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Morning

Yesterday was a fairly normal day, which was good after all the job related stuff of the last week or two

Had dinner with J as usual.  He leaves for CA on Monday so we won't meet again until he returns on Sunday of next week

Quiet morning for me.  No cooking this weekend or laundry.  Might head to the arboretum if the weather is OK.  Will meet dad for lunch as usual

Svengoolie has House of Wax with Vincent Price which I'll take a look at

Weather has turned cooler, in the 40s.

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Good morning Joe and all who stop by later.

Just got back from the gym.  I indulged a bit with some Mexican food last night.  Had great chiles rellenos, but the star of the meal was the Mexican street corn.  I love that stuff.  I also had a great margarita made with jalapeno infused tequila.  I had to do my penance at the gym this morning to justify all that food.  Today we're going to tour a chocolate factory (samples!) and then walk around Boston.  It's going to hit the low 60s, so it will be nice to be outside.  More gym tomorrow to repent for the chocolate I'll have today.

Have a great day!

 

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Good morning!

Ted, hope you're enjoying yourself.  Enjoyed the pics you put up on Facebook.

Joe, I agree with the sentiment that job you interviewed for sounds like it would be too stressful with high expectations, which really isn't like most RN positions, but I think you can do better.

BC, hope you slept better and had a decent day yesterday.  I see you just posted as I'm finishing up my post.

Nel, hope the visit with your mother went well.  Sounds like the trip is going well.  You deserve some time to unwind.  Although time with family can be stressful for some of us.  

Steph, I hope your on-call weekend goes well and that Spidey has a good time.

Hi Herring!  Hope you had a good day.

NSIME, no doubt Ozzie is a spoiled dog.  Yes, it is interesting that we all have our critters in this thread. 

Dianah, hope your friends husband improves.  Hope you have a good time at the retirement luncheon and catching up with old colleagues.  

Work was busy yesterday.  I worked the joint replacement side but we had to take gyn patients, so I took two hysterectomies and discharged two and went through six patients...and I was in charge.  One of the hysterectomies said to me "I've never had a male nurse, but you really helped me and you're so calm and professional".  Guess she caught me on a good day.  We talked a bit about cancer in her family, her husband who had stage IV colon cancer was there and looked great, and how worries she was she had cancer (she doesn't).   Nice lady and husband.  

At the beginning of the shift I went to the other side of our two-sided unit and saw one of the co-workers that's been real sick.  I was extremely nice and said "oh, I didn't know you were back, I do hope you're feeling better".  She was such a witch and snapped "I'm not feeling better, and I'm not helping you and doing charge nurse stuff on this side, I'm doing my patients and going home".  She's charge nurse sometimes and sometimes I'll ask her to make an assignment when we're on two sides and I have a full patient assignment, but don't ask her much.  She worked with a new grad that she put to tears.  The manager had to talk to her.  Don't know what's going on but her reaction to me and the new grad was inappropriate.  At the end of the shift she settled down.  I wish she'd called in sick again.  Our job is hard enough without berating one other.  I will say that with the two that quit, other than her, I work with some great people...lazy techs aside.  

Today it's supposed to hit 80 and it's already a lovely 70 degrees.  It's "wash the sheets day" and I got that started.  Off the weekend and going to the movies and dinner later with a couple of friends.  Will go to the gym first.

Have a great day!

 

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BC, I love Mexican street corn.  I've made it at home a couple of times, but would love to eat the real thing in Mexico one day.  Bucket list.   Enjoy your day in Boston....did you say chocolate?  

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I don't like clams so don't like clam chowder.   I have made corn chowder before.  I tend not to like creamy dishes.  I've made Manhattan style (tomato soup as NSIME calls it) with shitake mushrooms  before.  I've also made this vegan New England Clam chowder here.  

 

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Morning all!

The snow melted by noon on the bright green grass.  It has grown so much in the last two weeks, I think I'll mow it today.  It is sunny and will get up in the 60's maybe. 

Spidey's team lost both games.  But he's ok.  He and dad just left for the dump and then he goes to a hitting practice at the high school.  

I'd love to go exploring . . . but have to stay close to home.  I truly can't believe our patient is hanging on.  Sometimes people surprise us.  That's a good thing. 

That soup looks really good Tweey . . . I love veggie soups with veggie broth.  I also love creamy soups so make cream of cauliflower and/or brocolli soups often.  I prefer my clam chowder without bacon . . . and a bit more soupy cream broth.  

Haven't eaten yet and I'm getting hungry. 

Enjoy your Saturday folks.  

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Morning folks,It looks to be another nice spring day here. It was up to 60 yesterday and Thursday. I ran errands yesterday, and took dd out to lunch at a restaurant that looks out over the bay. I had an interesting dish with crunchy chick peas, roasted yams and cauliflower, avocado, and pickled jalapeños. It whetted my appetite for avocado, so I picked some up on the way home and made a salad to go along with steaks I grilled on the barbie. I stopped at the car dealership to pick up a fog light for my old Subaru and the fellow at the counter felt he had to do some "mansplaining". I've had this car 17 years, and replaced this light at least 3 times and I know what I need. Pfft. 

Angus has been feeling a little under the weather since his rabies shot on Thursday. For some reason, he didn't like the vet  and snapped at him. And the the vet tried to tell me I needed to train Angus better. More "mansplaining" and time for a new vet. 

I guess I am getting too old and cranky, but I don't have time for folks who assume they know more than I. Sort of like people snapping at you when you inquire about how they are. 

Yes, I think I will need to mow today. I filled up the pick up with clipping again, so another dump run is in store. And I need to plant up my plant purchases. 

Woo hoo, spring!

j22

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Will somebody please 'splain (man or otherwise) to me what Mexican Street Corn is?

I remember taking the subway ( trolley-line) in to Boston, and there was a Necco wafer factory at the stop before you cross the Charles River. On a hot day it was like someone shoved your nose full of chocolate; it was rather unpleasant, actually.

It is close to 80 degrees today; the 'bungle-bees' and Carpenter Bees (We us'ta call 'em WOOD bees) are zinging and bumping around. Those carpenter bees are so territorial that it seems all they do is fight; it is an interesting sound when they go head to head like goats do.

Back in 1985, when I worked at a biggish hospital, I heard from so many elderly female patients that they did NOT want a male nurse assigned to them. Then ... after one shift under the care of a male nurse, they did not want anyone else: "Where's my male nurse today?"

The thing about different clam chowdahs is that some use just 'clam-strips' which are an abomination. If there's no belly to a clam, it isn't really a clam. REAL, whole clams are supposed to practically melt in your mouth; the clam strips are like chewing a nasty bunch of thick bubber-rands (rubber bands; or as we called 'em up North, "elastics"). And chowdahs aren't supposed to have that thick, pretend cream; REAL, heavy cream is the thing to use.

No doubt about it, Ozzie is spoiled. But he really complains even more loudly if you say, "Wait a minute!" His impatience does not allow for the words 'wait' or 'minute'. I say, "It's TOO early!" and "Twirly-twirly-twirly!!!" THAT he understands, and I can tell because his ears drop down with disappointment when I say it, and he doesn't bark again. Though he does do some soft boufs. If you say "Stop bouf-ing!" he pays no attention. Because he is a bona-fide,  dyed-in-the-wool NOODGE!

Yes, it is Spring, and hubby has to fill the bird feeders daily. The birds 'know' him and fly around, but not away. Seconds after he walks away, the hordes descend! 

Did read on-line that the mountains may get snow in a few days. That actually is pretty normal for up there. One mid-April we had 18" of snow. I had an big old Chevy that was  driveable anywhere, through thick and thin; it was a good, mechanical car, big and ugly as sin, and reliable like nobody's business. It was as big as a grandmother's living room and not hard to back up like my van is. I got stuck once on a mountainous 1-lane road, and after going just one mile, I could not go UP any further; I had to back that chevy back down the icey, snowy, narrow road for a mile. I did fine, but my neck was sore by the time I got to the bottom. The van drives and rides well, and I like that I don't have to haul myself up from a low driver's seat when I exit the vehicle... but it is still toooooo big. I drive around with a lot of wasted space!

I gave Nannie my newspaper, because I get daily delivery. Her little small-town newspaper only comes on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. I kind of wish I'd not started giving her my paper when I'm through with it, because if I am in the den with her, she will read me a lot of the stories and items which I just finished reading. Her big squawk about POTUS is that "He's a real RIP; that man's had THREE WIVES! He's got no business being a President." (Guess that's like three wives and yer out!)

 

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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Just returned from the high school baseball field watching my son and one other player start warming up for hitting practice.  It isn't a mandatory practice but still . . . 

I forgot to add a Ted Talk I watched last night that was quite timely for me.  It was put up by the daughter of my best friend.  She lives in SF. Is getting some training for hospice volunteering.  She is taking end-of-life classes.  The video is only about 18 minutes long but I appreciated it.  Thought I'd share it with you all.  It is about the reaction the speaker had to being criticized regarding her column about the death of someone's son and how she ended up handling it. 

 

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We had a housekeeper, Maria, who on her days off brought tamales and/or Mexican Street Corn to sell night shift workers. The corn was grilled  and seasoned with lime, chili, and cheese. She charged very little and it tasted great!

I bought Christmas tamales for my sister from her. When I told her a man backed up to the laundromat selling similar steaming hot corn and tamales, buy I didn't buy from him because his hands and fingernails were dirty. My sister said,  "He is probably Maria's husband." 😉 

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Good Afternoon!

It is BEAUTIFUL outside!! Sunny! Temp in the mid-60s with a refreshing breeze! Just got back from a stroll with the loving wife. The exercise was good!

Had a very nice birthday celebration in NYC, Thursday! The weather was nice then, too. Took a walk through Central Park. Had a delicious dinner at Ted's Montana Grill. (Met an old music-college buddy and room-mate, there, too!) After dinner, we walked through Times Square to get to our theater. Gosh, Times Square was exceptionally crowded! LOTs and LOTs of people! Finally made it to the theater and saw the play, "Hillary and Clinton". It was both funny and thought-provoking! Obviously, there was politics involved with the plot. (It took place when Hillary was running for President against Obama, during the primaries in 2007.) However, the show focused more on the relationship between Hillary and her husband, "Clinton". The play was well-scripted and very well performed. After the play, we walked back to our hotel, which was several blocks away from the theater. The city was STILL busy with crowds and traffic at 10:30 PM at night!! I must say that I do enjoy visiting NYC! BUT!! I would not want to live there. Too many people, too much traffic, and a whole lot of noise. It is overwhelming, to say the least! I really enjoy the peaceful quiet of living out in the country. Today's walk confirmed that. All that we heard was the spring wind as we made our way up and down the very rural roadway.  But the 24+ hours spent down in the "Big Apple" was fun, was pleasantly eventful, and was the right amount of time spent there. 😉 

Tonight?!? We're going to see Pat Metheny! Again! It's only about the 5th or 6th time that I've seen him throughout the years! L O L! He's one of my favorite jazz musicians (and I pretty much like them all). 🙂

Well, I need to take a shower now. . . . 

Hope all are having a relaxing week-end with safe travels. 

Ted

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Happy Saturday all.

It feels great to actually have a weekend.

Went to brunch with 10 relatives from my mother's side of the family, and saw two cousins, I haven't seen in years.

Then, sat out on a cousin's deck, and just talked.

Had a good time.

Leave tomorrow afternoon to return to KY.

Talli and Nine Ways get the first round of spring shots on Monday.

Didn't sleep well last night. My mother keeps her place 10 degrees warmer than I keep my place. It was so hot, I slept with the bed room window half open!!!!!!

I like women's surgical patients, Tweety. Sorry that your co-worker was so nasty. Completely uncalled for.

It is a beautiful day in New England.

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