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Saturday November 2, 2019

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Good morning!

I took a sleeping pill and laid my head down and then the alarm rang.  I remember SlowBro wandering through the night but fell right back asleep.  That's some serious sleep.  I usually don't sleep like that even with the sleeping pill.  

I had a nice loner day yesterday.  Watched Netflix, went to the gym and cooked some.  Nothing exciting. 

I'm happy to turn the clock down back an hour tonight.  Florida approved doing away with daylight savings time a year or so ago but are awaiting congress to approve.  

Get well J22

 

 

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Good Morning -

Tweety - Those nice, deep sleeps are a wonderful (and rare) thing! Glad you slept well last night. 

It's a quiet morning in this part of the world. Woke up a while ago. Already drank First Coffee. Yesterday was a day of rest. Did nothing constructive, yesterday. Just relaxed and remained unproductive. Work, the night before, was relatively "Q". I started off as Mr. ICU Nurse. There were three of us scheduled that night. We only need two for our teeny-tiny ICU. But rather than go home, I offered to be Shift Director for the rest of the night and let the full-time Shift Director have the night off. So, for the main part of my 12-hour shift, I worked as Mr. Shift Director.

Tonight?!? I'm scheduled to work in the ICU. Who knows what I'll be doing, though. But because of that freakin' "Daylight Savings Time", I get to work one extra hour tonight. Not cool. Also, because of the Daylight Savings Time, when I go to work tomorrow night, it'll be totally dark outside. I really don't like driving at night. They can take that "Daylight Savings Time" and shove it where the sun don't shine! (Ugh!)

Really. . . Nothing much going on.

Hope all have a relaxing week-end. Peace! 🙂

Ted

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Morning Tweety and Ted

Quiet day at work, finally, after the craziness all week

The church had it's anniversary celebration last night. Was a good service and the choir did well.  Bunch of former parishoners and area ministers showed up.  Was a little disappointed that more current church members didn't attend

Having lunch with dad today.  Also planning to go for a hike and do some cooking

Weather is going to be in the 30s and 40s but no snow expected

Glad we're setting the clocks back, as church will be starting earlier tomorrow

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Morning-

It's chilly here too, with a definite frost on the ground.  I had some crazy dreams last night, and once I was finally asleep I was awakened by a chorus of coyote howls.  I hear them a lot, but they were particularly loud last night.  I also thought I heard someone ring the doorbell, but that might have been part of a dream.  I got my car back from the repair shop yesterday, and all seems to be in order.  Total bill was just over $7000.  I'm glad I didn't have to pay for any of it!  

Tonight is my youngest nephew's Bar Mitzvah.  I will help my sister with the decorations this afternoon, and then the whole family will be together tonight.  My nephew is most excited about having churros for dessert at the celebration dinner.  Who doesn't love a good churro?

Hi Tweety, Ted, and Joe, and all who follow.  I hope those who are working have easy shifts.  Enjoy the extra hour of sleep (sorry, Ted!)!

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I feel OK although I remember being awake a lot during the night. I read about 1/3 of a 400 plus page novel. Didn't snack at all over night.

It is a nice sunny cold morning. We are having 70s during the day and 50s and even high 40s at night. I pray for rain to put the fires out.

 

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Last 'night' I went to bed around 2:30 AM. I got up again at 5:15 AM to go pee, and thought I heard ...something ... and tiptoed downstairs, only to find Nannie sitting on the bathroom floor with no pants on, and a vertical gash on her forehead about 3 & 1/2 inches long, and blood oozing down along the outside of her left eye. She was conscious and said she had been sitting on the floor "for two hours". Who knows. Whenever you ask her 'how long' about anything, she always says two hours, so.... But the blood at the edges of the gash were dried blood. Y'know, the woman sure can bellow if she wants to, but all she did was kind of 'mew' my hubby's and her hubby's names. 

Went back upstairs to get my hubby up, told him to call the ambulance, as she had hit her head...who knows on what, or how hard. He came down and looked at her to see if she really did need us to call the ambulance. (you all know how we nurses don't know how to assess a situation.)

While he was talking to 911, I went and made a list of all her meds, w/ her d.o.b. and primary doc's name. Ever the nurse.

Now I am hearing from Nannie ---- how the black girl who spent the night with her was the one who fell and hit her head. They stopped for ice cream on the way to the hospital because they were so hungry. The doctor at the hospital talked with her brother (long deceased) about the cut on his head. The doctor said he could wait for one of the women who goes to church with him, so we waited in the room, so they cut the pieces of the Thanksgiving Turkey and he did the giblets gravy. We started home and he was going to take me to my mothers. A good friend was here and he gave him the papers we had. The scar her brother had was on the opposite side of his forehead. It was cold in the house, and the turkey stuffing was cold as the house, but it got warmer after it finished cooking. It wasn't nothing but gravy and butter, you know. We all got to the hospital at the same time and her brother was told to go home and sleep. So that black girl drove home. And she had a bruise on her little finger and a cut on her ring finger, just like mine. The doctor told her not to pick at them. I was so scared something bad was going to be wrong with ____(her son) because somebody tried to jump on him, and he's the one who got the worst of it. He was used to using the turkey and dressing the help heal, but they told him to go home and rest, and not worry because his body makes the barrier. But my Momma passed out. They said the gash was kind of deep, and they wouldn't let me touch it.

...it goes on from there. I just wanted to treat you to how wonderful of a health historian Nannie is. Bless her heart, I wish she'd go back to sleep now!!! 😏 .......I know, I'm bad. But it's amazing how all this is what happened to her brother, not her, and it all included treatment with a Thanksgiving turkey!

This morning after the ambulance left with Nannie, I had to go back to bed myself, I was feeling like I was going to throw up (2 hrs sleep and an adrenaline rush). Woke up when they came back around 10 AM, but went back to sleep until 11 AM, then came down to the den to trade places so hubby could go upstairs and sleep a little more, himself.

I'm going to make her a sandwich for lunch, because in spite of all that turkey and dressing and ice cream, she says she is still a little hungry. 

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I very nearly popped my cork this afternoon. Nannie got REALLY RILED UP, she was going to go home to check on her mother. Ashe denied her injuries, and poo-poo'd at the idea of a doctor telling her she had to rest, because she had things to do. Despite the facts that she was in her PJ's and it was chilly out, she marched on out the driveway; I MADE her take her walker and I shadowed her; at least I could keep her out of the street, Then, back in the house,  she went on a tear looking for her keys, because no, she said, her driver's license was NOT expired, and she could SO drive, and was leaving as soon as she got her keys.Thankfully she has no car keys. She opened the car doors to try to fold up and put her walker in the car and she couldn't make it work, front or back seats. While she was trying to open the trunk, , I ran inside and woke up my hubby. Back outside she had decided to ditch the walker, and was getting into the driver's seat. I let hubby take over keeping watch over her and went up to my room to keep from throttling her. Well, you know I wouldn't but I sure felt like it. 

Hubby talked to their hairdresser who said the woman who took care of her mom before she died ---was looking for some occasional part time work, was very flexible with her time....good thing, cause I was at my wit's end with Nannie today. 

Right now she is sitting in her recliner reading a Christian Romance paper back. Doubt she is actually doing much reading, as she keeps flipping through pages, back and forth. The book has been on the chair side table for six months, and she only seems to pick it up when she's doing her cold-shoulder silent treatment. 

She just climbed the stairs to the kitchen. Real Bright.

Here is/are all the things I feel like saying to her: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________!!!!!

....and then some.

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Gosh Stars, that must be so frustrating. As I said before, if I lived closer I’d stop by and spell you.

im feeling much better today. Did my walk/jog phone app, and did some yard cleanup. I made a broccoli beef stir fry, and now we’re on our way to s-I-l’s house for M-I-L’s birthday dinner. 
and I agree, a good long sleep is so restorative!

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I think what gets me most is when she ENJOYS being difficult and contrary; and that is part of her pre-dementia personality, when,  if she 'gets' to someone, it makes her proud of herself, and happy. She is always saying that she is way smarter than people think she is, like that's her secret weapon. So her brain is shrinking , but she still retains some of the most unpleasant parts of her SELF.

Is diatomacious earth considered a lethal weapon? How to introduce it into the brain cavity isn't something I've been able to figure out yet. 😞 I know this doesn't speak well of me to write this down, but the things I don't write down, well, mea culpa, prolly LOTS worse!

And that's the way it is at 12 Midnight, sliding into Saturday the third, which I hope, with utmost sincerity, is a MUCH, MUCH better day, dammit!

 

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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