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Saturday October 24 2020

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Morning

Work was fairly light yesterday, got out early with no problem

Got the stuff from my dad's and met my sister at the hospital.  Dad seems to be doing well, speech is almost completely normal, and he can ambulate with a walker with some assistance.  While we were there he was transferred to a step down unit, and was seen by the rehab doctor who is going to OK his trasfer to rehab.  He feels dad will be independent again but will need both acute rehab and outpatient rehab after that.  

Was there longer than I had anticipated, was fairly tired when I got home.

Today the usual birdwatching and getting coffee and such.  Will likely do the cooking today too.  Might meet J for lunch today, or maybe early dinner.  J isn't sure about meeting right now, with our rising Covid rates and the weather getting too cold for outdoor dining.  I have a feeling my area too will have a ban on indoor dining in the near future.   

Quite cold this morning, in the 30s, will be in the 40s today.  Weather looks like it will be between 30 and 50 for the next week or so

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Good morning!

Joe, glad to hear your father is a good rehab candidate.  Sorry to hear covid is putting a damper on things there.

Covid doesn't exist here if you look at the parties related to our team being in the World Series, a street race with 20,000 people expected, restaurants and bars at 100% capacity, and people going about their business without masks.

Dogs let me sleep in way past their feeding time.  Slowbro tried to get me up once but I ignored him and he gave up.  Off for four days.  Yesterday was a relatively decent day at work for a change.   

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Morning, all-

Still on the warm side here.  It will hit 70.  We're going to take a drive north to NSIME's old hometown for lobster rolls and a beach walk.  I grew up near that area, too, and it's always nice to spend some time there.  I will stop at my mother's house on the way back to check on things.  I haven't been there in about a month.  I'm dreading it, as I know it will bring up a lot of emotions.  We're still not emotionally ready to do anything in or with the house.  DS is still interested in buying it, but he won't be ready until the spring.  We need to get it appraised and inspected at some point.  

Joe-I'm happy to hear your father is doing well.  I hope he continues to progress.  Sorry Covid is interfering with seeing J.  It's too bad you two can't make your own "bubble" and stay in the same place.  Covid cases have really jumped here, too.  It stinks.  I won't be doing a big family Thanksgiving this year, unless by some miracle it will be warm out and we can do it outdoors.  Bleh!

Tweety-That's a nice treat to sleep in late.  Enjoy your 4 days off.

Hope all have a good day.

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Early afternoon all -

Dianah - OOPS! I misinterpreted your comment re October & practice. I said I just focused on the'10/23' date. Bad memories.

BC - my sister had a way to 'party' with family this past July 4th. She had her cookout at home, but then she just made up BIG platters of food and dropped them off. Elderly aunt & cousins with babies, so she would drive over, phone from the car and leave platters in boxes on the porch & watch family come out. Appreciated. 

It took couple years for my sisters & me to address my Dad's place. Wasn't a big hurry, just a shame that taxes & insurance & maint had to continue. But it was a houseful of 40 some years of 'stuff'. We all worked, but I wasn't close local and did NOCs, so that was a monkey-wrench. I was kind of detached from all the emotionality.

Tweety - so sad for folk in your area who care. Where is law enforcement? (Prob in the party crowds themselves!) That makes me angry re the lack of enforcement. Enjoy your time off.

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I've been reading y'all, wishing/praying for everyone's burdens and woes to straighten out and fly right! And YAY to those with good news.

I don't have much to say, I am still in a funk; though it fluctuates somewhat. Just a lot of sighing and feeling mopey.

Ozzie got a good report from the vet visit: "He's doing pretty good for an old fella with bad teeth." (Too old to anesthetize and do surgery on his teeth, though.) He's eating and drinking well, and pooping and peeing just fine. He goes to his groomer on Wednesday.

Okie-dokie, that's it for now.

 

 

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Prayers for Joe's father's continued improvement.

Prayers for BCgradnurse and family. Our mothers stay with us forever. I never got to meet my husband's mother, but know her through stories her kids have told over the years.  All ten of them and some cousins who she raised loved their "Mama".

Dianah: A highlight of our lives is singing Christmas song with my Dad's mother at the piano. We first met our step-Mom at her condo on Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving songs we sang Christmas carols. 

Our grandmother played in Presbyterian churches in Scotland, Canada, Chicago, and Los Angeles starting at age six! She also led the Marshall Fields Choral Society in Chicago for thirty years. Here she was on her 90th birthday:

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herring, there is something special about singing together. 🙂 

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1 hour ago, dianah said:

herring, there is something special about singing together. 🙂 

There's something special about JUST singing!

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Hi. It's cool and windy here, about 40 degrees. I attended a Zoom nursing conference this morning sponsored by the regional nurses association. They had a wonderful speaker, Gladys Campbell, who spoke about nursing leadership at a personal and professional leader. She was quite inspiring, and I plan to explore some of her suggested resources. There was also a mindfulness coach that I found quite good, and a speaker about overcoming inequity, which is such a challenge. Afterwards I took Angus for a walk. Then I moved some tender plants into the greenhouse, as it is forecasted to freeze. 

I'm in kind of a funk too. Usually the sun perks me up, not so much this week. 

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Joe - did I miss your announcement for tonite's Svengoolie?

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6 hours ago, amoLucia said:

Tweety - so sad for folk in your area who care. Where is law enforcement? (Prob in the party crowds themselves!) That makes me angry re the lack of enforcement. Enjoy your time off.

No one's breaking the law.  The economy is totally open and people are free to do what they want.  Mask mandates are in effect, but the governor passed a law that they can't be enforced.  This is Florida.  We had nearly 5,000 new cases yesterday.  

BC, it's understandable that checking on your mom's house would be difficult.  Hope you enjoyed your day and the lobstah rolls.  

Herring that's a nice picture.  I hate to sing myself, hated music class, and hated church singing,  but I am a serious music geek otherwise.

I had a good walk this morning, part of it on beach and the other over a bridge  on the inter-coastal waterway.  Was sunny and hot and I forgot to put on sunscreen.  

 

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Just flipping TV channels while posting here. Just in time to catch Steve McQueen in Bullitt - I believe it was voted the all-time best police car chase in movie history. Up & down those streets in San Francisco!

I visited there years ago and drove on the world' s crooked-est street (Lombard St).

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