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  1. Hi. My usual half day turned into 6 hours. Quick stop at the grocery store and then a message from husband that he won't be home for dinner. Went for a walk/jog, then fell asleep with the dog in my lap. Was going to scramble some eggs with broccoli and cubed potatoes, but we are out of eggs. Reminds me of an old joke " I have the Midas touch, every thing I touch turns into a muffler." Yeah, Ted, body work is expensive. My understanding is that doors are actually pretty complicated. They may just replace the whole door. Oh, one good part of today: at the all staff breakfast this morning (this is a December tradition) we had a trivia contest and my table won. They had various questions about public health. After 4 tie breakers, we won.
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    Monday December 2 2019

    Typical gray, damp, December day. Didn't sleep well and would have called out except I knew that I had to make 2 home visits today. I went to the first one (30 minutes away) and he wasn't there. Great. 30 minutes back. I double checked my notes from the scattered report that the crazy one gave me last week, and yep, I had written down a visit for today. Per her notes, he should have out of meds today, but his mom showed me he still had 5 days worth left. For some reason, I have been feeling very anxious about an upcoming appointment with pacer doc. I do feel guilty about my meltdown with the pacer tech so perhaps that is it. And this time of year makes me feel rather down. I wish I was at Disneyland. Or playing in the snow. Or just partaking in a good night's sleep.
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    Sunday December 1, 2019

    Good afternoon, Herring, glad to hear you enjoyed the convention. Brunch with the old gang sounds like fun. Joe,BC, and Ted, stay warm and safe with that yucky weather. It's slightly warmer here today, up to 40. Clouds have moved in and rain is forecast. I just finished cleaning needles off the roof and applying some moss killer. The frost never really went away yesterday, so I waited to get up there. The birds are busy at all of dh's feeders. There was a downy-headed woodpecker on the suet and some purple finches that I rarely see. Mr. Hummingbird was zooming past my head I presume to get me away from the feeder. Dh is stewing about something, I am guessing it is the whole gifting thing. He is saying he just can't enjoy Christmas without gifts, so he may just stay home. This is how his whole family acts when they don't get their way. I pointed out he is asking eldest to choose between dh's wishes or the finance's, but that doesn't seem to make a difference. Stars, I would be tempted to pretend to call the paper, demand they fire the person responsible for this heinous mistake and demand they print a retraction! Poor little Ozzy! When my dad started trying to escape his care facility the staff said that he probably would pass soon, and they were right. They moved him into the Memory Cottage with the advanced Alzheimer folks, and he got really depressed and slipped away in a couple of weeks. Good idea to visit the doc. May be a UTI, or a psych med needs adjusting.
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    Saturday November 30, 2019

    No need to apologize, Stars. It's better if you don't try to keep it bottled up. You are a strong person, and you and your hubby will get through this. Continue to keep yourselves safe.
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    Saturday November 30, 2019

    On a less whiny note, I saw this video on Scott Simon's tweet feed and found it to be lovely.
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    Saturday November 30, 2019

    I cut my bike ride short because my fingers got waaaay too cold. I was wearing my fingerless gloves because I usually generate plenty of heat to keep warm, but that didn't happen. Holy cow, they hurt as they warmed up. Dh is in a "nannie" snit because eldest ds sent a text inviting us to their home for Christmas dinner, and said they are inclined to do no gifts. Dh loves to give gifts, in fact, he thinks it won't be Christmas without gifts. So he asked me what his options are. I said dd and grandkids are usually at our house for breakfast so we could do gifts then. Dh didn't like that answer at all. So I said talk to eldest ds. He didn't like that suggestion either. Now he is in the kitchen clanging and banging things as he makes turkey soup. Personally, I think dh goes over the top with buying, and I would love to cut back. In fact, we once met with a counselor because I was so upset about how he spends, spends, spends, and it was always up to me to pinch pennies. He never looks at the bills, even though I lay them out in plain sight every month. Oh well, I hope he talks to eldest, and stops putting me in the middle of it.
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    Saturday November 30, 2019

    I sympathize with Joe, and agree with Ted. I don't like change much, but often once it occurs I realize it's not that bad. And if it's my choice, I will think why didn't I do this a long time ago! We started watching the Irishman too, but I tapped out about 2 hours in. Tweety, that is a weird dream. Have you been reading the School Nurse board about lice? This reminds me of a patient we had on our floor once. She had a resistant case of lice and the dopey hospitalist kept ordering a repeat of the treatment to the point it burned her skin. He was the type refused to listen to the nurses suggesting for mayonnaise or Cetaphil. She needed to go to a care facility but none would take her until she was lice free. A couple of staff said they caught some from her. That was a pain. Ted, I hope you get good sleep. Good for you for stopping on your way home. I am going on a bike ride this morning. Later I plan to get on the roof and spread some moss killer.
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    Friday November 29, 2019

    Good Morning. We had a pleasant, and exhausting day yesterday. I finished cleaning the house in the morning and then commenced cooking with dh. We had turkey cooked on the Weber BBQ, BBQ salmon, ham, mashed potatoes with leeks, gravy, dressing, scalloped corn (family tradition), green bean casserole, and rolls. I finally got to sit down after dinner and worked on a jigsaw puzzle, another family tradition. Then pie (apple, cherry, or pumpkin). Dh and youngest grandson made the pumpkin filling and accidentally dropped in a whole nutmeg. That made for a spicy surprise! I made the mistake of having a small glass of red wine after dinner, and it didn't play nice with one of my medications. I got super sleepy and had trouble concentrating on our card game that we always play. Grandkids spent another night, 'cuz their mom had to go to work early, and I offered to let them stay and sleep late. I introduced them to the pleasure of pie for breakfast! We don't usually shop Black Friday, either, although we may go to the Arts Fair. Weather is clear and crisp, and thankfully the cold wind that blew for 2 days has calmed down. I am thankful for living in a beautiful area, having my family living close, and a snug roof over our head. And I am thankful for the lovely people on this forum who share snippets of their life and allow us to celebrate the highs and commiserate on the woes.
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    Sunday November 24, 2019

    Hi guys, I'm up early too, hands achy, tummy roiling, "power surges" (hot flashes), just can't sleep. I predict a nap later today. BC, I am so sorry about fiancé's work. Good that he has some things lined up but you have every right to wallow. Tweety, your niece's place sounds lovely, and nice that your parents are doing well. Hi Joe! and others who come along. We went to see Ford vs. Ferrari and I was disappointed. The actors, Matt Damon and Christian Bale were good, but the script was weird, and I don't think the technical parts of racing got enough credit. I've mentioned before that eldest ds was involved in professional drag racing and the engineering and long hours that go into racing machines is incredible, not to mention the skill and endurance of the drivers. And why do race cars only shift up in movies? Today will make a list and go shopping for dinner on Thursday. Dh has been itching for weeks to get this done. He is taking vacation for the rest of the week, so I have a little list of things I hope can get done. And I will try to get outside for some vitamin D before the rain comes.
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    Friday November 22, 2019

    Hi. It's clean the house and do laundry day. The furniture repair fellow came and replaced the release mechanisms on both ends of our couch. Only took 10 weeks! One side had been broken for a while, and just about the time I had need to sleep in the other side, it broke too! It took 2 phone messages and 2 weeks to reach the service department. Then a week for the fellow to come and look, and then 6 weeks for parts. Sheesh! But it sure feels nice. And I'm tired after several trips up and down the stairs with laundry, among other things. Going to watch an episode of the Crown and put my feet up! Sunny and cool day again; it may rain tomorrow night. I had the most horrible dream early this morning, after I finally got to sleep. I was at a doctor's office, and the staff person said she had to teach me how to do a complicated dressing on my infected wound. She left me in a large room where many other staff were complaining about how they were treated. I got really mad and was yelling at them about what horrible people they were. And then I woke up breathing hard. Gosh, I hope I get restful sleep tonight.
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    I do not find Sondland to be a credible witness. He seems to have a poor memory and changed his memory. His weird smile is also disconcerting. If there is nothing to hide, then release the requested documents and allow White House staff to testify.
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    Thursday November 21, 2019

    Good day nurses (to borrow a phrase from herring)! Happy Birthday Joe! Day 1 of my 6 days off. My family has asked me to run some errands for them, and I just want to watch congressional hearings, wah, wah. It's sunny and crispy here, there is a bit of frost on the ground, and a bright sun in the low sky. I hear ya about not seeing daytime. One of the advantages of working 3-11, was I was able to enjoy winter day time, except in these parts, it is often overcast and gloomy. But not today! There was a chance that the northern lights were visible last night and I went out to look but didn't see them. Dianah, on a past trip to Phoenix, dh and I were wandering around Old Scottsdale, and stepped into the Rusty Spur (a cantina/bar) for a cold beverage. There was a singer performing who said he was a past member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and he sang most of their old hits, including Tumbling Tumbleweeds, and Cool Water. It was an unexpected treat! Cheers
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    So far all witnesses have been fact witnesses. It is not their role to determine whether the president has committed treason, bribery or another high crime or misdemeannor. They have been subpoenaed to present evidence.
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    Monday November 18 2019

    Monday, fun day, well, not really, but it's not terrible. Grandsons came over yesterday while their mum went to a friend's baby shower. Older kid and I made a wreath with greens from the yard. Younger kid and I made cookies. He likes to cook with his mom, so I was mostly just fetching ingredients while he scooped and measured. He learned how to chop nuts with a knife, and how to use my sifter. I drove the mixer, mostly to keep flour off the ceiling. Hmm, I know some dog urine burns the grass, but the raccoon thing is new to me. I know they leave behind very nasty feces, that one should use gloves to clean up. Tweety, a three hour nap! Congrats and you probably needed it! I heard of a local food truck that makes good Chinese dumplings that I've been meaning to try. I also need to try this shakshuka you folks have mentioned. I don't dh would go along with as a week night entree, but perhaps next weekend. Has anyone seen the Ford vs Ferrari movie yet? We may go see that next weekend. Maybe Mr. Stars needs a engine hoist for Nannie like race cars use? Oh, I am so bad for mentioning that. Back to my boring but tolerable day...
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    I believe the whole "shipping pallets of cash" incident happened during the Bush 43 administration when they shipped billions in $100 bills to Iraq, not Iran. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/08/usa.iraq1 How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq "And watched it vanishThe US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent. The staggering scale of the biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve has been graphically laid bare by a US congressional committee." But yeah, people think Obama let the planes fly into the World Trade Center, so I can see how people can change history to fit their narrative.