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  1. dianah

    Saturday June 27 2020

    Hello all! The food and fixings sound so yummy! herring, I'm sure the family will appreciate your thoughtfulness! Yes, amoLucia, thank you for the alert about Esme's passing. So very sad. Tweety, agree with pursuing a vaccine compared w/herd immunity. Seems like positive tests are up (because of more testing???) but deaths are not increasing at the same rate. But, too, it seems a lot of ppl do not put much store in what science reveals re: spreading Covid-19 and wearing masks and decreasing exposure. Ya just can't talk to some ppl. nurseJ22, hope you can find out soon what the results of the CT are, and can start some treatment. No Stars, hope the pain continues to recede, and Nannie naps WELL each day! We participated in a Zoom Sabbath School this morning, then around 2pm drove almost an hour, back up to the campground (we just left it yesterday!) to meet up with a small group that arrived on Thurs. They heard us playing and asked for more, so we went back up and played 1.5-2 hr. It was really nice to be back up at the campground, and the ppl appeared to enjoy the music. They wanted mainly gospel music so that's what we did. Stopped by the steakhouse on our way home and had a nice dinner (with lots of leftovers!). Saw two families we know, was good to visit a little with them! We are relaxing this evening, though I do have my scrubs in the washer, getting ready for the (dreaded) Monday back at work. Hope I remember all my passwords. Y'all have a good evening, see you tomorrow!
  2. dianah

    Monday June 22 2020

    Stars, add my good wishes to the rest, am really sorry this pain continues, wish we could help. Hoping for time to fly to the MRI and then whammo, zappo, They break out The Fix and you are pain-free (or greatly reduced).
  3. Hello and belated Happy Father's Day! Good to catch up with you all! We are still up in the mountains camping. Went into the resort town yesterday, 20 min away from the campground. Had Thai food and did some grocery shopping. In the late afternoon we played music for the camp hosts (they remembered us from a few years ago, camping with the band) and a dozen or so fellow campers. Today was a quiet day, reading and a walk and doing a little music. We have been putting out raw walnuts for the nearby chipmunk and stellar jays. They LOVE them! We got some wild bird sees at the grocery store but they all seem to prefer the walnuts. It is so pleasant to sit outside surrounded by trees and occasional bird calls, hearing kids play at neighboring campsites and feeling a nice breeze taking the heat off (it was 80 degrees today). At night we hear the crackling of campfires, if we go outside (which we rarely do, we are buttoned up in the RV by 9pm, us old ones!!). We will be here till Friday. And, tho I have no phone service myself, dh has a mobile router that gives us wifi, They HIS phone server. So it's nice to somewhat be connected. I am reading a lot, taking walks and playing music. Have a good evening and a nice day tomorrow!
  4. Hello from the little RV, in the mountains! It took us only an hour to drive up yesterday, and we arrived around 6pm. It is beautiful up here! We have a Ponderosa Pine right next to our camping spot, and its bark smells strongly like vanilla! I feel lucky to be next to it! I brought a supply of raw walnuts for the squirrels and birds. From the Youtube of the man who built a squirrel obstacle course, we now know walnuts are the preferred nut among tree squirrels. I have only, however, seen the little ground squirrels here. I hope they enjoy the nuts! I have seen them go after the ones I left (I broke them up into smaller pieces), so I guess walnuts are preferred, or, they are not very discerning. "FREE?? THANKS!!!!" and whoosh! away! Some friends are coming up to visit in an hour or so. We will play for a bit (they are wonderful guitarists and sing too!) then go into Big Bear City for some Himalayan food. Other than that, we know of no other potential visitors! Probably after today I will walk some each day. Oh, and the connection?? Dh apparently had purchased a portable connects-all wi-fi thingamabobby, and voila! It works! No Stars, sure hope you get some relief from the injections! So glad Nannie-sitting worked out, and you were also able to rest afterwards. Tweety, the extra $$ will be good, I'm sure. How are your dogs doing? Dh is playing banjo, I will go out and join him. Have a good day!
  5. dianah

    Monday June 15 2020

    Tweety and amoLucia, I have noticed in the grocery store, in the cake mix aisle, individual servings of cakes and sweet things for sale. Make 'em in the microwave in a coffee mug. Just a thought. Restless sleep last night, which was predictable because of things that need to get done today so we can load the little RV up and go camping! No Stars, hope you get some relief!! Joe, what project are you working on now? And how is J? I know it's been rough getting together during Covid isolation times... Y'all have a good day!
  6. dianah

    Saturday June 13, 2020

    No Stars, good you are relaxing!! Monday can't come soon enough... Kudos to your dh for doing a proper curtsey! Slept in till 8, went to Zoom Sabbath School, ate lunch w/dh, diddled on the puter, did a Jamkazam Jam, drove to friend's house to pick up masks she had made (very nice ones, I might add!), then made dinner. Tomorrow we will gear up into "preparation mode." We will leave for the campground probably by 12 or 1 on Monday. Tweety, gosh, I hate to hear about the onward march of Covid. Then I see ppl in the grocery store without masks, and get a little irritated. I guess our motto should be "one day at a time." Joe, how does the cat do at the groomers'? I assume s/he is used to going, and doesn't put up a fuss? (man, ours would have a conniption fit just to get in the car!! They are not used to going ANY where) Have a good evening!
  7. dianah

    Friday June 12 2020

    Oh, No Stars, how awful! I hope the pain meds and other meds help SOME, to get you through to when you can get the Lido injections. (but I had to giggle imagining you crab-walking sideways to the 'twalette'. ) Hello to all. amoLucia, too bad about the delivery mixup. I'm sure you are super-careful arranging such things, for it is such a frustration when things don't go as you have efficiently planned them (we nurses do know a thing or two about multi-tasking and coordination ). So, did your mom just prefer cooking with lots of garlic or was it a cultural thing? Ted, what a busy shift! Codes and all. And GOOD you didn't hit that bear!! Congrats on the re-fi! nurseJ22, thanks for that flashmob! We need more of those rather than some of the news stuff. herring, thanks for the reminder about the carwashes being open! I need to get ours cleaned! Sounds like you and dh are doing well. Hi Joe and BC and Tweety! Busy day at work. I helped with a Cardioversion but the pt didn't convert. On to Plan B for him. Then I did case management the rest of the day. I am now OFF for TWO WEEKS! As I mentioned in a previous post, we will be going camping. Meeting friends on Sunday the 21st who will camp at a nearby site (same campground). It will be nice to be up there! The ds's are well. We are all kinda taking things one day at a time. Which brings to mind one of "those" sayings: "I try to take things one at a time but lately several have attacked me at once." Yup, that's how it goes sometimes. Have a good evening, see you tomorrow!
  8. Did she say WHEN you should expect a call from the vascular surgeon? So sorry this is stretching on and on. I hope you see some action soon.
  9. herring, do a little detective work and you just may locate the party to whom Pearl is slipping money so they will make fireworks noise, and then both dogs will get treats!!! Just sayin' ... No Stars, what was for lunch?? Glad you are hooked back up with AN again! Dunno what the issue was... Joe, frequent three-day weekends are nothing to sneeze at! It is nice to have just one more day added to the weekend! I hope you continue to arrange those. Canoeing sounds wonderful, Ted! There is nothing like being on a body of water in a canoe or kayak, silently paddling along. Loved the vacay-video, too! Beautiful vistas and the music sounded like hiking. It was 102 degrees when I left work today. Picked up a few things at the store and at Rite Aid. Saw five ppl in the grocery store not wearing masks. Too bad. I am not a big risk-taker so I wear mine. Work was steady. We did two nuclear stress tests, then I was free to plop myself in front of the computer in the office and plow through some of the Case Mgmt stuff. In the past, our door wouldn't close all the way so we had the repair ppl out to make the door "heavier," or harder to open, so it was easier to close. Well we have put up with that for a long time. Recently I put in a repair request for the docs' office door (their office is next to ours) to get a new lock, as I just about broke my key getting the door open one day! Since I was already in the "repair mode," I entered a request for our door "closer" to be adjusted so it wasn't as hard to open. Well, this morning I got a knock on the door and who "to my wondering eyes should appear," but the lock repair guy! He fixed the docs' door, and said he would send his buddy to fix ours (two different areas: his was locks, and our door needed the closer adjusted). This afternoon when I let myself in, the key went in the lock like "buttah" and the door swung open so easily!! <sigh> What a change! My office mate is off this week, I texted her to be prepared for the drastic change! Have a good evening!
  10. dianah

    Monday June 8 2020

    Forgot to remind you: we will be camping 6/15 - 6/26. I will not have phone service, though dh will and he promised to hook up his phone as a "hot spot" for me. I may bring the little computer (will certainly take my Kindle too) and I can check in sporadically. Will miss the GM thread and all your smiling faces! We will have the instruments with us though we have no organized music planned. Friends will be joining us for a few days starting 6/21, and she plays guitar and sings so that will be fun! It will be nice, as I think I have posted, to be up in the mountains, smelling the pine trees and hearing the birds. I plan on bringing lots of walnuts for the squirrels. Hope the bears and mosquitoes stay away!
  11. dianah

    Monday June 8 2020

    Hello all! I am enjoying this Insta-Pot and air-fryer exploration, keep it up! Thanks for any info you can add (needless to say, I have neither at this point but am not adverse to being enlightened!). Rose, so sorry you are holding down the fort right now! How long does it take to recruit, sift through, interview, and then glom onto a new employee? My office mate is off this week, so I am Case Manager/Stress Lab RN. Plus today I was IV Start and IV Definity QUEEN!!! I worked through lunch just starting IVs and giving Definity, from one echo room to the next... besides all the IVs I started in the morning and a few in the afternoon. Got a little case management done in-between the stress tests, too. Got lunch at 3pm, until I got interrupted to go start an IV!! It's nice to be home. Have a nice evening!
  12. dianah

    Sunday June 7 2020

    Cool, you figureskate???? wow
  13. dianah

    Sunday June 7 2020

    Hello all! Our oldest son is a leftie. But he plays baseball and guitar right-handed. I am right-handed and have learned to use a computer mouse from the left. Using my left hand relieves the carpal tunnel in my right hand. And an added bonus is, I can write and be on the computer simultaneously. Ugh, I heard every hour chime on the living room clock, till I finally fell asleep after 5! Will try and be busy today, to tire out so I will sleep well tonight. Anyone have suggestions for naming Ted's drone? Have a good day!
  14. dianah

    Saturday June 6 2020

    Hello all! Ted, I hope you can figure out a way to discourage randy robin from battering your window. First, so he doesn't hurt himself! Second, so your window isn't broken. Third, so you don't endure the visual and auditory assaults. Congrats on the refi! Good it has been easy so far. The hiking photos were beautiful! Have you named the drone yet? nurseJ22, hope you can get some answers about your arm. Good it is not painful but until it is properly diagnosed and a plan is in place (if treatment is needed), it would bother me. I'm sure you don't want to ignore it. It was cooler yesterday (even rained a little) and today, just in the 60's. I think it's typical "June gloom." By the time we are camping, in just over a week, it will be in the high 70's to low 80's in the mountains, which will be nice. Down to 45 at night (so no jamming outside at night!). Dh and I participated in a Zoom Sabbath School this morning. One of our friends, who usually participates and is a musician as well, is in the hospital with renal failure after lymphoma treatment. Well, we don't know if the renal failure is 2/2 the chemo, or is a result of the lymphoma itself. He was diagnosed with the lymphoma about a year ago. We all had special prayer for him. His wife is not allowed to visit, which, I'm sure, is trying for them both. We have a quiet weekend planned. Hope you have a good day and afternoon and evening.
  15. Dh ordered mail-delivery meds almost a week ago. They usually arrive much faster than this. He will wait the requisite week and then call the pharmacy. When we got home I was famished. We fixed some leftovers and watched a Poirot. Then did some household chores. I just gave the dog (chihuahua- pomeranian) a bath. He is all excited now. I texted with ds, after dropping him off, that I was "so tired." That was before dh and I had something to eat. Somehow sitting and eating helped. I am still tired, which feeling I recall whenever facing death in the family (furry or otherwise). Just tired. Brings to mind the following that I once saw: "This is your gentle reminder that one time in the Bible, Elijah was like, "God, I'm so mad! I want to die!" So God said, "Here's some food. Why don't you have a nap?" So Elijah ate, slept, and then decided things weren't so bad. Never underestimate the spiritual power of a nap and a snack." I texted that to oldest ds. Hope it helped. I think I am done with chores for the evening. More need to be done, of course, but the most pressing ones are done. It was 91 degrees today. Oooo, I thought of Tweety yesterday, it was 90 degrees and 27% humidity!! Yah, I know, yours can get MUCH higher. But we are used to 9%, and 27% is high for us!! I am lucky to have Bear's sister Midnight right next to me, requesting some attention. This is our nightly ritual: me on the computer or watching TV, and her right next to me, getting a fur-rub. Have a good evening!

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