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Saturday December 14, 2019

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Good Morning!

I apologize for being absent and being so irritable.  Irritability has been plaguing me this past week and best to take a look at that.  I'm usually much more easy going and the irritability is usually a symptom of something within me, like depression, self-sabotage, low self-esteem,  that I have to work on and not anyone else.  You'd think at 60 years old I'd be more enlightened and not backslide, especially after the therapy I've received.  Sigh.........

I've been listening to my Christmas CDs that I bought back in the day.  That will be the extent of my Christmas experience I suppose.  🙂  

It's my weekend to work.  Last time I worked we had two sick calls and one no-call no-show tech.  Didn't help my irritability in the least and little things bug me.  😂

Have a great day.

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Morning Tweety.  I think all of us struggle with issues and backslide.  

In fact I'm currently struggling with some unexplained anxiety only a day after committing to extended my mindfulness from my morning meditation to the entire day.  I did very well yesterday, woke up this morning with a racing mind and now I'm nervous for no apparent reason.  I think our bodies often rebel against changes like this

Work was fine. Got to the steakhouse in good time,ma bit early in fact.  J was late as usual.  Food was good but probably not worth the long drive there

Today have a meeting with the environmental group.  Dad is busy so I won't be seeing him.  Should hopefully be a fairly quiet day once the meeting is over

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Good Morning!

Tweety - If YOU think you're irritable being 60 years old, wait until I turn 60!!! L O L! Good to see you back. I thought about scolding you for being away, then I remembered doing something similar recently. 😄 Seriously, though, it's OK to take breaks from the internet, every now and then. Hope work is kind to you this weekend.

Joe - Hope the "racing mind" calms down. My mind races for no real reason, too, sometimes, and causes that increased level of anxiety. I just "keep on keeping on", and eventually the mind slows down. 

Recently woke up from First Sleep. Gonna have lunch with Amy, soon.

Work was fairly "Q" last night. We had one patient in our teeny-tiny ICU. My fellow ICU nurse took that assignment. I was left to be whatever the hospital wanted me to be. For a while, I was Mr. PACU nurse for a post C-Section Mom. She was one of the three "soon-to-be" Moms who was racing to give birth to a newborn, the other night. Apparently, after many hours of being in labor, it was decided to do a C-Section. It is practice to do PACU for C-Section on our teeny-tiny Maternity Unit. Also, usually the Maternity RNs do their own PACU.  But it was still busy with the other two laboring "soon-to-be" Moms. So, I was very happy to help out. Having that healthy New-Born is a happy event for our teeny-tiny Maternity Unit. Because my Mom never received general anesthesia (she had the C-Section using a spinal block), she was wide awake during the PACU process. I was able to witness  Mom's & Baby's first "Skin to Skin" experience. It's almost a religious experience for our teeny-tiny Maternity Unit. It was very touching and beautiful to witness. Of course, the new Mom sailed through the obligatory PACU process, after which I went back down stairs to our teeny-tiny ICU where it remained "Q" for the rest of the night. All I did was helped clean, turn and re-position the ICU patient every 2 hours and as needed. That ICU patient did NOT need to be in the ICU. Still, it was nice to have a patient there.

Don't know what I'll be doing at work today. Only fate knows. L O L!

Hope have a pleasant day, today! 🙂

Ted

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Yes, Tweety, when you are not here, you are missed, but you have to take care of you! That goes for all of ya guys and gals!

I went out for a jog/walk and got drenched! the big rain that supposed to come Thursday is here today. Dog got to the edge of the porch for his walk and he indicated a big NOPE!!. So we let him out the back door where he can stay dry under the eave and the neighbor's big spruce trees. 

I thought dh and youngest ds were heading south to the big city to shop, but it's been put off to tomorrow. And they want me to come along. I am trying to muster enough oomph to finish decorating the tree and hang stockings. Perhaps I'll make some cookies, but that will entail a grocery run. 

Dianah, my PCP is calling my pain a chronic neuralgia. Frankly, I am pretty done with seeking any more medical care. I feel like whatever symptom I report is met with a shrug and huh. At least on this forum, I feel heard. 

I did go to dinner last night with MIL and dh, and actually had a good time. The waitress was great and the food better than I expected. Dh seems to be coming out of his funk, too. 

have a great rest of your day, folks

 

 

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I'm still in a bit of a funk here, being sullen and irritable.  So no worries, Tweety-we've all been there.  It's warm and very rainy here.  It hit 63 degrees today.  I opened my sunroof in my car for a bit.  I didn't mind getting a little wet.  Tonight we are going to Fiance's former neighbor's holiday party.  Grinchy me would rather stay home, but he wants to go, so I'll put on a smile and go along.  He's still doing a lot of outreach and has had several interviews, but no job offers yet.  I am looking into a side gig doing telemedicine.  I had an interview yesterday and am going forward with credentialing.  I can do a couple of 6p-10p shifts, and maybe another 4 hour shift on a weekend day.  It will be doing urgent care kind of stuff.  

Tweety-I hope work went well today, and everyone showed up.

Joe-Sorry about the anxiety.  Is your environmental group working on any specific projects.

Ted-that's fun that you got to work in maternity.  I loved maternity when I was in nursing school.  I always cried when when the babies were born, 😂.  I wouldn't make a good L&D nurse with wet eyes.

J22-So sorry about the pain issues.  That really stinks.  I'm glad you had fun at dinner.  I hope DH is feeling better. 

Hope all have a good night. 

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1 hour ago, BCgradnurse said:

I'm still in a bit of a funk here, being sullen and irritable.  So no worries, Tweety-we've all been there.  It's warm and very rainy here.  It hit 63 degrees today.  I opened my sunroof in my car for a bit.  I didn't mind getting a little wet.  Tonight we are going to Fiance's former neighbor's holiday party.  Grinchy me would rather stay home, but he wants to go, so I'll put on a smile and go along.  He's still doing a lot of outreach and has had several interviews, but no job offers yet.  I am looking into a side gig doing telemedicine.  I had an interview yesterday and am going forward with credentialing.  I can do a couple of 6p-10p shifts, and maybe another 4 hour shift on a weekend day.  It will be doing urgent care kind of stuff.  

Tweety-I hope work went well today, and everyone showed up.

Joe-Sorry about the anxiety.  Is your environmental group working on any specific projects.

Ted-that's fun that you got to work in maternity.  I loved maternity when I was in nursing school.  I always cried when when the babies were born, 😂.  I wouldn't make a good L&D nurse with wet eyes.

J22-So sorry about the pain issues.  That really stinks.  I'm glad you had fun at dinner.  I hope DH is feeling better. 

Hope all have a good night. 

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We can blame the full moon (fool moune) for the anxiety, irritability, and general aura of disenchantment; not to mention "The" season which is approaching rapidly. And,  of course, I get to claim Nannie as a major irritant....but if anyone wants to borrow her....🤣, I'm open to a trade-off!

I went to WalMart today to get, yes, medication refills! My goodness, it was soooo crowded. I did find a half-way decent parking space, but when it came time to leave, it was hard to get OUT of the parking lot! The line of cars that were heading to the traffic-light covered three store-lengths, and not too many folks were inclined to let someone come out of the parking-lot-exits into the mainstream of traffic....so I went down the opposite direction to the end of the line, turned around, and we all made our way to the traffic light which is a 2 minute drive, ordinarily, but turned in to 25 minutes today.  I 'Christmas-Spirited' everyone's a$$ off by letting cars come out to go in front of me, waving them through, the way no one else was doing. {Fa-la-la, all you horn beepers!}

Welcome back, Tweety! I know you know, but age 60 is not the cut-off age for irritations to magically disappear. And I don't think I, at age 70, have Sun-Downer's, but my irritations get squeezed 'til they bleed sometimes, when Nannie starts HER Sun-Downing, usually starting with a selection of "I have to go home now"s and "This is NOT my house," with variations on the theme. She can't help it, but this same 'argument' carries on afresh at least two dozen times in a row in an hour's time....so very tedious... or is it T-jess'?

So, what else is new? Supper is ready!

Laydah!


 

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Hello all!

Just returned home after the day's activities.  We were up at 7 to get ready and load the car for the program.  We arrived around 9am (this house was about five miles below where we usually go to do music in Oak Glen, but still in apple ranch community).  The basement room was all decorated for Christmas.  There were Christmas readings, scripture readings, and several other musical presentations: a men's quartet, piano solos, a father/daughter (she was ~25yo) duet, and a quartet of women from various areas in Africa, who sang traditional a capella African songs.  It was all very interesting, and entertaining, and everyone did well!  I bungled the words I sang in French to "Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," but managed to salvage most of it.  The people seemed to enjoy our part of the program, and it is always good to play together as a band.  We did Away In a Manger, Sing We Now of Christmas, Bring A Torch, Little Drummer Boy, and Isn't He Beautiful.  Banjo, Fiddle, rhythm guitar (me) and lead guitar (bass player, instead of the bass).

When we drove up, fog shrouded the mountain road, then thinned out and became blue skies just before we turned onto the road to reach the venue (a private home).  After the program, we went outside to carry instruments back to the car, to find the fog had enveloped our area of the mountain.  The trees were dripping but the only mist came from the fog.  And temp was about 47. 

We stopped by a local coffee shop there in the mountains, and had lunch (special was turkey pot pie!) and some apple pie. 🙂  And visited with our fiddler and her main squeeze.   It was a good morning/afternoon!

Now to get settled in here.  No other plans for today.  It is 57 and overcast out, and may sprinkle on and off.  That's OK, I'm dry and warm in the house!

Have a good afternoon/evening!

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Took a nap, and then went to the grocery store.  Dh and I are having leftover soup for dinner.  As tomorrow we have a luncheon date then the dinner program at 6 at the apple ranch, I wouldn't have much time to do the usual Sunday stuff (grocery store run, laundry).  I have a load of laundry cogitating right now.

Good to hear you had a good meal out, and that dh is coming out of his funk. 

I saw a post the other day that I liked:

This is your gentle reminder that one time in the Bible Elijah was like "God, I'm so mad!  I want to die!"  So God said "Here's some food.  Why don't you have a nap?"  So Elijah slept, ate, and decided things weren't so bad.  Never underestimate the spiritual power of a nap and a snack.

Tweety, good to see you here.  Hope the rest of the weekend is tolerable.  It is tough any time, but moreso during the holidays, when ppl call off sick.  Not that I would want ppl to come in sick, NO NO NO!  I know one can't help question in one's mind, if the sick call is "real."  This too shall pass.

BC, hope your Grinchy self got a surprise enjoyment out of tonight's party.  The things we do for our dh's...  😉

Ted, good on ya for all you do at your teeny-tiny hospital!  I could never work OB, I too cry whenever a baby is born. 🙂 

Joe, too bad the steakhouse is so far but maybe that's a good thing.  Keeps you from going there TOO often (they can be notoriously expensive!). 😉

No Stars, good you got your prescriptions, and yes the parking lots can get CRAZY!  Especially this time of year, on a weekend!  Are Nannie's meds helping her more now?  I mean, at least taking the edge off the hostile, manic behaviour?  Can't stop the babbling, sounds like.  

Again, have a good evening!

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