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Hello BC Herring Rose NJ22

Stars glad you got some sleep

Dianah hope the festivals resume.  So many events delayed due to Covid..

Regular Sunday, with online church and online coffee hour.  Did the laundry, exercised, and worked on cross stitch.  Also stopped at the bakery

Slept good last night, took a little time to fall asleep but stayed asleep all night

Today back to work, expecting more work to come down the pike, hoping it won't be too bad

Weather pretty much the same. Wish it would either warm up or that we would get some more snow

 

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Good morning.

Joe, glad to hear you slept well the past two nights.

BC, hope you had a good Sunday.  Did you go for that walk?  

Stars, I go to the grocery store often myself a few times a week and there's just me.  I tried to cut back on that because of covid but fell into my old habits.  I still feel safe though.  Hope no one in step-daughter's family get's covid.  My parents in NC are saying it's getting bad there.   Sorry to read about husband's and daughter's symptoms not improving.  

Dianah, that doesn't sound good about your Bluegrass friend.  Sorry.  That's frustrating what your friends went through to get the vaccine.  It's been a frustrating mess for people here as well.  Most people are now waiting because they stopped giving out appointments all together.   Being a music geek I often think about the indie musicians and their struggles.  That's a cool idea for them to have performances and a "tip jar".

Herring, glad you feel well without any aches or pains.  🙂

Rose, thanks for getting vaccinated.  Good thing you weren't working.

J22, glad the vaccine is going well for you and thanks for getting vaccinated.  I hate to say I'm bit tired of the Health Department, officials and people saying "covid is bad, please mask and social distance".  People have gotten that message loud and clear and you can beat them over the head and their either will or won't at this point in time.  Not that they should stop with the warnings, but really.....

I was really fatigued Saturday afternoon after lunch and wondering if that was normal fatigue or because of the covid vaccine I got the day before.  Sunday I felt good and energetic.

Sunday was a long and tiring day at work.  I had busy patients and they pulled our tech to sit on another floor.  They also pulled a nurse to go to covid as our in-patient census keeps rising.  The nurse that floated lost a daughter to covid, believed it was the Democrats fault, that it was an "election infection", and declines to get vaccinated.  I hope she faired okay.   I really do like her and she's a great nurse but her mindset is a bit off.  I think today travel nurses are arriving but I'll believe that when I see it.  

Florida had 12,000 infections Saturday, which is down from 15,000 the day before which is down from over 19,000 for two consecutive days.  I'm not hopeful whatsoever that this is a downward trend.  I remember how anxiety ridden I was when we hit 2,000 in one day.  Thankful to be vaccinated.

Slept real late today and have stuff to do.  Bowling tonight but will leave if they don't vote for covid restrictions like we had last season.  I'm pretty sure we will given the spike now is worse than September.  I'm not afraid of getting covid myself but worried for the other unvaccinated people and as a nurse can't condone that.

Weekly weigh-in is lower than last week.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Day!

Gonna put the trash out, planning to sweep and mop the floors. 

This morning husband, daughter, and I laughed at the memory of the fruit and vegetable truck that used to be in the neighborhood.

It played "La Cucaracha". 😁

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Another cold, gray day, 45 degrees with possibility of afternoon rain. Wednesday is supposed to be sunny and a tropical 53 degrees. 

I turned out my light last night at 2 AM. At 3:40 AM I was awake, and awake and awake. 😕 It was about 4:45 AM when I finally drifted off to sleep again. Then, at 9:45 AM, Ozzie woke me up and I let him out to pee. Gave Nannie her usual breakfast of yogurt and Mtn Dew 😒 and morning meds. Then Ozzie and I went back to bed and I didn't wake up until 1 PM! So much for posting yesterday about how well I slept the night before. 

The excitement for the day is when the guy came to do the 6 month check-up on the furnace/AC. Then Nannie complained that she didn't have anyone to sleep with her last night. She didn't like any of the options/people my hubby listed to her, so we guess she will continue to sleep alone. 😴 It is now 3 PM so in about 4 hours, Nannie will go to bed :  "alone, again, naturally"... not sure what song from which that line comes. I can hum it in my head, but still no clue as to the artist. It's an oldie,for sure.

Been reading stuff on line about this and that, who and whom, etc. about the insurrection. SMH!!!!

The state is erecting Field Hospitals, esp. in rural areas, to handle the COVID overload. GADS! 

Not much to say...I'll check by again later.

 

 

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Yep, "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan was one of my favorites as a kid.  It's the first song I put on my Spotify "Oldies" playlist I created when I got Spotify.

 

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Good Afternoon -

Haven't heard the song, "Along Again (Naturally)" in AGES! Wow! It takes me back to my teenage years! Although it's far from a "feel good" tune,  it's still a nicely written song.

Well. . . Amy started her new job today! I've been a good boy and not bothered her while she was working. LOL! 😛 It seems that for the next several weeks, she'll be watching "How To" videos, and networking with her co-workers and boss. So far, Amy likes her boss, who seems to be supportive and "laid back". 

Today is Day #2 of my 12-day vacation. Yesterday was catch-up day for sleep. Work, Saturday night, was exhausting, as it was Friday night, too. Our teeny-tiny hospital is just gonna be crazy-busy for the foreseeable future. I know that we're in good company. It seems that most hospitals are being woefully (and dangerously) taxed due to this virus. I am grateful to be working for such a small hospital, though. Because we're small, our facility, physically, can only provide so much care. Still, we're forced to find more beds. . . literally, more beds(!), as we convert rooms to provide in-patient healthcare.  I do feel a bit guilty taking my vacation now. I thought about rescinding it. But our teeny-tiny ICU remains appropriately well-staffed for the 12 days that I'm out.  (I planned and put in for this vacation months ago.)

Today, I did LOTS of errands. I also worked on putting music to one of Amy's cooking videos. I still have more music to "write" and record for this one project.

Nothing much else going on.  Amy is done with work. I think I'll join her and relax together for a while. Maybe watch more "3rd Rock from the Sun"?!?!? LOL!  

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

 

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Good afternoon, I was on a virtual meeting earlier but I got that song stuck in my head and posted the video. And I thought about Nannie having a little snuggley puppy to sleep with, lol. 

Its been a weird day. I showed up at a home visit to pick up lab specimens and there at least 4 workers in the house doing some sort of electrical work. I only know this because as I came in the door a worker said "be careful of this open electrical panel". The patient didn't speak English so I didn't get much more info. I keep getting a phone call that is someone trying to fax me something. And my GI tract is feeling weird. I started to package the lab specimen and had a sudden wave of nausea, which unusual, so nice coworker finished for me. I think my immune system is revving up. I may go home early. 

Infection rates still going up, and people are upset at the state government about restriction of visitors during the legislative session. 

We are having some very wet weather along with King Tides, which are the highest tides of the winter. So high rainfall plus high tides makes for lowland flooding. 

take care

 

 

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We experienced one of those "mysterious BOOMS" at 4 PM. We all jumped about 3 inches off our seats when it happened. No smoke, no sirens, no truck run into a tree, no signs of an earthquake and nobody coming out of the other houses to see what it might have been! Nothing on the TV screen, so I looked it up on line, only to find that it is not such a rare phenomenon and that many such booms have been happening all over the country for years.Well, who knew?! As a South American exchange student at college used to say, "I guess it will remain a mystery forever." Of course, he'd say that usually if someone was trying to explain something to him and for whatever reason, he didn't understand. But it applies to this as well, because no one has ever found the source of these BOOM!s. "And that's the name of THAT tune!"(Baretta)

j22 -- Love the idea of the little puppy for Nannie. Too bad she doesn't care for cats, as I have seen one in a catalog... when you pat it, it "purrs" and its tail slowly moves indicating pleasure. I have also seen babies that coo and wiggle a bit,  and are "weighted to give it that REAL BABY FEEL!!!!" She's not far enough gone for the baby, yet, though. One Christmas I got my mother a baby pig, the size of a real one. It wiggled and flapped it's ears,wrinkled it's nose, oinked, snorted , and wig-wagged it's curly little tail. My sister has it .... somewhere in one of her many storage places.... unless she sold it at a flea-market. I dunno, but it was cute and clever (and $35!!!) Haven't seen anything like it since. But, might be if Nannie outlives Ozzie (probable) then we can find her a puppy similar to the one you posted.

Oooh! Husband said "Let's turn on the local news,"  ---something we RARELY do due to Nannie's confusing reality with other realities. Ought to be interesting... But at least she heads in to bed around 7-7:30, so we won't have too long to be doing the explanations of explanations!

 

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Evening, all-

Nothing much going on here.  Just another workday.  Yesterday was a relaxing day.  I did take a long walk.  The sun was nice, but the air was cold.  I finished watching the series "A Suitable Boy" on Acorn.  I takes place in 1950's India, after they declared independence from England.  I'm reading the book it was based on now.  It's 1400 pages!  That should keep me busy for a while.

Joe-What did you get at the bakery yesterday?  I'll live vicariously through you, as I am off sweets for a while.

Tweety-That blows my mind about your co-worker who lost her daughter to Covid.  I would think that would compel her to get vaccinated.  Sheesh.  It takes all kinds.  Hope you're able to continue bowling.

Herring-We had a fruit and vegetable truck come to our neighborhood, too when I was a kid.  The proprietor's name was Al.  He always gave my sisters and me an apple.

Stars-Thanks for the earworm!  What about getting Nannie a full length body pillow that she can wrap herself around?  Hope you sleep better tonight.

J22-I hope your belly feels better.  Could be a response to the vaccine.

Ted-I'm glad that Day 1 for Amy went well.  I hope you enjoy your staycation.

Amo-I hope you're starting to feel a little less fatigued.

Hi to Dianah, Rose, and anyone else who comes by.

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5 hours ago, herring_RN said:

This morning husband, daughter, and I laughed at the memory of the fruit and vegetable truck that used to be in the neighborhood.

 It played "La Cucaracha". 😁

They converted to a taco truck and now troll my neighborhood in the summer.

I am currently being viewed as "ebil hooman" who is now giving not one syringe of medicine twice a day but now TWO syringes of medicine twice a day. i had no idea it would take 4-6 weeks for a diet change to decide if it works for kitty IBD or not. I would have thought that the pesky traces of the old possible allergen containing food would have been purged "naturally" within 48 hours or so. My poor Kit Kat is back to GI issues including accidents on the guest room bed since he finished his latest course of Flagyl, so we've added back in not only the Flagyl but now steroids as well. He knows what it means when the bottle starts shaking... and hides under the bed. Back to setting the alarm for an extra 30 minutes of kitty capture time.

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