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

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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from No Stars In My Eyes in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Following today. Lots of interrupting phone calls today.
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN reacted to traumaRUs, MSN, APRN in I'm a Prison Mom, 5.5 years Down, 2 more to Go   
    @LockportRN - Thanks for sharing. I'm no longer concerned with my son's safety. He is actually in a minimal security prison which is STG-free (security threat group or gangs in common language). My son of course committed a felony but not something drug related - so he stayed in the state system and we are fortunate to be able to visit. 
    Thanks again for the positive story....
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Senate Republicans will vote on health care again   
    Just one of MANY examples of why I think Medicare for All is needed ASAP. 
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from BCgradnurse in Media behaving badly   
    Here it is: https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/19/inside-trumps-two-year-war-on-the-investigations-encircling-him/
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from toomuchbaloney in Media behaving badly   
    Reading several news reports it seems to me that she believed her source who claimed to be there when he was not. He claimed to be giving an eye witness account when clearly that would be impossible.
    Lara Logan also gave a speech a month before the Sixty Minutes report:
     
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from No Stars In My Eyes in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Following today. Lots of interrupting phone calls today.
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Lil Nel in The President Donald Trump Thread   
    If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it.
    The report:  https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to 
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Senate Republicans will vote on health care again   
    Just one of MANY examples of why I think Medicare for All is needed ASAP. 
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from nursej22, MSN, RN in Presidential Election 2020   
    I have never met a a parent working and paying for child care who had car payments, not on a new car or even a nice enough used vehicle. I remember being an LVN unable to work outside the home because day care for two kids was about the same as my pay would have been. Husband was working minimum wage in a restaurant after losing his business to street widening. I got licensed and cared for six kids, two mine and four paying $5.00 a day for me to care for thos kids. (Those 49 & 50 year olds and their parents are still my friends.)
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from BCgradnurse in Media behaving badly   
    Here it is: https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/19/inside-trumps-two-year-war-on-the-investigations-encircling-him/
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Lil Nel in The President Donald Trump Thread   
    If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it.
    The report:  https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to 
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN reacted to Tweety in Presidential Election 2020   
    Yep, many wage earners even today have to choose to stay home because daycare costs more than their pay would be.  It's not a good situation for working people.
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN reacted to Lil Nel in Media behaving badly   
    So the Covington Catholic kid's lawyer, Lin Wood has officially filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post for $250 million.
    The amount Jeff Bezos paid for the newspaper.
    We will what happens.
    Supposedly, they are also suing Mr. Phillips.
    I look forward to seeing how this fight plays out.
    Mr. Wood was Herman Cain's lawyer, and Richard Jewell.
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN reacted to safetypin, BSN, RN in What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?   
    The Millionaire Waltz by Queen
    By far my favorite Queen song along with Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy and Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon. 
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from nursej22, MSN, RN in Presidential Election 2020   
    I have never met a a parent working and paying for child care who had car payments, not on a new car or even a nice enough used vehicle. I remember being an LVN unable to work outside the home because day care for two kids was about the same as my pay would have been. Husband was working minimum wage in a restaurant after losing his business to street widening. I got licensed and cared for six kids, two mine and four paying $5.00 a day for me to care for thos kids. (Those 49 & 50 year olds and their parents are still my friends.)
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Lil Nel in The President Donald Trump Thread   
    If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it.
    The report:  https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to 
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Senate Republicans will vote on health care again   
    Just one of MANY examples of why I think Medicare for All is needed ASAP. 
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from No Stars In My Eyes in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Following today. Lots of interrupting phone calls today.
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from No Stars In My Eyes in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Following today. Lots of interrupting phone calls today.
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN reacted to No Stars In My Eyes in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good Gray Cold Afternoon to you all!
    Glad not to be up in the mountains, as THEY are getting or going to get a "Significant Ice-Event" and they ain't talkin' about Championship Ice Skating.
    S'posta be gray and cold through Friday.  
    Dogs get groomed Thursday AM, so Ozzie will once again have to be wearing his turquoise sweater. Pip just likes to be buried under a blanket with the tip of her nose showing.
    Hubby and Nannie went to get their hair done; I told Nannie, like a good little dgt-in-law should, that her hair looks very nice. Nannie started  squawking that "She cut it too short; there's no curl left in it. She was supposed to give me a perm. She's going away for two weeks, so I don't get my perm until then." (hubby adds, 'no, nannie, it's 4 weeks until you get your perm...') To which Nannie responds, "SQUAWK!GRIPE!GRUMBLE!SQUAWK!" 
    I often would LIKE to say, "If you don't like it, or she doesn't do what you think she should do, SAY SOMETHING TO HER BEFORE SHE STARTS!"  Yegods and little catfishes! But, y'know, if she spoke up ahead of time, what would she have to complain about? She said, about the 4 wk wait for a perm, "Well, that's just one more thing I'll have to worry about." [ok, nannie, let's make a LIST of ALL your worries!] This is the woman who, after she takes her evening wash, fixes and sprays her hair. She'll be going to bed within 2-3 hours, so what's the point? We don't give a flying-anything what her hair looks like between 7 PM and 10 PM. Hubby says she is trying to seduce the Sand Man. 
    I'm doing okay, no major pain. But I am constantly catching myself ... either I shouldn't have done some move just after I've already done it, or I am about to do something, but realize it is on my NO-NO list. I have to keep reminding myself, "Just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD!"
    It's not that I am non-compliant, but I guess I am ...I am full of habitual movements, leaning, lurching, awkward bending, stretching to reach too far,  sitting down but turning around from the waist to the left or right to see something, picking up the (12 lb) dogs at times...  I am discouraged with myself because I am causing some aching and soreness with my unconscious and abrupt leaping up and all those other motions I make, lacking finesse. 
    I am trying to behave. I've decided that the only 'exercise' I can do is to stand up straight and adjust my feet-knees-hips-shoulders-head-chin...like I learned way-long-time-ago in a yoga class. Do you know, it is actually kind of tiring? When I think I've got it all lined up, I realize I have to readjust and readjust my adjusting! By the time two minutes has past, I'm shaky!  [Oh pitiful posture, seek thine ideal! And again! No. Wait...again!'] I will have terrifically strong thighs because I have to do deep knee bends to get things out of the clothes dryer or change the pup-pee-pads or pick up one of the 3,000 things I DROP every single day!
    So, Tweety, at work, take a bandaid, upon which you have written the word "NO!", and stick it across your lips. At home, when you pick up your ringing phone, ( I have done this myself, many times, truly and for real!) answer it by saying, "NO!" 
    Joe, that insurance co. work might be the very thing for you. Whether it is or not, you have some time before you have to say yes to any job offer. Like others have said here, it is good to be cautious.
    *Sidebar re: the word CAUTION. An uncle, when a teen, wrecked more than his share of cars. His step-dad said to him, "You need to be more cautious!"  To which my uncle replied, "Who could be more cautioner than I?"
    Ted, It makes me smile to think of your core being containing all that MUSIC-MUSIC-MUSIC! (Did that sound like Ethel Merman just then?) I'm sorry that sometimes it requires a pick-axe and mining tools to get the compositions out! I'm sure, though, that Amy's head shots came out GREAT. She is, I think, beautiful and photogenic. How'd she end up with you? Does she have really bad vision? 😝  Oops! Sorry! Baaaaad joke!  I didn't mean it, HONEST! Your link to Boogie Nights made me want to break out my Bee-Gees CD and ... well, can't dance right now, so I left it in its case. Phooey.
    BCg, Glad to hear your dgt is doing better. Had something similar to that once. It woke me up at 3 AM when I took a deep breath, it HURT like I was being stabbed mid-back; I thought my kidney was on it's way to being severely deceased. They did a nuclear x-ray of my lungs, would not let me move at all until they had a diagnosis, they were thinking I might have a blood-clot. I didn't. It was kind of interesting to see my nuclear-green- sparkled lungs moving with each breath. They said, "Pleurisy" and sent me home with the prednisone. 
    Hey to everyone who follows!
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Lil Nel in The President Donald Trump Thread   
    If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it.
    The report:  https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to 
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from nursej22, MSN, RN in Presidential Election 2020   
    I have never met a a parent working and paying for child care who had car payments, not on a new car or even a nice enough used vehicle. I remember being an LVN unable to work outside the home because day care for two kids was about the same as my pay would have been. Husband was working minimum wage in a restaurant after losing his business to street widening. I got licensed and cared for six kids, two mine and four paying $5.00 a day for me to care for thos kids. (Those 49 & 50 year olds and their parents are still my friends.)
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Senate Republicans will vote on health care again   
    Just one of MANY examples of why I think Medicare for All is needed ASAP. 
     
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN reacted to Ted, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Lil Nel - EVERYONE can enjoy the link! L O L! Tweety was sharing his passion for "disco fever" yesterday on Facebook. That's the reason why I dedicated that song for him. 😄 
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    herring_RN, ASN, BSN reacted to Lil Nel in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good morning, all.
    Really hope you don't get called in, Tweety.
    An 18 to one ratio for techs? That is ridiculous. Our ratio can get up to 14 to one.
    There was no way, I would have left the tech alone to deal with river of poop, even though it put me behind, and two patients had to wait a long time for either one of us to toilet them.
    Staffing, staffing, staffing.
    It is partly sunny here today. I will take any glimpse of sunshine I can get.
    Joe, I don't understand. I thought your supervisor helped you to correct the things the picky auditor didn't like. Was it not good enough?
    I say, shoot for the moon with job applications. If you are offered a position, you don't have to accept it, and you will gain a sense of what is available.
    Hope step-mom is improving, herring.
    Hope your daughter is feeling better, BC.
    Maybe you should hire someone to do marketing, Dianah? You guys are very, very, good, so you should concentrate on making music.
    Ted, do you mind if I enjoy the link you meant for Tweety? 😉
    Hope all have a good day.
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