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Morning

Kept waking up early, think I'm nervous about the new productivity standards, though I am prepared and ready to change how I work to meet them.  Hopefully my nerves will settle

Yesterday was busy.  Church then brunch with J then met with the gay group.  They had a holiday potluck and prepared supplies for a homeless shelter.  Had time to exercise and work on cross stitch

Also made a reservation for my trip to Madison next spring.  Hotels seem to be getting expensive there

Thankfully I got a lot done over the weekend so this short week shouldn't be overly busy

Weather will be in the 30s and 40s with no rain, which is pretty normal for this time of year

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Morning, all yez folks~

At 2 AM this morning I woke up to an argument going on in the den, downstairs....Hubby had seen on the monitor that Nannie was up out of bed, dressed, and making her bed! She was yelling at him: she was going home. She said she thought it was two in the afternoon, even though it was still, of course, pitch black outside. It took a little while (15 min?) to get her back to bed, all the while she was shrieking at him. But he did get her back in bed and issued a stern warning to her to STAY PUT!

I got up at 8 AM to take Ozzie to the groomer. All is quiet on the home-front for the time being. Hope Nannie doesn't start her day today like she did yesterday. Let us pray.

I'll be back here later on... 

Hope everyone has a warm, dry, and safe day ---

 

 

 

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Good morning!

Joe, hope the nerves settle down.

Stars, Nannie sure is a piece of work.  The "I'm going home" is almost as bad as the "get out of my house" patients say and can't be convinced that a hospital room isn't their home.

Work was steady busy yesterday, I had four patients but they kept me hopping.  Thank goodness I didn't get an admission.  Stayed to about 8:30 charting.  

I canceled a car appointment for this morning.  Was surprised that at 11:00pm on a Sunday someone actually answered the phone and rescheduled my appointment for next Monday.  It's just a routine oil change.  I wanted to sleep in and I did.  

Meeting the parents in Tampa one more time before they leave tomorrow.  I'm thinking about going to see them in March with best friend and we'll make some side trips to see some other people.  But right now it's just talk.  My father invited my best friend and he's never invited anyone before.  They don't  like visitors, even family.  

Bowling night tonight.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Edited by Tweety

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Oh No Stars, so sorry Nannie's habits have changed lately!  It can't be pleasant at all, for ANYONE in that house!  Agree, MD visit and med change needed!  Yes, could be a UTI...   Hope she sleeps for awhile, to give your poor dh (and you and Ozzie) some respite.

Tweety, good you got to sleep in!  I am amazed, as well, that the phone was answered so late on a Sunday, to reschedule your car appointment!

Joe, do you have a particular hotel you like to stay in, when you go to Madison?  How far is it from you?  As I recall, you usually just stay the weekend or a weekend and one day?

Well, it was a marathon day yesterday!  We got to sleep in, as the "kids" wanted to leave at noon for the parks.  We ended up leaving closer to one pm.  Got into the parks around 2:30 (there was a long line for the parking garage!  Our first Disney line!!).  We split up to enter the parks: we went to Disneyland, the kids went to CA Adventure, wanted to ride Guardians of the Galaxy (the old Tower of Terror) ride.  They had not been to the parks for probably three years, and said they got a kick seeing the changes. 

We met for a buffet in the Grand Californian Hotel at 7pm, then exited through the hotel's beautiful art-deco inspired lobby, dressed for Christmas.  Had to stop to admire the huge Gingerbread House (a tradition there), and bought some gingerbread men to take home.

Then we slowly walked through Downtown Disney, stopping in a few stores to gawk.  We then all went into Disneyland.  It was close to 9:30, and we heard the announcement that the fireworks were cancelled for the night, due to winds above the park.  We had no wind in the parks, however.  So we parked ourselves in the main square and watched the light show on the castle, choreographed with a musical score, and ending with "snow" on Main Street.  Always enjoyable, in my book. 

We then ran over to Star Wars area (Batuu, is the name of the "city") and I got to go on the one-and-only ride!  There was no line, as most folks had left, it being a Sunday night.  I thanked my boss repeatedly, in my head, for giving me Monday off!  The kids loved how the area had been imagined and presented, the feel of the area was realistic according to the idea they had in their heads of such a city.  There are many visual effects (many cast members walk around in costume and assume a character who lives there, and interact with the crowds; saw a wookie and two storm troopers, and many shop keepers, and one man in a dark robe, hood over his head) and aural effects: blasts from space vehicles taking off, strange languages being spoken, announcements pertaining to maintaining control over the area.  Supposedly this is a city with many underground resistance factions (we are met with "Rising Moon" greeting by some cast members, standing by their vendor booths). 

Dh and DIL wanted to make a light saber, so at 11pm we found the place (don't ask for it by "where is the place to make a light saber??", Oh no!  Say instead, "I am looking for scrap metal, would there be a place...???" ) We were thoroughly instructed where to find it and how to ask for it, by a costumed cast member, obviously a member of The Resistance!

They registered and were taken in to a small room with melting candles set into alcoves of the cave-like room, set up with a large C-shaped table behind which your host explains what you are to do.  We were allowed to observe.  Star wars music plays in the background, and the host weaves a tale of yoda-like powers attached to the assembling of

The parks closed at midnight, and we walked through nearly-deserted streets, back to Main Street and all the Christmas lights: garlands, the huge Christmas tree in the main square, and Cinderella's castle, all lit for the season.  Took the tram back, and after we'd piled into the car, I figured the kids would sleep on the hour-long ride home.  Oh no!  They had to discuss their light sabers, various aspects of the Star Wars films, D and D (dungeons and dragons), etc.  Remember, though, they are on Ohio time, and while we reached home at a little after 1 a.m., it was 4 a.m. their time!

I got to bed around 2 am, slept till 10.  Was a very nice early Christmas!

Today is do laundry and do some grocery shopping and decompress/prepare for the work week.

Have a good day!

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THE Dr's appt for Nannie was moved up from two weeks away to tomorrow afternoon! WHEW! Thank Goodness! Couldn't tolerate two more weeks of her acting out. Apparently the woman @ Dr's office who hubby talked to 'got' that this was an 'urgent' thing (for us, if not Nannie!) and she went through the schedule and moved some agreeable someone  to another appt day and time. Bless them a thousand times over!

Prolly will have an X-ray post last week's fall, as she still is c/o pain in right side; hubby wants her to have a psychiatric evaluation in addition to med change or increase. He thinks this dementia has become Alzheimer's. I dunno. I'd personally like to see a scan of her brain just to see how much of it is gone.

Her excuse is always, "I don't remember that!" ... I said it didn't matter if she remembered, because WE sure did!  She said she DID remember hubby was 'mean' to her last night. Yeah. He'd yelled at her, "Be Quiet and Get Back In the BED!" because she was screaming hateful things at him, and struggling to get away from the direction in which he was herding her (the bed).

And get this!----

She said she dreamed last night that she was going to go out and stand in the street and see how long she could stand there until a car came. Hmmmm. Interesting. Wonder if that's where she was going to head to last night before she got nabbed? It sort of seemed she was describing a game of "DARE", but then again, that's where her dog went and got his neck broken 2 years ago, soooo whooo knows? 

Hubby said she was on the floor when he found her last night, had slid off the recliner onto the floor, where she was trying to put her shoes on. When he asked her how she was going to get up, she said she would push with her feet and slide into the bedroom, though once there she didn't know what she'd do. Asked why she didn't call out, it was the usual, "Well, I didn't want to wake you up," Yeah, I'll bet.

4 PM and the sun is making it's way down-down-down; I'm hoping we don't get a repeat of last night!

Ach! 

After that we will confer w/ Council on Aging 

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2 hours ago, dianah said:

Oh No Stars, so sorry Nannie's habits have changed lately!  It can't be pleasant at all, for ANYONE in that house!  Agree, MD visit and med change needed!  Yes, could be a UTI...   Hope she sleeps for awhile, to give your poor dh (and you and Ozzie) some respite.

Tweety, good you got to sleep in!  I am amazed, as well, that the phone was answered so late on a Sunday, to reschedule your car appointment!

Joe, do you have a particular hotel you like to stay in, when you go to Madison?  How far is it from you?  As I recall, you usually just stay the weekend or a weekend and one day?

Well, it was a marathon day yesterday!  We got to sleep in, as the "kids" wanted to leave at noon for the parks.  We ended up leaving closer to one pm.  Got into the parks around 2:30 (there was a long line for the parking garage!  Our first Disney line!!).  We split up to enter the parks: we went to Disneyland, the kids went to CA Adventure, wanted to ride Guardians of the Galaxy (the old Tower of Terror) ride.  They had not been to the parks for probably three years, and said they got a kick seeing the changes. 

We met for a buffet in the Grand Californian Hotel at 7pm, then exited through the hotel's beautiful art-deco inspired lobby, dressed for Christmas.  Had to stop to admire the huge Gingerbread House (a tradition there), and bought some gingerbread men to take home.

Then we slowly walked through Downtown Disney, stopping in a few stores to gawk.  We then all went into Disneyland.  It was close to 9:30, and we heard the announcement that the fireworks were cancelled for the night, due to winds above the park.  We had no wind in the parks, however.  So we parked ourselves in the main square and watched the light show on the castle, choreographed with a musical score, and ending with "snow" on Main Street.  Always enjoyable, in my book. 

We then ran over to Star Wars area (Batuu, is the name of the "city") and I got to go on the one-and-only ride!  There was no line, as most folks had left, it being a Sunday night.  I thanked my boss repeatedly, in my head, for giving me Monday off!  The kids loved how the area had been imagined and presented, the feel of the area was realistic according to the idea they had in their heads of such a city.  There are many visual effects (many cast members walk around in costume and assume a character who lives there, and interact with the crowds; saw a wookie and two storm troopers, and many shop keepers, and one man in a dark robe, hood over his head) and aural effects: blasts from space vehicles taking off, strange languages being spoken, announcements pertaining to maintaining control over the area.  Supposedly this is a city with many underground resistance factions (we are met with "Rising Moon" greeting by some cast members, standing by their vendor booths). 

Dh and DIL wanted to make a light saber, so at 11pm we found the place (don't ask for it by "where is the place to make a light saber??", Oh no!  Say instead, "I am looking for scrap metal, would there be a place...???" ) We were thoroughly instructed where to find it and how to ask for it, by a costumed cast member, obviously a member of The Resistance!

They registered and were taken in to a small room with melting candles set into alcoves of the cave-like room, set up with a large C-shaped table behind which your host explains what you are to do.  We were allowed to observe.  Star wars music plays in the background, and the host weaves a tale of yoda-like powers attached to the assembling of

The parks closed at midnight, and we walked through nearly-deserted streets, back to Main Street and all the Christmas lights: garlands, the huge Christmas tree in the main square, and Cinderella's castle, all lit for the season.  Took the tram back, and after we'd piled into the car, I figured the kids would sleep on the hour-long ride home.  Oh no!  They had to discuss their light sabers, various aspects of the Star Wars films, D and D (dungeons and dragons), etc.  Remember, though, they are on Ohio time, and while we reached home at a little after 1 a.m., it was 4 a.m. their time!

I got to bed around 2 am, slept till 10.  Was a very nice early Christmas!

Today is do laundry and do some grocery shopping and decompress/prepare for the work week.

Have a good day!

I usually stay one night.  It's not a long drive, only about 2 and a half hours.  Usually I stay at the Days Inn and Suites, but have stayed at other place too

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Good Afternoon -

Just woke up after a fitful sleep. . . 

We're getting lots of snow, as expected. The commute to work, last night, was a bit scary. At that time, there was about 3" of snow on the ground in most places and most of the roads that I use for the commute haven't been plowed. Knowing that this might be the case, I left for work early by about 1/2 hour. This allowed me to travel slow and cautiously, between 25 to 35 MPH. Thankfully, I got to work safe and sound, and on time. This morning, it was still snowing, but most of the roads have been plowed. So the travel back home was fairly uneventful. I was awfully tired, though, and did stop 1/2 home to rest my eyes.

Then came the last 1/10th of the mile home. . . my driveway. . . 

It hadn't been plowed. But being the really, really foolish person that I can be, sometimes, I attempted to drive up the driveway. Well, after many, many, many, many attempts to "drive" up the driveway which included sliding back down many, many, many, many times (sometimes sideways), I got stuck. Really, really stuck. Stuck on the slide slope of my driveway against tall young trees.

During this time, my loving wife was outside. Interestingly, she was shoveling the top of our driveway. I believe she was doing this to let out nervous energy because, while shoveling, she was also witnessing my vein attempts to drive up the driveway, again and again and again and again.

When I go stuck - really, really stuck - I heard words out of her mouth that I haven't heard in a very long time. Beside being wildly bewildered by my action, she was wildly angry. Together, we feverishly shoveled the snow around the car in hopes to make it possible for my vehicle to become unstuck (so that the driveway get be safely plowed). During each shovel-full of snow, words kept on coming from a very bewildered and angry wife. Words out of her mouth were heard for miles. Literally. Our next door neighbors heard the commotion and came over to help.

Eventually, my loving yet woefully angry wife gave up, apologized to the neighbors, and went inside to get warm. 

I stayed outside and shoveled some more. Another next-door neighbor came by and lent a helping hand. He put some tire chains under two of my tires. With the help of these chains, and a shoveled path underneath the tires that I did which showed bare ground, I managed to get my Jeep Cherokee free from being stuck. But this came with a cost. I smashed the passenger-side mirror and put significant dents to the passenger-side doors.

The driveway still ain't plowed. Although no longer in the driveway, my car is still at the bottom of our property, off the road. And, it's still snowing.

Just to let you know, this is not the first or second or third or even fourth time that cars have been stuck in our 1/10th mile long and steep driveway. Hence the understandably wild bewilderment and anger from my loving wife.

Amy is better and apologetic. I'm depressed. . . 

It's still snowing. . . 

😖

Edited by Ted

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Oh Ted, so sorry about your snowy driveway woes!  Maybe need a garage at the bottom of the driveway, and a short walk up it?  Probably isn't often a problem but is such a pain when it is.  Too bad about the car damage...  😞

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Yay that Nannie's appointment is TOMORROW!!  I hope tonight is quiet and that she sleeps all night.  Yes it sounds as if the dementia is progressing.   Wishing you a nice quiet evening

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Typical gray, damp, December day. Didn't sleep well and would have called out except I knew that I had to make 2 home visits today. I went to the first one (30 minutes away) and he wasn't there. Great. 30 minutes back. I double checked my notes from the scattered report that the crazy one gave me last week, and yep, I had written down a visit for today. Per her notes, he should have out of meds today, but his mom showed me he still had 5 days worth left. 

For some reason, I have been feeling very anxious about an upcoming appointment with pacer doc. I do feel guilty about my meltdown with the pacer tech so perhaps that is it. And this time of year makes me feel rather down.

I wish I was at Disneyland. Or playing in the snow. Or just partaking in  a good night's sleep. 

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Oh dear me; hubby was more patient than I would have been, as for OVER an hour, he was answering and re-answering the same questions and concerns that Nannie brings up every day during her sun-downing hours. I was ready to bang this laptop on my head from the extreme repetition, she goes over and over the same territory and none of the explanations stick for even 2 minutes. And just when you think it has subsided, she picks some other shredded string of thought and will. not. shut. up. What happened to her afternoon naps? I miss peace and quiet.

Now, because my short-circuits happen at the same time as Nannie begins getting cranked up, I think *I* must have sun-downers myself! AUGH!

At one point she told me in a stagey kind of confidential whisper, so hubby couldn't (and I barely could) hear her. She said "it won't be much longer," so be sure to take care of her son. From within a million wisecracks and sarcastic remarks, I brought out this one word: "Okay." 

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Stars, your posts lately are so hateful and angry.  Feel bad, but really going to have to ignore you.  Peace out.

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