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    Tuesday 14th of December

    Grace, if you need to keep busy you're welcome to come and clean my family room too!! Hang in there!!!
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    Tuesday 14th of December

    Good morning and good evening. It's chilly here today in MA, with temps in the low 20s, but I guess that's what it's supposed to be in December. There was a flock of wild turkeys in my yard this AM, eating all the seed that falls from the bird feeders. Grace, I will keep you and your son in my thoughts. Hopefully he will be home safely soon. I can't even imagine how you must feel. Today is my "late" day at work-working 10AM to 8PM. Gives me more time to waste in the morning!! My schedule isn't quite full, so hopefully I'll have a little time to catch up on labs and notes. Tomorrow is my day off and I hope to finish my holiday shopping, and maybe even get to the gym. Tweety, I'm with you on that committee thing. Mine meets at 8 AM on Weds, which is always my day off!! Thankfully, we're on hiatus til after the new year. Hope everyone has a good day or evening.
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    Monday 13th day of December

    Michael, I'd give a lot to be in Australia now. The weather can never be too hot for me!! Tweety, I've got my fingers crossed for some heat when I get to FL. I'll be in the Keys, so perhaps there's a decent chance of some high 70s. Sabby, I love being an NP! Nursing was a mid-life career change for me and the NP role is right up my alley. Hope your hubby gets his wish of doing the NP course. Hope everyone has a good night, or a good morning to those of you in the Sothern hemisphere. I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all.
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    Monday 13th day of December

    Is it ok if join in and say hello? I've been reading everyone's posts for several months and it is so nice to hear people talking just as friends...no controversy, no arguments...etc. Anyway, I'm a fairly new NP (1+ years) from New England where it has been unseasonably warm and rainy. It actually hit 60 degrees on Saturday! Tweety, I'm headed down to Florida in a couple of weeks and I'm gonna be pretty cranky if it's still in the 40s there. It's warmer up here!! I wanted to get my tree yesterday but it was monsooning out, and I figured it's not a good idea to put electric lights on a wet tree! Anyway, my last patient of the day just showed up, so I'll say goodbye for now. Hope every is having a good day or evening, and is staying warm!
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    My mom died yesterday

    My sincere condolences on your loss. I was able to be with my dad when he died, and that has brought me peace and comfort. I hope you will be able to find the same.
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    You win lottery, quit or keep working?

    I'd quit my current job and travel part time with an organization like DOCtors Without Borders.
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    Is this sexy or creepy?

    I vote for creepy!!! The visuals I'm getting aren't pretty!!
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    How can we coexist with this?

    "it is truly terrifying. yet, God is still on the throne, so we Christians can take heart. " So God only looks out for Christians???
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    Missed Piggy

    Vegas, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a pet. I'm glad you have wonderful memories of her, that will soon make you smile instead of cry.
  10. I'm so sorry you are going through this. My husband has severe depression that went untreated for a long time. It was really hard for both of us, and like you, I considered divorce. It took a long time and several med changes before my husband was stabilized. I often wanted to run away, or just have him disappear. It's totally understandable and normal that you are having negative feelings about him and your marriage. I'm glad you're going to counseling. The best advice I can give is to take care of yourself. Be kind to yourself, go easy on yourself if you have negative feelings, and above all, do not blame yourself for anything that's going on with him. I'll keep good thoughts in mind for you and your family.
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    What is your Favorite Food to Eat During The Holidays?

    Love stuffing with a crunchy top!!! I always bake it separate from the turkey. My all time favorite holiday food are my mother's potato latkes. I can eat a ridiculously large volume of them! Hanukkah is early this year, so I only have to wait until Sat. night for them!
  12. I see putting my tax dollars towards a healthy school lunch program as a wise investment. I'd rather pay for that than cover the medical costs these kids are going to incur from an early age. We're not doing right by our kids if we continue to serve the processed crap that passes for food in many schools.
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    Black Friday shopping

    No Black Friday shopping for me!! I needed to stay home and finish the leftover pie, anyway!! Jolie, congrats on your upcoming new addition. What a nice thing to look forward to!
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    Nurses, how do you like your caffeine?

    Dunkin' Donuts dark roast with milk and one sugar in the AM, then Diet Coke the rest of the day. I tried a Red Bull back in my grad school days, but it just made me nauseous and twitchy...
  15. I don't think the children should be punished for the so-called "sins" of the parents. If the child has resided in the state then I think they should pay the same tuition as any other state resident. The end result could very well be a productive, educated, self supporting individual who contributes to society, instead of taking from it.
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    Hayden Cole Has Arrived!!

    Congratulations!! He is so beautiful!!
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    Sexiest Man Alive

    George Clooney (yeah, I'm over 40!) Olivier Martinez
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    What we already know: The bottom-line diet: Eat less

    And because God made chocolate because s/he loves us and wants us to be happy......
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    Cold weather=comfort food

    What's your favorite comfort food? Mine is home made baked mac and cheese. I like to make the crust extra crunchy by mixing the bread crumbs with grated cheddar and parmesan cheese. I can already hear my arteries screaming and my butt expanding, but I'm gonna make some tomorrow!!!
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    Nanny states run amok

    Leslie, I am totally with you. I can't get upset about it either. One could argue about personal freedom and someone's right to make bad choices, but we're all going to get stuck paying the price, figuratively and literally. I don't want my health insurance premiums going up to pay for care for people who don't take care of themselves. And I certainly don't want to see children suffer the effects of obesity and other unhealthy habits. I just don't see these bans as an encroachment on my freedom.
  21. I'm ok with this ban. They're not preventing anyone from buying a Happy Meal; they're just trying to make it a less attractive option. I see this as very similar to banning cigarette ads on TV. They still sell cigarettes, but they don't glamorize them on TV. The rate of childhood obesity is alarming, and clearly, we, as parents and/or health care providers are not being successful in reversing this trend. Something's got to give, or we'll all be paying the price (literally and figuratively) of caring for unhealthy children who grow into unhealthy adults.
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    I have lost my best friend...

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you!!
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    Food Choice Poll for fun

    Thin cut.....but my favorite are thin cut sweet potato fries!
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    As nurse's do u believe in the death penalty?

    This is such a complex issue, and my feelings about it are complex. My gut reaction is to say I am against the death penalty, because I think our justice system makes a lot of mistakes, and innocent people are put to death. On the other hand, I've also thought "I hope they execute the so and so" when I've heard about a particularly heinous crime, especially if the victims are children. I've often thought that the family of the victims (I'm assuming murder here) should be the ones to decide on the guilty party's punishment. It's tough for me to declare myself one way or another.
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    My new kitty :)

    She's adorable!! Enjoy her!