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Good morning.

Day 5 of 5.  Going to be a busy day I'm sure, I'm just hoping they don't pull a nurse because of a critical shortage elsewhere.  We actually have enough staff as far as nurses go.  

Not sure what causes my font to change from time to time.  I don't bother trying to fix it.  I'm sure it's something I do, but I've been posting the say way for years.

Hope everyone has a great day.

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Morning Tweety, hope today isn't crazy for you

Productive day yesterday, got cooking done and ran errands, met with the environmental group, met dad for late lunch, came home and exercised.  

Today will be quieter.  Usual choir and church, J is busy finishing his taxes so we won't meet today.  Will do some vacuuming and possibly some CEUs as well

Weather has gotten better, less cold.  Snow is expected today and several times over the next few days

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Good luck today, Tweety!!! You are rounding the club house turn, heading toward the home stretch.

Stay warm Joe.

Going to sleep.

One more night!!!!!!!!!!

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Good morning!

Sunny and chilly here today.  We're due for some snow later this week. It seems like we don't get much snow until Feb and March (April, May) now.  It's like the seasons have shifted a month.  Then we get a week of spring and then, BAM! it's 85 degrees.  I miss spring and fall.

We saw an excellent production of Othello last night.  It was set in the present day, with the original Shakespearean dialogue.  The themes of deception, betrayal, and racism are still relevant today.

Tweety-Glad you made it to Day 5.  You must be tired.  Hope you have a nice relaxing day planned for tomorrow. 

Joe-Is the environmental group a new thing for you?  Are they local, or part of a state/national group?

Nel-You're at the end of your stretch, too.  Hope things are settling down and you're feeling better.

J22-How much snow did you end up getting?  I hope you didn't lose power in the storm.

Stars-Are you healing well from your procedure?  How is your pain (I mean your back pain, not Nannie!)

Hi to Herring, Ted, Spidey's Mom, Dianah, Fran, and everyone else who passes by today.  Hope it's a good day for all of us.

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Good morning. 😎  No snow-apocolypse.  

We didn't get much snow at all and I'm disappointed that we canceled taking the baseball team to a training in Sacramento today.  

The reason I asked about cream in coffee was a relative went to a coffee place and asked for coffee with cream.  She was shocked that "cream" meant half & half.  But she is a recent coffee drinker at age 34 and is doing keto.  So cream to her means, real thick 100% cream.  She ranted about it on FB - and all the comments were "yes, cream in coffee has always meant half & half".  

People are funny.  Actually, one of my favorite lines from a song is "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy".  (Billy Currington)

Tweety - 5 days, sheesh.  You are right though about sending a message to one of the mods when there is an issue and not just a comment in a thread.  Dianah is pretty good about seeing them in our daily "hi, how are ya?" thread as she posts here most of the time.  But still, let a mod know.  That was a long, long entry you had NSIME from yesterday.

Not sure about what we'll do today besides church and spend time with my mother-in-law.  Sundays are hard for her after her husband died a few years ago.  We have planned an Open House for her 90th birthday next week.  Just come by and visit and we will have refreshments and your presence is her present sort of thing. 

Enjoy your day folks!   

 

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4 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

Good morning!

Sunny and chilly here today.  We're due for some snow later this week. It seems like we don't get much snow until Feb and March (April, May) now.  It's like the seasons have shifted a month.  Then we get a week of spring and then, BAM! it's 85 degrees.  I miss spring and fall.

We saw an excellent production of Othello last night.  It was set in the present day, with the original Shakespearean dialogue.  The themes of deception, betrayal, and racism are still relevant today.

Tweety-Glad you made it to Day 5.  You must be tired.  Hope you have a nice relaxing day planned for tomorrow. 

Joe-Is the environmental group a new thing for you?  Are they local, or part of a state/national group?

Nel-You're at the end of your stretch, too.  Hope things are settling down and you're feeling better.

J22-How much snow did you end up getting?  I hope you didn't lose power in the storm.

Stars-Are you healing well from your procedure?  How is your pain (I mean your back pain, not Nannie!)

Hi to Herring, Ted, Spidey's Mom, Dianah, Fran, and everyone else who passes by today.  Hope it's a good day for all of us.

BC it's a local branch of a national group, I joined in December

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Whew, the wind finally died down around 2 am. The amount of snow we got was negligible ; it went south to Seattle and Portland. But there is plenty of storm debris scattered about: twigs and branches, garbage from overturned trash cans, and an occasional BBQ cover. Youngest ds and I went down to the diner for our regular Sunday breakfast. There were several power company workers there and they received many thanks from the other patrons for fixing the many power outages and downed lines from yesterday. As tough as nursing is, climbing a power pole in 15 degrees and 40 mph winds sounds overwhelming . And many of them work double shifts during outages. 

The RBG book I am reading is "My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She really is a remarkable woman. I also started watching Dr. Zhivago, while a nice pot roast cooked in the oven. 

I have always considered coffee cream to be half n half. My Canadian friends sometimes used canned evaporated milk. But Coffee Mate, yuck. From what I understand the Keto diet is a lot like Atkins or South Beach. I've done both, and felt pretty good, but hard to stick to when you eat away from home. People can be so judge-y and feel free to comment on one's food. 

Take care all, 

j22

 

 

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Yes, nursej, people are very judgey about food.

I am vegetarian, and overall, healthy eater.

While working in neurosurgery/Neurology clinic during school, the other staff routinely felt the need to comment on my lunch selections. They also felt the need to comment on my diet in general, nearly daily.

It was annoying.

Glad you enjoyed the play, BC. I am thinking about going home to RI briefly, during my weekend off.

I'd like to see something at Trinity Rep Theatre.

My mother sprained her ankle, going down stairs the other day. She is becoming very frail, but she is 84.

Book club this week, and advocacy day at the state House with Moms Demand Action On Gun Violence.

Talli also threw a shoe, so that will need to be taken care of.

I am actually surprised his shoes have stayed on, given the mountains of mud here.

I have a lovely, lovely, patient, who told me about her husband last night.

They were married 59 years, when he died.

She married him at age 16, in a gas station.

The preacher owned the gas station, and she skipped school to get married.

I told her: You are in love, when you get married in a gas station.

She said: I didn't care where I married him. I just wanted to marry him.

Lovely story.

My patient with roaches, is probably sundowning. He is only 53, but has dementia, and was a handful last night. A real handful.

Asked MD to order sleep meds and anxiety meds. Before I left this morning, she had them ordered.

I am getting ready to load into the starting gate, and hope I break well for the final leg of this weekend race.

Safe travels to all 

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Good day Tweety, Joe, Steph, BCgradnurse, nursej22, Lil Nel, and whoever comes by later. It is very late morning. Husband and I had eggs with onions and bell peppers scrambled in. 

Here is a song we sang with Grandma when we were kids. Grandma did the Charleston with us older kids while little ones jumped, did somersaults, hopped on one foot, and ran in circles around the couch. We had to be quiet when the Grand ole Oprey was on.

Later when she lived with us I started singing it when I had six preschoolers in the yard and husband was fixing the roof. I began singing this song. Someone let the chickens out and we had jumping dancing kids, me and grandma, who in her eighties danced more like Granny from the Beverly hillbillies. (no more dancing like toe former Flapper she was.

No wonder I like jug band music. They played the same old song Friday night!

 

 

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Yeah, those big long spaces in my post yesterday must have been when I had nothing to say. Hahahaha 🤣 Pretty hard to imagine, isn't it?!!!

It is cold and sprinkling rain this morning. Blah.

My pain? Pretty much is "What Pain?" The sciatic nerve is quiet! I still have a few twinges, but I don't think it is anything except recuperating muscles and tendons, which had to carry too much weight when I was hobbling. 

Yup, nope, I wouldn't want to be climbing power poles in even good weather. I knew a guy in Florida who was up on a pole fixing something and got bit twice by scorpions while he was working, Eeek! He had a couple of big, red, swollen spots where they bit, and was healing, but it still looked awful to me!

Glad you (Tweety and Nel) are on your last work day/night. It ought to be illegal to work folks like that, even if you agreed to it. 

Don't know why this sprung into my brain, but you remember the quote by the Native American...and oh gosh, I forget his name at this moment... but he said: "I will fight no more, forever." Well, I say: "I will work no more, forever." Now, that may not be true, but I kind of like the way it sounds, anyway! 😉

Not one of us woke up before noon today. Not even the dogs! It only feels like 11 AM, but it is 3 PM.  I came up to my room to make the bed, finally hang up my clean, folded laundry from ...3?...days ago. Somehow I have escaped Nannie's Sunday "Reading of the Obituaries", so that's nice.

The dogs and I are lounging on the (made) bed while Nannie is eating he lunch. We close off the door to the den so they can't go in and beg food from her, because she is inclined, despite numerous warnings NOT to, feed them WHATEVER...even if it is bad for them. "It won't hurt them; they're dogs." she sats. Not all dogs have cast-iron stomachs. Usually I tell her that if she makes them puke or have diarrhea, she can be the one to clean it up. She is nonplussed. 

Later, yez guyz. Have a good'n!

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herring, Speaking of dancing, if you tell me your dad knew "Snake Hips", a dancer from the 1930's,  (I think), I will flip out. He was very agile, kind of a pre-pre-break dancer...I have seen a short film (which was otherwise pretty stupid) with him dancing and WOW!

 

 

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Is this who you mean, NSIME? He is rather hypnotic to watch, isn't he?

Angus and I went on a walk, I saw one fence missing an 8 foot section, and some folks on a roof attaching one of those blue tarps. More snow forecast tonight, but hopefully no wind. Temps will stay 20-30 for the rest of the week. 

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