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Good Friday April 19 2018

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Morning

Realized that I had the wrong date on yesterday's post

Work was fine.  J and I were going to try and meet last night but he got too busy with things.  Tonight I'm at church, so we'll get together at his sister's on Easter

Rest of the day was fairly quiet, did a little shopping after work.  Though about going to the Maundy Thursday service, but decided against it.  I prefer a more traditional service, this church has a kind of dinner+service project instead for its service

Tonight I have choir practice followed by the Good Friday serivce

Tomorrow I see dad as usual then again have choir practice and the Holy Saturday service that evening.  Then again on Sunday morning for Easter

Weather has been pretty cool and rainy around here. 40s and 50s.  But it should get warmer again soon.  Bit cold for me, but better this than the servere weather the middle Atlantic states will see today

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Good morning!

Glad you had a quiet day Joe and hope you have a good one today.

Nel, glad the shot seemed to help and there's a treatment plan.

We've already had our pollen season here in Florida and it was bad for a while.  Forecasts state "medium-high" range, so it's still out there.  Fortunately I seem to be allergy free.  But not today as it's going to rain.  It's already 79 degrees but the rain will bring in some cooler weather.

The insomnia monster visited me and tortured me around 2AM.  Finally got up and read for a while.  Stayed away from electronics.  Turned off the light around 3AM and was able to sleep.  Strange to be so tired and wide awake at the same time.

Last day of vacation and working the weekend.  Might go in for an inservice for an hour to learn a new "bed board tracking system" that seems pretty useless to me but might not and just have someone show it it me tomorrow.

BP was a crazy 97/79 last night and back up to 130/88 this morning, which is close to my baseline.  I do think poor sleeping has something to do with my higher readings.

Hope everyone has a great day.

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Good morning and a blessed Good Friday to all who observe.

Pollen is high here, which makes for a very busy work schedule for me.  I'm seeing a lot of sinusitis secondary to allergies.  It's job security for me, 😂.  I've been doing sub-lingual immunotherapy for a couple of years now and my allergies are no longer bothersome.  

I'm home today, waiting for the installers to come put in my new front door.  The whole frame needs to be rebuilt, so it will be an all day project.  This is the third attempt, as the weather has not cooperated the last 2 times this has been scheduled.  There's a 40% chance of showers this afternoon, so I hope they get here soon and get started.

I'm having family over for Passover seder tomorrow night, so the cooking frenzy has begun.  I have a brisket in the oven and also a carrot-sweet potato dish called tzimmes.  They both taste better the day after they're cooked.

Joe-You are going to have a busy weekend!  Hope all goes well with the choir and you have some time to enjoy the days.

Tweety-I hate insomnia.  I tried taking some magnesium the other night and it knocked me out, but I was really groggy the next morning.  I think I'll save that for emergencies only.  Hope the upcoming weekend isn't too bad for you.

Nel-Glad the cortisone shot helped.  Wearing braces at night can make a big difference.  It feels weird, but helps a lot.

Wishing everyone who stops by a good day.

 

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Hello Joe, Tweety, BCgradnurse, and those who may follow (Nel, nursej22, Steph, Spidey'sMom, Dianah, and whoever visits later.

Yesterday I sat with step-Mom for a couple hours. She mostly slept. The hospice nurse had put her on an O2 cannula. She hadn't hat more than a few teaspoonfuls of water or Ensure for almost a week. 

She died in her sleep, as she wanted about 8:00 pm. ISisyer was dealing with Holy Week music so I made phone calls and told the hospice nurse where to send her remains. She took care of that part. (I'd already given the mortuary her information.

Sister plans to go there and deal with her belongings in about an hour. I'll go with her, but let her pick out a casket.

For years we camped at Doheny State Beach Campground for much of Spring Break. Mom and Dad, sisters, Grandma, and a couple friends camped with two tents in one campsite.

On Good Friday we went to 6:00 am mass as San Juan Capistrano Mission, kneeling on the OLD wooden kneeling benches ad the wood grain dug into our knees. (Grandma brought a pillow.) The said The Stations of the Cross. We generally returned to the campground for surfing and breakfast about 10:00 am. We would check out early Holy Saturday morning, park in the day visitors lot, surf a couple hours, and go home.  

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Herring-

My condolences to you and your family.  She was fortunate to have you.  She left this world on her terms, and you were able to give her that.  Peace to you and your family.

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I am happy for step-mom, herring, that she was able to control, with your help,  how she left this world.

It seems to me, that in the end, she got what she wanted and that is a wonderful thing.

You and your family, truly gave her a precious gift.

I hope you find comfort in knowing that.

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Thank you BC. I hope you and your family have a good Seder. It's good you began preparing yesterday.

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2 hours ago, herring_RN said:

Hello Joe, Tweety, BCgradnurse, and those who may follow (Nel, nursej22, Steph, Spidey'sMom, Dianah, and whoever visits later.

Yesterday I sat with step-Mom for a couple hours. She mostly slept. The hospice nurse had put her on an O2 cannula. She hadn't hat more than a few teaspoonfuls of water or Ensure for almost a week. 

She died in her sleep, as she wanted about 8:00 pm. ISisyer was dealing with Holy Week music so I made phone calls and told the hospice nurse where to send her remains. She took care of that part. (I'd already given the mortuary her information.

Sister plans to go there and deal with her belongings in about an hour. I'll go with her, but let her pick out a casket.

For years we camped at Doheny State Beach Campground for much of Spring Break. Mom and Dad, sisters, Grandma, and a couple friends camped with two tents in one campsite.

On Good Friday we went to 6:00 am mass as San Juan Capistrano Mission, kneeling on the OLD wooden kneeling benches ad the wood grain dug into our knees. (Grandma brought a pillow.) The said The Stations of the Cross. We generally returned to the campground for surfing and breakfast about 10:00 am. We would check out early Holy Saturday morning, park in the day visitors lot, surf a couple hours, and go home.  

Sorry to hear about your step mom, I know it's been a difficult road. It was good that you were able to be with her at the end. 

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My condolences to you and your family herring.  I am glad she got to go the way she wanted to go. 

No insomnia for a few nights. 

Did 3 miles on our rolling country roads.  Funny, that just reminded me that a lovely and at times ribald 91 year old pioneer here died and the memorial was just so amazingly fun.  Lots of great stories, especially from her grandchildren.  There was a local band there and the last song was "Take Me Home, Country Road" and they encouraged us all to sing along.  Didn't take much encouragment. 

I made crock pot chili while talking to my daughter in Portland.  Love the speaker option on cell phones. 

That's about it.  Still zero census.  

 

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I'll have to come back to read today's postings. Right now Nannie and Ozzie are 'double-teaming' me ... I can't read, can't write, can't even THINK....AARRRRGGGHHH! For the past three days afternoons have been like this and around 4-5 PM I feel like I am about to become a hair-pulling, shrieking maniac. I have taken one 0.5 mg Xanax so that I can tamp down the irritation.

Ozzie is untrained and stubborn about following ANY kind of instructions or rules or INSISTENCE that he just shut up!!!!

Nannie is slipping more mentally, but the stuff she can't help, I am able to let it just slide under the bridge. Now, the OTHER things she pulls....For instance, yesterday I walked down into the den, to see her slipping chocolate-covered grahams to Ozzie, and my s***  hit the fan. I said, firmly and pointedly, "Are you aware that chocolate is POISON for dogs!!?" She murmured, "No, I didn't know that." I said "You aren't supposed to be sneaking foor to the dogs and I see you doing it all the time. I wish you wouldn't DO it, but you better not EVER feed them anything chocolate ever again."

That made her mad, that I "blessed her out", as she told hubby late. If I had actually blessed her out, boy-howdy, she'd know it!. From now on there will be no dogs in the room when she eats, OR I sit right here and supervise her and them until she is done eating. The other day she left a half a muffin wrapped in a napkin on the table by her recliner. Pippy got into it and almost scarfed it ALL.....and it's happened before when she wrapped up a piece of cornbread, except Pippy ate ALL of that!

Later I said in a more reasonable tone of voice, that the reason I got so hot about her sneaking stuff to the dogs ... they are close to being 12 years old; their internal organs are old. The stuff she gives them could cause kidney or liver failure. I fdid NOT say that the reason her dog got killed was from her stupidity, letting the dog out on his own instead of walking him on a leash. Hear her tell it now, she was so upset when he got killed; HER story is he was going to join a group of dogs who were after a female in heat. No such thing. The dog raced across the road to see a neighbor, and a car came along and his neck got snapped in an instant. Had nothing to do with her letting him out.

I gotta go. Hubby's calling Third time that supper is ready....

 

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