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St Patrick's Day Tuesday March 17 2020

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Morning

Fairly quiet day at work.  Thankfully I got a list of new people to outreach, otherwise it would have been a very quiet week

Decided to fast yesterday after going seriously off diet for 2 days.  Went pretty good, wasn't too tired or too hungry.  My body seems more adaptable lately

Stayed home with the exception of a brief trip to Joann Fabrics

J decided to replace his old recliner and give it to me to replace my very old recliner.  Should arrive today 

Should be a pretty ordinary day for me, not planning to go out

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Good morning!

Joe, I've been reading a lot of evidenced based research that is supporting "intermittent fasting" which I at first thought was a trend.  It's becoming highly recommended for diabetics and weight loss.

BC, so sorry that things aren't working out for your new cat.  I'm sure the cat will find a loving home soon.

Dianah,  things are serious there if they want to close restaurants and bars.  This contradicts what California Republican said yesterday to support the bars and restaurants.  It's a double edged sword in supporting small businesses that could go bankrupt and heeding advice on social distance.  

Things are perking along here.  There are "only" four confirmed cases of Covid-19 and people are still out and about although there is no toilet paper.  The beaches were mobbed this weekend with events canceled.  This is the "height of the season" so there are a lot of events.  Restaurants seemed busy but people are choosing to eat outside.  

Shockingly beaches in Miami and Fort Lauderdale closed because they were so crowded.  I went to the beach last night and it was busy but plenty of room to social distance.  Not so in nearby Clearwater that is loaded with Spring Breakers.  Covid-19 would be a disaster there.

Anyway, I have much housework to do as I've been lazy and lethargic and on the internet a lot keeping up with events.  People are keeping their sense of humor and being kind.  These times bring out the best and the worst of us.

 

 

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We took oldest out to dinner last night, at (his choice) a local sushi place.  Was a good visit and nice meal.  On our way home after dropping him off, dh and I stopped by the grocery store just to see if anything we needed was finally stocked.  Nope.  No TP, no kleenex, no eggs, no milk, no dry beans and rice.  No sanitizer.  It was good for dh to see it IRL.  I had sent him a photo of the TP aisle some days ago but to see it REAL?  Makes a bigger impression.

We have supplies to last a bit, hoping the craze will settle down and things will be available.  I did order some TP online, it will be delivered by the 25th. 

I wish there were eggs available.  But we are OK.  And as I am "just" 65, it's probably OK for me to return to work after this week off.

It did rain last night, is partly cloudy today.  Mountains got some snow.  Just hangin' out at home.

Y'all have a good one!

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Good afternoon-

I did bring Sophie back to the rescue today.  They were very nice and understanding.  I am still waiting for Niko to come out from under the bed.  It will be nice to have my snuggly happy cat back again.

Today was day 1 from working at home.  I checked  portal messages, emails, and did prescription refills.  I am on the schedule for telemedicine consults on Thursday for my full time job.  Tomorrow I start doing COVID screening via chat for the company I do telehealth for (my side gig), to see if people should get tested. We are not on lockdown in MA, but it may be coming soon.  I still see groups of kids hanging around together, and people clustered in tight bunches at the grocery store (I ran out of trash bags and had to go!).  All bars and restaurants are closed for eat in service.  Schools are closed for 3 weeks.  And yes, some people are acting like spoiled children on my town's FB page because they can't go to a restaurant.  I understand the concern about people being out of work because of these bans, but whining because you have to cook for yourself or heat up your take out at home?  Please.  Personally, I wouldn't go to a restaurant now anyway.  I don't want to be near anyone at all, which isn't much of a change for me, 😂.  

Joe-Have you tried intermittent fasting before?  I know people who have lost weight doing that.  I tried it, but had a hard time getting the timing right.  Enjoy your new-to-you recliner!

Tweety- How are Slowbro and Waffles doing together?  

Dianah-You are off work because of your cancelled vacation, correct?  Has your hospital made any changes, like cancelling elective procedures?

Hope all are healthy and safe.  Please take care of yourselves.

 

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We are all officially sheltered in place now, right? They finally confirmed that the 2 sick people in the interior do have covid. They've been back from Washington for days and days and have been unwell in the community for days and days, but they just got tested this weekend.  

I am feeling agitation and concern.  

Most of my days now, I'm going to enjoy my grandkids and dogs as a top priority.  I am an at risk senior in the medical frontier surrounded by enough fools to kill more than a few of us.  I am going to live, again, exclusively analog and in the moment for a spell...apparently I require that periodically. 

I'm having trouble even trying to be polite at this point so it's time to step away. 

Be safe.  I hope to return to chat and argue with all of you when this passes. There is a season for everything and a time for every purpose...

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Husband and two other guys drove to the beach and sat on separate benches looking at the ocean. Then they walked along the walk with St. Patricks Day hats on and talked. These guys are so used to talking every day. He is cheerful now.

 

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Howdy...

I am living with 2 'at risk seniors', who I will not allow to go out in public, period. Nannie's now 90 AND ONE HALF 😂, and hubby has diabetes and lung problems, so it's verboten for them to mingle. Of course with so many things closed down, it's kind of a moot point.

I did all the shopping today, wearing disposable gloves, carrying a stash of Lysol wipes. As everyone here has mentioned: NO toilet paper ANYWHERE, and no eggs. I had to purchase other products I don't necessarily prefer or products in different sizes than I usually buy, but essentially we are doing OOOOOOkay! In lieu of toilet paper, since the Sears and Roebuck catalog is not an option any more, I have purchased some kleenex and a large package of paper-towels, which don't get flushed, but will be bagged and tossed if used for bathroom visit clean-ups. Hubby offered to bring in the garden hose so we could use it as a sort of bidet-type cleaning, but we weren't very enthusiastic about the idea.

A younger neighbor came over yesterday and mowed the entire front and back yards ( about an acre) because he knows hubby can't do any strenuous work until (or even IF) he is cleared by the doctor. What a blessing to have such a thoughtful and generous neighbor! It's funny to think that now WE are considered to be "old folks" to be helped out, instead of being the ones to pitch in and help out. Like the Good Book says, "To everything there is a season." ( and as tmb just posted prior to this!)

I'd like it to be 'the season' for hubby to get both knees done, the one that was replaced in 2004, and the one that's needed to be done since about that long ago, and is worse than ever. He also needs dental work, like, yesterday. But...it seems everything is lining up for attention that can't be given to them. *sigh* I know that there are so many people way worse off than us in so many really serious ways, but I still wish we could get some of this stuff taken care of and be able to enjoy our so-called retirement. 

The CT scan will be done on Fri. the 27th. We have the same lady as last time, who is going to sit with Nannie so I can accompany him to the doctor's. Not sure of when or by whom the scan will be read.

Nannie keeps hearing 'fire' instead of 'virus'. How many times can you say "THERE IS NO FIRE!"? I even asked her "is this sinking in? Do you understand it is NOT a fire, but a virus?"  She says "Uh-huh." and goes back to talking of 'the fire'. I have repeatedly told her ---  it isn't an actual burning-things-up fire spreading; the virus is what's spreading, Nannie, not a fire. // Yah, well, as a previous patient of mine used to say: "Same thing, only different."

Sorry that too muchbaloney is experiencing a plethora of dunces and idiots. I have said all along that the warning, "Look-out-for-the-Virus" was too little, too late. For that, we are all suffering. Plenty of coughing, sneezing, bare-handed, un-aware people out there, for sure. Yuck!

Suppertime! Later!

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Good afternoon, all. My last day off before returning to work. Did some laundry  and sorted out some old clothes to toss. I tried on a skirt that hasn't fit me for a couple of years, and was pleasantly surprised to comfortably zip it up and have room to breathe.  A fellow came by to offer an estimate on new gutters and screens and was pushing to close the sale. No, sorry, I need to consult with dh, plus with some uncertainty with business, it would seem foolish to spend a lot now. I am puzzled by the contrast between the high level of concern at our local and state health departments and people so casual about "it's just another flu." Most recent state count is 1012, more than double from Friday. Our county count is up to 6. 

I stopped at the grocery store to pick up dh's insulin and to get some stuff for dinner for the next 2 nights. There was no ground beef except for the fancy versions, and the cleaning aisle is still depleted and the pasta section was pretty depleted. I plan on making spaghetti to night and some chicken in the crock pot tomorrow. 

I've been notices via text and email from various providers cancelling office hours. And the Cher concert that dd and I were going to in May has been rescheduled to October. Sigh. It will be a big relief when a vaccine can be available. 

Stay safe and practice good hand hygiene all. 

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Good Evening - 

Tonight is the first of three night off from work. I'm scheduled to work this coming Friday. However, my 13-day vacation starts this Saturday. I'm seriously thinking about "Calling Out" Friday, just to have a nice LONG number of days off.  I've never done this. Most likely, I won't. Still, I am very tempted. Besides wanting to have a nice, long stretch of nights off from work, I also want to feel like I have some measure of control towards Something! Something!! I'm feeling exceedingly vulnerable, with so much happening in life, and decisions being made, that is out of my (our) control.  Now, I do KNOW that MOST in Life happens despite ourselves. We have very little say-so to what Happens for almost EVERYTHING in Life. Still, I just want to exercise and experience SOMETHING that is a result of my own decision-making, and not by some outside force or situation. (Maybe I should just compose something. THAT process is TOTALLY in my control, thank goodness!!) I feel weird even typing this out for all to read. But I need to vent.  I really need to vent. . .

Anyway. . . Work was relatively "Q" last night. There were no patients in our teeny-tiny ICU. Our one "Airborne-Precaution" patient (presumptive positive for the Coronavirus) was discharged home yesterday. He really was looking better. He still needs to quarantine himself (although, as of yesterday, he no longer showed any of the symptoms of the virus). Had a good day's sleep, earlier today. I feel rested.  I spent a good portion of this afternoon passing time away on the internet, spending most of it on Facebook. At one point, I was "Messaging" with an old music-college friend (and old room-mate), who is just getting over the Coronavirus. (He's feeling better, thankfully!) I also spent a good amount of time on the telephone talking to another friend.  (His son is home from college. It looks like his college will remain closed for the next several weeks, due to "Social Distancing".) Interestingly, doing this Messaging/Texting/Phone-Calling thing will most like be the new "Norm" as we practice safe Social Distancing.  I also talked to Amy on the phone, earlier today. She called me up from work. We discussed this Social Distancing that is being encouraged for all of us to do during this rather unique time in modern history. We both agree that we're fine with the Social Distancing. We tend to hang by ourselves anyway! L O L!

When I'm done typing here, I'm going to try to be creative and start the process of writing a new music composition. That seems to be a relaxing thing to do, and will serve to help keep my mind off of "things". It's also a nice and productive way to exercising that rare and precious "control".

Be safe, folks. . . and Peace to you all. . . 🙂

Ted

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Y'know, if I'd have thought ahead, I would have bought up a bunch of stock in Kimberly-Clark.....they must be making a killing d/t the run of folks who were purchasing shopping-carts-full of toilet paper. Greedy folks causing "TP-Envy" in the rest of us! GADS!

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20 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

Dianah-You are off work because of your cancelled vacation, correct?  Has your hospital made any changes, like cancelling elective procedures?

Hope all are healthy and safe.  Please take care of yourselves.

 

I have not received any texts or other notifications of changes in scheduling, etc.  Thanks for asking.  I'm sure I will find out when I return on Monday.

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