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    Presidential Election 2020

    Just read this today. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-republicans-exclus/exclusive-hundreds-of-george-w-bush-administration-officials-to-back-biden-group-says-idUSKBN24253R
  2. BCgradnurse

    Saturday June 27 2020

    Afternoon, all. I'm sad to learn of Esme's death. I hope she is at peace now. It's been humid and rainy here. We badly need the rain, so I'm not complaining. It was a very busy week. My NP student finished her rotation, and I now have a PA student to precept. I do enjoy teaching, so it's not a burden. DD and her BF stopped by today. I hadn't seen her since Mother's Day, except for a cameo appearance on a work Zoom meeting yesterday. She is working part time at my practice, helping the office manager and maintaining our social media stuff. I think she really wanted to see the new kitten, not me. Speaking of which, Poppy and Niko are getting along well. I'm happy about that. I got ambitious this afternoon and made a big pan of spanikopita, Greek spinach pie. We'll have that for dinner tonight with a watermelon-feta cheese salad. NSIME-I'm sorry to hear about DH's DD. I do hope they caught it in time. I hope your pain is better and Nannie is quiet. Dianah-I loved your photos. Sounds like you had a great trip. Joe-Did you see any good birds today? Herring-The pork chops sound delicious. I'm sure your family will be appreciative. Tweety-The news from Florida isn't good. Please stay safe. Hi Amo-Hope you're doing ok today. J22-I've had that same experience with CT dye. It really does feel like you're going to wet yourself! I hope the headaches are just temporary. When will you get the CT results? Hello to everyone else who stops by. Have a good Saturday !
  3. BCgradnurse

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    Morning- Still hot and humid here. Poppy is learning to climb the curtains, which I will have to nip in the bud. She and Niko are getting along pretty well. He likes to go in "her" room and eat the kitten food. I'm still working from home 3 days a week. I think it will stay this way as long as insurance companies will reimburse for telemedicine visits. I like it. Covid cases continue to decline in my state. I think some people are assuming it's gone and won't come back, and are being careless. We are re-opening slowly. I think our governor has done a great job handling this whole mess. Joe-Sorry that you couldn't get the title. I hope you can do it on line. I think the department of Motor Vehicles is the 9th circle of Hell. Tweety-I feel badly for BFF. I hope they can figure out what's going on with his foot. I think a mask order is a good idea. It's mandatory in MA, and our Covid cases have dropped dramatically. Gyms aren't open yet for indoor exercise, but many are holding classes outdoors with small numbers and proper distancing. Oy, I don't think this is going away any time soon. Steph-It was nice to hear from you. I can't believe Spidey graduated!! How time flies! Is he going away to college, or will he be commuting from home? Hi to Ted, Dianah, Amo, Herring, Rose, NSIME, and anyone else who stops by. Please take care and be safe.
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    Monday June 22 2020

    Stars-Sorry you are going through this. Hoping for some relief soon.
  5. Happy Father's Day to all the dads, whether your kids be 2 or 4 legged. It's about 90 here and humid. We had a great day yesterday at the beach. The water was warmer, so I was able to go in and cool off. Today I did some pool maintenance and fiance's DDs are coming over for an outdoor, socially distanced visit. I made a Key Lime pie and some cowboy caviar with beans, corn, and seasonings. Poppy and Niko are adjusting to each other. I aminly keep Poppy in the spare room, but she and Niko have had some socially distanced encounters. There's been a bit of hissing, but no attacks or growling. I think they will be accepting of each other in time. Ted-I hope the video goes well and you get to eat the results! Tweety-I'm glad the yoga studio reduced the class size. I know you're doing everything you can to stay safe. Joe-I'm glad you got to see a hummingbird! I have a feeder and I love to watch them. Herring-I'm happy your DH is hearing from a lot of people today. Hope all are enjoying their days.
  6. BCgradnurse

    Saturday June 20 2020

    Good morning and happy 1st day of summer- It's going to be a hot one today. We're heading to the beach in a bit for a few hours. I hope the water has warmed up a bit since we went last week. I got my new kitten last night. She is so tiny! She's 9 weeks old and her name is Poppy. Niko is unsure about her. I'm keeping Poppy in the spare bedroom for about a week, so they can get used to the smells and sounds of each other. I never learned about Juneteenth as a child in school. I first heard about it several years ago. It's an important day in our history, and one all students should learn about. Joe-Congrats on paying off your car loan. It should be nice to have some extra money. Tweety-I'm horrified about what's going on in FL and some other states. We have flattened the curve in NE, but people are starting to get lax about wearing masks here, too. I anticipate an uptick in our cases over the next several weeks. I think you're wise to back off from some public activities. Ted-Did you have to talk about winter??? . Have a good walk with Amy. I can't wait to see your next video. J22-I'm glad you got the CT angio ordered. I hope your counselor understands and is open to listen to you. Hope all are well and have a great day!
  7. BCgradnurse

    Sunday June 7 2020

    I'm a rightie, and so are both my kids, but my son bats and plays golf lefty. Fiance is a leftie. I had a productive day at home. I cleaned the bathrooms, planted 2 rosebushes, edged the front flower beds, and vacuumed the pool. Now it's couch time with a book. Today is cloudy and cool. I'm glad I got my beach time in yesterday. Joe-I've never seen an indigo bunting. I don't think they're that common in my area. We have tons of wild turkeys. My next door neighbor has a "pet" turkey. It's a female that likes to hang around in her yard. Ted-I agree with Amy on the drone name, although I don't have any better ideas. Have fun canoeing tomorrow! Tweety-Glad you were able to get together with friends. Herring-I hope there was no line at the store. J22-Sorry to hear about the headaches. I hope they go away. Hope you had a good breakfast! Amo-I didn't know there were 4 types of handedness. I thought it was just right, left, or ambidextrous. I'll have to check out the Wikipedia article. Dianah-Hope tonight brings a restful sleep. Take care all.
  8. BCgradnurse

    Friday June 5 2020

    Good afternoon- I'm off today. I had hoped to go to the beach to walk, but the weather isn't cooperating. Tomorrow may be better. We had big thunderstorms in the middle of the night. We can really use the rain, as we didn't have snow this winter. I'm baking bread, this time using yeast instead of sourdough and making a brioche loaf. Fiance just picked up a 3 month contracting job that has the potential to turn into something permanent. My fingers are crossed. The hummingbirds are frequent visitors at my feeder. I love to sit on the deck and watch them. I've been seeing all kinds of birds, and hearing owls early in the morning. Joe-that is nice of you to help a co-worker. What is the needlepoint design you're working on? Ted-I loved your pictures from your hike. What else do you have planned for your staycation? Congrats on the refinancing! Hi Herring! How is DH feeling? I hope you're having a good day. Tweety-I'm hoping you will stay well, and that everyone at work recovers. Hi to Amo, J22, Dianah, Rose, and anyone else who stops by. Wishing everyone a good weekend.
  9. BCgradnurse

    Sunday May 31 2020

    Hello to all- I am also limiting the amount of news I watch. It hurts too much to see what's going on. I went to a peaceful demonstration in my town this AM in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. It was nice to see people come together. Then we took a drive to have a backyard visit with DS, his GF, and her mother. We got some take out for lunch and sat around for a few hours, just catching up. DS got another shipment of N95 masks from his employer that he is donating to a local nursing home. He's not out in the field much these days, so he kept a few for himself, but would rather see them used where they're needed. His employer supports the donation. I'm in a baking spurt again. Right now I have blueberry muffins in the oven, and I have the dough resting for a cherry-chocolate bread. That needs an overnight rise in the fridge, so I'll bake it in the morning. All this baking needs to stop, . So far my jeans still fit, so I think I'm getting away with something. Joe-You scored the bird jackpot this AM. I have had a male red bellied woodpecker at my suet feeder all winter and spring. He's a beauty. Do you keep a life list? Sing it, Stars!! Maybe you should record yourself, like Amy and Ted do. I hope today has been relatively peaceful for you. Herring-I hope you are safe and away from any trouble. How is DH feeling? J22-I hope you get the grass cut and your week ahead is good. Dianah-Sorry you couldn't sleep. Maybe too much stimulation? 100 CC of fluid is still helpful to Bear. I'm glad he is still eating and drinking. Tweety-I think you met having lunch at 4 PM-not 4 AM. Otherwise you've been at work way past your shift! I hope the nurse with the fever does not have Covid. I agree that 2020 has been a pretty lousy year so far. Here's hoping next week is better in this world.
  10. BCgradnurse

    Wednesday May 27th 2020

    Morning, Joe and all who follow: I had a nice long weekend. I did a ton of yard work and I'm happy with how things look. We bought a new umbrella for the deck, so that is where I will be whenever I am home. I worked at home yesterday, and worked from my deck all day. I could get used to this. I bought Niko a small Kittywalk system, so now he can safely hang out on the deck with me. He was nervous at first, but now he loves it. I'm in the office today and tomorrow. I treated myself to a pizza stone, and made really good pizza yesterday. My DD gifted me with some Italian pizza flour. It makes a huge difference in the crust. I do need to lower my carb intake, but I haven't found the inspiration yet. I definitely gained weight during the last 2 months. Joe-I think the rubber boots are a good idea. It will be nice to have new binoculars, too. Hope all are well. Have a great day!
  11. BCgradnurse

    Wednesday May 20 2020

    Good afternoon- I'm in the office today, seeing patients face to face. It's the first time since we closed on St. Patrick's Day. It's good to be back. For the foreseeable future I'll be working 2 days in the office and 3 at home. I like that mix. We've had a sunny week, with temperatures now in the 60s. It will get warmer as the week progresses. I can't believe this weekend is Memorial Day weekend. I've lost track of time. I have a lot of mulch to spread this weekend and more veggies to plant. Joe-I hope you can get your reunion scheduled. Hope work goes well. Tweety-I'm glad you to got to celebrate your birthday with your BFF and have a nice meal outdoors. Gelato is a wonderful way to end the day. Ted-I hope you get to be on call tonight. Herring-I hope all is well for your DH's surgery. I'm sure you were very happy to see the "child" you used to care for. He sounds like a lovely person. Hi to NSIME, Dianah, Amo, Rose, and anyone else who stops by. Have a great day!
  12. BCgradnurse

    Friday May 15 2020

    Afternoon, all- Add me to the list of those irritated. Mine is all work related. I asked my boss when he felt he could restore my salary, even if it's incremental, and I got the run around. Then I found out he spent $$$ on some stupid team building consultant. That is pretty dang low on the list of priorities right now, in my opinion. That also seems to be the opinion among the rest of the staff. So, the resume is updated and ready to go. I'd have my pick of jobs if I was a psych NP, but that's not my cup of tea, nor my certification. I will keep looking and hopefully something good will come along. Weather's nice, anyway. It's about 70 and sunny. My last telemed visit is at 2:00 and then I'll go sit on the deck for a bit. I planted 2 new rosebushes yesterday and ordered some mulch to be delivered Monday. Joe-Hope the bike rack works out and you get to use it this weekend. Tweety-Sorry to hear that your mood is not so great. Maybe a walk on the beach is in order. Vitamin Sea is so therapeutic. Stars-Congrats on the new car! It will be nice not to have to worry about check engine lights. I hope you start getting your paper again. J22- Your job sounds interesting, despite the crazy one. I like the public health /epidemiology realm. Ted-Please keep those thunderstorms out your way! I hope they've passed by the time you have to run into work! Herring-I hope you have a wonderful day. Take care all.
  13. BCgradnurse

    ISideWith 2020 Political Quiz

    I was primarily Democratic, followed by Green and Transhumanist. No surprises there.
  14. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms! My kids sent me flowers, and I will "see" my whole family at 4 via Zoom. Fiance made me blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and then I took a walk. I plan on relaxing and reading the rest of the day. Hope all are having a good day!
  15. Morning- Windy, cold, and snowy here. As one of my friends said this AM, "We have Covid, murder hornets, and May snow. What's next-unleashing the flying monkeys?" I slept well last night for the first time in about 5 days. I had energy, so I did a bunch of cleaning, and now I can relax and read for the rest of the day if I want. DD and her BF are going to stop by later. I haven't seen her since February. She and her BF have been very good about social distancing and staying at home, so they will come in for a bit. Still, the 6 foot distance will apply. We're going to do a big Zoom meeting for Mother's Day tomorrow with my siblings, a cousin, and all our kids. I caved on my no take-out rule last night and ordered from a Greek restaurant we love. We ordered on line, and you have to wait in your car until they text you it's ready. All of the staff had on masks and gloves, so I felt pretty safe getting food from there. The spinach pie and baklava tasted like heaven. Ted-I hated switching shifts. I hope it goes well and things get better for the Full Time shift director. Are you having fun with your green room? Joe-I'm not surprised your a top performer. Do you have to physically go into the office for these meetings or can you do it remotely? Tweety-Enjoy the sunset tonight. You were right to speak up to the nurse who kept interrupting you. It is rude and unprofessional. Hope all are enjoying their Saturday.

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