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Morning

Less busy day for me yesterday.  Decided to skip church and instead go for a walk and do some errands.  Later met J for brunch and the musical Matilda.  Was a good performance but a fairly strange story.  Evening was fairly quiet

Back to work today, hopefully things will run more smoothly now that I've started doing actual work.  

Working on getting my Michigan license since the patients I call are from Michigan.  Not sure how long a process that is

Weather has been good, rain will hold off until Wed.   Surprisingly has not bee hot at all this year, don't think it's gotten above the low 80s yet

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Good Morning!

Joe, hope you have a good day and get into the swing of things at work.  Is your schedule M-F?

Nel, hope Knots is doing better.

Read an article that May was the hottest dries in 125 years here.  Finally got some good rain yesterday and enjoyed the cooling effects.  Dropped from the 90's down to the 80's with a nice breeze.  

Had a nice visit with best friend.  He's in good spirits and he cooked dinner.  He doesn't cook vegan but had a nice shrimp and couscous tomato dish.  

Today I my goals are to jog/walk this morning before the heat for cardio, do some laundry, clean the bathrooms, get  a haircut and lift at the gym.  Off today and tomorrow.  Best get busy.

Have a great day.

 

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It still isn't hot here, only 71, but the humidity is 94%.

It rained lots again, last night. Unfortunately, the humidity is not dropping. We have had a solid week of this weather pattern.

Yes, Knots is better, Tweety!

He is having soft stools, not watery, and he is much, much, brighter.

Vet will give him another round of antibiotic, and his feet are still being iced. His temperature is down.

His owner got an hour and a half of sleep Saturday night, so I was glad I brought her food, even though my car smelled of chicken.

Yes, I have seen 70-year-olds with prominent tattoos. 

I have one tattoo. Got it when I was 19, and it is on my butt. 

Hopefully, Fran will have good news to share with us, later in the morning.

I am already going to start to complain about not wanting to go to work on Friday night.

Ugghhh.

Safe travels to all.

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Another appointment at the doctor for husband. Yesterday he stayed for installation of officers at his lodge. He was wheezing and SOB when he came home much later than usual.

He told me he suffered with a cough until 5:00 am, but didn't want to wake me up. I could have given him a breathing treatment. He says he feels fine now. He is now mad at me because I told him I am paying to park at the office. I asked him to do it for me because otherwise I would have to stop on a busy street to let him out as cars honk at me. Then he would have stairs to climb. If he made it up the stairs OK I would have to find a parking place and walk from there while worrying about him. 

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11 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Another appointment at the doctor for husband. Yesterday he stayed for installation of officers at his lodge. He was wheezing and SOB when he came home much later than usual.

He told me he suffered with a cough until 5:00 am, but didn't want to wake me up. I could have given him a breathing treatment. He says he feels fine now. He is now mad at me because I told him I am paying to park at the office. I asked him to do it for me because otherwise I would have to stop on a busy street to let him out as cars honk at me. Then he would have stairs to climb. If he made it up the stairs OK I would have to find a parking place and walk from there while worrying about him. 

Your husband is stubborn, herring.

The money spent parking, is well spent, considering your husband's safety and your peace of mind.

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Morning, 

Another dry day here which is so weird. The state is already declaring drought, and along with that goes fire danger and smoke. But at least it's still cool, in the 60's. I am going to trim some bushes today and make a run to the dump. Dh wasn't feeling well this morning, but he had to go in to do payroll, I predict he will be home early. We did go to see Rocketman, which I really enjoyed. And I watched some of the Tonys last night which made me want to go see a show. 

Herring, I hope dh is feeling better soon. 

I am letting my hair grow out and find it is easier to just pull up on my head. It used to be quite thick, so having up would give me a headache, but it has thinned out and gotten finer so its more doable. And I am getting gray temples in my otherwise mousey brown hair. 

And tattoos, I have 2, one on each shoulder and am considering a new one, an ekg line with a heart in the middle, with maybe aflutter on one side, and sinus or a paced rhythm on the other. I have also considered a line drawing of a Boston Terrier. 

I peeked at my work email, and nutty coworker has sent out an email complaining about her workload is too much. Which is interesting, because no one can figure out what she really does. 

Joe, I hope your licensing goes smoothly, and it is just paperwork. Many years ago when I moved from Idaho to Washington I had to take an inperson HIV class, but that was before the  wide-spread use of the internet. (admitting my age now!)

Have a great day all, 

j22

 

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5 hours ago, Tweety said:

Good Morning!

Joe, hope you have a good day and get into the swing of things at work.  Is your schedule M-F?

Nel, hope Knots is doing better.

Read an article that May was the hottest dries in 125 years here.  Finally got some good rain yesterday and enjoyed the cooling effects.  Dropped from the 90's down to the 80's with a nice breeze.  

Had a nice visit with best friend.  He's in good spirits and he cooked dinner.  He doesn't cook vegan but had a nice shrimp and couscous tomato dish.  

Today I my goals are to jog/walk this morning before the heat for cardio, do some laundry, clean the bathrooms, get  a haircut and lift at the gym.  Off today and tomorrow.  Best get busy.

Have a great day.

 

Yep, as before it will be M-F

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We are back from the doctor. I parked in the lot. He didn't want to climb the stairs, which are half what the ones into the building are, so he walked slowly up the wheelchair ramp. I asked the doctor how often he should have a breathing treatment and he said, "At least three times a day".

In the car going home he thanked me for making his breakfast a few hours before. At home I just told him, "I'll give you a breathing treatment and then decide what ypu want to do. With wheezing stopped he asked for a ride to his club.

Yup stubborn is the word.

Funny he used to laugh at my Dad's mom. When my sister was younger, and even now she believes in astrology. Once as she went on about the book, "Linda Goodman's Sun Signs" our grandmother said, "I look at the newspaper horoscopes. They say as a Taurus I am stubborn. Then she pounded the table with her fist and stated firmly, "I AM NOT STUBBORN! Nothing anyone writes or says will convince me I am stubborn because I know I am NOT!"  😁

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Noooooon-time. In my hometown, the horn at the top of the Town Hall blows twice at noon. (Unless they have built another building, which I haven't heard that they've done, that is.) Essex, Mass has a phenomenally unusual (ugly?) Victorian-type building that houses/housed town offices, including police ... and best of all the Thomas Oliver Hazard Perry Burnham Library, aka TOHPB library. Isn't that a wonderful name?  If you are just doodling around on your computer, look it up just to see the building. It used to be painted a brownish mustard yellow with brown trim. Sorry for my inability to bring forth a link to it. 

Ozzie rudely woke me up at around 9 AM. I think this happens when he decides he doesn't have to pee before he goes to bed, and won't go out, but climbs right upstairs to his bed. Either that, or, when hubby makes an early bathroom visit and goes back to bed, it wakes Ozzie up. Either way I have no choice but to get up, put on some clothes and take him out, and, of course, Pippy, too. By the time we get back from the mailbox with the paper, I just HAVE to have coffee.

If I had gone back to bed, I would have not been able to go back to sleep as Pippy decided to have a case of the kacks...coughing. Hairballs and goodness only knows what, because she will lick the scent of something even if the actually scent-producing item isn't there on the floor anymore. Since she doesn't see very well anymore due to cataracts, she licks up what she smells or what she feels against her nose while she's sniffing about. Then, because she won't just drink water on command,  I have to give her some liquid she will drink, which recently has been the water in which Gerber Baby's Chicken Sticks are sealed in the jar. So far, at least, it stops the kacking.

We cut the chicken sticks up and use them at suppertime; because hubby started feeding them way- long-time-ago from the table while he is eating supper ... He shares too much! ....But because I don't want them getting fat/gristle/spices/bread/breading so much, I decided the chicken sticks were the least fattening or 'bad' for them. The amt of salt is lower then regular broths, anyway.

Joe, you are now actually working at work! Well, sounds obvious, but there are folks ... like j22's co-worker ...who work as little as possible and whine about it all the while.

Tweety, so your broken-heeled friend is cleared for weight-bearing now?  My 'goal' for today is doing the laundry. w00t!

Nel, 40-ish or so years ago, back before tats were a thing, I had a hospital patient who had 8 of them and she was the talk of the floor. She was something like 85 at the time, so I figured her youth must've been fairly 'wild', although the tats were discreet in the sense that there were no roaring tigers or hula girls. She was just way ahead of her time. / Glad to hear that Knots has improved. Having been a nurse for so long, I find it curious that I am more upset by sick animals than I am by people.

I can not look at any TV commercials from ASPCA and the like, where they show sad, pitiful-sad looking animals; when they come on, I look down at a crossword puzzle or block the TV screen with my hand. Nannie will say, "Look, oh, look." And I say "NO!"

She does that with cute kids or babies, too, but I'm not so interested in looking at a cute baby in a commercial I've seen a thousand times, about which she has said "Look!" those same thousand times. I had to train myself to NOT look every time she said "Look!" because it was driving me mad!

herring, Are male children taught from the start to be stubborn to the bone? (Although, my mother often said that I was stubborn from the day I was born, so I guess I'm one to talk.) I have had several brief talks with hubby...because sometimes you have to pick your times ... about being worried of his health. He pushes himself tooooo much; his knee, as I said, is crappy. And telling him what Tweety said (I paraphrsed) about it a couple of days ago, not that Tweety said it, per se, just "one of the nurses I talk with on-line" ...The longer you leave it in the bad shape it is in, the worse it will get, and the less successful the 'eventual' surgery might be. I also talked with him about the physiological harm his LACK of diabetic-diet does to his body and organs. Just because you keep your blood-sugars (mostly) in range, doesn't necessarily mean you have the diabetes under control. I wish he could go back to his original endocrinologist, who paid attention and explained things thoroughly; things that he has apparently forgotten. And he is not too good about listening to me. The only success, if you can call it that, is that he does put cold packs on his knee(s) ONCE, in the evening. A former patient (not diabetic) used to follow any emphatic talking-to she was giving to someone, or complaint she had, with the word "DAMMIT!" Hubby knew her and so when I say that, he KNOWS I'm serious.

Hubby and Nanny had another squawkeroo yesterday. She keeps coming up with all these tasks he should do (or as she says "we", as in the both of them, as if SHE does anything at all) . He said he was doing the best he can, which is pretty great, and more than he should. It went on from there, but I got up and left because I was about to remind her once again that he is "almost 70", like she is "almost 90", and that his health and body isn't something she can beat to death with her "wishes" for the perfect environment.

She wants to feel like "everyone" is talking about how much better HER house (and she, herself) looks than any other house/yard in the neighborhood. Nobody is inspecting or paying much attention, except her. Really, it is the only reason she gets out and walks the perimeter of the yard. I mean, it's amazing she still walks the terrain with her walker. If it weren't for that, and the possibility someone will see her (dressed up, hair done, wearing earrings and makeup, outfits that 'match'.) she would stay plonked down in the recliner.

Yakkity-yak. Guess I ort to go do the dern laundry.

Later you'n's!

 

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