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Monday - December 30th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning! ūüôā

It's a cold, wet and rainy morning, at this part of the world, with temperatures in the mid-30s. Weather-wise, the concern is for the temperature to drop, and have the rain turn to sleet. The news weather people are in semi-hyper-mode with their weather forecasting. The concern is real, though. Thankfully, all seems safe as Amy prepares to leave and drive her 27+ mile commute to work this morning. The concern is for this afternoon to early evening when the road conditions are supposed to be bad. Amy is prepared to spend the night at her hospital rather than risk a super-slick commute home (only to have to return to work tomorrow morning). 

If the road conditions are bad this afternoon, I'll leave for work real early and drive like a little old man. And, if the roads are bad tomorrow morning, I'll stay at my teeny-tiny hospital after work as well.

Slept well last night. Slept more than I anticipated, actually. I was hoping to be up for a good portion of the night to finish the Hawaii video. Oh well. It'll get done when it gets done.

Nothing much planned for today. Just the usual Eat, Sleep and Work thing.

Hope all have a safe and uneventful day today. ūüôā

Ted

 

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Morning 

2 more days left in 2019

Quiet day yesterday.  Sister wasn't feeling well so we didn't end up going.  Will reschedule for another weekend

Was a pretty quiet day as a result.  Went for a hike, ran some errands, exercised, and watched The Pink Panther Strikes again

Colder today, only in the 30s

Work shouldn't be bad, it's the end of the month and have exceeded the goals for this month.  Covering for a coworker these next 2 days, hopefully nothing major will come up

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Hi Joe! I see you started the Good Morning thread for December 30th, too! Hopefully a kind moderator/administrator type can merge our two threads together. Sad to read that your sister wasn't feeling well. Hopefully you all can get together sooner than later.

Peace, Joe! ūüôā

Ted

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Good Morning!

I was typing and stepped away when the threads were merged.  Thought it was gone, but it was saved when I started a new one.  Like that function.

Ted, I hope the roads don't turn hazardous and you guys can sleep in your own beds.

Joe, good that you've met the quota for the month.  Hope you have a good day.

BC, glad you're feeling better.

Off my usual three days after the weekend which coincides with the New Year's Holiday.  Probably won't do too much.   A friend wanted me to see "Bombshell" and while it has a great cast the subject matter doesn't interest me and it's not getting the best reviews.  Might see something else.

Scale was two pounds lighter than yesterday.  Lost one, gained one, lost two.  Shouldn't weigh every day.  Family member brought us donuts and I resisted and was good.  

Hope everyone has a good day.

 

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Good morning. Slow day at work, knock on wood. Still waiting for faxed and uploaded reports to come through. I signed up for a walking challenge for work--it's a challenge with other health departments. And then my fancy watch died this morning, so how am I going to track steps,¬†ūüėĮ. Any way, I have been chatting online with support, and hopefully once it finishes charging it will be working again.¬†

I wished dh a happy birthday this morning as I left. He is 7 weeks older than me, but because of the calendar I always tease him that from now until my birthday he is a year older than me. I left his gift for him; its a nice kitchen knife. We may go to another movie tonight when I get off work, perhaps Little Women. 

I had hoped with eating very little the last few days and a couple of short jogs,  I might have dropped at least a pound. But no. The weather is back to overcast and showers, temps in the 40-50 range for the foreseeable future. I am going to do a Polar Bear Plunge on New Years Day, so I am happy it's not 20 degrees with the northeast wind blowing. The organizers of the Plunge encourage a costume, but I haven't had the energy to do much. I am thinking a Hawaiian shirt and shorts may be all I do. 

Have a good day all. 

 

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Good morning this day before New Years Eve. Sister is planning to go to a big party at her former condo's rec room. 

Husband and I plan to stay home. For the 42 years I worked evenings or nights I worked all but one New Years eve. I brought black eyed peas, greens, and sparkling cider with plastic Champagne glasses. One of our doctors always sent us a ham, and a respiratory therapist usually brought cornbread. Sometimes it was "Q". Once we were running two codes in our 12 bed CCU. 

The one year I had off we invited family over. My brother-in-law, who worked construction, somehow mentioned that he gave a coworker a ride to work every day. His wife and two sisters all simultaneously argued with him say he was being taken advantage of and should charge him. One sister said, "That man can hardly speak English. Why do you go to all that trouble?"

He stood all his 6'6" self and said, "I'm standing. Anyone else who has driven alone all over the city stand up and join me."

None of us could. He than said, "I am glad to have his company." 

The subject was changed and we had a good time. My wild New years party.¬†ūüėČ

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Pretty sunny day, after a drizzling start. Breezes have turned to winds, but it feels good. Glad not to be up North; saw that ABC clip with the 18-wheeler plummeting into the roadside, tearing straight for a cop in a yellow slicker...he started running and managed to leap away just as it jack-knifed and slid towards him on it's side. YIKES! [I feel like I may have already written about this, and if so, oh well.]

I started reading the first of the 7 links my sister sent me about Medicaid, et al; and by the third page I was freaking out.The rules are so labyrinthine, different from state to state, and always subject to change year by year. So some of the info she's sent is already out of date. It is TOO MUCH! Hubby said we can't really DO anything until after the holidays.  We have to make appts we will have to attend to together, and get a Nannie-sitter for those days.

First thing we will do is go get our Wills made.

Then find a Medicaid Planning Professional. The pro will cost several thousand dollars, but that would be supposedly be LESS than having to pay for a week's stay and care for Nannie somewhere, out-of-pocket.

Hubby will have to gather all pertinent paperwork and info re her finances, etc. We can talk with some places on the phone for some counseling, but .... oh hell. It is all TOO MUCH! Worse than trying to decide which lens is the clearer one at the optometrist's office.

Anyway, hubby is still planning on keeping Nannie at home as long as possible.¬†ūüôĄ Personally I think she is closer to needing to be in a facility. But, like I've¬†said, she is not MY mother. I just want for us not to get screwed in the process. Medicaid application is an extremely tricky thing, and any possible goof could¬†end up with all of us losing out. So I want it all in place before we actually need to use it.

Oh Chocolate-Fudge-Ripple! (that is one of my cussword-type expressions). I am supposed to be 'not thinking about it'. It isn't my way, I want to git'erDONE! But I do have to cool my jets so I don't get p.o'd and cry from frustration. BLAH.

I may ask my New-Year's-Fairy-Godmother to buy me some of those BOSE noise-cancelling earphones. Nannie says a lot of NOTHING so often and I really, really miss my peace and quiet. I may take up smoking cigars like my hubby does; it gets him out of the house and away from his mom. Hmph.

One day my life will not be smothered this way.

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Ted, Glad to hear you and Amy have a Plan "B" for the road-conditions. When I was working 3-ll in Danvers, Mass, I used to say "I can ALWAYS get home, no matter the snow's doing!" And, indeed I did, and could! But t'was never the depth you guys get where you are!  The deepest snow I've successfully plowed along in, in a big'ol Chevy, was through was 14 inches. It was only a 12-15 mile commute.

Wait a minute! POLAR-BEAR PLUNGE??? AUGH! Nuh-uh! I could just about do that every summer at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass. Ask BCg, she knows! You stand in water up to your ankles until your feet are numb. Then move in until your knees are covered, and once they are numb, you can do one of two things....get out or dive in and totally lose your breath as your gut becomes instantly frozen! 

Hello  Tweety, Joe, sirI, and herring!

 

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I'm enjoying a concert of Ray Charles' songs on the Grand Ole Oprey.

Willie Nelson's son told of being a little kid in the room when his dad and Ray wrote "Seven Spanish Angels" and then sang it. Lukcas Nelson can sing!

Darius Rucker is narrating and now singing a song too.

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