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Saturday August 24, 2019

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Good Morning!

Day 4 of 5 about to progress.  The boss canceled the 11-7 nurse because we didn't need her even though I was on overtime, because she was getting some sort of injection in her foot and would be miserable.  Fair enough.  We discharged so many people that I got to leave at 16:00 anyway.  Usually it would be someone else but since I was in overtime it was me.  Was happy to go and to get some overtime.

Pretty busy day.  I had donuts and chips and worked through lunch it.  Not a good thing to do.  Ate my lunch when I got home and around three hours later ate dinner.  Was really hungry.  

Ted, glad you don't have to work four in a row.

Have a great weekend.

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Morning-

I'm leaving in a few minutes to drive up to Maine to spend today and tomorrow with my oldest friends.  We met in jr. high school and have stayed friends.  There will be four of us staying at my friend Stephanie's house on a lake.  Years ago we would have been most concerned about having enough alcohol; now it's about what food to bring, making sure everyone has a fleece jacket for the cool nights, and having a float for everyone for the lake.  Times have changed.  It's about a 3.5 hour drive.

Tweety-glad you got out a little early yesterday.  Hope you're able to get a real lunch today.

Hope all have a great day.

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Morning Tweety

Have a nice trip BC

Work was a bit busier yesterday, people seemed more interested in answering my calls

J wasn't feeling good so we cancelled dinner.  His allergies have really flared up since coming home.  I'm wondering if it could be a cold instead

Was annoyed with the cell provider, got a bill yesterday and they double billed me.  Thankfully after navigating their automated phone system to a real person I got it resolved quick

Also annoyed with the company doing the fingerprints for my MI license.  I did them on the right sort of card stock this time, but now they're saying the quality was too low.  So headed to the local PD to try again

Going to be a busy day, meeting dad for lunch then going to the county fair to man a table for the environmental group.  Actually it's a corn festival rather than a county fair but pretty much the same thing

Thankfully the weather is good, 70s with little chance of rain

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Good morning from beautiful Santa Rosa, California. I flew in Thursday to meet up with eldest ds and his fiancé Jane, and have lunch. Whew, it was hot that day, 92, and Jane was worried about riding in the heat. Their 100 mile ride is this morning and it has cooled off nicely. They started at 7. Dh and I start our volunteer shifts at 10. He will be a bike valet, securing bikes while riders recover. I am to eyeball riders as they come in and send them to the EMTs if I suspect dehydration or hypoglycemia. I will also have access to ice packs prn. It is so beautiful here and food is yummy. California produce seems to just taste so good.

Hang in there, Tweety and Ted, have fun, BC, and I hope J is feeling better soon. Good day!

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Whoa! It's an amazing miracle! It is NOT HOT today!!!!!!!! I actually have on a LONG-SLEEVE t-shirt! It is overcast and s'posta rain some more. After I went to bed around 1:30 AM, the skies opened up and the rain poured down hard that the humidity just plumb disappeared. I'm likin it a bunch!

This morning Nannie was holding today's "Big City" newspaper and asked, "Is today Sunday?" ... never occurred to her that the day/date was printed on each page of the paper. She also said, (D'oh!)..."Booooy, there sure are a lot of black people in the South."  I made a short, surprised little sound, because it was such a weird thing to say. Then she clarified that HER local (town) paper didn't have so many black people in it. GOOD effin GRIEF! Her ignorance is appalling, and that she verbalizes it so freely STILL hits me like fingernails on a chalkboard. Can't do anything about it, but it catches me off guard when she does that.

She also, this morning, was freaked out that 'someone' might be in the house. The upstairs floors creak some, and she says "Listen... What's that?"  Ummmm...Your son went upstairs to make his bed. Then he was on his phone; she said he was talking like he was "fixin' to cut someone's head off." When he came downstairs she asked him, "What are you fixin' to do?" He said  he wasn't going to do anything right now. "Well who were you talking to?" She wants to know EVERYTHING, all the time, like she is missing something or it is being withheld from her. Actually all he was doing was calling in her prescription refills. She thought there must be a problem because he was talking "so loud". "Don't they want to give you my medicine?" She will manufacture trouble even when there is none. 

Okay, that's enough Nannie-talk for the day!

 

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Hello Everyone,

Just stopping by to say hi!

Can't remember who asked but I'm in school for AGACNP. I already feel overwhelmed but I'll work it out. Failure is not an option.

Hope everyone is fine, haven't reviewed much. Rest easy everyone.

Oh, forgot to add, the weather has finally not been hot as hell, literally. So hopefully, I can think straight without my brain being fried. 😜

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Morning Saturday Tweety, Joe, BCgradnurse, nursej22, NurseBlaq, No Stard and Ted, Dianah, and whoever stopps by later.

No Stars; Nanny reminds me of something I posted last year. I took step-Mom to the doctor. In the car she told me, "It is embarrassing to go places with you. You are too old to have a blue watch band."

Later in the waiting room she pointed at a young woman who had brought her grandfather to the doctor and loudly said, "I don't know how a person can get that fat. Just look at her stomach spread over her lap."

I told her that her rudeness was more embarrassing than my watch band. She answered, "I don't think they speak English. The grandfather looked right at her and said, "We speak English and Spanish."

We did our best for her. We had it easier because we could go home and let caregivers care for her.

 

 

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Hello all!
No Stars, good it is cooler today!!  How are your gypsies behaving?

NurseBlaq, whoa, in school, eh?  Hang in there!  My office mate is in an NP program too.  Another two years, methinks.  My hat is off to you two!  

Joe, sorry J isn't feeling well, hope this is a short-lived cold.  Good on you for your volunteering at the corn fair!  Keep your eyes open and report what goes on and what you encounter there, if you will!

Tweety, what a treat to go home at 4pm, especially on an OT day!  One more day in this stretch?  My hat is off to you, too!  Build up that emergency/vacay fund again!

BC, what nice plans you have made!  Enjoy!

nurseJ22, sounds like fun, enjoy your time in the Napa Valley!

Well, another week is in the past.  It was busy but not bad.  On Monday my tour of duty changes from 8-4:30 to 7:30-4 to better accommodate an amended schedule due to installation of a new camera in Nuclear Medicine.  

One of our Siamese cats has taken to manic licking to where she literally takes out her fur.  We took her to the vet (a very traumatic experience for her) last year for it, they prescribed some meds, the issue cleared up and her fur was growing back.  Then she began again.  We called the vet asking for repeat of the meds.  No, they requested we bring her in again.  Nope.  Not gonna put her through that again.  So we give her drops (weight-adjusted) of baby Benadryl, just in case there is an allergic feature to this issue, and in hopes of decreasing itch response.  Bless her heart.  We have considered trying another vet, but that would entail another trip out, for this house-bound and neurotic cat.  She was upset for weeks after the last trip.  Ran from us.  Hid.  Not gonna do that to her.  

Well, in one week we will be in the car (on our anniversary, no less!) heading up the 5 to Seattle, instruments and duffel bags all loaded in the car!  We hope to arrive there by Monday.  We leave on Tuesday for a 7-day Alaska Inside Passage cruise, with a lot of other bluegrass players.  Should be fun!  I don't know that we can afford many excursions, though.  We may get off the ship and wander the streets of the town but not much more than that.  We look forward to jamming and meeting new ppl.  We have been asked to do a gospel concert too.  Although our fiddler will not be on the cruise, our bass player and a young woman who is is mentor will be along, am thinking we can put something together.  On the way home after the cruise we will stop in SF to visit dh's brother (I went to France last year with his wife, SIL).  So now we must start thinking about packing/what to bring!

Have a good day!

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Good Afternoon!
 

Giving a warm but quick hello to you all. . . 

Just finished lunch after First Sleep. Getting ready for Second Sleep before going to work.

Last night, work was a nice-busy. Because there were no patients in our teeny-tiny ICU, I worked the Med/Surg floor. I took an admission which brought the med/surg census up to a whopping THREE patients. L O L! This patient was a delightful 80+ year old gentleman. He was admitted as "Observation" for aspiration. He was fine, and safely slept throughout most of the night. During the admission interview, he shared that he is an artist. So, being the art-lover that I am, I "Googled" this person. Wow! Not only is he an artist, he's a talented one at that! He creates beautiful modern-looking artwork! Gosh, I hope that I'm that productive and that creative during my "retirement" years. (If I ever retire!) 

Well. . . Gotta catch me more ZZZZZs.

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

Edited by Ted

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dianah, I meant to tell you, I have been singing along with the songs (the ones I know) from your CD's; I get to listen to them while driving on all my errands, because the van has the only CD player I own right now. The other day I had a long drive, out to the big Health Food Store to get Ozzie's "Calm Down" drops, so I got to listen to the new CD twice!  I am enjoying them very much. Are you the singer with the higher voice or the lower voice? Both of you are good, but I was just wondering. (The banjo playing, I know, is your husband)

By the way, I am not shilling for this company, but I use their "Calm Down" drops and something new to us, "Discomfort and Pain" drops for Ozzie's  arthritic hips/knees....Their stuff is for cats and dogs, and you might want to look into what else they carry, for your ---what my nephew at age 3 called "Simonese"--- cat.  The Company is EARTH ANIMAL Wellness and Longevity Solutions. It's about $20 a bottle, but for the money, I consider it worth it. The "Calm Down" drops (about 8 drops per dose for him, probably fewer drops for your cat, as it goes by weight) say on the bottle: "A Calming Herbal Blend to Help Manage Normal Stress and Promote Relaxation." I know they have a formula for itching, but haven't really investigated all their products, so there might be something there for your kitty's problem. Also, Happy Anniversary, and have a great trip!

Ted, I once had an elderly Asian patient who I later found out was a famous Garden Designer/Artist. I wish I could remember his name; I have it written down somewhere! But he did some amazing work that is books, some about the general subject of designing lawns,gardens,yards, and/or about him in particular. There was one of his drawings his wife had framed, I would sit and look at it in great detail. I wanted it so much! It incorporated a leaf with swirling lines that made it all look like a tree flying up and away, and the commotion that goes on in and around a twister....fascinating! 

Oh herring! A BLUE watchband has an age-limit? 😋 Shame on you for being so, so, uh....ageless? 

Yep, old folks do have an embarrassing way of saying things about other folks in the vicinity, altogether toooo loudly and clearly! Several times Nannie has made me want to crawl under a restaurant table, with a look of helpless apology in my eyes.  But it doesn't embarrass HER to be so verbally, publicly obnoxious! If she is shushed, she says,"Well,  I'm just telling the truth". GADS!

NurseBlaq, are you at the beginning of your NP schooling? I don't know which is worse, working or going to school!  I went back to school after I'd been a nurse for 11 years, but it wasn't for nursing classes. I took writing and art and Archeology  (sp?) so it was more like a fun learning vacation. Being back in school at age 31 and not having to wear those white polyester uniforms was WONDERFUL. I did some private duty in homes, just enough work to keep me in pocket money and for gasoline. After two years, I decided I didn't necessarily want to declare a major for a particular degree, so I just went back to working as a nurse full-time again.

j22, hope your "eye-balling" gig went well and none of the racers clocked out on ya!

 Joe, When I went to the PD to have my fingerprints registered for a concealed-carry permit, they could not get good copies made and had to do several fingers several times, and then had to mark them that that's the way they were....I apparently had worked my fingers, not to-the-bone, but enough to delete some of the sworls on my fingertips. Odd, but true.

Tweety, I'm glad to hear your choice to do more days-in-a-row is almost over. And I am SHOCKED, I tell you, SHOCKED 🤣, to read of you eating steak AND donuts in the same week!  What is the world coming to? (I know you indulge sometimes, I'm just yanking your chain)

I feel like I've left someone out, here, but, as I often say, "OH WELL!" You know who you are, and if I did leave you out it was unintentional....

Toodle-ooo for now!

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No Stars, glad you are enjoying the CD!  The fiddler and I switch high parts, so no one has, exclusively, a high part VS low.  On the CD there are a couple songs (and it's indicated) that the fiddler has the lead vocal.  Most of the songs, I do the lead.

And, thank you for the info on the pet itching remedies.  Will check them out!

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I forgot about BCg going to Maine! Send me a coupla live lobstahs, will ya? It'd be wicked nice of yez. 😊

  🤔  Sorta-kinda elusive answer, dianah... I'll figure it out after I listen a few more times. But at least I'm (probably) still sure who's on banjo!

Ted, I guess you've caught all the Zzzzzzzzz's by now and are on your way to work, maybe? Have one of them there -----looks like an O with a little line struck at the lower right of the circle ----nights. (I didn't say it, so if it isn't, ya can't blame me!)

Hazz a gouda evening, ederybodee!

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