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Happy Valentine's Day Thursday February 14 2019

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Morning

J and I celebrated Valentine's last night at one of our favorite restauraunts, decided it would be better to do it then than try and fight the crowds at the restaurants today

Work was not good, made changes to my procedures but was told I needed to make more.  It really discourages me when I think I've fixed something and am told it's still not right.  Have made more changes, hopefully these will pass muster

Have decided this is the final nail in the coffin, and this year I will look for a new job.  Will probably have to give up my work at home temporarily, or perhaps permanently.  Might not make any more money, or even a bit less.  But it's time to leave, I've been increasingly unhappy for quite a while now.   And I want to leave before I get even more unhappy, or things start to get difficult for me

Woke up early and had problems falling back to sleep, probably stress.  Hoping that will change as time passes and I adapt and calm

Thankfully at least the weather has been pretty decent, usual winter weather with no snow or ice or cold events expected over the next week or so

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Good Morning!

I was here a while ago and was going to start the thread but was thinking "I bet Joe is here starting the thread" and I was right to wait.  🙂

Joe, I'm sorry that work is causing you so much stress and admire you for deciding to make a change.  All the best.

Didn't sleep well myself last night and I was tired.  I had coffee at dinner but usually that doesn't keep me awake.  I went to bed after midnight.  Bleh.

The Michael Buble concert was great.  He had personality and his voice was in tip top shape and he had an orchestra.  He got emotional because it was his first tour (Tampa was the start of his tour) in five years.  In the interim one of his children was treated for cancer and apparently is doing well.  

I took today off for New Year's Eve and am going to do some cooking and go to the gym.  Working tomorrow.

Happy Valentines day to the couples out there.  

https://www.tampabay.com/music/review-michael-buble-opens-tour-with-charisma-good-humor-at-tampas-amalie-arena-20190213/

Edited by Tweety

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Glad you had a good time at the concert, Tweety.

It is cloudy here, but it isn't raining, so that is good.

Will eat breakfast, drink coffee and take Wally to the vet for blood work.

Talk to you all later.

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Good morning, 

Joe, I'm sorry you are experiencing so much negativity. Hopefully you will find a much more interesting and better paying job in your search.

Tweety, glad you enjoyed the concert you attended. Enjoy your day off.

Lil Nel, The sun is shining here for the first time since last Sunday. The recent storm hit the North East hard. Schools in the area where I live were for two days in a row, so I am thankful for the beautiful sunshine and the slightly warmer temperature.

Enjoy your day everyone. 

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Good afternoon-

It is sunny and above freezing, so I'll take it.  I'm leaving work early today to attend the wake of my SIL's sister.  She died last weekend from breast cancer.  She was my age, and it is hard for me to grasp that people my age often do die.  I'm solidly in middle age at age 57, but I guess I deny my mortality.  

Joe-I'm sorry things aren't going well at work.  I wish you the best at finding a new position.  Glad you had a nice dinner with J last night.

Tweety-the concert sounds like fun!  He has a beautiful voice.  Enjoy your day off today.

Nel-Is this Wally's routine blood work or is he ill?  I hope he's ok.  Glad there's no rain today.

Fran-Nice to see you here.  I'm glad you're enjoying the sunshine.  I'm looking forward to seeing flowers blooming, but that's probably a ways off.

Hope all have a great day!

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Sorry for your loss, BC. Very sad.

Routine blood work for Wally because of the blood pressure and allergy medications he takes.

His blood work was normal.

Afterwards, we did errands together.

He is such a wonderful cat!

 

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39 minutes ago, BCgradnurse said:

Good afternoon-

It is sunny and above freezing, so I'll take it.  I'm leaving work early today to attend the wake of my SIL's sister.  She died last weekend from breast cancer.  She was my age, and it is hard for me to grasp that people my age often do die.  I'm solidly in middle age at age 57, but I guess I deny my mortality.  

Joe-I'm sorry things aren't going well at work.  I wish you the best at finding a new position.  Glad you had a nice dinner with J last night.

Tweety-the concert sounds like fun!  He has a beautiful voice.  Enjoy your day off today.

Nel-Is this Wally's routine blood work or is he ill?  I hope he's ok.  Glad there's no rain today.

Fran-Nice to see you here.  I'm glad you're enjoying the sunshine.  I'm looking forward to seeing flowers blooming, but that's probably a ways off.

Hope all have a great day!

BC that is young, comparatively speaking.  It would be hard for me to accept too

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Hi kids!

I forgot to post yesterday. I usually post on my break, and I worked through both. We still have snow. Schools have been closed all week, mostly because of icy roads. And our local high school doesn't have reliable heat. But the school bond to build a new one passed! We have maybe 24-30 inches accumulated, hard to say because of drifting. It is warming up gradually, but freezes at night. 

Trivia: Michael Buble grew up just north of our area in a suburb of Vancouver, BC. He has a lovely voice and style, and seems like an awfully nice guy. 

BC, so sorry for your loss. Yes, having someone close to your age is sobering and reminds us of our own mortality. 

Hi Fran! Enjoy your sunshine. 

Joe, glad you had a nice dinner. Changing jobs is a hassle, but it sounds like this job is not very fulfilling. I suppose you will stay with case management? 

I took a call from a concerned parent who is worried our state is going to do away with personal exemptions for school vaccines. She assumed we were getting lots of calls about that. No, I said, more people are worried about getting measles vaccine for their kids. There was silence after that, and then a polite good bye. 

Need to get back to my presentation for a medical assistant group, on Measles, of things. 

Ta, 

j22

 

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Nice rainy day here. Not so nice for others. 

Old that we are husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day with French toast on high fiber bread. 😉

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I just want to post this:

Mr. Samuel J. Seymour, the last living eyewitness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. was the mystery guest on the February 8, 1956 episode of the I've Got a Secret game show. Mr. Seymour (March 28, 1860 – April 12, 1956) was actually 95 years of age at the time of this appearance instead of 96. Host: Garry Moore Panelists from left to right: Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Lucile Ball

 

 

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Follow-up appt accomplished; the incision looks good (like an incision should!)  ie healing nicely. HOWEVER I apparently have been too active and in the wrong kind of way, and I was not exactly scolded, but had the nurse go through all the no-no's with me again. 

No bending or twisting, no lifting of anything over the wgt. of a gallon of milk", that is an 8 - 10 pound limit. No pushing, no pulling, no reaching in an awkward position, squat if I have to get something off the floor. I need to either find my grabber, where-ever it is, or get another one.

Tsk, tsk to me; I have to behave myself, consciously and conscientiously for 4 more weeks. 

Joe, I'm hoping you find a GOOD job to replace this one you're at now. There is nothing worse than dreading to go to work. (I think we probably ALL know that feeling.)

BCg, sorry for your loss. Having someone your own age succumb is sobering, indeed. When I went to work at my first nursing job (MGH -  on the 'ward' for Traumatic Spinal Injuries) it was tough having freshly paralyzed patients who were my age and younger. 

j22, Liked that phone call when you made the caller p-a-u-s-e ... but I wonder, did she THINK? Probably not, as there's a lot of knee-jerkers in the anti-vaxx movement. There are so many spots in the USA where the anti-Vaxx parent's children are catching and spreading measles, and it is so un-necessary.  Maybe OUR whole generation is autistic from all those years of getting vaccinated, but we just don't know it!

Nannie is slipping some more. (surprise!) Today the phone rang, I was right beside it in the kitchen, so I answered, but after 3 'hello's' with no response, I hung up. I was in the process of crushing up dog medicine before feeding the dogs, who were both barking at me. Nannie yelled up to me, "Who was it?"  I said, "Nobody who wanted to talk with me I guess." She said, "That's alright, he (my hubby, out on the patio) answered it and he's talking to them." Uh ... he does not have the same phone number, nor the same carrier; but after a minute I gave up trying to explain it. 

Last night she wanted "those things you stick in your ear" because "The noise kept me awake all night." It's tinnitus, but she thinks it might be termites chewing inside the walls. She has NO termites here. Anyway, this morning she said she had cut off the tips of those things (Q-tips) and stuck them way down in her ear, "And I slept like a baby all night long." Fortunately she was able to remove the q-tip-tips. I have been rolling my eyes in the privacy of my own head, at some of the things she comes up with. The cream the doc gave her for the irritation under her breast ("breasteses') she is now putting on her face where she has a quarter-sized raised area from years of sun-damage, and she thinks it is helping. She SLATHERS gobs of Eucerin all over her skin, AFTER she washes with hot, hot water with Eucerin swished into it. She always says her skin feels better after her treatments, but the following day she says she looks like she has the "white measles".  The cream has dried into flakes that she peels off, and, of course, in the process picks off things that don't need picking; then it is complaint time about how she might have to give up using "that medicine", because it is making her skin sting. Yah,  honey, because you are creating little areas of raw skin. But ya can't tell her NUTHIN'! 

There is/are so many things I just shut my mouth about. She broke her relatively "new" glasses and lost them. She thinks her old glasses are no good because she can see the (huge) TV screen better without her glasses. What she NEEDS is a new prescription, but she believes her eyes are "getting better", because, among other things, she eats a small cup of yogurt every morning. She also calls THAT medicine, too.

No more Nannie stories for now. 😝

We have been overcast all day, chilly but not actually too cold. Hope those affected by the snow and cold will get some more moderate weather SOON. And NO MORE RAIN on Nel and Biggy!

 

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Stars, can you further explain the term, "white measles?"

Lolol 😉

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