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  1. BCgradnurse

    First word that comes to mind.....

  2. New Zealand makes changes in gun laws just days after the massacre. Imagine living in a country whose leaders are quick to take concrete measures and don't want to rely on thoughts and prayers. Imagine living in a country whose leaders are not bought and sold by gun lobbies like the NRA. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-shootout-ardern-guncontrol/new-zealand-bans-military-type-semi-automatic-weapons-used-in-mosque-massacre-idUSKCN1R205Z
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    Presidential Election 2020

    It's the repetition of the stupid BS that Trump spouts, which some of his followers take as gospel, that I find offensive. It's the belittling of people that he is famous for. It's frightening to me how the name calling and insults spouted by Trump are applauded and repeated by some. I have no issues with calling someone out on things they do or say, but as a general rule, I try not to call others names. I can't speak for anyone else.
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    Thursday March 21 2019

    Good morning- Had a very busy day yesterday, but still managed to get out only 20 minutes late. Tonight will be another story. We have too many patients booked for allergy shots at the end of the day, plus today's shot giver is notoriously slow, which means we will all stay late. We really need to put limits on this scheduling. There's a reason why they are only supposed to book 4 patients for the last time slot. Done venting and complaining. We are supposed to get a Nor'easter tonight. Fortunately, temps are above freezing so it should just be rain, but there's supposed to be very high winds. Lucy the rabbit will be back in the basement. Joe-I hope you don't take it personally that people don't return calls. Still, it must be frustrating. I absolutely hate talking on the phone, so I would not be good at your job. Do you have any more interviews scheduled? Hi Nel-More rain...just what you don't need. Enjoy your time with your friend today. Herring-Hope step-mom is feeling better and her appetite picks up. Ted-How are you doing? Please know we all continue to think of you. Hi to everyone else who stops by. Have a good day.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    Wow. Nice job with the name calling, Dude. To me, that shows that you have nothing concrete in your tank. We've got a Harvard Law professor vs. someone who's afraid to let anyone see his SAT scores.
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    Saturday 3/16

    Good morning- It's a sunny day here. It hit 60 yesterday and there was a lot of melting. I was able to put Lucy the rabbit back in her outdoor hutch, now that I don't have to wade through a foot of snow to get to it. I opened all the windows and aired out the house. Niko and Jolie were happy to sit in an open window for the first time in months. I had my usual busy Friday at work. We stayed in lat night and watched Green Book on pay per view. Fiance had to get up at 3:30 AM to take his DD to the airport. Her original flight back to school was booked on a 737 Max, and this was the only flight she could get back to Kansas today since these planes were grounded. I declined to go to the airport with them. Today I will have my hair cut and colored, and then go for a walk. It's not as warm as yesterday, but still nice in the high 40s. I hope Tweety is feeling better today. Stars-you get mega points for doing the corssword Nannie's way. Herring-I also like to hear about your family. Hi to Nel, J22, Joe, Ted, Dianah, Steph, Shane, and everyone else. Hope it's a good day for y'all.
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    I think I'm just about at the end of my rope...

    NurseCard- I'm sorry you're feeling like this. I, too, felt stuck in my marriage awhile back and things happened that made me choose to leave. That may not be the answer for you, but I wanted you to know you're not alone. Counseling has helped me in the past.
  8. This is terrible. Those poor people and their families. I'm glad the PM was quick to strongly condemn these actions. I'll be following this story.
  9. Here ya go, Nel. https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-red-sox/2017/10/08/how-sweet-caroline-became-fenways-beloved-and-detested-ballpark-anthem Put rocks in your pockets so you don't get blown away!
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    Presidential Election 2020

    I was going to respond to Dude's post r: Republicans caring about children, but Nel and TMB summed up exactly what I was thinking. No need to repeat it. They hit it right on the head.
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    Presidential Election 2020

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    Presidential Election 2020

    No, not based on the rantings of one stranger. You asked for a personal example and I gave you one. I'm sure you can look up the several members of Congress who have said incredibly ignorant things about women, abortion, and rape.
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    Tuesday March 12, 2019

    Good morning- The sun is shining and it's warmed up a bit, but I still have about 10 inches of snow in my yard. I slept with a window cracked open last night. It was chilly, but the fresh air felt good. Work is busy. The boss is changing the direction of the practice and keeps changing his mind as to what our focus will be. He's a ready, fire, aim kind of guy. I appreciate the enthusiasm and the willingness to embrace new things, but my head is spinning a bit. Ted-I continue to think of you and your father. I'm glad you are able to spend time with him. Tweety-Hope you don't have to go in today. Enjoy your day off and your yoga class. Joe-I'm glad your're getting some responses to your resume. It is odd that that recruiter would not have said something about working for your current employer from the get go. Nel-Hope Biggie has a bright shiny smile after the dentist. Maybe your saying something to the NM about the sleeping tech paid off. Glad you enjoyed breakfast. Hi to everyone else who stops by later. Hope all are well.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    Here's an opinion piece that offers some insight. http://swaay.com/theyre-not-pro-life-theyre-anti-woman/
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    Presidential Election 2020

    Yes, really. I've talked with people who are pro-life and people who are pro-fetus. Big difference there. Our current flavor of conservatism skews heavily towards pro-fetus.
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    Sunday March 10 2019

    Morning- It's a yucky day, with freezing rain continuing during the daylight hours. Work yesterday was fine, and we went to a wonderful restaurant for dinner last night. I've gone to the gym today and will start painting the trim in the upstairs bedrooms shortly and do some laundry. Fiance's youngest DD is coming for dinner tonight. That's about it from me. Hope all have a good day.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    Maybe on the surface, but it's all about not trusting or allowing women to have autonomy over our own bodies. Where is the concern for the well being of the children already on the earth?
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    Friday March 8 2019

    Morning- Still cold. Supposed to warm up a bit this weekend. Come on, Spring! Tweety-We will miss you, but I hope some time away refreshes you. Sounds like your workplace is taking a nose dive into chaos. I also don't understand some people's work ethic and sheer gall. Joe-How was the meeting with the environmental group? Have a nice evening with J. Nel-Hope the snow doesn't last long. I hope you get to go to Nantucket. It's one of my favorite places. Can't wait to get out of here today. Working my 3 hour shift tomorrow.
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    Wednesday 6. 2019

    Good afternoon- It's been a frustrating day. I've spent more time on the phone with insurance companies than I have with patients. Such is medicine these days. It's very windy and cold here. At least the sun is shining and it's still light out when I leave work. Tweety-glad you had an easy shift yesterday. You need those to offset the ones from hell. Joe-Sorry to hear about BIL. I hope they can help him. Nel-Happy Birthday to Biggie! Did you bake him a cake?? Hi Herring-Stay dry! Hi to Ted, J22, Stars, Dianah, Fran, Spidey's Mom, and whoever else stops by.
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    Saturday, March 2, 2019

    Good morning- March is coming in like a lion here. It's snowing pretty hard right now, and will continue for most of the day. There's more expected tomorrow night into Monday. This should have happened last month-March is almost Spring! The birds are active at the feeders and Niko is chattering his teeth at them. I was off yesterday and spent most of the day wallpapering my bathroom. Thank goodness for Youtube videos that showed me exactly what to do. It's about 3/4 done, and I will finish it today. It was painful when the safe staffing ratio bill was defeated in MA. The hospital industry spent a lot of money spreading misinformation and scaring people. That money would have been better spent hiring more nurses. One of the lies they spread was that there are not enough nurses to fill open positions that would have been created. MA graduates about 2500 new nurses a year, and most have to go out of state to find hospital jobs. It left a really bad taste in my mouth. It essentially gave hospitals public approval to understaff. We could have used you, Herring! Tweety-I hope you were able to recharge a bit yesterday. Hey Ted-guess who's coming to Boston? Randy Rainbow is playing here on 7/28. My sisters and I are taking our mother, as she is a big fan. Time for breakfast and then back to work
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    Tuesday February 26 2019

    Morning- The winds are finally starting to subside here. The lights flickered a few times last night, but we never lost power. My deck furniture is now strewn over the back yard. My fault for not bringing it inside. My older cat was freaked out by the wind. I had to give her some Rescue Remedy to calm her down. (((Ted)))-My heart goes out to you and Amy in regards to your father. It's so hard to watch our loved ones decline. Joe-Glad you got away for a weekend. I hope the decision on a job search makes itself clear to you. Nel-Get some sleep!!! Hope you get to enjoy some time with your boys. Hope all have a great day!
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    Monday February 25 2019

    DD's CT scan showed pneumonia. It wasn't apparent on the xray, but very visible on the CT. She's been on antibiotics since last week and is feeling better. I'm very thankful it was nothing worse.
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    Monday February 25 2019

    Morning- It's windy here, too. We got a few flurries this morning but now the sun is out. It's supposed to turn colder again. I stayed up late watching the Oscars. I kind of liked it without a host. I'm running out at 11 to meet DD at here PCP's office, which is only about 5 minutes from my office. I am hoping her CT results are good. DS stayed over Sat night and showed me all his pictures from Costa Rica. Now I want to go there. Joe-Glad you had fun at the convention. It's nice to get away. Nel-Sorry the weekend was bad. I'm glad you have a nice stretch of days off before you have to go back. Hope all have a good day.
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    Saturday 2/23/19

    Mods-looks like Joe and I both started an entry for today. Can you please merge? Thanks!
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    Saturday 2/23/19

    Good morning! The last couple of days have been a little crazy and I didn't have time to post. Nothing terrible is going on; I just was in a state of perpetual motion. I am glad it's the weekend and I have a moment to sit and post. I will go back and read the last 2 days' posts at some point. Today will be spent painting and wallpapering. I'm starting small, with re-doing the half bath upstairs. I hope I don't make a mess of it. I'll have to keep inquisitive cats out of the room. I think I mentioned a few days ago that DD was being treated for costochondritis. She's feeling better, but when she went back Thursday there were some questionable findings on her chest xray. They were unsure if they saw a nodular density or there was a question of mild pectus excavatum. The MD who saw her wanted to do a CT and a bunch of blood work, and now DD is freaked out. I think they may have recorded her weight wrong, cause it appeared that she lost 6 pounds between Monday and Thursday, while having the prednisone munchies and stuffing her face. She is worried, because she got on the internet and started Googling things and is afraid she has any number of horrible diseases. She is feeling much better since the prednisone but keeps ignoring the xray interpretation that says "likely benign findings". She goes back Monday for the CT results and I will go with her. She's an adult at age 22, but she's my baby and I want to hear firsthand what the results are. I hope all are well today, and are enjoying the weekend.