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Morning

Fairly quiet day at work.  Afterwards I exercised and had an online meeting with the environmental group.  Worked on some embroidery too

Today should also be a quieter day at work.  Have yet another meeting, this time an hour long.  Will watch some Yes Minister and do some more embroidery after work.  Will also get my usual takeout

State is starting to open up more today.  J wants to wait and see what happens before we start meeting again.  I'm hopeful, hospitalizations are down 60% over the last month and our 7 day average of positive cases is down to 3%

Stormy day today, and fairly warm too.  Same tomorrow, I'm hoping the storms hold off until after the morning

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Good morning!

Joe, I hope you're opening goes well and that you get to see J soon.  Ultimately, as I've seen here in Florida it's not necessarily government policy, it is people's behavior.  I'm sure states like Florida and Texas can be the role model on how not to behave during reopening and perhaps you can take a lesson from us.  

I slept in today.  I could have worked overtime but didn't want to work five days in a row and hopefully some of those crazy patients will be discharged.

Hope everyone has a great day.

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Good Morning -

Joe - It's good to read that your state is opening up. Hopefully, the process is done safely and intelligently. Hopefully, you and J can get together soon! 

Tweety - Hope your state's infection rate will slow down. The spike in Covid-19 cases in Florida, and other states, is alarming, to say the least. Be safe, Tweety!

Worked as Shift Director these past couple of nights. For the next three nights, I'm working in the ICU. As MA, and the neighboring states, begin to open up, business in our teeny-tiny hospital has been busier. We're doing more surgeries, especially more of the "same day" surgeries. This is good for the welfare of the hospital as well as the people in the surrounding communities. 

I'm doing the usual "sleep, eat, work" thing as I continue on with the 5-day stretch of work.  I'm picking up more shifts as Shift Director, so that the full-time Shift Directors can enjoy days/nights off during the summer. These extra shift help make the paycheck look nicer. 

Amy's gardens are in full bloom. They look beautiful! We're both taking photos of her gardens to share. 

Nothing much else going on. Think I'll eat some lunch then go back to bed to catch a few more ZZZZZs before going to work tonight. 

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

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TGIF! Frustrating day at work, that in part is cleaning up behind the crazy one. I suspect she ordered a lab incorrectly and I am trying to fix that, but after 5 phone calls, no luck. And she has left several messages at places, and today they are all calling back. Some I can handle, and others, I just take a message for her. 

Our health department director did a radio interview with NPR and it went national. She was talking about our clusters that are mainly young people partying and then taking the virus to work to share.

I had my CT with contrast on my lunch break.  and that was weird. It took longer to check in (scan the cards, sign all the papers, pay the co-pay) than to get the test done. They put an IV in my AC where there is quite a bit of scar tissue from blood donations and that stung a bit as she dug around. And when they inject the dye, you get hot and feel like you will wet yourself. I had always heard that before, but it was still caught me by surprise. Even my eardrums got hot! Anyway, my PCP is not in on Fridays, so I won't get any results until at least Monday. 

Weather has cooled off a bit, we may get some rain. If it holds off I am going to suggest to dh we get some take out and go sit by the bay for dinner. I had another poor night of sleep, so I plan to turn in early. 

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1 hour ago, nursej22 said:

TGIF!

Indeed.

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My laptop is screwed up, it won't let me onto Chrome OS to sign in because, it says, my sign in data is out of date. But no matter WHAT I try, it tells me "bad password". . . . and then, somehow I got onto some old screen and I typed in allnurseslounge,etc., in the search bar, and it lead me to the lounge, but not to this daily diary site until I clicked on one of the squares..... for j22's entry for today, and then I got here.

Weird, odd, strange, crazy, and stupid laptop is going to make me get someone's help to be able to get on my google account. I only use this yahoo acct for emails and allnurses; everything else is on google. Welp, I hope nothing important is over there, because I dunno what to do or how to do it! 

Hubby's dgt has been dx w/ breast cancer; they put a port in her yesterday. I'm not sure which kind of cancer it is, all I can remember it is III (three) something that can be extremely serious, but they said they "caught it in time." ...This is third or fourth-hand info, as she does not, or seldom, talks to me, so all I know is that we've put her on a whole bunch of prayer lists.

Poor hubby. In addition to worrying about his dgt (whose husband is drinking again all the time) My hubby is also having a very bad time with his left knee....it 'buckles' or 'collapses' and has some swelling, and he WON'T go see about it "right now", he says. I guess because of his mom... she keeps being worse. We had another hullaballoo of a humdinger of a SunDowner's Temper Tantrum  today. It is so wearying. I pray so much and so often; I don't know what else to do. And to be honest, it scares me that Nannie could outlast my husband, with what-all he is going through with his own health problems.

Well, that's my cheery entry for today. Thank you for being here to grouse to. Hope I can get back here again tomorrow. Tomorrow being another day, mebbe it'll be beddah, eh?

 

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😖

BuuuurrrrrpP!

Hard to eat supper after Nannie's screaming-fits. (TMI>But good to get the ol' bowels stirred up.)

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So good to read about your accomplishments, amoLucia, as well as yours, No Stars!  Little improvements can sometimes make a big difference, as you stated, amo.  Good on you both, and No Stars, we will be anxious to hear what the PA says after your next meeting.

Hello to all, we are HOME!  Sadly, though, we didn't want to leave...  it was so peaceful and beautiful up there.  I will attach some photos.  Mainly of trees and trees and more trees, but they WERE in abundance, and they WERE breathtaking!  We were there the longest stretch, compared with most of the neighbors, who came and went, came and went.  Some for one night only, some for two-three-four nights.  Temps were 76-80 degrees during the day, usually with nice breezes.  The lowest temp one night was 49 but mostly was 55 or so.  No thunderstorms occurred; perhaps they happen later in the summer months.  I read four books, we played music most every day for a bit, I took a few naps 😉 and we got a lot of entertainment watching the various critters in the area forage for food.

We brought 5# of raw walnuts and 20# of wild bird seed.   Scattered it in several areas daily, and watched the stellars jays, chipmunks, ground squirrels, blackbirds, junkos come by and feast.  One particular ground squirrel became quite bold (or maybe she REALLY liked walnuts!), and would scamper right up to us, within a foot or two.  We'd toss her a nice big walnut half, and she'd grab it and hightail it away to her burrow, probably to store for the winter.

We went into Big Bear City three times.  Once, met some friends at the Himalayan restaurant, once to eat at a Thai restaurant, and once to go to the Big Alpine Animal Park -- a rehab and "zoo" of sorts, very small but they keep and care for animals that are unable to be released back into the wild (though 90% of the animals who come into their care are able to be released, per the docent we spoke with).  Such beautiful animals!  We joined as members. 

Anyway, I'm glad I have a couple days to get out of vacation mode and back into work mode.  I will return to work on Monday.  I have tried to keep up with your posts (dh had a router set up and so even though I didn't have phone service with my company, he had it with his and with the router, which I could piggy-back onto and get email and FB and AN. 🙂  Thank you dh!), so I'm not a total stranger to y'all's goings-on!

The cats are happy to see us, and it is likewise, good to see them!

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