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Friday July 30, 2021

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Good morning!

Stars, glad that your husband was able to come home.  Hope he continues to improve.

Our unvaccinated secretary who was anti-vaccine that was recently hired that said she'd only work at this facility if the vaccine was not mandated is now sick with covid and the other secretary is out of town.  The manager stayed at the desk and answered the phone all day and took care of stuff when she wasn't in meetings. 

The nurse with covid is doing well and apparently is going to be able to get to her computer classes and come back to work on time soon.

The tech that was working today said her daughter in law gave birth to twins while her son was out of town and the twins might not make it through the night.  Devastating.

A coworker that was going to work tomorrow is going to the funeral of her cousin.

17,500 covid cases on Wednesday.

There's a dark cloud around me.  

Selfishly I hope they find a tech to work with me today.  I couldn't stand it.

Have a great day.

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Tweety hope you feel better and work does not prove too challenging today

Stars glad your dh was not admittted.  Hope he can make the needed changes to his health

Hi Dianah

Amo I heard about the weather there, hope it wasn't too bad by you

Like Tweety, I have a bit of a dark cloud about me too, mostly disappiontment that we're back to wearing masks.  It's not that bad but I tend to do less well with the unexpected disappointments.  Probably comes with being a routine driven person, don't like routines disrupted.  Probably a good time to learn some acceptance and flexibility

Work was fine again yesterday.  Initially we were given a bunch of extra work, but then it was quickly withdrawn.  Hopefully it stays away.  

Did some laundry and exercised.  Decided to stop the embroidery, I realize it's become more of a chore than a hobby.  Will hold off on any new projects for a while, I want to make sure if I'm doing a hobby it's because I really enjoy it and not just to keep up a pretense of busyness

Work should be OK today too.  Coworker is off next Monday and then returns, so one more day of covering for her

Meeting J for dinner as usual tonight.  Sunday he leaves to help his friend move into their new home in Pittsburgh

Finally cooler here, will be in the upper 70s.  Will be cooler the next few days as well

 

 

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Morning-

The sun is shining, so that helps lift my mood.  I am also feeling down about the Covid situation.  Although not mandated, I am back to wearing a mask indoors.  We've never stopped wearing them at work, but I'm wearing one at the grocery store and the gym again.  My synagogue has gone back to on line services.  Our numbers are not like Florida and Missouri, but they are going in the wrong direction.  Call me cold, but I have stopped caring and feeling badly for unvaccinated people who get Covid.  Too bad, so sad. I just don't have the mental energy for it.   I feel badly for the innocents they infect, and the health care workers that are being stressed because of it.  My boss is considering mandating that all employees be vaccinated.  We have a PA that refuses because they are hung up on the unproven fertility issues.  I think she will quit if he mandates it, but I don't know where else she would go, as many practices in the state are mandating it.

On a more pleasant note, we are just starting to think about getting a dog.  Last weekend I met a mini sheepadoodle and fell in love.  I love curly dogs and these are a nice size and have good personalities.  However, I have always said I would only ever get a rescue animal (and have to date), and I feel guilty.  Plus, these dogs are very expensive!  There is no rescue for this breed that I could find, plus any type of doodle is in very high demand.  It will probably continue to be just a dream.

Tweety-I hope you are doing things to take care of yourself.  You work so hard.  That is devastating for your co-worker's DIL.  I hope the babies somehow pull through.

Joe-I hope you can find a hobby that is enjoyable and not burdensome.  It's no fun when they become a chore.  Have fun with J tonight.

Stars-I'm glad DH wasn't admitted.  I'm glad you have realistic expectations that he will not stop smoking.  I hope he does cut down.  It's not going to be pretty if he doesn't.  You take care of you.

Hi to Ted, Amo, J22, Dianah, and Herring.  I hope those of you on the West coast get some rain to put some of those fires out.

 

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Hullo. I've been feeling a little down, and maybe it's due to the bad news about COVID. Or it's the heat. I ate a bunch of junk food (and feelings) yesterday and I just felt achy and tired. So today, I am going to eat better, and stay busy and try not to dwell on the news. I did a short bike ride this morning,  put some water on some struggling plants, and am working in the house now that the temp is inching up. I am meeting dh and MIL at a Thai restaurant for dinner. 

I am with you BC on adopting a rescue. We feel so lucky to have found Millie (who has since passed on) and Angus. I hear that vets are overwhelmed right now, so that's another consideration. 

Tweety {{hugs}}. And I am with you and BC about vaccine avoiders--too bad, so sad. I am all for mandates for those who can take a vaccine. 

Joe, that is nice your weather is cooler. I don't like routines mixed up either. Perhaps this is why I am so annoyed with a certain medical provider office that keeps changing my appointments. 

Amo, I heard about your crazy weather, too! Stay safe. 

Stars, yes, BC is spot-on. It pains me to watch MIL become winded just walking to her car, and taking her portable O2 everywhere. She quit, but much too late. Do care of yourself. 

Hi Dianah, hope you and yours are staying cool!

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J22-Great thought about the vets.  I'm taking Poppy Monday so I'll ask if they know of any dogs needing to be re-homed.

Enjoy your dinner!  Thai food is one of my favorites.

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Thanks for the support, you guys; it helps to be able to tell the truth about how I feel about hubby going through this stuff. 

The weather today was again horrendous here, high humidity, 97 degrees, and POOR air quality, and no rain in the forecast.

I went to do the errand running today. Usually hubby helps me unload the groceries from the car, but today I said that he could just stay inside and unpack the bags and put stuff away. No good reason for him to exert himself in his condition and in this weather. I said he has to listen to the nurse's advice. He asked me who was the nurse I talked to and I told him I AM THE NURSE! I said he really has to learn to take care of himself with his health conditions. It's not like I'm saying he has to suddenly be an invalid, just be more cognizant of having to make adjustments according to the circumstances. 

We sat outside after supper, as we usually do. Naturally he had an after-meal smoke. But about 5 minutes later, I said I was too hot, so I was going in, then he said, "I'll be in as soon as I smoke this cigarette..." I couldn't help myself, I rolled my eyes, heaved a sigh and said, "You JUST smoked one!" I told him I am not the Cigarette Police, nor was I trying to monitor how many he smoked, or how often, but having to smoke one more cigarette just after he  smoked one .....I mean, it's not like he's not ever going to be able to smoke again. I said, "Just try consciously to pace yourself. You can go back out again later." 

Another 1,000 more cases of Covid have bloomed out around here in less than a week. GAH. {that 'GAH' doesn't mean anything, it's just a sound of exasperation.) Parents are at war about the possibility about mandating masking the kids when they go back to school. I don't understand that. I keep thinking there aren't many folks who remember POLIO. We all had to line up and take the sugar-cube, and nobody thought we were being FORCED to. It was gladly taken, because we all knew people who got polio, and none of us wanted to get it! We were pretty grateful someone had come up with a way to avoid catching polio.

May come back by later; I think there were a few more things I wanted to write, but we are mid-2nd inning of the baseball game....Nanny is confused because The Braves are wearing their 1970's uniforms and she can't tell who's who or what's what, so she's got a lot of questions. Between hubby's and my answers, and the color-commentators jabbering I can't concentrate right now!

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BC -  feeling a bit guilty like you re my diminished sympathy for those who contract Covid when they so blatantly avoid easy precautionary measures. Like I would NEVER feel like 'good, you deserved it', altho that sentiment IS there. And I think a lot of us would just love to say it. But I just don't have that full measure of caring. Am sorry that they're sick.

stars - I remember the sugar cube clinic. I think I used to have a photo of me when I got my dose.

Wow! Made the national Weather Channel with last night's storms. Confirmed EF1, EF2 and an EF3 right over the Delaware about 15 miles away in Trevose. We don't get that kind of crazy weather. 

 

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1 hour ago, No Stars In My Eyes said:

Another 1,000 more cases of Covid have bloomed out around here in less than a week. GAH.

Oh well here in Florida we had over 110,000 last week...25% of the country's cases.  We're not doing too horrible here in my county but it's definitely on the rise here.  Reports are hospitalizations are mostly younger and unvaccinated.  One of the nursing homes we use a lot is on lockdown because of covid positive residents.  Interesting and lucky thing is they all are vaccinated and asymptomatic, but found on routine testing.  Most likely infected staff bring it to them.   

BC, hooray for getting a rescue soon I hope.

I started with five patients and discharged three and got three admissions.  Thankfully a new grad whose preceptor was off was there helping me.

Off four two days.  

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