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Tweety I wonder if it could just be that you're thorough and your quick to leave coworkers are not.  When I worked in the hospital I saw other nurses cutting corners on how they did charting and report and medications to save time

Was another good day at work today.  If nothing unexpected happens today should be fairly quiet too

Ran to the post office, worked on embroidery, and exercised.  Should've gone to the post office in the next suburb, ours is smaller and the waits tend to be longer

Meeting J for dinner tonight, assuming his allergies remain under control

40s and 50s for the next few days.  Rained quite a bit yesterday, but it should hold off until Sunday

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Hey-howdy!

I am only stopping by right now to tell you that if you aren't for Trump, go to Youtube (because I don't know how to put the link here) and look for "The Liar Tweets Tonight" ... (Take off of The Lion Sleeps Tonight) Where the chorus of many are singing the background : "Vote him away, vote him away, vote him away." It is VERY clever! 

Anyway, I will comeback later on to tawk whichoos, but wanted to get that Youtube recommendation in.

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Afternoon, all.

Cloudy and cool here.  I'm off today, as I am working next Saturday.  Fiance and I had a Zoom meeting with a financial planner today.  It was very informative and she gave us some ideas on how we can be doing things better, especially in light of Fiance's employment situation.  Later I'm meeting with a landscape designer.  I specifically took some money out when I refinanced my mortgage for landscaping.  I can maintain plantings, but I have no eye for design.  I also need advice on what won't be eaten by deer, and I do not want to use any chemicals or pesticides. Hopefully he'll be able to help me for not too much money.  I do try to live fairly simply, but it would bring me joy to have my yard looking better.

Going to make tacos for dinner tonight.  I'm going to try and make taco shells out of plantains.  I had them last weekend at a Cuban restaurant and they were delicious. I found a recipe for plantain shells, so we'll see how they come out.  

I was also not surprised to hear that the President and his wife both have tested positive for Covid.  Well, live by the sword, die by the sword, karma, and all that.  I do wish anyone who has this disease a full recovery, including the Trumps.  Maybe this will put the hoax talk to rest.

Joe-I do hope you get to see J tonight.  His allergies must be pretty bad to keep him in.  It's been a pretty horrible year for allergies.  I've been seeing a lot of sick visits with people whose allergies are out of control.  Why not, it's 2020 and everything is crazy.

NSIME-I have to go look for that.  I follow Randy Rainbow and his satires are hysterical.

Ted-Thinking of Amy today and hoping all goes well with her surgery.

Tweety-Maybe Joe is right and you are more thorough than most nurses.  Maybe you get pulled away more to help others.  

Dianah-I hope you are safe from the fires.  

Hi to Herring, J22, Amo, and who ever else stops in.  Have a good day.

 

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You know what is so cool about all the flags and banners welcoming home our neighbor ('Sarge') ?

>>>> Four times in the last 2 days, other veterans have stopped, pulled in their driveway, got out, and shook his hand, and talked a while. Goose bumps!

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Hi!

Not much going on again. We played with the dogs after it cooled off last evening. Too hot all day. It is predicted to be 2 degrees cooler today. I'm wearing seersucker pants and a thin tank top. Not a nice looking outfit, but cool and comfortable.

Hope Amy does well. 

BCgradnurse: If you hire a landscape designer I hope you love the results! 

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Hi. A very frustrating day at work, just sort of chasing my tail. But the good news is I have 6 hours without a headache today, and the same thing happened yesterday. I've been taking Tylenol 3-4 a day for the last 3 months, so this is a big improvement. Yes I have spoken with medical professionals. The weather is mild, about 70 degrees with foggy/smoky haze. 

Ah yes, the conundrum of trying to get out on time when you are being pulled every which way. I have seen some very creative ways that nurses get done, many that I certainly would not do. I saw a nurse do all her electronic charting (checking the boxes) before she every saw her patients. Her reasoning was that she goes back later and adjusts. To me, that seems like falsifying a medical record. 

Nothing exciting planned for the weekend. dh has been working late all week, so I suppose he will sleep most of the weekend. I may bake cinnamon rolls again. 

A professionally planned landscape could be fun. I am a just sort of a "buy the plant the find a spot" sort of gardener. And I go through periods of buying different varieties of the same plant, like roses, or hostas. Both of which are deer candy, lol. 

I hope Amy is finished with her surgery by now and resting, with nurse Ted watching over. 

Seersucker and a tank top sounds perfect to me. Have a nice dinner, Joe. 

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Good evening.

I wish the Trumps well.  Hearing now he's been moved the hospital with a fever.  It's Karma but I wish him well.   Many conservatives are tweeting about how the left is tweeting that we want him dead.  Despite well wishes from Biden, Harris, Mayor Pete, and that Pelosi said she's praying for him.   The divide is so deep.

Joe, hope J's allergies behave.

BC, hope the taco shells work out.  I love tacos.

J22, sorry about the frustrating day at work.

Herring, I had to Google "seersucker pants".  LOL

Ted, hope Amy is recovering and feeling well.

Thanks for the support.  I really don't know where to cut corners or how to delegate any better to get out more on time, especially on days when I'm in charge, with a full assignment and no secretary and carry the phone.  

Stopped by best friends this AM to bring some groceries and took a nice 7 mile walk on the beach.  Then had some coffee and visited for a bit.  He's in such good spirits, I forgot to ask him how his leg was feeling.  

I had to go into work on one of their computers to register for my new benefits. Couldn't do it from. home and I know I wouldn't have time at work.   I decided on a Health Spending Account.  This is a high deductible account that you use a pre-taxed savings account to pay for deductibles and you don't pay taxes when you spend it on healthcare.  There's a debit card I think.  The premiums are much cheaper than regular healthcare plans.  The deductible is $3000 and I'm putting aside enough per paycheck to have $3000 at the end of this year.  This will be how I use my bonus check that's coming up next week.   My employer will also put in $500.  Then we'll see how it goes.  I think this is a good option since I don't use a lot of health care and perhaps when I retire will have some money to cash out.  I'll be on medicare soon enough.

Treated myself to some takeout vegan food...lentil curry and tempeh salad.  It was good but not filling enough so I had to eat some other stuff.  LOL

 

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Tweety - Like others, I really do hope things turn out well for DJT. NOBODY should EVER wish ILL of another person. I've some crazy Hungarian gypsy blood - as a child, I learned a long time ago, one never puts out a 'black wish' because it will come back at you tenfold. And you're right - it's karma.

I always had a problem getting out on time. It was 99% of the time due to last minute charting - I NEVER ever tried to chart something in advance. I had this feeling I'd be jinxed to chart 'all well' (or leave out some detail) and then 'hell broke loose' for a pt. So I freq asked mgt to make me 'salary' - no time clock. Just pay me my 40 hours. And some DID. It worked out well for me, and for them. Once I felt that the next shift was off & running well, my brain would relax and I could tie up loose ends. And I wouldn't be leaving last-minute details for others to finish for me. And I rarely forgot any leftover stuff as I would 'replay' the shift in my brain.

I really didn't want to stay late, so I did work to get out as quickly as poss.  The next shift appreciated it that I was still around to 'clean up'; it also gave them a chance to start their shift without 'hurry, hurry'. And when I left to go home, I was going home with nothing hanging over my head with that horrible' what did I forget' feeling. It was win-win for all.

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5 hours ago, No Stars In My Eyes said:

You know what is so cool about all the flags and banners welcoming home our neighbor ('Sarge') ?

>>>> Four times in the last 2 days, other veterans have stopped, pulled in their driveway, got out, and shook his hand, and talked a while. Goose bumps!

Goose bumps here too. Very gracious for brothers-in-arms.

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Hello to all.

Well, sorry but I have sad news.  At 2am this morning the Los Rios Rancho buildings, where we play for our friends who have the apple ranch, caught fire and burned all the buildings.  All.  Large barns, packing house, store, bakery.  Probably was an electrical fire; it's still under investigation.  This was NOT related to wildfires.  Some random fire.  Our friends will continue with the U-Pick, across the street in the north area.  But the south area is closed.  They will likely announce plans for regrouping or rebuilding, in the next couple weeks, I imagine. 

Oh, and ALL their instruments were burned.  A nice old upright piano, and all the acoustic instruments.  We are, of course, glad no one was injured or lost in the fire.  It's just devastating for them, though.  Some of the buildings were over 100 years old.  This family has over 15 years of memories working at the apple ranch, maintaining it, working, growing the business.  All the family helps in the business. 

Anyway, thanks for listening and for your prayers for them.

It was steady-busy at work.  I did two mandatory courses (they were due on 9/30!!).  One, I scored 90% on the pre-test, and 70% on the post-test!!!  Um, 70%, BTW, is NOT PASSING!!  Go figure, lol!  I finally passed 'em both.

We have a quiet weekend planned.  Still kinda in shock from the fire news.

Ted, hope Amy's surgery went well, she is home, and scooted her butt up the stairs, and that her pain is controlled.  And does she have a little tinkly-bell she can ring, so you can get your exercise running up and down the steps to take care of her???  😄 😄  Hope she does well!

BCgrad, I am with you: have someone design it and install it.  I'm not good with design.  Hope you get what you want, though!

Have a good evening!

 

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23 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

How awful the instruments and buildings burned. Prayers for the family.

Thanks herring.  We hear someone is working on setting up a Gofundme, and we will be donating instruments (have been in touch with them already). 

Most pressing need, per Devon, is to harvest and store the apples!  They are kept at 35 or 36 degrees, and all the storage areas burned in the fire.  When we talked w/Devon he was on his way up to the area with a refrigerated truck, for temporary apple storage.

I'm sure they are considering all options and how they can best make plans and implement.

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