Jump to content

Saturday Februrary 27 2021

  (454 Views 12 Comments)
6 Followers; 37,906 Visitors; 6,883 Posts
If you find this topic helpful leave a comment.

Morning

Glad things are better today Stars

Ted, that is tiny, 26 beds

Hi Amo

Yesterday ended up being a tough day at work, morning was busy but managed, though afternoon was busy too, had to push some stuff to next week.  Was glad it was over

Relaxed after work, exercised, watched The Andy Griffith Show, and did some more cross stitch.  All the outlining is finally done, now I can start filling in the design

Slept pretty good though a little restless, as I was trying not to use the weighted blanket.  Got up once to read briefly, and decided to compromise by just using the weighted blanket below the waist.  That seemed to work, and shouldn't aggravate my snoring or my reflux

And I am a bit nervous about the new mattress and how I'll adjust to it, though it should be fine.  My current mattress has a definite sag in the middle which can't be good for my back

The new mattress is supposed to arrive between 8 and 10.  Hoping it will arrive soon enough for me to get outside afterwards but not so early that I can go out and get coffee before then

Not much else planned for today, except maybe some cleaning.  Svengoolie has Devil Doll which I have not seen before

Should be in the upper 40s today, and up to 50 tomorrow, which is a big relief compared with how it has been temperature-wise lately

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning!

Joe - Congrats on the new mattress! Hopefully it'll help provide you a sound sleep each night. Those sags found in old mattresses can be quite discomforting, especially when turning from side to side. Hope you share your cross-stitching project once it's completed! You do really nice work.

Slept fairly well last night. Of course I was wide awake around 2:00 AM. It's part of my reality working nights for 29+ years. 

The weather outside shows some snow flurries. The snow flurries is supposed to turn to rain as the temperature warms up. This might make our driveway slick. Again! (Ugh!) Oh well. . . 

Don't have any solid plans for today. Amy is still editing the last video project that we did together. So, I might work on that original composition that I started a couple of weeks ago (but never developed and finished).  Tomorrow, Amy would like to video-record a new cooking segment.

Tomorrow, our church is supposed to start in-house services. Again. It'll be nice to see everyone again. We're supposed to continue following state guidelines for religious gatherings, though, which is good (in preventing the resurgence of this pandemic). What's truly positive about all of this, is that it means our area of the world is experiencing a low percentage of the virus. I really hope it doesn't resurge again, though. I'd hate to experience that "step backwards" that we experienced last summer. Still, I see a light at the end of the tunnel. But, we're not out of the tunnel yet.

Hope all have a pleasant weekend! Peace! 🙂

Ted

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good morning!

Joe, hope the new mattress serves you well.

Ted, glad you get to go back to church.  I'm feeling a bit better about covid as well but not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel yet.  Here we're still over 5,000 new cases a day and hospitalizations remain steady and not growing.   The good news is that for my county we're back below 5% percent of positivity this past week finally and that 140,000 people have been vaccinated.  Any restrictions on businesses and churches has all been voluntary except for the mask ordinance which the governor said is illegal and can't be enforced.  Our progressive mayor and our Trump-loving governor have clashed more than once.  Anyway happy there is some good news on that front for a change.  

Stayed up late unwinding after a long shift.  After the dogs and went back to sleep and slept in some.  Slept with only melatonin and exhaustion. They pulled a nurse and started me with 6:1 and I was in charge.  I can't do 6:1 easily.  We're starting to feel the pinch of our unit having nurses transfer, two the ER, two to ICU and one to the OR.  It's normal for us to be a stepping stone like this and I'm glad they are staying within the facility.

Finished up my commitment to overtime.  Oddly they are taking out $1200 they overpaid me when I didn't fulfill the last commitment because of BF's hip and now I'm requesting another one for the commitment that I did finish.

Ended on a sour note with a missing narcotic.  I was the only one using this narc, a 10 mg. hydrocodone for a patient and it shows I signed out three and charted three but one was missing.  No explanation whatsoever.  I had no choice but to self-report.  I made some mistake somehow and don't know what I did, if I dropped one pulling them out, if I pulled two, if pharmacy restocked it wrong.  I wanted to do a urine drug screen but they said they didn't have anyone on duty to do that.  What?   Not sure what the fallout will be.  The pharmacy manager is a high strung micromanager type A (served us well during the vaccine rollout, but otherwise he's annoying) and I'm sure if going to go after my head.  Have at it.  This and staying until 9pm zapped any joy I had.  I'm still a bit depressed.

Good news is that I'm off for four days.  Will get outside and enjoy our lovely weather.   Going to get up to near 80 with clear skies.

 

 

Edited by Tweety

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gosh, you folks are up kinda early for a Saturday morning! I had to get up because Ozzie was scratching the rug under the head of my bed ...annoying, but at least it isn't barking! So, it was 'out to pee' time for him. It's colder today, so I had to put one of his sweaters back on him; he went nekkid all day yesterday because it actually got up to 72 degrees!!!

I had left a message for someone I haven't seen/talked to in a few years; she called back last night, but I had left my phone in the car. This morning I got dressed and went out to the car to return her call. Hubby was not awake and Nannie is a well-known eavesdropper, so I figured the car was my only hope of some privacy. Alas, I had to leave her another message. I don't know if today is a good day to call her, as she is Jewish, and I'm not sure how observant she is. Whatever; at least I know she got my message and I will be talking with her soon, one of these days. It's nothing urgent, but I wanted to ask her a question.

I have been on hubby's arse about getting his Advanced Directives notarized and for us to go have our WILLS made and notarized. Neither of us is getting any younger, y'know! He says I don't have to worry because Nannie left everything to him, and if he predeceases me, she has left everything to me. I have had a hard time getting him to understand that that is all well and good, but if he dies without a will, I have to accept what is called "a child's portion" and my step-dgt will get half of whatever is there. That's the law, and I don't want to be 'shirt-out-of-luck' in that circumstance. Not that he has anything valuable, himself, to leave, really, but Nannie's house and property would be fair game in that case. I have no intention of screwing step-dgt out of any inheritance, but as his wife of 31 years I should not be shunted aside by HER greed! As hubby says, I should have 'first dibs.'

I still remember that when she found out Nannie (who is the one who told her, 3 years ago) left everything to hubby and me, she got in a perfectly OBVIOUS SNIT because in her opinion, it all should have been left to her Daddy and HER. She said, and I quote, "By the time SHE (I) gets through with it, there will be nothing left for ME!" AND, she went on line to try to figure out how much the house and land was worth and came up with the astonishing idea that it would mean I'd get q quarter of a million dollars if I sold it.!!! NO WAY! I mean, this place is in a very good location, but $250,000 is a dream amount. The house would have to have all kinds of repairs and up-do's/improvements to be even close to pulling in anywhere near of that amount! It really p.o'd hubby and Nannie when they found out what she had been figuring out what SHOULD BE hers!!!

Anyway, what *I* want to make sure of is that if, no, when I die, no one in my family or hers gets my collections of writing. I want to will it to the woman who was my psychologist since 1994; she is the only one I trust with my thoughts, feelings, poetry and journals. I am going to start sorting out my poems, etc, and since I always kept my work-pages, ie the beginning and re-writes, etc., I don't think after a certain point I will have to save them. I did save them because an art teacher once told me that it was important to save even the things that didn't work out or weren't completed, because I could refer back and learn from them. Writing poetry is kind of like sculpting with words... you try to become more succinct as you work on things.... say the most with the least words and the most 'punch'. And since it is so personal, it is also universal....but no one in either family knows or understands that and would have no appreciation of my stuff. What I want to do is to specify in my will that my psychologist is going to inherit my writing. I do feel, though, that it is only right that I ASK her if she would mind getting it. I don't care what she would do with it: she could write a case study, or submit stuff for publishing (if I don't get to that point first, that is.) Or she could use it in her practice if it would help other women, and if she were to get any $$ for any of it, she could either keep it or donate it to a charity for abused women and children. Anyway, I just. don't, want. anyone. else. to. have. access. to. it, PERIOD. If she doesn't want the onus of inheriting it, I better get on the stick and make some kind of chapbooks or manuscripts and start submitting stuff. Otherwise, if I don't get that accomplished, I would want it all BURNED, and that would be a shame. But that's how strongly I feel about it!!!

I also want hubby's last wishes to be followed, and the only way to do that is if it all is legally specified, with no wiggle room for anyone else to argue with what he wants and doesn't want. But sometimes he says stuff that is a little wishy-washy or partially contrary to what he says to me that he wants, and I want it SETTLED.

For instance, I have a DNR,DNI, and Advanced Directives which specify comfort measures ONLY. One of these days I will have to tell my sister about that, but am avoiding it because she will fuss and cry. You know, I'm 'too young' or 'too healthy' to make those decisions. As a nurse, I have seen toooooo much that I am NOT willing to go through just to live another year or two with medical costs and care problems. If I am lucky enough to just croak and not linger, that would be great. If someone were to argue with God and bring me back, well, I've always said that anyone who is foolish enough to do so would then be responsible for ALL expenses from that point on. If I follow the genes of my family members, I may very well live another 20 years, but if I DON'T actually die-die, I don't want to be in an old-folks warehousing situation, at their mercy, if 'mercy' is what you could call it. Shudder, shudder! Such cheery Saturday morning chatting! 

Eeenywayz, that's about it for now. Take care!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Afternoon-

I got my 2nd Covid shot this morning and so far, feel fine.  We gave 200 2nd doses today, and will not be doing anymore community clinics unless the state decides to give us more vaccine.  I hope they do.  I enjoy doing these clinics and it makes me feel useful in the fight against Covid.  

I'm still feeling a little meh.  I'm better if I sleep well, but that's hit or miss.  Spring will fix the blahs.

Tweety-Sorry about the missing narc.  I can't believe they wouldn't let you do a urine test.  

Joe-I hope the new mattress is super comfortable, and you sleep like a baby.

Ted-Enjoy your services tomorrow, but please stay safe!

NSIME-I also have to do my will and advanced directives.  We were supposed to do it last summer after we got married, but since we didn't get married, we didn't do it!  We'll try again this summer.

Hope everyone else is doing well.  Talk to you tomorrow!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good afternoon. It was clear and cold last night, so my morning run in the sunshine was a little frosty!. Eldest ds treated me to dinner last night at my favorite Italian restaurant. They had an outside tented area with radiant heat and I had a little glass of red table wine and a nice veggie pasta dish. Today, I finished up the taxes and got them filed. I am going to go out and do some more pruning, but it looks like it may rain. 

Tweety, that is just a sucky way to end your shift. In my opinion, management is just asking for mistakes to happen when you are chronically understaffed. Perhaps this will send a message. 

Yes, I need to get advanced directives done. In my state, we can have a POLST: Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment, that you sign with your PCP. It is much more specific, and acts as an order, so care-givers don't have to ask next of kin what to do. I have seen many families waiver at the end of life and refuse to allow comfort care and I wouldn't want to do that to dh. I've only seen my PCP once, and that was last June. I keep thinking I am going to get an alert saying I need to be seen, but I think until more vaccines get given, most office visits are on hold. 

Good news locally on the vaccine front: one of the local Indian tribes is going to use some of their allotment to vaccinate teachers in the school district where most of their kids attend. Woo, hoo. Otherwise it looked to be close to the end of March before teachers would be eligible. COVID numbers not really going down. 

Take care

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't posted because I had a stroke that affects my vision. I will not be posting, my friend (Vicki} is typing for me. I feel ok and my prognosis is good. I MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!  ☺️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh my goodness, herring! Sending healing thoughts your way! 

 

Thank you, Vicki, for letting us know. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

herring, bless you!  I hope your sight will recover, at least partially??  Hugs and prayers for overall recovery.  Yes, thank you Vicki, for helping her touch base.  We miss her!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Prayers and hugs (((((((❤️herring!!!)))))) And thanks to Vicki for facilitating communications!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

((((herring_RN)))) - Warm Prayers for you for Healing.
(Vicki - Thank you!!! ((Hugs)) to you!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sending prayers, hugs and healing thoughts to (((Herring))).  Vicki-thank you for letting us know and keep us posted, please!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.