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Friday February 7, 2020

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Good morning!

Herring, glad to hear you had a good experience in the hospital and hope your husband heals up.

Joe, sorry that work was so annoying and hope it does get better.

Stars, I do get frustrated that nut butters other than peanut are so expensive and don't buy them much.

Ted, glad to hear your coworker's condition was downgraded.  Enjoy the days off.

Work for me was okay.  We were able to cover two sick call ins.  One from the float team and another from a float team member that called in saying she wanted to work.  Plus a float team tech.  Quite a relief to have three holes filled because we got six post ops, two ICU transfers and two admissions.  It was crazy busy there for a bit.  

Apparently word is out that our owners have put us on the market for sale.  They are losing money and need the cash.  We're the flagship hospital for a six hospital group and apparently the other five are being sold to Advent Health, but they won't take us because we do abortions and we'll be sold separately.  Right now it's a secret my boss told me.  One rumor is a big hospital in Tampa might take us on.  I wouldn't mind that as they are a not-for-profit with a good reputation.  One thing I don't think I could stand is that if for-profit HCA buys us.   They have a horrible reputation here in town.  I'm sure the rumor mill will run rampant soon.  One thing is we rent the land we're on for $1 a year from the city, so they have a contract and all sales have to be approved by a politically motivated city council.  But their main concern is charity care so that's okay.

Off today and working the weekend.  Nothing much planned.  We have a real heavy thunderstorm that spawned a tornado north of me.  It was a "cold" front and light jackets will be required.  

Scale remains kind and BP is under the hypertension guidelines the last three days.   It hasn't been easy.   I gave in and had a slice of cheese pizza our team won at bowling (which is good because usually I would have eaten half) but that's been this week's only digression.  I do allow cheat days.  Work's been the challenge as a family member brought in two huge trays of cookies, and a coworker brought in some great looking homemade cupcakes.  

Using the CDC's BMI calculator and this morning's weigh in, I'm still int he "overweight" section.  Hate the BMI.   

Hope everyone has a great day.  

Hope everyone has a good day.  

 

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Morning Tweety.  Glad the work day was OK.  It's hard to reach a normal weight on the BMI.  I've been losing weight for more than a year and am still at least a dozen pounds short of normal weight. Doubt I'll ever get there

Work was still aggravating, more changes meaning stuff already done has to be redone.  I think I should be able to get it all done but it is annoying

Went well off my diet yesterday after work. Still exercised, also found time to work on embroidery 

Waiting on some paperwork to join the local credit union 

Meeting J for dinner at one of our usual places.  He's feeling better

Have a few more inches of snow

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Good Morning -

Tweety - I wish you and your fellow employees well as you go through the experience of having your hospital (place of employment) sold to "heaven knows who". Hope the not-for-profit healthcare organization purchases it. On another note, it's good to read that your bowling team won! I bet the slice of pizza tasted extra good! 😁

Joe - It's no fun when work get annoying, especially when having to RE-do things (that's already done). (I'll never understand that. When I have to re-do things, I just say to myself, "I get paid on Thursdays. I get paid on Thursdays.")

Regarding weight. . . Geeze. . . I'm STILL hovering around 214 to 216 pounds! It probably doesn't help that I'll "cheat", and stop on the way home from work to a local truck stop and purchase a (yummy) pastry and strawberry-flavored milk product (of some kind). I do this about 3 times per week. (My "normal" work-week includes three 12-hour shifts.) BUT. . . at least I don't weigh 230 pounds anymore, which was my Top-Weight, about a year ago!!!

It's another yucky day outside, today. The temperature is JUST above freezing. So, we're getting a combination of wet-snow, sleet and rain, presently. Of course, this is making the 2+ mile dirt road which we live on (and our 10th of a mile-long driveway) very, very slippery. About 30 minutes ago, I got a phone call from one of our fellow property owners asking if/when our dirt road was going to be salted and/or sanded. So, I made a mad rush to call the contractor who plows and repairs our road and asked if/when he was going to salt and sand our road. (I'm the freakin' secretary to our Home Owner's Association. . . damn it!!) I was relieved when I was informed by this contractor that he was in the process of salting & sanding the road!! Hopefully his work proves to be effective. It is NASTY when we get such horrible weather conditions of wet-snow, sleet and rain.

Later this afternoon, our happy ICU/CCU is sponsoring our yearly "Healthy Heart Night" for the community. It's being held at a local spa-gym place. Again. So, I'll be heading out to help set up for this project, and, later, do video-recording of the event which includes video-recording the two lectures. Hopefully the roads (including our 2+ mile dirt road) will be ice-free!!

Nothing much else going on. . . 

I slept fairly well last night, and I feel refreshed. Just finished First Coffee. Gonna get me Second Coffee immediately after I hit "Submit Reply" on this post!

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

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37 minutes ago, Ted said:

Good Morning -

Tweety -  On another note, it's good to read that your bowling team won! I bet the slice of pizza tasted extra good!  

To clarify we won the pizza in a giveaway, but we're still a losing team, having lost 21 games in a row.  We're now in 18th place out of 20 teams, but hey it's not last.  The pizza was kind of meh...just some frozen pizza the bowling alley microwaved.  But hey, it was pizza and free.  😂

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3 minutes ago, Tweety said:

 

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"To clarify we won the pizza in a giveaway, but we're still a losing team, having lost 21 games in a row.  We're now in 18th place out of 20 teams, but hey it's not last.  The pizza was kind of meh...just some frozen pizza the bowling alley microwaved.  But hey, it was pizza and free."

Funny! L O L! 😜😂

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Howdy! It is still morning, so I can say, "GOOD MAWNIN' to The Trinity, and the rest of Y'ALL" 😊 ~

I was awake off and on all night. Went to sleep at my usual (1:30 AM) and woke up on the odds...near 3, 5, 7 and 9 o'clocks. I went out at 5 to get my newspaper so it wouldn't blow away, then went back to bed GZZzzzzzzzzz. When I woke up around 7, I peeked out through the blinds and saw our trash barrel, which had been put out roadside for pick-up this morning, was sideways on the ground, with 5 trash bags scattered around...so I went out and put it all to rights, knowing the trash people would NOT pick up the bags. Then around 9, Ozzie barked me awake 'cause he had to go pee. Nannie was up then, so I gave her the AM meds, her newspaper, yogurt and juice, and came back up to my room, where I am currently ensconced in my bed under the comforter.

It isn't 'zactly warm outside, 'cause it is still windy as all get out, which sucks some of the heat out of the house. Plus my knees be a'aching so I am waiting for my meds to kick in, before I decide whether or not to get up anytime soon.

The tornado the neighbor saw yesterday WAS indeed a funnel-cloud, but while it did not touch down here, it did send down whatchacall those wind-sheer bursts. It DID touch down about 5 miles away, where the 75 mph wind wrapped sheet metal from a barn around a telephone pole. YIKES! Other areas lost trees, power, and dry ground (various flooded areas.) We did not lose any power from this storm, hallelujah.

Hubby is going out to the UPS store to send back a faulty cellphone charger, on which he has two days of warranty left. I have no actual concrete plans for today, so I have instructed hubby to tell Nannie that I am staying in bed for a while. I may doze, I may not, but I do not feel like being awash in nonsense talk right now.

Noon plus one minute...I'm outta here!

 

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Back again (so soon?)

Nanny has been blathering on about calling her parents to see how they fared during the storm, and also kept talking about 'her' house (2 & 1/2 hrs away) that she thinks still belongs to her, (but doesn't) where she has not lived for at least 45 years. But she's waiting to see how much it is being sold for so she can put that check in the bank account. Yuh. Good luck with that! You know what they say about counting chickens before they hatch; in this case neither the chicken nor the egg are part of her equation.

When she was done eating, as I was taking her tray upstairs, she said, "I'm COLD!" She has a loosely knit lap-robe/shawl thing she usually uses,  but I went into her bedroom and got her double-fleece blanket and covered her toes to chin. My secret 'recipe' for making her so cozy she will fall asleep...and it worked! YAY for peace and quiet!

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Hullo nurses, 

Herring good to hear that your dh is getting the care he needs from good good nurses and the medical team. Hopefully he is home soon, but not too soon, if you know what I mean. 

Tweety, love your comment about pizza. I have been resisting the coffee cake next to the coffee machine all day. I think I can, I think I can...

Joe, I sympathize with your frustrations. My workplace is a twitter about preparing for the novel Corona virus, and things keep changing hourly. 

Ted, I am so over snow and ice. Stay safe with all four wheels on the ground, right?

NSIME, funnel clouds, twisters? Yikes! you stay on the ground too and don't do a Dorothy! 

It was foggy this morning during the dog walk and poor Angus was all jumpy I think because of visibility. His poor little smooshy nose doesn't sniff very well. We walked past a neighbor leaving his house said hello, and then Angus looked at his front door and started to bark. They had a large plush snowman next to the door and goofy dog thought it was a threat. I am now assured if I am ever attacked by a fake snowman, my little terror will protect me, 😂. 

The rain is supposed to ease tonight, and we may get sun tomorrow? I hope so. This drizzly mess is a drag. 

 

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Tweety, I've been forgetting and remembering and forgetting for four days now to tell you that I read an article ... sorry, no source... but it said beet juice is a 'vunderbah' BP lowererer. So, on the AM of the 18th, an hour, no, two before my Dr's appt, I plan on eating a serving of diced beets in beet juice, to test-drive the theory. My blood pressure is frequently WNL, except at the doc's office.  Though I feel not the least bit nervous or apprehensive, it always seems to rise.  Personally I believe the nurse should not immediately check the BP the moment you sit down... after a long walk through several four-mile long corridors to the exam room.

Anyway, now that I remembered to tell you this valuable medical information, and my willingness to be the guinea pig, I only hope I remember to Eat Mah Beets that morning! I would hate to build up the suspense and then not be able to report on my research!

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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