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herring_RN ASN, BSN

retired registered nurse

I'm a spicy (seasoned) retired hospital nurse with 42 years experience (counting two years as a CNA)

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  1. No Stars: Praying for You, Hubby and Nannie for good to happen. As my daughter at age six wrote, "Enuff is enuff!" Good afternoon Joe and Tweety!
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    RIP Carl Reiner

    Carl Reiner, comedy legend and "Dick Van Dyke Show" creator, dies at 98 https://www.salon.com/2020/06/30/carl-reiner-comedy-legend-and-dick-van-dyke-show-creator-dies-at-98_partner/ He was kind as well as funny. Lots of laughs over the years.
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    Monday June 29 2020

    Hello Joe, Tweety, BCgradnurse, and No Stars, amoLucia, Dianah, nursej22, and whoever visits later! I finished cooking and left the house about 2:30 pm. Went to Lancaster to bring the pork chops & gravy, mustard greens, and rice to SIL and her son, the paramedic. Two of her sons take turns staying with her. They each have their own bedroom. They took the food inside and then we sat in the shade and talked. It was HOT in the high desert. Then we did the same at my sister's house. She had friends over too. Then to Inglewood to other sister-in-law. Her daughter and best friend were there. We all wore our masks in the back yard while we visited. Her daughter and best friend don' mask in the house. Despite needing three frying pans, and lot of dish washing it was a nice day. Husband and I were glad to go somewhere.
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    Wednesday June 24 2020

    GOOD MORNING JOE! Hi Ted. You posted while I was typing. That bird must be upsetting. Tweety: Glad you are feeling better. nursej22: I'm glad you are getting a different PCP. Ours makes it easy to see a specialist when needed. Our governor is on the radio right now saying, "Wash Your Hands!" The physician who heads our county health department has had death threats and a protest at her house by people who don't want to wear a mask. Two motorcycle LAPD officers came, handed out masks and ordered them to stay on the sidewalk, out of the street, and off her lawn. One news station was there because according to the protesters they sent out press releases. The director of the Orange County Health Department resigned after receiving death threats because the mayor ordered that masks would be voluntary. I plan to go buy more sweet potatoes. Husband eats mashed sweet potatoes almost every day.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    A plurality of people who call Jacksonville, Florida, home don't want President Donald Trump and Republicans holding their national convention in their town this summer. That's according to a new poll commissioned by an anti-Trump group composed of GOP figures: Republican Voters Against Trump, which is tied to Republicans for the Rule of Law that consistently advocates for the president's removal from office. Nearly half of voters surveyed—49 percent—said they do not support the Republican National Convention being held in Jacksonville, while 39 percent said they do. And 12 percent had no opinion... https://www.newsweek.com/jacksonville-residents-reject-trump-rnc-amid-covid-fears-poll-shows-1512625
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    Tuesday June 23 2020

    Going to the DMV here too. Husband passed the written test and had an appointment for the behind-the wheel test. It was cancelled due to COVID-19. We got an extension till October, but his eye exam expires the end of July. I we can't get an appointment before then he has to go back to the eye doctor. Nice June Gloom here. I prefer if not so hot.
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    Monday June 22 2020

    A really nice guy I worked with had problems with infection in a leg that continued almost 20 years after the bike accident that caused it. He had surgery and signed out AMA with a cast and crutches. He tried to work, but was sick. Another nurse took him to urgent care and then his physician's office. She called his mother in another country who flew in and cooked for her son. He smokes and likes to almost constantly eat chips and cookies. I think the nutrition his mother's cooking provided helped him finally heal.
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    Game of Groans

    The same daughter, now 52 years old gave her Dad a card with drawings of a hammer and box of nails. It says, "When it comes to being an awesome Dad You nailed it! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TOOL YOU!"
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    Game of Groans

    True story: When our daughter was six she made her dad a card with a drawing of a dinosaur and the caption" "DAD YOU'RE The TRICERA TOPS!"
  10. Happy Father's Day! Lots of calls, cards, and gifts to husband today! We just enjoyed a local news show when the anchor's father was on via Skype showing his son's stuffed dog that he slept with as a toddler and a photo of himself with his son at age four.
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    Friday June 19 2020. Juneteenth

    Happy Junteenth Joe, Tweety, and nursej22! I always thought it was a Texas holiday. We celebrated with tamale pie, It is like Shepard's Pie with chili spices, ground beef, corn and other veggies chopped to the size of corn kernels, and baked with masa topping. We sang "The Eyes of Texas" (no longer politically correct). Every time someone said the word "Texas" Mom would stand up ans say, "STAND UP WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TEXAS! Lots if silly fun.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I learned about Junteenth with my sisters and cousins from our Grandma, who was born in Texas. My Mom was born in Texas too.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Why hasn't congress to done their job and taken up the DACA issue? They DID. It never got a vote because the Senate Majority Leader refused to do his job. Twenty years ago Senator Durbin introduced the DREAM Act. For two decades the bill has passed the House and each time Senator McConnell has refused to bring it up for a vote. When a majority of the Representatives voted "yes", the bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was then certified by the Clerk of the House and delivered to the U.S. Senate. When the bill (DACA, Promise Act, or DREAM Act) reached the U.S. Senate, it should have gone through many of the same steps it went through in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill should have been discussed in a Senate committee and then reported to the Senate floor to be voted on. https://www.npr.org/2020/06/18/880282891/democrats-praise-supreme-court-decision-to-uphold-daca https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/05/mitch-mcconnell-dream-act-senate-1355864
  14. amolucia: Long ago when I was a took my CNA course at a community college we were encouraged to do a self study in medical terminology using a programmed learning book. I remember learning "Total abdominal hystero-salpingo-oophorectomy"! I wish you well and minimum discomfort. That class had us students sounding like we knew a lot more than we did as we spouted the words without truly understanding the anatomy and physiology of when those words meant.
  15. Glad Dianah is starting a nice vacation. Glad No Stars is feeling better. Took husband to the eye doctor today. His pressure is good. he has taken on eye drop morning and night, and another just before bed for many years with no deterioration in his vision. Before he was diagnosed with glaucoma he lost some vision in one eye. BUT I had to wait in the car because the waiting rook there is small. It took more than two hours. He said he spent most of that time waiting. I walked a long way for the first half hour then sat in the car reading, walked around the parking lot, and back into the car. Glad to be back home.
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    Monday June 15 2020

    Husband has been on the phone calling friends because two of them have T-Mobile and their phones re out. All the old guys, including my husband thought something was wrong with theirs. I heard it on the news so now they are galling each other again.
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    Monday June 15 2020

    Prayers for No Stars to get the help she needs. Yesterday I got a take out Sunday smothered chicken dinner at a reataurant for my husband. There are enough leftovers for at least two more meals. Rice and gravy. okra, greens, and chocolate cake. I had a delicious Healthy Choice "Chicken and Vegetable Stir fry with sesame and ginger" Stopped at a red light coming home there were about 15 protesters. It looked like parents, young kids, and teens. I honked and gave a "thumbs up". A kid knocked on the passenger window, I rolled it down and he said, "Maam, you should do it this way" as he pumped his fist in the ait. I did and he cheered through his mask. Then I came home. That was my excitement for the day.
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    Game of Groans

    Q: Why did the Orange go out with a Prune? A: Because he couldn't find a Date!
  19. Beautiful Ted! No vacation for us either Joe. Someone a couple blocks away has been setting off fireworks every night for weeks. It always set Pearl to barking. If they do it after ten pm I put the dogs in their room and give them treats. Soon they lie on their beds and are quiet. When I get up to go to the bathroom after midnight I ope a door do they can relieve themselves outside. Last night there were no fireworks, but both dogs barked at the back door at 10:00 pm. I went out an petted them without feeding a treat. They got in bed and I went to bed. I had a good sleep last night.
  20. Good day. Not much going on here. Husband and I both had oatmeal and cantaloupe for breakfast. I think this is the hottest day so far this year, and it isn't ten AM yet.
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    Monday June 8 2020

    Tweety: I shopped at a Publix years ago when NTI was in Orlando. We California nurses had a woman taxi driver from Haiti. She picked up and dropped off nurses all day. We enjoyed her. We met her daughter. Husband enjoyed the warm weather sitting by the hotel pool while we nurses attended CE classes and other convention activities. I got salmon at the store yesterday. I'll eat some too.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Senate Republicans Ben Sasse, Susan Collins, James Lankford, Mitt Romney, and Tim Scott chastised President Trump after protesters were cleared out so the president could pose for pictures in front of a historic church. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/02/republican-criticism-trump-ousting-protesters-church-photo-op-296521 Senator Chuck Schumer Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) offered a resolution Tuesday stating that “Congress condemns the President of the United States for ordering federal officers to use gas and rubber bullets against the Americans who were peaceably protesting in Lafayette Square in Washington, DC on the night of June 1, 2020.” https://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Senate Dems Resolution.pdf Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote on Twitter that “America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy.” Gen. Tony Thomas, the former head of the Special Operations Command, tweeted: “The ‘battle space’ of America??? Not what America needs to hear … ever, unless we are invaded by an adversary or experience a constitutional failure … ie a Civil War.” Adm. Mike Mullen, another former chairman, wrote in The Atlantic: “Whatever Trump’s goal in conducting his visit, he laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces.”… https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/politics/military-national-guard-trump-protests.html
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    Art and Music

    I hadn't heard of this guy until he was just on the radio singing this song. Please post any poetry, visual art, or music about our political situation(s)
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Investigator: Gunman used racial slur after shooting Ahmaud Arbery June 4 (UPI) -- One of the men charged in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia says he heard the accused triggerman call Arbery a racial slur as the unarmed jogger lay dying, a state investigator testified Thursday. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Richard Dial, called as a witness by the prosecution at a preliminary hearing, said William Bryan -- one of three white men charged in the shooting death of the 25-year-old African-American man -- heard Travis McMichael call Arbery the N-word after firing the fatal shots. https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/06/04/Investigator-Gunman-used-racial-slur-after-shooting-Ahmaud-Arbery/4871591238605/
  25. Those photos are just beautiful Ted. So good to refinance and pay less! Joe: I tried to shop for groceries yesterday. The line at the supermarket was long so I went to Trader Joe's where people were out of the parking lot and down the sidewalk. I went home and served leftovers to husband. The line was more than six tomes as long as the last time I went to Trader Joe's and waited 35 minutes in a friendly line. I heard on the radio about protesters who stopped looters from robbing a store last evening. One after the other gave their age, name and where they live. All but one was under 40. That one said, "I'm 75 years old, my name is Jerry *****, and I live in Hollywood." I was still in bed listening and jumped up when I heard that. When my husband's Hollywood restaurant was going strong we had a customer who came in for lunch almost every week day. He would be about 75 and that was HIS name! I'm gonna try and find out if it was him.
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