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Saturday May 16 2020

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Morning

Was a fairly quiet day at work, except for a meeting and a call that went on far longer than it should have.  And some searching for resources....I tried our member services number but as usual they weren't that helpful...so I had to find stuff for someone on my own

Rest of the day was fairly quiet.  Have begun watching a new British comedy, Yes Minister, after seeing some clips of it on YouTube 

Heading outside today as tomorrow will be rainy.  Will make my usual stop for coffee too.  The environmental group has an online meeting as well

Will be nice this weekend, in the 60s

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Good morning Joe, and to all who follow!

Thanks for the tip about the British comedy, will try it out!  Good work was not too bad.

Hope y'all have a good day!

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Good . . . (actually it's now) Afternoon! 🙂

Joe - I LOVE British comedy since faithfully watching Monty Python (during my younger years). Gonna check out "Yes Minister". 🙂

Just a quick but warm hello today. . . 

Recently woke up from First Sleep. Gonna eat lunch after typing here, then go back to bed for Second Sleep. Then, get ready for work (starting around 4:30 PM this afternoon). 

Work was relatively "Q" last night, except for a few hours down in the ER. Some poor soul, drunk as a skunk, needed a few of us to help "calm" her down so that a few stitches could be placed on a bleeding thumb wound. There was kicking, punching, biting, spitting. . . and blood every where. Geeze! It was sad to see, and not fun to be a part of the "calming party". I don't know the whole story, but there must of been more than ETOH in this poor person's system.  The rest of the night was "Q", though. . . 

Today?? The sun is out, and the temperature is a pleasant 60 degrees. Yesterday's weather was crazy! Sun, wild thunder storm, then calm. Gratefully, there were no tornadoes as was warned by our weather people. 

Hope all have a pleasant Saturday! 🙂

Ted

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Good afternoon.

At work.  Lunch was interrupted by an  ER admission.  Busy day and I'm in charge.  Being on lockdown the phone rings every 60 seconds and no secretary.  Certainly doesn't help my general sour disposition.  Bleh

Have a great day!

 

 

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Saturday again! Someone blinked, so here we are!

Forgot to turn my phone off last night, so was awakened by a phone call at 9:20, from our KIA sales-guy wanting to know if we've "figured everything out" in the car, and tell us that if we get stuck on how to program stuff on the screen, to call him. 

Managed to get back to a semblance of sleep, but I was having left-sided (gypsy) pain and could not find a comfortable position. Had to wake up eventually, even though my head didn't want to; when the body complains, it MAKES me listen! I slathered the lidocaine roll-on from shoulder to finger-tips, put on my wrist and thumb brace, and an elbow-band like one wears for tennis elbow. I took my medicine(s) and now they are starting to quiet things down a little. My hip and knee didn't need the lidocaine, even though they were protesting, it was not desperate and I knew the meds would calm them down, so there's something to be thankful for.

Nannie has been playing Disorientation and I am playing RE-Orientation. She also feels a need to --hesitantly--, --barely audibly--explain everything to me, and she is wrong, wrong, wrong! I guess she is trying to straighten out her mind by using her melting brain. (Like Russell Crowe in that movie about the genius who also had mental difficulties, who was told (paraphrasing here): "You can't fix a broken mind with the same broken mind." ...to which he replied angrily, "WHY THE HELL NOT?!!!") She's-a CRAZY, mixed up, stubborn, very aggravating person and the dementia eats more of her brain every week. And COVID has stalled the 'other' option, as it is running rampant through nsg homes, and retirement homes and communities all around here. OH WELL!

Hubby is doing yardwork today; just weed-eating and edging has worn him out and made his arms tired; it's been several MONTHS since he's worked outside, since his surgery. I keep telling him NOT to overdo it. He IS wearing a filtering face mask. He is resting, and then plans to mow (at least it's a riding mower) and then use the leaf blower to clear off the driveway and walkway and patio. I said he should pace himself; he doesn't have to get it all done in ONE day. He said he is resting 'in-between'. I just hope he doesn't end up paying for all of this tonight and tomorrow. 

By the way, he IS using the Nicotrol nasal-spray now, but still smokes ...just not as much. I have tried to explain to him about nicotine over-dose/poisoning, but his answer is that he smoked two packs a day for a long time so he doesn't believe that nicotrol can be any worse an amount than that. I am talking to a wall, sometimes.

I am going to insist that if he continues to 'take care of himself' the way he has been, with his diabetes/lung history, et al. we are DEFINITELY going to make an appointment ASAP with the lawyer and make up our damn wills, but most especially HIS will. It will piss me off tremendously if he croaks from overdoing, as he thinks he is ten-foot tall and bullet-proof. I believe it is really a kind of excuse to stay away from Nannie, because she makes him nuts!

Tomorrow should be MY day to have for MY chores: paying bills, filing and shredding, and NOT having to listen to Nannie's Fractured Fables. She makes ME nuts, too!

Try watching her clean out her pudding cup by using her spoon to get every single little last streak of pudding, as if she will never eat again and can't waste a scintilla of it. It quite literally takes her half an hour to work her way through that 3 & 1/2 ounce cup. Makes me want to just snatch it out of her hands and yell "ENOUGH!!!!!"

Outta here for now. 

 

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Yesterday I walked almost six miles, about one on wet sand. It was SO NICE to have ocean water on my feet. I only talked to four people, all LAPD. The first was when two got out of their SUV on the boardwalk because a man was bothering an attractive women wearing a bikini and flip flops. She was yelling, "DON'T TOUCH ME" an running. He seemed intoxicated, but promised to leave her alone. I politely told the officers they should be wearing masks. They said they accidentally left them in their vehicle. 

Then I saw two officers wearing masks and thanked them for their good example.

Today I mowed the front lawn, but didn't do the edging. Tomorrow I need to mow the back before the fox tails dry. 

I may dream about dead cows next time I sleep.

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I participated in a virtual 5K run this morning. It was a fundraiser for the college where I earned my BSN (class of 2002). The proceeds will go to students effected by SARS-CoV-2.  It was cool, with just little spits of rain, so it was perfect for running, in my opinion. There were very few people on the trail. I ran past the park staff who were feeding the chickens and ducks that live there, then along the trail through the wetlands, then along the river where I usually see an eagle, and sometimes here a woodpecker. Didn't see any cottontail bunnies today. I eventually circle back toward the old homestead house, past the demonstration gardens where the robins were hanging out, to the old barn and back to my car. 

dh is in a mood and wants me to get off my 'puter so bye for now. 

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nurseJ22, congrats on your virtual 5K!  Sounds like it was a perfect day for it, too.

herring, AHHHHHHHHHHHHH, the ocean on your feet, sand squishing between your toes!  Very nice!

Dh and I "did" Zoom Sabbath School and church, rested part of the afternoon, tried a JamKazam jam but the connection was just too unstable.  I had static ALL the time in my earbuds, and it was so bad whenever I played the guitar that I couldn't hear anyone else.  There were probably seven others in the jam.  I rebooted and re-entered the jam and finally bowed out.

So towards sunset we went outside and sat on our jam chairs on the driveway and played - me on guitar, dh on mando.   The weather was SO nice, 72 with a breeze!  Played till dh started to feel bothered by the sycamore leaves (he is allergic to them). 

Have a nice evening!

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