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Monday August 26 2019

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Morning

Busy day yesterday.  Church then an hour long meeting of the rummage sale committee. Then I met J for And Then There Were None.  Was OK, but it seemed like something I'd seen many times before.  Cast was good

Back to work today.  Will be a somewhat busy week as the church group is meeting for dinnner Wed.  Other than that it should be normal, and the weekend should be pretty quiet

Rain is expected today.  Temps hae been in the 70s lately but I think will get warmer later in the week

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Good morning-

I got back around 7:30 last night from Maine.  I had a great time with my friends.  We went for boat rides and floated in the lake.  It was perfect.  It was quite chilly at night, getting down to the high 40s, but then back up to the mid 70s during the day.  We saw bald eagles and loons.

Back to the grind today.  Tomorrow I have to take my mother to the radiation oncologist.  It looks like she has a recurrence of lung cancer.  She's been cancer free for 10 years, so this was a surprise.  It appears to be a very small nodule.  I'm hoping some radiation takes care of it.  I'm also concerned I'm not getting the whole story from her.  She tends to minimize things, whether out of denial or not wanting to worry others.  She is a very young and active 87, and she's not ready to go yet.

I hope everyone has a good day.

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Good morning Joe and BC and all who follow!

Joe, sounds like a busy day, too bad the play wasn't tip-top but Oh Well.  Hope today's work isn't too bad.

BC, sounds like a lovely time in Maine.  Although 40's is a little low at night!  Was the lake that warm, that you could float on it during the day?  Saying prayers for your mom, for a simple "fix" without side effects.  

Ds is on Mom-approved doxycycline X 10 days.  

And I am starting my earlier tour (7:30-4p).  Better get moving!

Have a good day!

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Good Morning!

Hi Joe, have a good week.

Di, glad the son got that looked at.  Those things, as I've learned myself are nothing to play with.

NB, hope you enjoyed the quiet time.

BC, sounds like a nice time.  That's pretty chilly for this time of year.

Stars, I'm thinking that when I retire and have no schedule I might be similar in staying up later.  I tend to do that when I have stretches of days off.  This is why I went to nights and evenings in most of my jobs because that seems to be my body's preferences.  But we'll see, I've aways to go until I retire.

Glad to have gotten the five days over.  But I really can't complain because they were steady but relatively easy days with getting out mostly on time or close to it.  Was thinking about picking up Wednesday but don't think I can stomach working a 4th week of overtime and am going to enjoy three days off.

Bowling starts up tonight, one team member quit but we have a replacement, someone I don't know.  Looking forward to it.

Have a great day!

 

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Good morning!

Plumber coming today to fix the hole in the wall he made on Friday. 

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Tweety-You BIRD! No-no-no-no-no! No 4th week of Overtime! Do it at another time if you must but no more consecutive weeks of overtime. You tryin' to get sick and run-down or sumpin? Geez!

BCg- Hope a small zap for a small nodule does the trick for your mom. I reckon you didn't get my message about sending me a couple of live Maine Lobstahs; I'll let you get away with it this time, but in the future.....

🦀  <Pretend this is a lobstah. Anyway, glad you had a good time in Maine; sounds like a winner-weekend to me!

Hey Joe, dianah, and herring, and all who follow! 

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Okay, I have officially hit-the-wall with stultifying, repetitive small talk about the lawn, the flowers, and/or something that looks like something else in the woods. "Over there, no, that thing over there, close to it, but not that either...the thing over THERE!"  🙄

We gotta go fill that script for Nannie's glasses, she can't see worth a hoot...everything looks like an animal, when, in fact 9 x out of 9 & 1/2 it is just a small, fallen branch with leaves on it, moving a bit in the breeze. She even claimed she scared off a cat and demonstrated how, with a noise that was totally unimpressive and wouldn't even impress a hummingbird. She SAW it run away. (not.) OY! Jeez, I came in the house for some peace and quiet, but now, here she is, back in the house. *SIGH*  I shoulda gone up to my room. Somebody get me a Xanax, please!

I bought her two bras the other day...she has been squeezing into a 38, which takes a honkin' effort to fasten in the back, and several hours later she c/o "I need to get out of this bra!" I would think so! Wearing a 38 on a 42 torso, IMHO, just ain't right! 

I got some cheapo $9 soft supportive bras for her at WalMart, "X-LG" and they DIDN'T bind or squish her. It was quite funny last night when she kept stroking her hand against her bosom ecstatically claiming it felt soooo soft. I almost snorted ! I confiscated her ratty old undies and told her I was putting them in a bag, so if she did lose weight, she could wear them again. I flat-out lied. They are in the trash barrel; none are decent enough to even think about donating.  

This afternoon I helped her get dressed, and here's how she had earlier arranged the 'bottoms', from outer layer inward" one pair of cotton panties, a pair of nylon panties, then a pull-up, then her pj bottoms with an overnight pad stuck inside them at the crotch-seam. What a lu-lu!

No ballgame tonight to keep her busy complaining that 'they' have changed everything about how they play and she doesn't understand how they score anymore; there are too many people on the field. When it's "a pitcher's game" and the pitchers are so 'good' that they don't throw anything anyone can hit, she claims they are bad pitchers. Plus she still thinks she has to get to the field so she can be up at bat. Kinda'd like to see that actually happen. HA!

Hubby is cooking supper, I don't feel like eating. Not exactly true, I have been craving some crispy fried fish (cod). The seafood here (inland) is....meh...or worse. Believe it or not, Captain D's has the best crispy, seafood in the area. Long John Silvers has changed their menu like they trying to be upscale. It is an abyssmal failure.

Pretty sad, but very true: At the two seafood places Nannie and hubby like to go, I get a Philly cheese-steak, which is so-so, but more tolerable than the seafood plates. I don't know WHAT they use in their batter to fry their fish, but it just doesn't taste or feel right somehow. 

Blah-de-blah-blah. Over and out!

 

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Am reading this on TUESDAY, but I notice that we all go back and read any late entries.

NSIME - can you purchase any Atlanta Braves baseball games in DVD so you could just pop in a video and MIL would be happy for a while? Maybe just YOU tape a game or so (maybe 3 could be rotated - I doubt she'd know the difference).

Same for some good country music concert that would hold her attention. She'd prob argue about Lawrence Welk as being 'for old people'. PBS has those concerts on performers of the '40s & '50s.

I think of you and try to think of some way to offer some help.

Her situation is really so funny on one level, but yet it is so sad to think that she (or like the many other Alz folk) have declined to that level and prob there's still more to happen.  😢

I hold good thoughts for you, hubs and her.

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