joe NightingMale

    Sat. 1/19-The calm before the storm

    BC hope the weather doesn't prove that bad Tweety hope you're feeling better Yesterday was fine at work, although by the end of the day the list of patients to outreach for Jan had arrived...an enormous number. I'll screen out a lot but will still have to call a lot So I'm actually going to take at least an hour or two today to work on screening the cases. Will have to push back a lot of work to get this stuff done as we have to complete all outreach in a month J was feeling tired and unwell after driving an elderly friend around town for hours so she could run errands. Took much longer than expected. So it was a quiet night for me Apart from work not much else planned for today except some cooking and exercise It started snowing before I went to bed and is still snowing now, and probably will most of the day
  7. Good morning! It's bright and sunny out now, but that will be changing later today. Last forecast was for around 8 inches of snow, but then lots of freezing rain and ice. I'd rather have 2 feet of snow. I plan on staying in tomorrow, making French onion soup, and watching football and reading. Today we are going to an auto show and a travel show. Fiance likes to look at cars we can't afford, and I like to look at travel destinations we can't afford, LOL. The 2 shows are across the street from each other, and we will likely find some place for lunch in between. Last night we went to a lovely interfaith service at our synagogue in celebration and remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was nice to see people of different faiths come together to remember his legacy. What are you all up to today?
  8. herring_RN

    Friday January 18 2019

    By the time I got there step-Mom was OK. She complained that they wouldn't give her toast and jam until she drank a glass of water and her strawberry Boost. They had convinced her to take the PRN Tylenol along with her routine meds. She finally urinated at 12:30. Then I came home. Husband turned off the little heater when he left. Our house is warmer than outside on sunny days like today. It is not quite 60 F outside and 70 inside. I like it now, but hate when it is 95 to over 100 F inside when itis 80 something outside. I plan to order another window air conditioner soon. July is when it gets really hot.
  9. Lil Nel

    Friday January 18 2019

    Hope you get to feeling better, soon, Tweety!!!!
  10. Tweety

    Friday January 18 2019

    Good Morning! Hope those of you in the line of the storm stay safe, warm and keep power. Left work, finished my shift, with flu like symptoms and feeling like I was run over by a truck. Slept about 10 hours, had a fever last night, but seem to be okay today. Just tired and cold. Called in sick but before arranged a co-worker to come in to do charge nurse for me and she said yes. She was canceled Sunday and needed a 3rd day, so I didn't leave them high and dry. The dreaded Thursday saw 8 post op scheduled admissions and 3 ER admissions so it was a bit nuts.
  11. Lil Nel

    Friday January 18 2019

    Good morning Joe and Ted. I guess several of us are bracing up for the bad weather. We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of rain, before turning to snow and ice. We don't need ANY precipitation. My plan is to bring Biggie in, after I get out of work in the morning. It will already be raining, and he will have been out for several hours. He doesn't need to stand in rain and mud all damn day. Because the temperature will drop by 20 degrees, I will need to change his clothes when I go back out in afternoon to feed him dinner. I'll be losing precious sleep time, but, there is nothing else to be done. Only two more episodes of Friday Night Lights. I am so sad. But then it is back to Nashville, for season six. Working the weekend. Safe travels to all.
  12. herring_RN

    Friday January 18 2019

    Good morning Joe and Ted! I just got a call that step-Mom is not well. I talked with her and she C/O being cold and her back and neck are hurting. I'll drive down, assess her, and call her physician. Maybe I'll have to take her to the office. Heater not working and only one room can be heated. I'll work out and shower at the gym tomorrow. I'm sorry our four days of rain are heading east to become snow storms.
  13. Ted

    Friday January 18 2019

    Good Morning - Joe - It can be quite frustrating when work-related committee meeting plans change and one has to re-re-arrange things. (Ugh!) Regarding dysfunction at work, it most probably exists everywhere to some extent. Although we have a fairly well-run unit, dysfunction exists from time to time. Anyway, enjoy your dinner with "J"! 🙂 It seems a great number of people are bracing for this weekend's winter storm. We're expected to get anywhere between 8 to 18 inches (or more) of snow. Of course, anything can happen. We might very well end up having sunny days this weekend, with temperatures up into the 60s! LOL! Yesterday was a day of sleep deprivation. Got home from work and could NOT get to sleep. I made my scheduled 1:00 PM appointment to see the dentist and have my teeth cleaned. This meant leaving home at noon-time. Got home around 3:00 PM. Felt totally wiped out. Amy and I relaxed for the rest of the afternoon and early evening. I dozed on and off on the couch while we watched T.V. together. Finally dragged my fat ass up to bed around 9:00 PM and slept until around 6:30 AM this morning. Still feel kind of fatigued, but at least I finally got some good sleep. Started a new composition this morning. This is a very good thing. (My goal is to write one new composition per month.) The composition is sketched out. Hope to have it completed by the end of this weekend. I kind of hope that we get LOTS of snow by Sunday morning. I gave warning that, should we get lots of snow, I most probably would not be able to make it to church Sunday. (Our driveway is the "driveway from hell" after a winter storm.) It would be nice to remain in our warm and cozy home this weekend and do creative stuff like write music. Hope work is kind to everyone today. Hope all remain safe and sound should this winter storm pass your way. Cheers! 🙂 Ted
  14. Joe NightingMale

    Friday January 18 2019

    Morning Well was driving to my morning meeting yesterday when I got a call it was cancelled. Had to turn around and head home. Saved time but was annoying. We did have our usual team meeting by telephone conference. A long one, lots to discuss. And kinda demoralizing, hearing about all the confusion and dysfunction, even though our team is pretty good The day was pretty slow, as I made a light schedule due to the expected morning meeting. Afterwards I did the grocery shopping and exercised Tonight I meet J as usual for dinner. Winter storm expected tonight through tomorrow, hopefully it wont' start in earnest until I get home. Diet is going well, losing weight pretty quick though I expect the pace will slow down soon. My body seems to be adapting pretty quickly to it, so it's not as difficult as when I started
  15. Lil Nel

    Thursday January 17, 2018

    What is Counterpart, Siri? I suggested at the Moms meeting last night, that groups with overlapping concerns, such as Moms and nurses, on gun violence, coordinate efforts. It is tiring to duplicate efforts. It is raining, and between the two horses, I went into the grocery store wearing a mud encrusted jacket, and mud covered jeans. Took Biggie's equine mother's pictures to be framed. I ordered a brass nameplate with her name engraved on it to go with the pictures. Should be ready in a week. Talli's race name was Prize Included. I call him Talli Ho, or Talli Talisman, based on his owner's last name. He now has a 5-gallon, heated water bucket. He will need it Saturday night.
  16. herring_RN

    Thursday January 17, 2018

    Our heater stopped working about 6:00 pm yesterday. We used a small 5 by 6 inch 30 year old electric heater we used when we camped in a van on winter weekends. It kept the one room comfortable enough for my 91 year old husband. We slept under an electric blanket for the first time in years. Nights are warmer due to the rain, but the low forties feels really cold to him. It is now 72 F in the room and he has his winter coat on. Tweety: I like avocado instead of mayonnaise. Thank you for an easy sandwich that is fast using available ingredients. Joe: Our club has been to the aquarium, space or science fiction movies, and a once a year there is a pool party. The purpose of the club is fun. Once a month there is an unofficial meet at the Disneyland gate at 8:00 am have a fun day. They like space mountain best. Well I have to try to deal with the heater today.
  17. Lil Nel

    Thursday January 17, 2018

    Good morning Tweety and Joe. I think the lack of participation in the Women's Democratic Party group in my county among younger people has more to do with the fact that it is hard to motivate younger people to do much of anything. Activism groups require time that many with young families simply don't have. You have to make phone calls, attend fundraisers, travel to the state House, etc. That is a lot of effort. Next month, I will lobby at the state House twice, first as a nurse, with KNA, the following week, with Moms Demand Action On Gun Violence. That means, I spend two full days at the state House. That's a lot of time. This week, I attended two group meetings. Again, that's a lot of time. Fortunately, my equine children and feline child don't require 24/7 attention. One of my co-workers, who is originally from Haiti, asked me to adopt a child from Haiti. I said: Hell, no. I don't want to be a parent. I have no time for it. Meeting my friend from McGrath campaign for lunch today. Then, it's back to Tractor Supply to buy Talli a heated water bucket. It will be 8 degrees, overnight on Sunday. Celebrated my year anniversary at the rehabilitation hospital on Monday. I love my weekend work schedule and pay. Just hope they continue it after a year. Having four nights off in a row is great. I love it! Another gloomy day in the Bluegrass. The sun hasn't appeared in a week. It is supposed to rain again. I haven't made the chickpea salad in quite a while. I usually make spinach lasagna, with brown rice noodles, for my work lunch. It is fast and easy. Each Sunday, I bring a treat for my co-workers, as a reward for all of us making it through the weekend shift. Sometimes it is cheese. Sometimes guacamole. Sometimes spinach dip, but I always bring something to brighten that tough final 12-hour shift. Cheers.
  18. BCgradnurse

    Thursday January 17, 2018

    Morning- Very cold here today, with temps this AM in the teens. We are expecting snow tonight, and again on the weekend. I think we'll stick close to home for the weekend. We're going away at the end of the month, so I want to save for that. We had a quick dinner last night at DD's restaurant (where she works, not owns!). She was surprised to see us. It wasn't too busy, so she was able to sit with us for a bit and chat. She's going to ask her SO, who is an architect, to design a catio for Niko. I don't want to let him out and he doesn't fit well on a windowsill, and he would love to be out in the fresh air but still be safe. We'll see how much this project ends up costing. Tweety-Hope the dreaded Thursday is kind to you. Are there still attitude issues on your unit? Joe-Sorry to hear about J's BIL. I hope for the best for him. BTW, if you're interested in a Lord of the Rings group, you might want to PM Farawyn. Hope all are well today.
  19. Good Morning! Joe, glad to hear the anxiety and irritability have left. Hope it stays away and you have a good day. Sorry finding a comparable bowling league isn't working out. It sometimes is the highlight of my week. Ted, hope you got put on call and if not, enjoy the next four days off. BC, glad you found a solution about the cat disturbing your sleep. Sad to see our dogs age. Been there twice already and have two ten years olds. sirI, hope you had a relaxing day. Nel, interesting that you're the youngest at the Democratic party meaning. Wonder if that's a sign that younger people are dillusioned with the party or just not involved? I've been reading a lot about the "bold new ideas" of the young Democrats that do not like the "establishment". Reminds me of Tea Party takeover of the republican establishment, which sadly lead to anti-establishment Trump. Time will tell. Herring, I still make that chickpea salad sandwich when I'm in a hurry. I noticed the sandwich you posted had avocado which is a good addition. Working the dreaded Thursday today. Not sure what's in store but it's usually a busy day. I had a nice day off yesterday. Mostly cooked and watched TV. Netflix has the final season of Anthony Bourdain's series "Part's Unknown" which I'm binge watching. Hope everyone has a great day.
  20. Lil Nel

    Wednesday January 16, 2018

    That sandwich looks yummy, Herring!!!
  21. herring_RN

    Wednesday January 16, 2018

    It is SO GOOD to "read you Ted, Tweety, BCgradnurse, Joe, sirI, Nel, nursej22, and Dianah, Farawyn, and all who find their was to this diary later! Sunday I went with my Star Trek club to the Museum of Tolerance. We heard Holocaust survivor, Bill Harvey, tell about his life, and learned a lot at the exhibits too. https://www.facebook.com/museumoftolerance/videos/10154560896948743/ I had a kosher egg salad sandwich when we stopped for lunch. It looked like the vegan chick pea sandwich I learned to make from Tweety so I told my friends about it. Our Captain, Dave, said he will try it.
  22. Good Morning! Joe, good luck with the dieting! BC, glad the house is quiet but that the daughter is close by. Hope the conference was a good one. Nel, glad that you were able to adopt Talli and save him. I was wondering about that. Stars, sorry to hear about the issues with the pain. Hopefully the surgeon can offer some hope. I too have seen mixed reviews working on a back floor. The one's I've seen get relief are the simpler surgeries. The ones that go through the fusions, instrumentations, etc. seem to have a lot of pain, but that's probably post op pain. Don't really know how they fair in the long run. I suppose rolling the dice is better than living in such pain for some of them. Dianah, sounds like an action packed life of music and fun for you these days. sirI, hope you got some sleep. The movie "If Beale Street Could Talk" was excellent. Great acting, great story, and great acting, but moved a bit slow. Went to a popular pizza place that is known for it's local brewery with too many brews to count. They have a high tech way of you getting better. They scan your Driver's License to an arm band. You use the arm band to self-serve yourself a brew. They know which brew you drank and exactly how much you took to charge you. You can try as many beers as you want up to 32 ounces and you're cut off. Staff assesses your sobriety and either cuts your off or turns on your band for more. Very high tech. The pizza was good and bad. We each got one and shared each others. Best friend got a "Far East Pizza" that was Asian flavored but very rich and sweet for my taste and I didn't like it. I got a more traditional one that I really liked. Slept so fitfully at 1AM I got up and drank a gallon of water (must have been the salty meal) and took 1/2 a sleeping pill and finally got some sleep after that. I think I need to try to avoid taking an afternoon nap on days off. That seems to mess up my sleep. I got some good news the other day. I got a refund from my escrow of $300 and notification that my mortgage will be reduced by $45 a month. That was sweet. Bad news is I need a filling on my wisdom tooth (who needs fillings at age 59??) and a new power steering pump. The pump is actually covered under warranty since I got it March 2018 but I have to pay labor. So bye bye $300 but thankful I got it. I did get an oil change and other than the power steering which I knew something was up, all was well otherwise. Still want to keep that car running. Lots to do today. First need to go to the gym. I'm doing that first since I tend to put it off, get busy and skip it. Promised myself not to do that. All the best to everyone and have a great day.
  23. No Stars: I think you are wanting Canadian crutches: https://www.dme-direct.com/millennial-canadian-crutches
  24. herring_RN

    Good Morning January 15th, 2019!

    Oops! This was for No Stars. 😟 I hope this link helps. I think you are wanting Canadian crutches: https://www.dme-direct.com/millennial-canadian-crutches
  25. herring_RN

    Good Morning January 15th, 2019!

    Thank you!
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