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  2. nursej22

    Monday September 20 2021

    Hullo. I just home home from some errands. I dropped off old propane bottles from camping at the toxic waste place and a bag of clothes at the ARC (its like Goodwill). Then I went looking for some new running pants and a shirt, which I found at REI. The weather is too cool in the morning to run in shorts and a tank. I am doing a 10K event this Saturday that starts at 8. I hope it doesn't rain. And the genetics lab called to make an appointment for testing. My new cardiologist agreed to refer me due to eldest ds's heart issue and my sis. My concern is for my other children and the 2 grandsons. I will do a televisit, and then likely a saliva test. They are so funny in saying they are booked way out and then offer an appointment in 2 weeks. Oh honey, places around here are booked out 3 months! Joe, I hope your first day went smooth. I suspect there is quite a bit of inservicing to get you going. And there are always glitches at the beginning. COVID hospitalizations are down, but infections are steady. And deaths. I had Moderna vaccine, so that one likely won't be approved for a few weeks. I plan to get my flu vaccine at the end of October, so maybe I can get it and my booster together. I am looking forward to the kid vaccine to come out; I know dd would feel a lot better once her youngest gets his. BC, oooh, a safari! I have always wanted to see Africa, especially the animals. I'm headed outside to do a little yard work. Ta
  3. Tweety

    Monday September 20 2021

    Good morning! Joe, congrats and best of luck in your new job. BC, great that you had a nice getaway. I too set aside a certain amount a month for travel (which I might have mentioned in the past). Good news is that with the pandemic shutting down travel and me cancelling plans last year, I already have enough stashed away for another trip, although I did spend a boatload of money this past trip. A safari sounds awesome. Stars, thanks for the advice about the patches. Will give them a try should the need arise. I don't write checks, all bills are paid automatically and my debit card purchases are posted immediately. Since my checking has interest I tend to keep a good deal of money in it so as to not have to worry that I'll be overdrawn (but do have overdraft protection). Some like like my six months insurance bill give me notice way ahead of time that they will be taking out the money. I picked the date when my mortgage will be paid. I still keep track of every penny same as when I used to write it all down. I wonder if your husbands tremors are alcohol related? J22, that's crazy the discount card takes off so much but good you have it. I too had an appointment last time I renewed in person and it went very well. In fact they were calling my name as I was walking in. I wound up making a black bean pumpkin chili that caught my eye instead of lentils. Today I'm going to get a haircut and stop by work and do some education. I got notice a month ago I was behind but have ignored it because I have zero time to do it when I'm there and my browser at home doesn't let me get on because of their security measures and I don't want to change browsers. Bowling is tonight. Covid seems to be falling here. According to the daily email our covid population is dropping at work thankfully. One newspaper article uses the word "plummets" in regards to hospitalizations in FL, but that rate of transmission remains quite high. It appears that it's rising in some areas you guys are in like NC, Mass. and RI. This happened last summer when we surged before other areas of the country, like the mid-west. We still have the honor of the highest 7-day death rate in the country as well as the highest rate of positivity. I'm happy to say I went to crowded airports, airplanes, and buses with a mask and remain symptom free after five days so I will not test myself. Most other people were cooperative in wearing a mask as well. I think this is in line with the CDC that asymptomatic travelers don't need to be tested if vaccinated. I still wear a mask so as not to transmit it should I have it even without mask mandates here in Florida.
  4. Joe NightingMale

    Monday September 20 2021

    Hi Tweety. It sure can be anxiety producing Dianah sounds like a good memorial service NJ22 hoping it will be that quick for me to upgrade Stars I'm certainly tempted to do something like that 🙂 BC a safari would be interesting Quieter day yesterday. Got to church early for choir practice, there were only 3 of us but we did pretty good. After work came home and then met J for lunch at one of our usual places. Did some laundry when I got home and exercised. Listened to some folk music Spend some time making sure all of my work at home stuff was connected correctly. Managed to figure out how to get signed in, which is a major step which hopefully will make the 1st day easier Going to be a bit humid today, and rainy, but cooler than yesterday. The rest of the week should be cooler still
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  6. dianah

    Sunday September 19th 2021

    Good morning all! Slept OK for a Sat nite. I usually stay up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay late reading or watching old movies, then sleep in. Had a little difficulty getting to sleep but slept till 8. Dh and I are up, getting ready to drive to the memorial jam. It goes from 11-3; we plan to leave around 10. No pressure, we can be a little late (it just cuts into our jam time!). Tweety, good your back is better. Which lentil recipe did you choose? Joe, congrats again on the new job, and hope your sleep is better once you have started the job and there are fewer unknowns. Whoa, No Stars, over 1000 emails since May??? Well they kept you busy anyway!! Did your team finally win or lose? Hello BCGrad and nurseJ22, and herring and everyone else! Have a good day!
  7. Tweety

    Sunday September 19th 2021

    Good Morning! Joe, starting a new job sure can be anxiety producing. J22, glad you found the dress. Outside weddings can be tricky here too. Many people schedule them on the beach and during the summer it can rain, and during the winter it can be gorgeous 80 degrees or cold and windy. My former pharmacy plan required you to get 90 day supplies of maintenance meds, which I guess somehow profited someone. Kind of make sense but what do you do if the doc changes the prescription and you have 50 pills left? Not sure what my new plan requires but there is a plan to have a 90 day supply mailed to you every three months without you having to do anything. Decided to take my sleeping pill last night along with an old muscle relaxant. It's expired, but I figured couldn't heart. My lower back was really bothering me yesterday, especially yoga class. Ibuprofen helped and I'm feeling much better today and actually slept pretty decently. Today I just want to cook and relax. Craving lentils so will look for a lentil recipe. It's supposed to be my weekend to work but took it off to recover from vacation. Have my usual days off and go back on Thursday.
  8. Joe NightingMale

    Sunday September 19th 2021

    Stars I have noticed the same things, borders between open lands and more wooded lands seem to have more birds. Or maybe I read that somewhere NJ22 I hope you can find a good dress for the wedding Amo those mom and pop drug stores can offer services the larger ones don't. I get 90 days refills via Walgreens, have not had any issues Hi Tweety and Dianah Got up early yesterday to get my drivers license renewed. Used the new appointment system and the whole process took maybe 10 min. Was hoping to upgrade my license...in the next 2 years we're supposed to bring in additional documentation to prove identity make our license more secure...but one of the documents I brought was wrong so I'll have to do that at some point in the future Went for a brief hike afterwards, then met dad for lunch. Came home and watched some Stooges and Svengoolie Today have choir practice and church. Then going to meet J for lunch. His allergies have been improving so hopefully we can meet, if not we'll have to try for tomorrow night Feeling a bit anxious with the start date of the new job tomorrow. Noticed it has been taking me a bit longer to get to sleep, and I have more dreams when I sleep, the last few nights. Coudl be related Will be warm day today, up to 90, but it looks like the last warm day for the forseeable future
  9. amoLucia

    Saturday September 18, 2021

    To you folks having pharmacy problems - are you using the local CVS or Walmart? I get my regular, regular meds from my insurance-approved pharm provider. They fill my scripts for 90 days. U more recetve and med-stable.sually NO problems. I have the option of letting them auto-refill my meds, but I choose to call in for my refills as nec. Now I do this for my regular stuff - Lasix, coreg, lipid med, inhaler etc. I use a local Mom & Pop drug store for the one-times and stat - owner delivers! System works for me! Just a thought --- stars - please get that dizziness checked out. I'll be trying again to mail another greeting card to YOU with belated birthday wishes for Nan. Hope she's a bit more receptive to my neutral messages. 'Dead Pigs' - the title intrigued me. 'Porcs Morts' and 'Cerdos Muertos'. Neat titles! Made grilled cheese earlier. Getting some heartburn. Got heartburn yesterday when I had egg salad. I don't think egg salad and me agree...
  10. nursej22

    Saturday September 18, 2021

    Here I am! Not working, Tweety is spot on, I don’t generally work weekends. I am down near the big city looking for a “mother of the groom” dress. Ugh. Most of what is in the stores is close out, all black (too stark) all white ( that’s for the bride) or leopard print ( cue my children to call me a cougar). And very few petites. I did find a gray sweater dress, that will do. The wedding will be outside in two weeks, so it could be sunny and warm, or pouring rain. And it did pour rain last night. Half of our little town has no electricity. Ope, here is dh, time to go.
  11. Tweety

    Saturday September 18, 2021

    Stars, I'm pretty sure J22 doesn't work weekends. Glad you're feeling better but yes, you do need to find out what's going on. That was decent of the people to give you free meals and good on your husband for speaking up. Wonder what the fascination with that one case is? I can understand it being a local story here in Florida, but a national obsession? Weird. Now the guy is missing/hiding. Dianah, that soup sounds good. I love poblano peppers.
  12. dianah

    Saturday September 18, 2021

    Hello all! We attended Zoom Sabbath School, which was engaging. Then just returned from meeting friends at El Torito for lunch. I tried their poblano potato soup, which (without the chorizo) was quite tasty! And added a salad and I have both as leftovers for a day or two! It was a nice visit with B & S, with whom we have been friends for YEARS and YEARS!! It is in the 90's today, not bad temps. Of course, with Fall just around the corner, I hope to have a lot more days and nights of cooler temps. Dh is getting set up for his Jamkazam session. I may join in, just to keep my callouses up! Have a nice afternoon!
  13. Good morning! Stars, good that you got an appointment. Hope you feel better. J22, that's so aggravating about your meds. I don't seem to have any trouble with the one prescription. My issue is when I want a renewal he tends to ignore the pharmacy's request, but renews it when I call him directly. The insomnia bug really has me still. I've been up since around 4AM and I think I'm starting to relax and get sleepy. I'll just sleep the day away probably. Oh well, not much to do. I did schedule a hot yoga class this afternoon. BP is a better 124/79 which is surprising since I'm a bit sleep deprived. I have noticed before when I've come back from vacation and haven't exercised and eaten well that my BP creeps up. Hopefully will stabilize as I get back in my routine. Watched an interesting Chinese-American movie "Dead Pigs" which apparently was released in China a couple of years ago, and the festival circuit but just got a worldwide release. It came to my attention because of it's good ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Pretty good movie that covers many angles.
  14. nursej22

    Friday September 17th 2021

    Yes, thank you, Tweety, for sharing the lovely photos. There are some lovely places in that part of the country. And yes, you should look into Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, but I might be a little prejudiced. There are some lovely National Parks in California too, as Dianah can attest too. Typical Friday at work. Not a lot going on, but that's fine. It started raining in the night, heavy rain and wind are forecast for tonight. I just booked a dog sitter for Angus for when we go to eldest ds's wedding in 2 weeks. I need to figure out what to wear. Maybe we will drive to the big city so I find something. Our few local department stores all seem to be stocked with close-out summer stuff and I want something warm as the wedding will be outside. The pharmacy called to say they actually got my med reordered. Only took a week, luckily it was just my baby dose of lisinopril. Dd has a similar issue with her ADHD meds. Because they are scheduled meds many phone calls are required, and the pharmacy often only has a weeks supply and if she goes off them she is miserable. When she tried to refill ahead of time to go on vacay, it took an act of Congress to get them a week early. Gosh, rebuilding a rectory seems like quite an undertaking. Building costs here are ridiculous, and I understand it's almost impossible to find contractors that aren't booked out for several months. Hope you see lots of birds. When I was running by the harbor last night, I heard this loud "Grawk" and spotted a beautiful heron flying past the moored boats. I wasn't quick enough to grab a photo. Take care, stay dry!
  15. Tweety

    Friday September 17th 2021

    Good morning! Glad the pictures showed up and thanks for the compliments. Joe, hope you have a nice weekend before starting your new job. Sounds like you've been doing a lot of work with the vestry. Dianah, that's a nice tradition to jam in honor of someone's passing. I have no plans for my next trip but I still might stay in the US and Yellowstone area is towards the top of the list. Stars, you should definitely get the vertigo checked out if it persists. It could be many things. Hope you get the medication situation straightened out. The insomnia bug bit me. I was actually going to give in and just get up but it was only 3:30 AM and talked myself back to sleep. I had been using my sleep aid through the trip but stopped last night and just took melatonin. The scale was very unkind and I put on maybe five pounds on vacation. I did indulge in a lot of poor eating. BP is up to 140/90. Yikes. Today will be a chore day. I want to mow the grass but I'm hearing thunder outside but no rain. It's still summer and our rainy season here. I have laundry to do as well and want to cook, as well as get some exercise. Hope everyone has a great day.
  16. Joe NightingMale

    Friday September 17th 2021

    Tweety thanks for sharing the pics, they look great Stars hope that the PCP office gets things straightened out, and the dizziness fades Dianah I recovered pretty quick, as it was a pretty short trip Hi NJ22 and Amo Was a nice quiet day at work, for my last day. Was nice to finally say goodbye to that job, though I will miss the people I got my new work at home equipment, so I set that up after work and put away the old stuff. Took longer than I had expected After that I went to the vestry meeting, which ran long as there was a lot to discuss. Mostly with the rectory, the congretation seems to want to either build or buy a new one and sell or demolish the old. We're setting up a committee to look into those options. More work ahead there After the meeting some of the vestry met with the new minister to negotiate salary and benefits. Hopefully they were able to reach an agreement and we'll finally have a new minister very soon Today, going out birdwatching this morning. Not really anything else planned for today. Might meet J for dinner if he's up to it, although his allergies have been bad this week. Weather should be dry but kind of warm today, up to 90
  17. dianah

    Thursday September 16, 2021

    Yay Tweety! Thank you for the beautiful pictures!! My favorites are the dam photo, you on the hiking trail, and the vistas (the monuments best). I'm so glad you went, and had a great time AWAY from home! (what is the next trip being planned??) Joe, hope negotiations go smoothly and that you soon officially have your new pastor. Have you recovered from YOUR recent trip?? nurseJ22, love the photo of you two! No Stars, ugh with all the problems with staff changing and messed-up prescription refills. I'm sure your patients appreciated your attention to detail, especially if you were leaving and turning their care over to someone else (new)! Spreadsheets and info can be so helpful! I hope you can get the meds situation in line (especially Nannie's mood stabilizing meds). Such weirdness about your BP and the wooziness when sleeping on your left side! Scratching my head about that one... Have the gypsies been behaving themselves? How is Ozzie? Hope to hear sometime from herring... we miss you, herring! Ahhhhh, tomorrow is FRIDAY! We may attend a memorial jam on Sunday. It's traditional, in bluegrass circles, to hold a jam. Sometimes there's a little service, sometimes not. Ppl just get together and play, in honor of the missing person. It's usually uplifting, as you KNOW the person would love to be there playing if s/he could! Only 86 degrees when I got to the car today, after work! No triple-digits!!! Woo-hoo! Have a good evening!
  18. Tweety

    Thursday September 16, 2021

    Monument Valley, Arizona. It's part of the Navajo Nation. Many westerns were shot there.
  19. Tweety

    Thursday September 16, 2021

    Thanks. I did the drop and drag but either but didn't do the "add to post" thing. I don't know what the last picture is still a ? but ignore that. The last picture above with the tree at sunset (with the sun behind me) is one of my favorite pictures. Also the one below I thought came out good and is my new Facebook profile picture. Each picture represents a major stop on the vacation. The Hoover Dam, Zion, Bryce, Sedona, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon. Bryce Canyon was my favorite stop as I didn't expect it to be so stunning and it was where I hiked and had a picnic lunch at the bottom. Of course everything was stunning to me and so different than Florida. I met my sister to get my dogs and they look great and are happily sleeping. The coffee shop girls where we met thought they were so cute. I took a nice hard sleeping nap for a couple of hours. Still adjusting to the 3 hour time difference. Going shopping to replenish my fridge with some healthy food. I'll be honest that will I had several vegan meals, I wasn't 100% vegan. But that's usually how I do vacations. No guilt.
  20. dianah

    Thursday September 16, 2021

    Tweety, after you click your choice to upload, two icons should show up on the image itself: a trash can image and one to click on to insert the image into your post. Click to allow permission to insert into your post.
  21. Tweety

    Thursday September 16, 2021

    Looks to me like the above is just boxes with the ? mark. Oh well. Maybe one at a time?
  22. Good morning. I had my set my alarm to get myself up early to get the dogs and slept well. Went to bed past midnight. Ate dinner after 10pm which my body thought was 7pm. Will probably take a nap and use today as a rest and recovery day. Need to go to the grocery store. Going to try and post some of the pics I put up on Facebook of my trip. I have some a lot on my camera that I've yet to download. Hopefully they will show up. It was a much needed get away. I spent a boat load of money and have no regrets. I've been working hard and I deserved it and am worth it. J22, that seems to be the theme here in Florida as well, not only is there a labor shortage in some industries like the hospitality industry that is thriving, employees are coming up positive and complicating issues. Cases and hospitalizations are on the downswing here and the variant burns through us and moves on to other parts of the country. Although the issue is critical care beds, those that are sick are taking up the critical care beds and staying there for a long time. I will say that traveling, people were very compliant with wearing a mask, but the airport in Phoenix was very crowded and people really couldn't social distance six feet apart. I'm torn between wanting the economy to keep getting better and getting on with life, and the surge that's going on.
  23. nursej22

    Wednesday September 15 2021

    Joe, that is good news about your test. Stars, I'm sorry you are feeling poorly. Hopefully your doc can work some magic. Back to work today. The crazy one will be gone for 3 weeks after today. And OCD one is almost vibrating because she wants her immune-compromised pt to get the monoclonal antibodies but doesn't trust anyone to do it correctly. So she's wringing her hands and fussing at the providers. This year alone she has had two providers tell her to back off and that she's over stepping her bounds. Dh is upset because one person in his office tested positive, another is a household contact of a positive, and someone else has symptoms, although she already had COVID in June. Luckily he is religious about wearing his mask and using hand sanitizer. I've had 2 calls so far about selling our old pickup. I will be happy to be rid of it and drop it off of the insurance. At least the weather is nice at 65 and sunny, more of the same tomorrow.
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  25. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday September 15 2021

    Tweety when we went to the Grand Canyon we hiked down the trail a bit. We stayed in the Sedona area Work was a bit quieter yesterday, took the oppportunity to work ahead so today and Thursday will be easier Got the Covid results last night, thankfully it was negative Did the grocery shopping last night, as well as stopping at the pharmacy and bakery, just in case the results turned out positive and I would have to self quarantine. Exercised too, was fairly busy night Today should be a a quieter day at work and after work, as our choir/bell choir practice tonight is canceled as the director is busy Was a fairly warm day yesterday, up to 90, today should be cooler. So far rain is holding off
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