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Good morning-

It's a sunny day here.  It hit 60 yesterday and there was a lot of melting.  I was able to put Lucy the rabbit back in her outdoor hutch, now that I don't have to wade through a foot of snow to get to it.  I opened all the windows and aired out the house.  Niko and Jolie were happy to sit in an open window for the first time in months.  I had my usual busy Friday at work.  We stayed in lat night and watched Green Book on pay per view.  Fiance had to get up at 3:30 AM to take his DD to the airport.  Her original flight back to school was booked on a 737 Max, and this was the only flight she could get back to Kansas today since these planes were grounded.  I declined to go to the airport with them.

Today I will have my hair cut and colored, and then go for a walk.  It's not as warm as yesterday, but still nice in the high 40s.

I hope Tweety is feeling better today.  Stars-you get mega points for doing the corssword Nannie's way.  Herring-I also like to hear about your family.  Hi to Nel, J22, Joe, Ted, Dianah, Steph, Shane, and everyone else.  Hope it's a good day for y'all.

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Hi BC

Busy day yesterday.  Talked to 2 more recruiters yesterday, one doesn't have anything yet, the other wants me to do an interview at the end of the week.  This is in addition to the Tuesday interview, which I have a half day off for.  And the Monday evening interview...which I don't yet have an exact time or place for, which is concerning, although the position is interesting.  Might have to call in sick for part of the day to manage that one.  

Met J at one of our usual restaurants for dinner last night

This evening J and I are driving to Indiana to see my nephew in The Lion King.  Last middle school play for him, next year he's going to high school.  Hope he keeps up his theater pursuits

This afternoon I'm going to a severe weather seminar held at a local college.  A storm chaser I watch online will be giving a presentation so I wanted to make sure to see that

Weather has turned colder but will get warmer as the week proceeds, think spring is finally on the way

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Good morning Joe and BC.

Just finished the omelet. Time for sleep.

Work wasn't bad.

I can't imagine 50 hours of floor nursing in a week, Tweety. Horrible.

Hope you have a good rest.

Safe travels to all.

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Good Morning -

Lil Nel - Glad to read that work wasn't bad. Hope you have a restful sleep.

Joe - It's very cool that you have what seems to be a fair number of job interviews. Hopefully, this translates into job choices and ultimately a job that works best for you. Regarding your nephew, I hope he continues on with his theater pursuits. At the very least, theater production and performance makes for a really nice hobby. Enjoy watching "The Lion King". 

BCgradnurse - We had lovely weather, too, yesterday with temperatures well into the 60s. Today, the temperature is cooler, now in the 40s. But, at least it ain't freezing. Enjoy getting your hair all prettied up. (I got my haircut just a couple of days ago. The last time I got a haircut was back in October. My wife and my co-workers all commented about the shorter hair. Apparently, my hair was getting too long and scraggily-looking! L O L!)

Well. . . I recently got a phone call asking if I can be a Shift Director tonight. The night Shift Director called in sick, apparently. (Realize that I am already working for this particular Shift Director tomorrow night so that she can enjoy a birthday party planned for her tomorrow!) Reluctantly, I said, "Yes". There are not many of us Per Diem Shift Directors. One had already declined to work tonight, apparently. So, yes. (Whine, whine.) One way to look at it is that I'll be making a good amount of $$$$. This WILL be overtime this week. Also, tomorrow night, when I work as Shift Director, will also be overtime!! (Tweety! You are my role-model to when it comes to working extra hours! L O L!)

Nothing much else to share. I've been up, since around 5:00 AM, working on music. I already drank two cups of coffee, not knowing that I'll be working tonight. (Ugh!) Oh well. Think I'll go for a walk while the sun is up. The walk might tire me out so that I can catch a few ZZZZZs before going to work tonight. Tomorrow, being Sunday, will be busy with the usual church-related endeavors, as well as with working that extra shift tomorrow night. 

Peace. . . 

Ted

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Good morning to all!

herring, I too love to read about your family and their music background and experiences!  The stories of time you spent with their children are priceless too!

BC, it was 74 degrees here yesterday when I got off work.  No melting snow, but I sure saw a lot of daffodils!  

Ted, hope you can catch some sleep before work tonight.  How is the composing coming?

Joe, I thought your nephew's performance was last night.  Cool, is performance one of his passions?  Thanks for keeping us updated re: job search.

Lil Nel, friend is home with a motorized w/c, hospital bed, ramps built, new van to accommodate motorized w/c.  Friends from church and her work are amazing, scheduling times to be at the home and assist with cares (there are lots of PT and OT in that group, they all are bringing their expertise) and bringing food.  He is slowly regaining movement in his legs.  Someone brought a tilt table so he could get used to standing/being upright again.  Someone else brought a roller skate apparatus that was strapped to his arm so he could do some ROM himself.  Others have continued helping with ROM.  Some arm spasms lately.  He is at least: home, off any vent, trach DC'd, off tube feedings!  Another friend built a special table so he can bring his w/c up to it and feed himself.  I cannot imagine the changes they have gone through and still face, yet his wife (an ER nurse) keeps us updated via FB, about his journey and her faith journey (we are all reading the same daily worship book).  Thanks for asking.

Wow No Stars, we need to sit down with a crossword!!  Kudos to you for undertaking that with Nannie!!  Whew!  Where's that rose for your nose???

We had a great time last night.  After work I changed, and we picked up fiddler K and her fiancée M, and stopped by Wendy's for quick food, then drove up to Oak Glen for the Hymn Sing.  K played piano and ppl sang and sang, shouting out songs from the hymnals provided.  Our band did three songs (two of which everyone could sing on), then sang some more.  We sang from 7-9, then spent another 1.5hr there, gabbing!  A lady came up after, said she remembered me and dh: she was camp host at a campground in the mountains, some five years ago!!  She remembered what sites we and friends occupied, and remembered our camping neighbors loved hearing the music (of course we jammed at the campsite!).  "Why haven't you been back??  Plan to come back this summer!  WE will be camp hosts again, and even if you can't get a camping reservation, come up and you can camp next to us, we have a large site [we've done it before!].  Or come up for a Saturday night and jam!"

Sounds like fun!  She has our number now, can call.

Got in an interesting theological/philosophical discussion with the apple farm owner, the one who hosts the Hymn Sings and the Jamboree, who invites us to play there in the summer during apple season.  He is a very nice, welcoming person.  WE inquire about each others' health, as he is aware of my mitral repair surgery and the subsequent CHF issues, and we are all aware he has had a coronary stent and his dad has had CABG, his mom is currently ESRD on HD (they live "on the hill" too, and have some involvement in running the business).

Oooooo, gotta go get ready, we are helping with music at The Big Church's little sabbath school!  Later!  Have a good one!

 

 

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1 hour ago, dianah said:

Good morning to all!

herring, I too love to read about your family and their music background and experiences!  The stories of time you spent with their children are priceless too!

BC, it was 74 degrees here yesterday when I got off work.  No melting snow, but I sure saw a lot of daffodils!  

Ted, hope you can catch some sleep before work tonight.  How is the composing coming?

Joe, I thought your nephew's performance was last night.  Cool, is performance one of his passions?  Thanks for keeping us updated re: job search.

Lil Nel, friend is home with a motorized w/c, hospital bed, ramps built, new van to accommodate motorized w/c.  Friends from church and her work are amazing, scheduling times to be at the home and assist with cares (there are lots of PT and OT in that group, they all are bringing their expertise) and bringing food.  He is slowly regaining movement in his legs.  Someone brought a tilt table so he could get used to standing/being upright again.  Someone else brought a roller skate apparatus that was strapped to his arm so he could do some ROM himself.  Others have continued helping with ROM.  Some arm spasms lately.  He is at least: home, off any vent, trach DC'd, off tube feedings!  Another friend built a special table so he can bring his w/c up to it and feed himself.  I cannot imagine the changes they have gone through and still face, yet his wife (an ER nurse) keeps us updated via FB, about his journey and her faith journey (we are all reading the same daily worship book).  Thanks for asking.

Wow No Stars, we need to sit down with a crossword!!  Kudos to you for undertaking that with Nannie!!  Whew!  Where's that rose for your nose???

We had a great time last night.  After work I changed, and we picked up fiddler K and her fiancée M, and stopped by Wendy's for quick food, then drove up to Oak Glen for the Hymn Sing.  K played piano and ppl sang and sang, shouting out songs from the hymnals provided.  Our band did three songs (two of which everyone could sing on), then sang some more.  We sang from 7-9, then spent another 1.5hr there, gabbing!  A lady came up after, said she remembered me and dh: she was camp host at a campground in the mountains, some five years ago!!  She remembered what sites we and friends occupied, and remembered our camping neighbors loved hearing the music (of course we jammed at the campsite!).  "Why haven't you been back??  Plan to come back this summer!  WE will be camp hosts again, and even if you can't get a camping reservation, come up and you can camp next to us, we have a large site [we've done it before!].  Or come up for a Saturday night and jam!"

Sounds like fun!  She has our number now, can call.

Got in an interesting theological/philosophical discussion with the apple farm owner, the one who hosts the Hymn Sings and the Jamboree, who invites us to play there in the summer during apple season.  He is a very nice, welcoming person.  WE inquire about each others' health, as he is aware of my mitral repair surgery and the subsequent CHF issues, and we are all aware he has had a coronary stent and his dad has had CABG, his mom is currently ESRD on HD (they live "on the hill" too, and have some involvement in running the business).

Oooooo, gotta go get ready, we are helping with music at The Big Church's little sabbath school!  Later!  Have a good one!

 

 

He has been performing on stage for quite a number of years.  I think he will continue to do so in high school.  Though perhaps his interests will change as he gets older

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Hello! Gonna tackle the pig weed forest today. One section has seven foot high pig weed! Can't mow that.I expect to do a little today, some tomorrow, and mow on Monday.

I played second violin in the high school orchestra, and in the seventies was in a country group I enjoyed rehearsals as much as performing. 

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I forgot to add my violinist hero was Itzhak Perlman and still is. I'm less than a year older than him. I became a fan when seeing and hearing him play on the Ed Sullivan Show when we were both 13.

Very recent:  

 

Age thirteen. The first time I heard his wonderful playing. 

When hearing him play the Mendelssohn Concerto I think I would be lucky to be able to play every other note.

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Wow, Dianah. I am impressed by the amount of support your friend has had from friends and community. That is fantastic.

I hope he continues to improve.

Sorry about work tonight, Ted. You are such a good soul to pick up the hours, and your teeny-tiny hospital is good to try and accomodate this employee.

Everyone noticed last night that sleeping tech has stepped up her game. Amazing. We will see how long she can keep up the good behavior.

Plans are moving forward for Nantucket trip in June.

Buying ferry tickets this weekend.

Have a great day all!

 

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Nel, shocking they would fire the sleeping good tech but not the lazy one.  Maybe the good one has been written up for this before?  Hope work treats you well.

Ted, don't let me be your inspiration.  I worked three weeks of overtime an feel like crap.  😂  Have a good shift.

Joe, glad that job opportunities are on the horizon.  Good luck.

Dianah, that is an amazing amount of support for the injured man.  Hope he continues to improve.  

Hering, Perlman is so talented.  I used to listen to a lot of classic music in the 90's and liked him.  I've moved on back to listening to pop/dance music which has always been my favorite.

BC, enjoy the day.  I think I would have opted out of going to the airport that early as well.

I was in bed a whopping 15 hours.  Went to bed with a fever but it's broke and I'm feeling better.  Still fatigued.  2nd time this season this has happened.  I'm sure working overtime under stressful conditions didn't help matters.  Today I'm just giving myself permission to do nothing.  But do have to wash the sheets and will putz about some.  

Hope everyone has a great day.

 

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Enjoy doing nothing, Tweety! You have EARNED it!!!!!!!

 

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Feel better Tweety!

Yes! Perlman is amazing. He has a joyful way about him and spreads that joy with music. YouTube is fun. Here is the maestro playing bluegrass. 

 

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