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Sunday - March 15th, 2010 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

It's a quiet morning around this part of the world. Amy and I already had our First Coffee this morning. We saw an owl outside our living-room window. It was if the owl was staring at us as we were staring at it. L O L! Living in the woods, we see all kinds of wildlife, looking outside from our windows. We've even seen BEARS, who were on our back porch!!

Had a relaxing day, yesterday. I mostly rested from working two nights in the ER. (The ER wasn't necessarily busy. It was more "weird" than anything else.) I'm working tonight and tomorrow night, then I'm off for the next three nights.

We still haven't made a final decision with regards to our Sedona vacation, which is coming up in a week's time. We decided to wait until this Friday before making a final decision on whether or not we're traveling to Sedona. Of course, the decision might very well be made for us if travel-bans are made with flying within our country's boarders. 

As already shared here, there is no church service this morning. There're be no church services for at least the next two Sundays, as well. I just read an email that services will be "broadcasted" via a special Skype-like program. I don't have that particular program on my MacPro computer. I'm going to do some research to determine if this program will cause issues for my aging 2009/2010 MacPro. 

I hope all here are doing well, especially during this time in our world's current history. Below is a link to a video that I hope you find entertaining. Humor can be a good thing, especially during times like these. 

Peace, folks! 🙂

Ted

Just click on the link. Enjoy! 😄

 

 

 

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Morning-

Happy Birthday to Dianah!

I have been getting angry and aggravated at people who refuse to "social distance", and refuse to deal with any inconvenience in their lives.  My town FB page is full of people who say they will continue to go out,  gather in groups, etc. Schools are closed and  some people are planning play dates!!  Really??? I had to leave the group because I was feeling so anxious and angry.  I did go see my mother yesterday, to make sure she has everything she needs and is doing well.  She is scared-she's 87 and only has 1 1/2 lungs.  She did agree to stay in, and not do any errands or go to friends' homes.  I gave her my Netflix password and showed her how to download books from the local library.  I'm not going anywhere but to work for the time being.  COVID 19 cases are growing exponentially in my state, and I want to do what I can to help slow the spread.

Tomorrow at work we will discuss cancelling all allergy shots for  a period of time.  The waiting room gets very crowded on shot days, and people are on top of each other.  I think it's the right thing to do.  

Ted-Bears on your back porch??  Wow, scary, but very cool.  I don't know what to wish for you in regards to Sedona.  I hate that your vacation plans were disrupted, but I also want you and Amy to be safe.  

I hope all are well today, and in the days going forward.

 

 

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Morning Ted and BC

Quieter day yesterday.  Environmental group cancelled their meeting, going to have a virtual meeting next weekend

Went to lunch with dad.  He's a little frustrated with his ladyfriend.  She's just closed on a condo in a retirement community and he's helping her plan her move from her house.  But she's struggling to make decisions and even now is questioning her decision to move.  Not surprised, she seems a flighty and anxious person.  Was interested to hear her father was very short tempered and critical, that could explain why she is so flighty and anxious 

Did my taxes, nearly had an anxiety attack when I realized I didn't have all of my W2s.  Was able to figure out where I got the W2 from my previous job and was able to access the web site.  After that it was pretty easy

Today we have church, for the last time for the near future.  No choir, just a service and a blessing of the call committee.  Then brunch with J.  The musical we were supposed to see has been cancelled for now

Temps are back in the 30s but should get warmer soon.  Little snow yesterday but thankfully not too much

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Ted, it's good you're flexible enough to cover the staffing hole in the ER.  The first case of CV here caused nearly 50 people to go into quarantine as I've mentioned.  I can understand you're being torn about your vacation.  Very bad timing.  Social distance necessitates probably canceling it, but then when you get there you'll be in the outdoors and you can perhaps avoid public places and restaurants.

Joe, surprised you have having church today.  Enjoy.

BC, I can understand your mother being anxious.  My father is 86 and has had surgery on an empyema and is in good health, but not as robust as he was.  They are pretty much keep to themselves now because sadly their old social circle has passed away.  

Speaking of social distancing I'm torn about bowling tomorrow.  It's a public gathering and I probably should voluntarily not go, but am waiting to see if they cancel it outright.  I don't want to be one of those people that doesn't want to be inconvenienced and not follow CDC recommendations.  I even have heard some doctors are even advising people not to eat out, but if they do make sure they are social distancing, but you never know where your food is coming from.  

I took my sleeping med because I am a little restless about this CV news, not in a major way, but sometimes my mind doesn't shut down at night...and I was restless and excited about some good news that would keep me awake.

The rescue organization picked me to adopt "Waffles" from their organization.  She's about an hour away and I can pick her up today.  Usually they don't allow same day take homes, but given my history with them with Slowbro and the distance they are waving the requirement for a home visit with the dog and a wait period.   I'm so excited as I was sure they would pick a couple or a family.  

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Happy Birthday Dianah! 

Congratulations Tweety on your new doggo! Hopefully she adapts easily to her new home! 

Thank you for the Etude, Ted. Sedona would be nice, but what if you got stranded? And that mess that I saw in pictures at O'Hare yesterday just seemed ridiculous. 

We just returned from breakfast. The diner was pretty empty when we arrived, but then it got busy, which made me feel a little guilty. I still have some residual cough from sinus drainage, but I still feel bad when I cough in public. I did try to run yesterday, but it was COLD and the wind was too much to run against. A couple of gusts knocked me off balance, and shook the car a time or two. And the flipping wind is still blowing! I can take cold, I rather like snow, but I hate wind! I did get the taxes done and filed electronically, and I was pleasantly surprised to see we are getting a return. 

I am concerned about my MIL. She is 81 and has emphysema. We will certainly keep her in groceries, but she is such a social creature I fear she will get depressed if she can't go out. And dh and I are keeping away because of our cough. 

Our state total for COVID-19 is 642, with 40 deaths. I won't be surprised to get a call tomorrow to come in to work to help with specimen collection and shipping. From what I can glean from my work email, our health department, the tribal clinic and the hospital are the only agencies in our county doing this. 

 

 

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Thank you for the kind birthday wishes!

Tweety, how exciting for you and for Waffles!!  ❤️   Pictures please!  And, I understand being torn between going to bowling, and distancing...

Joe, congrats on doing taxes!  My appt is next Sunday.

Ted, hilarious etude!  Thanks for sharing!

It is still cloudy out, with probably a 40% chance of rain.  I will mosey to the grocery store and see what I can see, and get what I can get.  AFTER breakfast!

Have a good day!

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nurseJ22, stay healthy!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANAH! birthday_zpsqzb6gzjh.jpg

Ted: Love the Etude! emailing it to sisters and cousins. 

Tweety: Wonderful you can bring Waffles home!

nursej22: Yesterday Pearl and I did four miles and we ran about half of it. It was a misty rain and 60 degrees. Perfect for a run. Neighbors walking their dogs smile, wave, and shout "hello" from a distance.  

This is the "Ides Of March", but we already have enough to beware.

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Happy Birthday, Dianah!! 🎂

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Tweety-

Congrats on getting Waffles!  Can't wait to see pics!

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Our local grocery store had no paper towels or TP, and no fresh meats (and its motto has always been, "it's our meat that made us famous!").  No rubbing alcohol.  No aloe vera.  No kleenex.

I got what I could (didn't over-buy, mind you!), then went across the street to Rite-Aid.  Got a large chewable Vitamin C and some kitchen towels and washcloths.

When I got home, dh reminded me we have some paper towels and TP in the RV, we can steal from there when we get low (if supplies not available at the grocery store).  I hope ppl will calm down and that delivery and re-stocking will be allowed to proceed.

Dh wants to go out to eat today, for my BD.  Not sure if I want to leave the house... 

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6 minutes ago, dianah said:

 

Dh wants to go out to eat today, for my BD.  Not sure if I want to leave the house... 

Can you order delivery? 

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