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  1. Spidey's mom

    Tuesday June 18th 2019

    Stars . . . I could go in and watch something I like but then he'd be on my computer. And I can access anything I want to watch on my computer. No TV's or computers allowed in bedrooms. Hi everyone. Busy day when the patient was finally discharged. I then remembered when I worked acute how long it took sometimes to discharge a patient starting with the doc getting time off from clinic to come over and write orders. I made myself some yummy stir-fry with Brussels Sprouts, mushroom, and chicken. Poured myself some white wine. Life is good. I'm an easy keeper. Enjoy your evening everyone.
  2. Spidey's mom

    Monday June 17 2019

    Ah, so my husband isn't the only one. He switches between Home Improvement reruns, Mayberry reruns, baseball, and Fox News. I'm not a fan of any news program anymore . . . instead of reporting the news, everyone just argues. Ugh. I could do with Home Improvement as it reminds me of my 3 older kids who loved that show. Good evening! I'm exhausted. Wishing I could just shower, get in my jammies, and go to bed. I saw two patients today along with a "meet and greet" with a referral in the hospital. I've been doing a lot of research into home births. I think I mentioned my 2nd son and wife-to-be want to have a home birth. I watched a video interview and this is scaring the crap out of me. As a former L&D nurse, I know things can change so quickly into an emergency and waiting for an ambulance is not the way to go. I know y'all aren't in the same place of terror that I am but I thought I'd link the video anyway. I'm too too tired to go on. Off call tomorrow at 7 a.m. Must . . . get . . . some . . . sleep. https://zdoggmd.com/incident-report-225/
  3. Spidey's mom

    Saturday June 15, 2019

    Good morning! Almost finished with First Coffee and then will have Second Coffee. We had two more deaths yesterday; at 1550 at the edge of our territory north and then at 1858 at the other end. I stayed with the wives of both men until the mortuary got there. The first wife and her daughter talked about the patient and told me lots of funny stories. This couple was a kick in the pants. They built their own beautiful home together and she had the most beautiful yard that regularly won on the annual Garden Tours. The 2nd one the social worker had gotten there first for a check on the wife and she called me because the husband had just died. After I did the post-mortum care, we three sat out in the front yard in the nice cool evening air. The wife regaled us with stories about her husband. He was quite a local celeb of sorts, artist, musician, song-writer. Their home is adorned with his paintings and her photography. However, their house was dilapidated, very messy, kinda smelly, and when I went to empty the foley in the bathroom . . . well, let's just say I was glad I didn't have to pee. But they loved each other just like the first couple. And it is interesting because her stories included them taking in homeless people, regularly inviting the PCT hikers to stay with them, and I could tell their backyard was once lovely and had a pool. I think as they aged, they must have simply let things go in their home and yard. He was only recently diagnosed with his terminal illness and they'd been busy in the community and have so many friends. As exhausted as I was, I'm glad I stayed. Ted - I totally misunderstood your original on-call post. I was thinking you were losing about $500 of hourly call time. . .that you got paid beaucoup bucks or a highly hourly on call wage. I didn't see that the money you lost would be regular time hours. We make $6/hr to be on all for hospice. Then if we get called in for a patient death or a patient/family needs us, we make time and a half. As hospice, they can't NOT pay us to take call. And we can't say we'll be on call but with no pay. But, we are hospice and that's different that in the hospital. Thanks Tweety for your explanation as well. Helped clear my head. My goal today is to pay bills. Yesterday was payday and I only managed to pay one bill before I got called out yesterday. Plus, I've always got my yard to work on and I'm starting my "company-clean" house cleaning for the annual Cousins' picnic. One small step at a time. herring - love your neighbor stories. I'd like to see that FB page! Enjoy your weekend everyone.
  4. Spidey's mom

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    There is a growing movement of people who think like you but see the "indoctrinated" as a different set of people who get their marching orders from the media or the politicians in the Democrat Party. It is so interesting reading what you say when I just finished watching an interview with three men who walked away from the Democrat Party for just the reasons you mentioned.
  5. Spidey's mom

    Saturday June 8

    They are taking down dry wall, flooring, ruined wood, and starting on the roof from inside the atttic, etc. We will need help with a lot, especially that chimney. I'll try another photo of Spidey coming out of the roof from the attic. He had tossed a board into the air and I didn't realize I caught that in the photo.
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    Saturday June 8

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    Saturday June 8

    Oh yeah, we are doing some salvage of the old wood. Mostly for selling but my own kids wants some of it which we'll give them for free. Someone estimated we could get $1000 for each of the 12 "trusses". Hey, that would take care of my student loan and get our mortgage down. I went out to get my mother-in-law and brought her in to see the progress. I've told the boys not to cut down the trees and bushes. There is a lovely rose that my mother-in-law said originally came from the first home her family built here overlooking the river. It is long gone now but that rose is here and she took a cutting years ago and she and my sis-in-law have the same rose bush. Love the continuity of life. I then took her for the "pretty drive" through part of the area we live in. She said her kids called it the "pretty drive" when they were young. It is pretty. I stopped at a roadside stand and bought some fresh eggs. Ok - I had 3 weiners with mustard, sauerkraut, sugar-free sweet relish. It was yummy. Headed outside to plant those flowers. My back is vaguely aching. I added a photo below of the house. Let me know if it shows up.
  8. Spidey's mom

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I didn't say anyone was not paying attention. I just mentioned there are reasons. Let's let the "casting aspersions" thing go. I'm willing to move on.
  9. Spidey's mom

    Saturday June 8

    Good morning. I moved some heavy objects and am feeling an ache in my back. I'll take 800 mg of ibuprofen and just take it easy with lifting things. I have some gardening I have to get done today. Danny (Spidey) and his friend Jose are working hard on tearing down the original home that was on this property. It was built in the 1880's and past redemption. They are doing a good job. BC - sounds like a lovely evening and I don't blame you for falling off the wagon. So far, I've managed to stay on the wagon for a month. The funny thing is I don't have carb-cravings when I do the low protein diet. But, having Italian food and cannoli placed in front of me would push me right off this wagon. The weather should be nice and maybe hit 70's. Perfect weather for working outside. You all have a great day.
  10. Spidey's mom

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I meant for my response to be strictly about casting aspersions on people who stand up for a song. Which was the example I used to mention one of the reasons Trump was elected . My intention was not to be a cheerleader for Trump. I didn't mention who I voted for or why. There are a myriad of conversations and news articles about why Trump was elected. Paying attention to the "why" might be a good idea.
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    Special Council Muller Report

    As I mentioned, I'll have to do some more research and maybe read a book or two as I was in high school at the time. I did appreciate the NYT story from 1973. It is pretty fascinating to look back and see things from the perspective of someone writing in 1973. Honestly, I was mostly worried about family issues and was off riding my horse most of the time as a teenager. As a nurse who regularly discusses the history of vaccines and how safe they are I know I had to get educated first about the issue. And nursing school wasn't enough. I took an online class from Dr. Paul Offit. I feel comfortable now "debating" with anti-vaxxers. So, I'll spend some time doing more research on this issue. So far, I'm not a fan of Mr. Dean.
  12. Spidey's mom

    Special Council Muller Report

    I know about that. But thanks!
  13. Spidey's mom

    Special Council Muller Report

    Hmmm . . . lots of stuff out there. Might buy this book. Again, depending on what side of the bread your butter is on . . . we all can find someone articulating our own viewpoints (biases). https://books.google.com/books?id=fHIGQTGemnAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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    Special Council Muller Report

    Your comment made me decide to go looking for info about John Dean. I came across an article from the NYT in 1973 that has a lot of detail. At that time, I was still in high school. I remember the events but not the details. It was an interesting look back. https://www.nytimes.com/1973/07/08/archives/rushing-toward-a-footnote-in-history.html
  15. Spidey's mom

    Thursday June 6, 2019

    Good morning. Still a bit sore in the lower back region. Slept on a heating pad most of the night. No yard work for me. I'm technically off today except for IDT meeting at noon. Joe - hope this job fits you well. Tweety - if we can get all our debt taken care of I'd like to mostly retire when I reach 67 or so. I've got grandkids and I want to be there to see them more often. Spidey will be off to college after this next year. Tomorrow is graduation and he is invitied to a bunch of grad parties of his baseball teammates. Not much else going on except . . . I need that 2nd cup of coffee. Have a great Thursday everyone.
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