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Friday, November 12, 2021

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Good Morning!

Joe, hope the training is shorter.  Three hours is brutal.

J22, hope your sister doesn't have covid.  I hope your sister doesn't have covid.  Our percent of positivity is a very good 2.1% (lower than the state average even though we're densely populated) here but it's still around.  Vaccination rates while exceptional among the over 65% group at 90% remains low overall.  The over 65 group is good about getting boosters as well.  We're just waiting for the next variant and surge.  It's still around.

My employer is reviewing the Biden administration's vaccine mandates.  Rates among at my organization is only 70% according to the newspaper.  I do hope it's higher among nurses and I suspect it is.  I hate that people are willing to lose their jobs rather than get a jab and I hate the organizations are put in that position of having to fire people making a bad situation worse.

Work was busy with admits and discharges.  I didn't get done until 8:30 which is late for me these days.  We were. a nurse short.  The boss informed me that a coworker applied for assistant manager and will be groomed to take her spot when she retires next year.  She said "that is if you still don't want it and presume you don't as that's been your stance over the years".   Yep, still don't want to go into management.  If this nurse does take her job, I think I could work with her well.  She will be my first boss ever in any job that's been younger than me.  

Usually the night before days off I tend to stay up late and decided to try to go to sleep earlier and get up early.  I slept well and hope to not take a nap.  Otherwise nothing much going on today.  Going to make a lentil stew for meal prep and might come up with something else.  Watching the Netflix movie "Passing" about an African American woman that passed for white in the 20's I believe.  

I'm worried about Slowbro.  He seems to have some gastric distress with episodes of vomiting foam and diarrhea.  The last couple of days he's been eating real well after I changed his food to canned.  Otherwise he wasn't eating.  He decided his kibble was poison and stopped eating.  I'll watch him and hopefully it will pass.  Might be some sort of colitis.  His energy level is up and he drinks well.

Hope everyone has a good day.

 

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Dianah, sounds like you have a good weekend planned.  Enjoy!  

 

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Tweety hopefully his gastric issues will pass. Agree with you on management

Nj22 what's the Jingle Bell Run?

Dianah glad the family arrived safely

Hi Amo

Training did end up being 3 hours yesterday.   Was supposed to help a coworker in the afternoon, rushed to get various tasks done, but by the time I was free she had left for the day.  So the end of the day was fairly quiet.  No training today but more work, don't think it should be too bad

Nothing unusual after work yesterday, usual crafting and exercise

Nothing unusal after work today, meeting J for dinner as usual

Continuing to lose weight, but going a bit more slowly now, though I'm within about 2lb of my goal.  Notice I tend to be cold more, I wonder if reducing my daily calories more than usual has caused my metabolism to slow down and may be slowing the weight loss too.  So far the pace seems pretty usual, will keeping monitoring

Weather is turning colder, in the 40s, rain this morning, with snow possible this afternoon

 

 

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Tweety, that's concerning about Slowbro. 😞  He sounds like he's part cat, with the digestive issues (deciding not to eat something, and vomiting).  I hope he settles down.  It's tough when we don't know exactly WHAT is going on (is it a mental thing or a clue to a physical issue????).  Enjoy your days off!

We are getting ready to meet the "kids" and caravan in to Disneyland for the day.  We're meeting at 11 and then will do the one-hour drive in.  No, we're not starting at the crack of dawn (we don't do that)!  We have dinner reservations at 6, and we may leave after dinner, for the dog will need to go out to piddle.  We're curious how different this visit will be compared to our April visit.  I'm sure more restaurants have opened up, and there are a few live performers (none in April).  It's still, disappointing to not be able to just go, spur-of-the-moment (reservations required).  Knotts has done away with the reservation system.  Perhaps different unions are at play here, dunno.  Anyway, all the Christmas decorations will be up, which will be a delight to see both during the day and after dark!  Christmas parades started yesterday, too, along with strolling Dickens carolers.  We plan on enjoying the day (even at 94 degrees!!).

Have a good day!

 

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I hope SloBro gets over his issues quickly. Angus will do that occaissionally, sometimes is anxiety, and sometimes I suspect he got into something he shouldn't. I usually just feed him some rice and steamed chicken and usually passes. I hear ya about taking on a management position. I just like to do my job and keep my head down. 

Dianah, hope you are having a great time. I don't envy Dickens characters strolling about in that heat! 

The Jingle Bell Run is an fund-raising event for the Arthritis Foundation that is put on by various chapters across the country every year in December. It is quite popular here, with many teams that will wear funny costumes.  It is 5 K (3.1 miles]  walk/run and there is a portion for dog owners to participate too. 

It is very wet here. The Pineapple Express, a rain pattern that originates near Hawaii, dumps buckets of rain, and temp goes up to 60 and melts mountain snow. So some low-land flooding is expected. I feel really tired today, I was up quite a bit in the night for tummy issues, so didn't sleep well. Tummy has settled for now but I am exhausted. I may go home early. Sis doesn't have her test results back, but she is asymptomatic. 

 

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dianah - I think you're he one that makes corrections. Sunday was NOVEMBER 7. I'm confused enough!

I am just soooo fatigued. I want to go to bed now. I think it's the anemia. I started lo-dose iron today. Have real worries re iron. Need to start the new elequis, for the new afib.

I WANT A UNIT OF BLOOD!!! Question - how does someone in the community like me, go about getting a transfusion. My mind is swimming re all the obstacles.

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Well, here's some interesting news: Hubby came downstairs just now to get me, to come up and look out his bedroom window at the deer. LO and behold, there was, for the third year now, GIMPY! He's the one who had gotten hit by a car, lost one of his racks, and his (R) ankle was broken. Eventually, that foot rotted and fell off. But, apparently he hasn't had any problems living 3-hooved. And this year he has a a large, full set of racks, gorgeous! It just made me feel happy to know he was doing okay and had survived his hardships!

The women and her kids next door had a visitor today, courtesy of her mom. It was the step-dad's new tea-cup Yorkie puppy! Soooooo cute; so tiny, it looked like a kitten. So now, hubby says that in addition to getting a Maine Coon Cat (kitten) he would like to get a tea-cup Yorkie! I said we'd have to buy a tiny saddle and train the Yorkie to ride the Maine Coon cat once it reached it's full size, because the size discrepancy between them would be funny!

Pretty much all Nannie is doing these days, is sleeping in the recliner (gets up from her bed around 3:30AM, gets dressed first.) and she sure likes to EAT! She 'should have' been able to walk the driveway, but she now c/o her broken foot 'hurts' her when she walks. She never favors her right foot when walking. By the way, now it is always and only her right foot that hurts her, and she claims that nothing was ever wrong with her left-foot. Hubby asked, "I thought you were born double club-footed?" To which she replied, "Of COURSE NOT!" SO! That is also interesting! Hmmmm.

Tweety, I hope Slowbro is feeling better by now. Ozzie does that yellow foaming urping-up every so often. Generally one episode and it's over for another week or two. Never have been able to figure it out. It doesn't ever seem to to be caused by, or to interfere with, his eating/drinking.

Joe, what did you have for dinner when you and J met up?

dianah, Just thinking about being at Disneyland in that heat and with the crowds has made me EXHAUSTED! But I'm sure y'all had a good time, 'cause you always do!

j22, I used to walk 5K and didn't even know it was a 5K! Ya learn something new every day. I don't think my knee would enjoy doing that again, nowadays. Phooey!

amoLu, If you need some 0+, I'm your girl. I have this great vein in the right antecubital that's a sure hit every time! We could do a person to person blood transfusion like they did in the old movies, *bing*bam*boom*, you're cured!!

Ozzie says it is TIME to go upstairs, so I must obey! (His sweater says "Boss Man" on it, y'know.)

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stars - I said we were twins just separated by a few years. Diff mothers & diff fathers. Am O+ too.

I'm starting oral iron and some iron-rich foods. Wondering if a little supplemental O2 by canula could help. Not that I'm in distress type huffy-puffy-ness. Just get winded even with min exertion. I recover almost immed, But I feel it. I already have the oxygen equip. Mayb it could help the brain fuzziness.

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