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Sunday - January 19th, 2020 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning -

Recently woke up. Just finished First Coffee. (It did taste mighty good!)

It snowed during the night! But, we didn't get the accumulation that was predicted. There's only about 2 inches of snow on the grown.

I'll be leaving for church soon. A few of the choir members won't be there today, so choir rehearsal will be short, and there'll be no anthem today. I have no plans to do anything after church.

Tomorrow, I work, then I am off the next three nights. (If "Call" is offered for tomorrow, I will take it!)

Hope all have a nice day today! 🙂

Ted

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Morning Ted 

Woke up early, fell back to sleep, had one of those anxiety dreams.  Feeling a bit off this morning as a result

Yesterday was productive.  Laundry, cooking, exercise, and errands completed.  Had lunch with dad and did some work on my new embroidery kit.  Stayed in during the evening given the severe wind chills

Watched Svengoolie for the first time in a long time, he had a movie I hadn't seen before, a remake of The Old Dark House.  

Have been thinking ahead about my next career move in the coming years. I've done case management for nearly 8 years, and none of the positions have been satisfying, mostly about numbers rather than people.  Will start some research about what other directions I can go in that won't require a lot of additional education 

J has seen an increase in his symptoms again so we're not going to meet today.  He may go to the doctor if it persists 

Have choir and church this morning. Wind chills are in the negative numbers, won't be pleasant this morning

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Good morning!

Ted, hope you have a nice day.  When they rolled out our "upgrade" there were so many glitches.  It was amazing that in 2018 rolling out a program that wasn't new the company rolling it out had so many problems.  I'm sure the upgrade wasn't cheap either.  Good luck with that.

Joe, sounds like a productive day.  Best wishes in thinking of your next move. I know you don't do things without giving it a lot of thought.  

Stars, I had those "vegan brats".  But not the human kind.  "Beyond Meat" makes some that really satisfies my German half...with some mustard from Germany and kraut dinner was quite delish and very easy to cook in the microwave.

J22, I hate to say I'm one of those that just throws things in the freezer. It's one of those under-the-fridge drawers. Every now and then I'll neaten it up.  But I know where stuff is.

The weather here has turned from unseasonable warm in the 80's to more winter-like.  Won't even hit 70 today.  

Work was okay but annoying.  We have a part-time tech that is in LPN school that only works 7-3 and there never is anyone to replace her when she leaves and we do without.  So of course after 3:00 the do do hits the fan.  But it was all extra money for me.  

Not going to do much today.  Have the sheets in the wash, need to clean up the kitchen and take a walk and go to hot yoga.  Weight was a new low this morning but fluctuates a few pounds here and there.  BP was 129/83 which is good for me.  

Hope al have a good day.

 

Edited by Tweety

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Good morning-

We got about 4 inches of snow last night. DD had given us a gift card to a really nice Italian restaurant, so we went last night.  We went early, but still had an hour wait.  I expected it, so I didn't mind.  They don't take reservations and it is always packed.  People don't mind waiting as the food is that good.  I still feel stuffed!  

Today I have to pack for my trip to Florida.  I'm only taking a carry on bag, so I have to be judicious in what I bring.  Then I have to download several books on my Kindle.  I love that I no longer have to take a separate bag just for books.  I like to hold a physical book, but the Kindle makes things much easier.

Ted-It's nice to have a day to do nothing!  I'm glad you didn't get a lot of snow.  I hate computer upgrades.

Tweety-Enjoy your yoga class.  Your BP looks really good.

Joe-I hope J feels better soon.  Any thoughts on what you'd like to do net in terms of work?

I hope all have a great day.

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3 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

Good morning-

We got about 4 inches of snow last night. DD had given us a gift card to a really nice Italian restaurant, so we went last night.  We went early, but still had an hour wait.  I expected it, so I didn't mind.  They don't take reservations and it is always packed.  People don't mind waiting as the food is that good.  I still feel stuffed!  

Today I have to pack for my trip to Florida.  I'm only taking a carry on bag, so I have to be judicious in what I bring.  Then I have to download several books on my Kindle.  I love that I no longer have to take a separate bag just for books.  I like to hold a physical book, but the Kindle makes things much easier.

Ted-It's nice to have a day to do nothing!  I'm glad you didn't get a lot of snow.  I hate computer upgrades.

Tweety-Enjoy your yoga class.  Your BP looks really good.

Joe-I hope J feels better soon.  Any thoughts on what you'd like to do net in terms of work?

I hope all have a great day.

At this point I'm not sure.  Have a bit of research ahead of me

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12:50 PM

Sunny and not too cold. S'posta have three days (nights, actually) when it gets down in the 20's and low 30's. Big hullaballoo in 'the big city next door' about no one getting turned away from the shelters, even free bus-rides for homeless, which will deliver them right to the door of a shelter. No snow or ice predicted here;  but about  8 inches to arrive in the mountains ... SO glad I don't live up there anymore. I loved that place when I first moved there, but the growth factor has gotten out of control and the roads are even more crowded than 2 years ago. I suppose it will eventually happen here, as well. 

Sssshhhhhh! Nannie is still sleeping! Hubby went to do the usual pharmacy-run, and said to just let her sleep. She seems to think that it is abnormal to sleep a lot, but she is lucky because there are a lot of people who can't, as we all know! I tell her that it is not always a conscious decision when you are 90 ... if your body says SLEEP, you sleep! Some of my former patients referred to it as a "privilege of age' to be able to nod off when the urge strikes! And, of course, it is a blessing for us when she does sleep. Sometimes she gets very irritable (no kidding?) because she tries to fight going to sleep; now THAT is very annoying and makes US irritable!

I've got laundry to do today, but since the washer and dryer are in the room where Nannie sleeps, so I am on hold for the time being.

Tweety, reading your BP this morning inspired me to check mine. It's 127/85 and my pulse is 82. I hate it at the doc appt's when you get out of your car, walk in to the reception area to check in, sit down in the waiting room, have to jump up when they call your name, walk down several long corridors, sit down, and BOOM, right away they check your blood pressure. It is ALWAYS high after all that, including my pulse. The other day my BP was high, and my pulse was 101, for cryin' out loud! I sometimes make the nurse check my vital signs at the END of the appt, and record THAT as well, as I don't think the first check is accurate due to the reasons stated above. They sometimes call it "White Coat ..." something-or-other, but geez, hardly anybody wear's a white coat anymore! Yeah, I know ... that's a mere technicality, but still ... It would be nice to have a few minutes to relax and breathe before they start taking your numbers! And I won't even mentioned being weighed with all your clothes on, especially if it is winter-type clothing!

Ted, my gosh, a slow Sunday for you? Or should I say "S" so as not to jinx it?

Joe, I hope you can find a good, suitable, non-aggravating job for the next stage of your career! / Wonder if J and my hubby are dealing with similar health issues? As you mentioned, it gets a little better and then returns. Hubby says he has requested he be called if there are any cancellations that come open before his check-up scheduled for March, and I sure hope that happens, as my mother used to say: "Pronto-tooty-sweety" (that's purposely mis-pronounced French, like saying "Mercy Buttercups" and "Exsqueezay-Mwa",

BCg, I am not sure I could pack JUST a carry-on bag to take a flight. Of course, I could, but like you say, it requires a lot of thought to only take a FEW things! Last time I flew...oh, prolly at least 12 years ago, I was shocked to have to pay $50 extra for the suitcase that was NOT a carry-on. I imagine it is worse now, with all the fees and charges they have invented to tack on. Enjoy Florida. I think what seems like winter temps to Tweety, will be a welcome change from your "Great White North" acclimatization. (I can't believe I spelled that correctly on my first try!!!)

1:35 PM, Hubby is home, Nannie still sleeps. 

May stop by later on. Hope y'all have a good'n!

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EEEK!

Five Lantus pens, and one 30-pill prescription was $455.45!  😣  YIKES! That's "the Donut Hole". 🤔Me thinks that is beyond outrageous.

 😡  %^)(%%W$(*!@^+%@### 

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Good day. Husband's car has a flat so I dropped him off at his club, went home and parked. I got to the local small church late and sat in the back. They were singing Freedom Songs as this say is between his actual birthday and the MLK Holiday tomorrow. They provide clean clothing, coats, and meals to people who are struggling so I put a larger donation in. 

Singing together is good. I doubt people could have kept on without the singing.

To all except new members this is a repeat: In  attended non violence training at a home in the valley. It was so crowded that the living room floor was cramped with people. I sat on the floor with my back against the sofa and knees up to make room for my friend. It was not possible to get to the bathroom without stepping on someone. Other than that it was wonderful. Bernice Johnson was there and led the singing starting with "We Shall Not Be Moved 

About 30 years later I left the local Red Cross after a nurse's meeting and drove through Jack In The Box. Waiting in line the radio news announced that the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King were found "Not Guilty" of excessive force. I began singing the song we trained with. Here she was as a teen singing it at the March on Washington:

 

 

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