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Morning

Last church service for a while yesterday.  Which is a shame, next Sunday a candidate for organist and choir director was supposed to perform

Went with J to our favorite restaurant, no brunch buffet due to health concerns.  Afterwards we went to some furniture stores as J needs a new recliner

Rest of the day was cooking and exercise 

After today restaurants and bars will be closed except for take out.  That will complicate things for J and I, not sure yet how we'll adapt  to that

The work week at least should be fairly normal, if a bit slow unless a bunch of new work comes

Has been colder, but should be warmer thr rest of the week, with some rain and storms

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waffles2.jpg.4b40eb77f6248e8213091482c40b007d.jpgwaffles.jpg.66d90e1d3d87471cdd5f82ab9b6e70f6.jpgGood morning.

J, maybe some at home cooking will do your relationship some good?   Glad you got your taxes done.

J22, glad you got your taxes done and that you seem to be one the mend with the cough.  I know what you mean. about coughing in public.  I was at the gym and sneezed into my shoulder but immediately stopped what I was doing to sanitize the equipment I was on, so onlookers wouldn't freak.  

I saw a picture of a church in the Philippines that used police crime scene tape to mark off safe distances for it's practitioners to sit away from each other. 

Trying to adjust to the new normal, I told my team I was staying home.  CDC is now saying to stay away from gatherings of 50 or more people and we definitely are more than that.  As of yesterday they were still going to hold the league, but I imagine I'll be hearing soon they aren't.  One of my team mates is over 70 and smoked 50 years and has had a heart attack and in talking with him, he decided to stay home as well.  The other teammate is undecided, but he's 23 and will go if his husband goes, but we automatically loose if only one person shows up.  

The other thing I'm torn about the social distance thing is the gym.  The gym is definitely possible to stay six feet away from folks, but I also read it's a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, including Covid-19.  But they did get a new supply of sanitizing wipes after being out, so I really need to continue to go for my health and wellbeing.

So "Waffles" is such a good dog.  She seems quite relaxed here and is sleeping on the dog bed beside me while Slowbro is in his (really my bed).  She's eating well and slept well.  This morning after her breakfast I brought her to bed with me and she slept snuggled up to me for a couple of hours.  All signs that she's in minimal, if any distress.  The foster said when she first got her she wouldn't come out of her crate for a week.  She's a bit nervous but all that will end soon.

Her and Slowbro could be siblings they look so much alike.  She is the one on the right in the picture.  I'm so happy to have two dogs again and I'm sure Slowbro while was happy being the lone dog, won't be so lonely during my long shifts.

I attempted to post some pics on my computer.  But not sure they are showing.  I will post from my phone and see.

 

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Happy Monday-

Our office is closing at 2 PM today for at least 2 weeks.  We simply do not have the ability to provide "social distancing" for our patients as our offices are tiny, and do not have proper PPE to deal with any patients presenting with fever and respiratory symptoms.  I will be working from home doing telemedicine visits.  The majority of our patients are not "emergent", and those that are would likely need to be seen at the ER anyway.  Most patients have cancelled their appointments , so there's no point in keep the offices open.  Hourly staff will be laid off so they can collect unemployment.  Providers will still be paid as we will be on call and doing telemedicine visits. 

On another sad note, I have decided to surrender my new cat back to the shelter.  Niko is a mess.  He is terrified every time he sees her and loses bladder control. he's also not eating.  I can't do this to him.  I am heartbroken, but it's the right thing to do.

Tweety-Waffles is beautiful.  I hope she and Slowbro do well together.  My gym has closed.  Honestly, Tweety, I would stay away and exercise outside, but you have to do what's right for you.  

Joe-Hopefully you and J will work something out.  Restaurants and bars are closed in my state, too.

Stay well, everyone. 

 

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Good morning!

Tweety, beautiful photos of you and the dogs!  (I tweaked the entry a little to allow the photos to show in the first post)  Sorry about the havoc on plans by social distancing. 

BC, so sorry the new cat isn't working out.  It must have been a tough thing to go through, seeing how upset Niko is.  I hope the other cat can find a better fitting home, and Niko will recover soon.  One never knows...

We are a little worried about oldest.  If his little bar is mandated to close, -- well, they earn enough to stay afloat but not to pay ppl for two-three weeks of being off!  Not without any income!  I'm sure other small businesses are the same.  Will wait and see.  dh is concerned about his retirement funds, too.  Again: can only wait and see.

We have no plans today other than practicing for the memorial service.  I may toodle over to the grocery store to see if they have gotten a shipment of eggs or TP.  And I have a home project in mind to start.  But if I share it, that jinxes me, and I won't start it.  So I may share later. 😄 😄

Y'all have a good day!

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Gouda Afternoona!

I went to have my bone-scan and boob-squash tests. Had to be there at 8 AM, and that was tough, getting up early, but now it's over with... except I realized I was supposed to call my primary doctor's office to let them know if I was covered for an AAA ultrasound, and I never did, so I called them to have the ultra-sound place call me to make an appointment. I thought it was scheduled for today, but NOPE!

After my appts, I treated myself to breakfast at the family restaurant we frequent. I don't usually eat breakfast, but after rising at 6:30 AM, I was starving! Then I went to have my nails done. Now I am at home, waiting for 1:40PM, to take Ozzie over to the groomers.

When I came down into the den, Nannie told me, "I fainted twice this morning before I ever woke up!" Well, HUH! I didn't know it was possible to faint in your sleep!

Tweety, Waffles is adorable! ...and you are kind of cute, too, but you aren't a dog. At least I've not ever gotten that impression from your posts! 😉 Slowbro and Waffles do look a lot alike! 

BCg, I am sorry Sophia has to go back, but I would do the same. Poor Nico!! The easiest way to have two pets is to get them both at the same time. Once I had two cats, and brought in a third; they made his life rough for a while, but eventually they just ignored him. We've decided that when Nannie is gone and Ozzie is gone, we will get a young cat and a young dog to raise together. But you know how plans go..."Man plans, God laughs." 

Joe, I don't know if restaurants will or have closed here-abouts, but it is a moot point as we seldom go out to eat. Ditto, bars. But life continues getting weird these days, doesn't it? 

Nannie is droning on. I believe I need to go upstairs and make my bed or something. Neither hubby nor I have ears left at the end of one of her ultra-talkative days!

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Good morning. I was headed to the park to run and my watch died and without it I don't get "credit" for my training program, so I turned around to come home to let it charge up. I was intending to accompany oldest ds to his consultation with a geneticist to discuss his heart arrhythmia, but I have a feeling that will be canceled. I haven't been called to work yet, from gleaning my work email, it appears that we are running out of viral swabs, but the MD offices are prepared to collect them and the commercial labs are ready to process them. I think I would mainly be needed to contact investigation. We are up to 3 cases in our county. Some irresponsible fool at the hospital told my sister in law that there were 8 cases there. The state count is up to 769 with 42 deaths. An ED doc who cared for COVID-19 is critically ill on a vent, and only 40 years old. 

Dh left early to put into place the plans that were made last week for the retail stores he oversees. There are 3 convenience stores that will remove the tables and chairs they had for eating inside. They are going to limit how many customers enter and set up marks 6 feet apart at the registers, and look at taking call-in orders for the feed and garden stores. And he plans to work from home when he can, and is trying to set up more office staff to do the same. 

Tweety, your Waffles is so cute and its nice to see her adapting so quickly. That color she is wearing in the picture on your lap looks massive! I hear what you mean about the gym closing. I have some exercise bands that the PT gave me that I am using to get in some resistance training, and running outside 3 times a week. 

BC, sorry that your kitty isn't going to work out. I think its good you won't be seeing patients in a small enclosed space. 

Dianah, I think we share many of the same concerns.

I see NSIME is posting so imma gonna go now. 

 

 

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j22, I would "Like" your post but I am not allowed to 'react' any more today. WHY? It is beyond me! 

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Tweety: Waffles is adorable! 

Sorry nursej22's cat isn't working out.

I hope people do OK with church services cancelled for now. 

Joe: Do you think you and J will eat at each other's places until restaurants are open. Maybe bring take out dinners?

It is raining again here.

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Dh filled me in that in announcements yesterday the governor of CA recommends closing all bars and wineries, and isolating those 65 and older.  Hmmm, I am now 65, does that mean I shouldn't go to work as a nurse (after this week off)????

Our friends' family, who is planning Friday's memorial service, is contemplating rescheduling to a later date.  I'm sure they anticipate more than 50 ppl to attend; how can one anticipate??  Anyway, that is still up in the air as well.

 

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I came home after I drove Ozzie to the groomer, and went upstairs with plans to nap, but could I fall asleep? Why, NO, of course!

So, while I was upstairs, and hubby was outside on his phone, Our Little Mz Nannie took to the car (formerly HER car) 4 pair of PJ bottoms, lotion, hairspray, two pair of shoes with high heels, which she never wears and SHOULDN'T, 3 pair of slippers, and not much else. Hubby came in from his phone call, and saw her coming back in the back door. She'd gone out with just her thin nylon pj's and thin, nylon bathrobe, no socks, and no walker. That's a no-no! That's when I discovered all the stuff on the front seat of the car. Hubby went out and got it all, brought it back in, and put it down in her lap. She's just sealing her fate...a wanderer gets to live in lock-down with others like her.

I've got to call a "Parrish Nurse" at the Methodist Church where I went for the Eldercare Workshop. When I went to the library for the free help with doing my Advanced Directive and getting it notarized, one of the nurses from that church was there, and she told me that I should call and ask for a Parrish nurse to help us wade through all the do's and don'ts and paperwork involved with trying to get Nannie placed. Hubby has his lung C-Scan on the 27th, and once he finds out if his lung is healing, and/or gets a diagnosis, maybe we can start some of this Medicare/Medicaid foolishness. I appreciate hubby is freaked out about his lung, and I hope an official diagnosis doesn't weigh him down; though a dx of COPD or Emphysema won't be easy for him to hear, though he certainly expects it's one or the other or both.

ANYWAY, the worse Nannie progresses, the more she needs to be placed, and out of our hair. I wonder though, with her sneakiness and her mean-ness, if a facility would take her, and then call us and say "Come and get her."  Uh-oh! It happened to my SiL with her mom, who was an extra bossy lady who kept telling people in the dining-room where they could and couldn't sit, and upsetting everyone on that ward. She also was trying to move and rearrange stuff that wasn't hers, from room to room. Didn't go over well with the Admin., so she had to find another place to put her. Well, no sense in thinking about trouble at this point, as things will probably change in the meantime, and we're nowhere near getting all the required necessities taken care of:  🎶 "How do you solve a problem like Ms Nannie..." (with apologies to Sound of Music)

Suppertime! Tawk whichoo's laydah!

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5 hours ago, herring_RN said:

Tweety: Waffles is adorable! 

Sorry nursej22's cat isn't working out.

I hope people do OK with church services cancelled for now. 

Joe: Do you think you and J will eat at each other's places until restaurants are open. Maybe bring take out dinners?

It is raining again here.

That's what I'm thinking, although the distance would mean it would be most practical to do only on the weekends

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