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Saturday November 30, 2019

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Good morning!

Joe, hope you enjoyed having Friday off.  

Dianah, sorry you couldn't make it to the apple ranch, but sounds like an okay day.

Herring, hope you had a good time at the convention.

J22, I'm sure the family appreciates the traditions, but I know how hard it is to be the host (hence my laziness at going out to eat these days)

Ted, sounds like a decent night at work.  Hopefully one of those 4 days you can get put on call.

Stars, glad that you got some good sleep.

I had a decent day solo yesterday, got some laundry done, cooking and gym.  My computer arrived nearly a week early.  Glad it came on a day off.  So far so good.  A couple of glitches and some new features, but otherwise similar to the old one.  Works just fine, no issues on this site like the old one.

Had a bit of insomnia in the wee hours and got up early before the alarm.  I had a weird dream I was walking down the hall and was stopped for a lice check, they gave me two pairs of pants a paper one and a cloth one to change into but I didn't know which was to use.  Weird.

Working today and tomorrow.

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Good morning-

Thanksgiving was good.  I ate too much, of course.  I was glad not to be hosting this year.  It was nice to be a guest, for a change.  I worked yesterday, and it was kind of crazy.  I think people are getting more and more unreasonable.  

It sounds like everyone had a pretty good day on Thursday.  It does become somewhat bittersweet as we and our parents age.  

We watched "The Irishman" on Netflix last night.  It was very good, albeit a bit long for me (3 1/2 hours!).  We will likely stay in the rest of the weekend.  We're expecting some bad weather tomorrow into Monday.  I would be fine with a snow day on Monday!

Tweety-Glad you like your new computer.  That was a weird dream!

Hope all have a good day.

 

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Morning Tweety and BC

It was a fairly quiet day yesterday 

Got my 1 work call done.  Got out for a hike, did the grocery shopping and some cooking and met J for dinner

Today have some more cooking to do and one more work call.  Also meeting dad for lunch to celebrate his birthday next week.  Will try to get outside but it's supposed to rain most of the day

Like Herring I have a convention coming up, next weekend.  Which is why I did next weeks cooking yesterday 

Slept OK tonight but a bit nervous for some reason.  Probably the changes at work and tomorrow I'll be volunteering for a local gay group.  Change often makes me nervous

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Good Morning -

Just got home from work. Work was relatively "Q". There were no patients in the ICU, so I offered the usual Night Shift Director to be off last night and that I'd work for her. She accepted my offer. So, I was Mr. Shift Director last night. I like the change in role. The ER was busy for a couple of hours, then was "Q" There was one admission to the Med/Surge floor, which went smoothly. All in all, it was a good night. But, dang! I'm tired. The commute home was tough this morning because of being tired. I did pull off the road to a near-by truck stop to rest my eyes. That helped a lot. If call was offered for tonight, my plan is to decline it. The other ICU nurse indicated that he would like to be On Call if offered, which is fine by me. If call was to be offered Sunday night, though, I think I'd take it. But that is too far into the future to even think about such possibilities. 

Joe - I'm not too fond of changes, either. Often, though, I find that I'm grateful for those changes after I go through them. I know that it sounds "corny", but often those changes, for me, helped with the confidence-building.

BCgradnurse - We're expecting bad weather, Sunday into Monday, too! We could get up to 18" of snow by the later part of Monday! Thankfully, I'm off from work both Monday and Tuesday! Stay safe should the bad weather find itself in your part of the world!

Tweety - Glad your new computer is up, running and working as intended! Hope work is kind to you these next couple of days.

Well. . . I'm falling to sleep at the computer! L O L! I'm going to bed for First Sleep!

Be safe this weekend! 🙂

Ted

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I sympathize with Joe, and agree with Ted. I don't like change much, but often once it occurs I realize it's not that bad. And if it's my choice, I will think why didn't I do this a long time ago! 

We started watching the Irishman too, but I tapped out about 2 hours in. 

Tweety, that is a weird dream. Have you been reading the School Nurse board about lice? This reminds me of a patient we had on our floor once. She had a resistant case of lice and the dopey hospitalist kept ordering a repeat of the treatment to the point it burned her skin. He was the type refused to listen to the nurses suggesting for mayonnaise or Cetaphil. She needed to go to a care facility but none would take her until she was lice free. A couple of staff said they caught some from her. That was a pain.

Ted, I hope you get good sleep. Good for you for stopping on your way home. 

I am going on a bike ride this morning. Later I plan to get on the roof and spread some moss killer. 

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Happie Sattidey ~

It's going on 1 PM. I've been up since 11 AM, after 9 hours of sleep; hubby went on the pharmacy run this morning. Nannie just got up. She said something in her bed is as hard as a rock, up against her back. She posited (!) that "She must've gotten a rock out of the field and put it there." Didn't ask who 'she' is, because I don't want to start up with the dream/fantasy/delusions~~~ ad infinitum. Oh gosh, too late: striped dogs and cats in here last night, one of which slept on her legs, causing her pain. It wasn't her most recent fall that was to blame, of course. Why does the sun-downing start so early now? Is it going to be a 24/7 thing? Cripes!

Overcast and sunny by intervals. No snow expected here, but maybe some in the mountains where we used to live. We're supposed to be getting some rain here, I guess, at some point.

Were it not for the gypsies, I'd almost like to be working again. It would be a nice REST, mentally, at least, and make the checking account more, um, 'buff'. But, alas, my ol' bod cannot do what it used to be able to do, so it's a moot fantasy. 

Tweety, Ya wanna send me some of them there "solo days"? (That's kind of a moot fantasy for me, also!) Your dream was pretty weird....Lice Check? Huh! Once I dreamed I was trying to get a tick out of my pubic area....ICK! Happy to hear you have your new computer and all is doing well.

BCg, I agree about people being unreasonable. THAT makes me glad I'm NOT working! Hope you get your snow-day on Monday.

Joe, is your convention a FURRY one? Me, I like change a lot of the time, as it moves me to a different frame of mind and different circumstances. That's why I used to love doing "float" at the hospitals, and later, Home-Health on the weekends. Under those conditions I didn't feel STUCK in a situation because I knew that soon enough I'd be dealing with different people and different kinds of work. I'd welcome some changes here on the home-front, for sure!!!

Ted, how long of a commute do you have to deal with? Hope you get well-rested even before you get those two days (nights) off.

j22, I never heard of resistant lice! UGH! Also never have heard of the mayonnaise treatment for them, but, shoot, if it works well, I'd have been tempted to smear it on the patient, because who has to have an order for 'hair conditioning'? I did have a patient once who did a bi-weekly mayonnaise conditioning for her hair. She'd leave it in for at least an hour and....stink, until it was scrubbed out. // Be VERY cautious on the roof, please!!!!

 Hubby returned and flung a warm blanket over Nannie and she is starting to doze off a little. (My editorial comment on that is: "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!") Now hubby is going up to lay down in his room and says to wake him up if he's not up by 3:30 PM.

Ozzie is sleeping up on my bed; kind of unusual, but I believe it is to stay out of the fussing that has been occurring in the den, lately. I may very well vacate the den, myself, in a few minutes. When Nannie passes (if she EVER does!!!) I am going to have a Shaman, a Priest, and whomever else might help in scrubbing her presence out of the house's atmosphere, with special attention to the den and her bed room, in particular. Right now I am going to go up and sit in the closed-off 'formal' living room, which we never use. It may be overly-decorated but it is "Q" and the sun is shining in the windows.

Hokey-dokey, I reckon that's it for now. All you snow-bunnies stay warm and dry! 

 

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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I cut my bike ride short because my fingers got waaaay too cold. I was wearing my fingerless gloves because I usually generate plenty of heat to keep warm, but that didn't happen. Holy cow, they hurt as they warmed up.

Dh is in a "nannie" snit because eldest ds sent a text inviting us to their home for Christmas dinner, and said they are inclined to do no gifts. Dh loves to give gifts, in fact, he thinks it won't be Christmas without gifts. So he asked me what his options are. I said dd and grandkids are usually at our house for breakfast so we could do gifts then. Dh didn't like that answer at all. So I said talk to eldest ds. He didn't like that suggestion either. Now he is in the kitchen clanging and banging things as he makes turkey soup. Personally, I think dh goes over the top with buying, and I would love to cut back. In fact, we once met with a counselor because I was so upset about how he spends, spends, spends, and it was always up to me to pinch pennies. He never looks at the bills, even though I lay them out in plain sight every month. Oh well, I hope he talks to eldest, and stops putting me in the middle of it. 

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On a less whiny note, I saw this video on Scott Simon's tweet feed and found it to be lovely. 

 

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24 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

I cut my bike ride short because my fingers got waaaay too cold. I was wearing my fingerless gloves because I usually generate plenty of heat to keep warm, but that didn't happen. Holy cow, they hurt as they warmed up.

Dh is in a "nannie" snit because eldest ds sent a text inviting us to their home for Christmas dinner, and said they are inclined to do no gifts. Dh loves to give gifts, in fact, he thinks it won't be Christmas without gifts. So he asked me what his options are. I said dd and grandkids are usually at our house for breakfast so we could do gifts then. Dh didn't like that answer at all. So I said talk to eldest ds. He didn't like that suggestion either. Now he is in the kitchen clanging and banging things as he makes turkey soup. Personally, I think dh goes over the top with buying, and I would love to cut back. In fact, we once met with a counselor because I was so upset about how he spends, spends, spends, and it was always up to me to pinch pennies. He never looks at the bills, even though I lay them out in plain sight every month. Oh well, I hope he talks to eldest, and stops putting me in the middle of it. 

All I can say is: you are not alone!!

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Nope, I can promise you, j22, that you are NOT alone! I'm sitting here in the middle of WW III, with Nannie trying to 'escape', and vigorously cussing us because we won't let her go out in her pajamas in the 40 degree dark. Then she is screaming at us in sentences that make absolutely no sense at all. To hubby, she referred to me as "That THING sitting over there who claims to be married to every man in this family, but most likely has been sleeping with everybody like the 'who-er' that she is."

Ozzie has been staying upstairs because all this to-do makes him nervous. I had to give him his CALM DOWN drops a while ago, and he wouldn't eat his supper until I took it up to the bedroom. I have taken a PRN Xanax because this is the third afternoon in a row she has gone off the rails.

She wouldn't take her meds because, she says, we are trying to poison her, and then she said to go ahead and give them to her so she can die and get out of this hell-hole. She wants to talk to the "sh**-a$$ who OWNS this place, which (she is unaware) is HER.

An hour or more later, we've had supper, and she is still trying to gather arms-full of her stuff; she's tried to leave by the backdoor, and has gone upstairs to the front door several times. It is now pouring buckets and she still wants to go out and go home! She said she doesn't care if she gets pneumonia. She keeps insisting hubby give her the keys to her car. He told her he wasn't talking about the car, the keys, or any place she thinks she can go to. She started in on him saying she guessed he sold the truck and the camper, too, (sold 11 years ago) and is spending that money all over town. He is giving no response. Me neither.

Maybe the deceased relatives like her husband, her puppy who she says is waiting for her (he was cremated 2+ years ago), Momma, brother, grandmothers, loving aunts and uncles, will all come en masse to 'take her home.' 

That sounds pretty awful, I know, but her being on a such an unending tear has given me 3 days of diarrhea and a shorter circuit than I've ever had before. I have apologized to God for my mean and sinful thoughts, but she just keeps a'coming on, worse and worse by the minute. We have hidden her dog, she says, he did not die; we are full of excrement. 

On and on. I know I said I wasn't going to do this, spread the joys of her dementia, but, oh well. Sorry.

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No need to apologize, Stars. It's better if you don't try to keep it bottled up. You are a strong person, and you and your hubby will get through this. Continue to keep yourselves safe. 

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What nursej22 said, Stars.  I feel for you, I really do.  Hang in there.  I hope Nannie finally went to sleep and you got some peace, and I hope tomorrow will be better.

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