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Saturday - October 3rd, 2020 - Good Morning!

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Dianah - It was sad to read about the fire! So much was lost! I hope your friends receive the support (especially from the insurance companies) so that they can recover and rebuild. 

2020 . . . What a Year! It is so surreal. . . 

With all things being relative, there is good news, I'm happy to report. Amy's surgery went well. And, Amy is recovering well. Actually, the surgery itself ended up being more extensive than anticipated. She has 3 small pins, total, that are helping to keep the two toes to her left foot together. Thankfully, between the nerve block and the intra-operative pain medications injected into her left foot, Amy is pain free! Actually, her left lower leg is numb! However, THIS is a potential problem. Because she can't feel her left foot at all, she could easily bump it against. . . anything! So, I'm her extra pair of eyes, as well as her extra pair of hands, helping her move around. That 4-wheeled leg cart (which serves to help keep her left leg up, and her left foot non-weight bearing), is a God-Send! She's moving around her bedroom/office area like a Pro. (Actually, she's been practicing moving around, and adjusting the furniture accordingly, prior to the surgery. She planned well!!) In the meanwhile, I've been going up the stairs, and down the stairs and up the stair and down the stairs, getting food and drinks, etc., etc.! L O L! We've both been giggling about this, too! I'm getting my exercise, for sure!  Although the recovery process will be a slow one, all is well, thankfully. Thank you for the warm prayers. They were helpful.

It's a quiet 3:59 AM (EST) in this part of the world. I got up to go pee. L O L! I think I'll go back to bed and catch a few more ZZZZs. 

 I hope all have a pleasant day. Peace, folks! 🙂

Ted

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Ted glad to hear that Amy did well and is pain free

Dianah that is sad to hear that your friends lost so much in the fire

Was a fairly normal day at work, not too busy.  Was a good week overall

Went out to dinner with J at our usual place.  It's been nice to get back into that routine

Today have the usual birdwatching in the morning.  Meeting dad for lunch, we might sit outside if it's not too cold although he's also willing to sit inside

Might do some laundry today too.  Will skip Svengoolie tonight as he has Island of Terror which is quite dull.   Will watch some Yes Minister and some Stooges

Will be in the 50s this weekend, with possible rain but most likely will remian dry.  Which is good as the church pet blessing is tomorrow.  Though they already decided to move indoors in case of rain

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Morning all-

It's another pretty day here.  We will go on another hike this afternoon.  The plantain taco shells came out great.  We enjoyed our dinner and then watched an episode of "Ratched" on Netflix.  It's very dark, but well done.  It's a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Right now I'm waiting for the washing machine repair person.  My washer decided it didn't want to spin anymore.  I hope he can fix it, as new appliances are not in the budget.  I'm simmering broth for ramen while I'm waiting.

Ted-I'm glad Amy's surgery went well and she's comfortable.  You will get your exercise running up and down the stairs!

Joe-Glad you got to see J last night.  Are you seeing fewer bird species now because some have migrated south?

Hoping everyone has a good weekend.

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Good morning! I listened to the radio for an hour before getting up. Nice to be able to do that!

Husband wants oatmeal before it gets hot. In a few weeks or less I expect cool fall weather. Next week husband has three appointments. Testing hearing Monday, and then all the way to Westwood Friday to visit an NP expert on tinnitus. Wednesday a routine pacemaker check closer to home. He is feeling well. Finally our physician ordered Ambien 2.5 mg for sleep. I have to cut a TINY 5 mg tablet in half. He does sleep with that. 

I plan to do as much in the house and yard before it is too hot. 

Glad Amy is not in pain. W

We saw the fire at the apple orchard on TV. Frightening and horrible. Glad no one was hurt. Prayers.

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2 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

Morning all-

It's another pretty day here.  We will go on another hike this afternoon.  The plantain taco shells came out great.  We enjoyed our dinner and then watched an episode of "Ratched" on Netflix.  It's very dark, but well done.  It's a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Right now I'm waiting for the washing machine repair person.  My washer decided it didn't want to spin anymore.  I hope he can fix it, as new appliances are not in the budget.  I'm simmering broth for ramen while I'm waiting.

Ted-I'm glad Amy's surgery went well and she's comfortable.  You will get your exercise running up and down the stairs!

Joe-Glad you got to see J last night.  Are you seeing fewer bird species now because some have migrated south?

Hoping everyone has a good weekend.

I think so, have talked to other birdwatchers who have experienced the same thing

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I think 2020 is THE worst year.

dianah, I'm sorry to hear about your friends barn fire and everything burning up. And Ted, I'm glad to hear Amy"s surgery went well.

Guys, I am totally stunned, quietly flipping out. I have a feeling that the following happened because I have had so much, too much, schitt in my wheelbarrow, and no real vacay from my 2 & 1/2 year shift here at MiL's home....Last nite I went out to get our meatloaf suppers to-go from the restaurant we frequent. I got everything out of the car and went into the house. 

This morning, Nannie went out walking around 10 AM. Hubby woke me up at 11 AM and asked me why I'd left my keys in the car and left it running ALL NIGHT... we're talking about 17 hours!!! The car is under the carport and we were on the front porch about half a dozen times last night ... never heard it, or smelled any exhaust...

This is the first REALLY SERIOUS Senior Moment I've had, other than the checkbook mistake from last week, which isn't nearly as bad. Other than getting up to pee and making my bed, I've been sitting in my bedroom with my brain going round and round:   GGGZZZZZOMGOMGOMGGGGZZZZOMGOMGOMG...

Hubby just brought me up a cup of coffee. I'm going to take a shower and wash my hair, and the rest of the day, I don't know.

I feel like an old friend used to say when she was shocked by something: ...like I've been hit with a cold, dead, wet squirrel right between my eyes. I surely hope this isn't KARMA from my exasperated thoughts about Nannie. I also hope it isn't a harbinger of things to come. .

S'funny, 'cause I just started this supplement regimen with oh-so-super antioxidants, mostly for my bones, but which are also supposed to help with the old bean. I don't want any more meds, but when I go to my PCP on Wednesday this next week, I wonder if I need an EEG, a cat-scan, and an MRI.

I am seriously freaked.

 

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GO, Amy!   GO, Amy!   GO, Amy!   GO, Amy!   GO, Amy!   :))

Stars - b r e a t h e l!!! please, mi Hermana. Like you said, I think you were just bombarded and momentarily OVERWHELMED by all the world's goings-on. It's no surprise that everything might have caught up. Is it any wonder more of us aren't experiencing things similar?!?

BC - learned something interesting about commercial store bought ramen noodles. We all know the seasoning pack is SOOOO deadly overly salty. But I've been checking out some different foodstuffs and I read that the NOODLES are also not-very-healthy either. Was surprising to me. Good luck re your washing machine - it is such an inconvenience when it malfunctions!

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The KIA is soooo quiet, doesn't vibrate or hum; and, too, hubby always tells me to leave the key in the car and he will turn it around so it is facing out and I don't have to back out of the driveway. That's been a habit for months now, though I generally turn the car OFF! He said he went into the grocery store a few weeks ago, and when he came out, couldn't find the key. He said he couldn't tell it was running, even standing beside it; it was only when he opened the door to look in to see if the  key was there, that he realized he'd left it running, in a public parking lot no less. It doesn't use a whole lot of gas anyway so at least it didn't run dry last night.

Still and all, I think it's going to take a bit of time for me to get over this. I am just completely flabbergasted, regardless of any excuse or reason.

Hubby is going to 'run interference' with Nannie today, which he's needed to do anyway for a good while now. I know she won't remember (I HOPE she won't) any of this by tomorrow. But you can tell by looking at my face something is 'wrong' --- red puffy eyes and the most somber expression. It's ripped the rug out from under me in an abrupt and rude way, and 'the fall' hurts.

I'm trying to breathe, amoLu, but it's hard to let go and forgive myself just now. Just going one step, one minute, one hour at a time. Hubby says we'll laugh about it in 20 years, but I am also worried about HIS health, and the slack way he "takes care of" himself ...like, he does barely, and often NOT. I am often a-feared there won't be a 20 year point in which for us to laugh about anything.But 20 years away is a long time and God says to live today and let tomorrow take care of itself, or something like that.

I need a rotor-rooter treatment or something.

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NSIME - (((Hugs))) - You ain't the only one who's done that. I've left the car running in the garage for a number of hours, once. I went inside to get something, got distracted, thought of light chores that needed to get done, got them done, heard a light "purrrrrrr" of an engine in our garage, and there it was. . . car STILL running! Of course THAT reminded me I needed to go to the store for some groceries. This all happened while my father was still alive, but ill and suffering from the less-than-gradual onslaught of dementia. We were taking turns providing care for him. Needless to say, I was "distracted".

Oh. . . I'm always looking for my reading glasses. Often, they're found on top of my head. LOL!

Hope you're gentle with yourself, NSIME. . . . (((Hugs)))

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I'm feeling a little better. Realized that ... well, at least it didn't hurt the car and, also ...I wasn't in an accident. My feelings were hurt by a Senior Moment, y'know, how you think you're intelligent and then something happens a you stub your mental toe (sorry Amy!)

Anyway, I'd like to share, if I could, (and maybe someone will for me? hint, hint...) find the Lyrics/Video on Youtube, of a Christian group named "The Afters", and their song "You're the Reason for Every Good Thing" It is a very bouncy, happy, positive song that makes me feel good every time I hear it. My laptop doesn't have the best sound quality, kind of tinny compared to the way it comes in on my car radio.

Even if you're not particularly Christian-oriented or into religion, I think you might enjoy the enthusiasm and the beat....

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Stars my current car is so quiet I've driven somewhere, got out of the car, and forgotten to turn it off.  If I didn't sound an alarm I would never have realized it

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And it's NOT necessarily AGE. I was about 20 something. It was CHILLY outside when I went for an interview. I was a bit early, so I decided to sit in the car for about 10 mins with the heater on.

Well, I went in for the interview - and then came out to my nicely warmed up, toasty car, still running with the key in the ignition and doors UNLOCKED. I was parked on a main street, in downtown CAPITAL CITY right outside DMV. Can you say LUCKY??? DUMB, but lucky..

And just for conversation sake, NJ's ex-governor, Chris Christie, DJT supporter, also tested positive. He was a one-time leading possible cabinet consideration, but he fell off the DJT 'special' list, altho he remains active with the favored ones.

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