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Morning

Yesterday went well.  Work was productive.  Met J after work at one of our usual places.  Afterwards we went to the furiniture store and he showed me the loveseat he bought for his friend.

Today I have my early morning meeting.  Lotta driving but I get to get out of work early

Have a phone interview for an oupatient clinic case management position.  Don't have high hopes but figure I"ll give it a try and see.  Going to search more intesively in the future but for now want a break from job searching

Weather will be rainy later today, temps should be stable but a bit cooler

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Good luck with the interview, Joe.

Getting the side mirror replaced on my car today.

Unfortunately for me, it will cost a whole lot more than it cost herring's husband.

But I can't stand watching, and listening to those wires flap in the wind.

Stars, Radium Girls is a LONG book. It is 22+ chapters.

I find I don't want to put it down, but sometimes, the magnitude of suffering these girls went through, is just too much.

Radium apparently reacts like calcium, in the body. It goes straight for bone.

Since the case of the Radium Girls was pivotal in ushering in worker safety rules, I wonder why no one I know has heard of it.

Still waiting for a call back from the state representative.

I chose her because she is an RN, and a Democrat. But I will move on to someone else if she declines.

The facility I work at now, is for profit, and it is managed in a very similar way to the for profit psych facility I worked at.

Have a good day, all!!!

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Hi all,

Things have been a bit crazy at work, so I haven't had time to pop in.  I didn't start til 10 today, so I had time to take a nice long walk before work.  It was a little chilly, but the sun was shining and it's nice to see everything blooming.

Joe-good luck with the interview!  

Nel-I read that book.  Scary, but there were no safety rules then.  

Gotta run.  Lots of rx refills and charting to do!  Hope all have a good day!

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Good morning Joe and Nel! 

My sister has something in common with Tweety! She loves to travel. She worked in a cruise ship gift shop in the eighties traveling the world. The gift shop was closed when in port. She fell in love with her second husband, a coxswain from Liverpool, on shore leave in Singapore. She recenly spent twp weeks touring China.

Husband and I are planning a trip to New Orleans next month. Yesterday she sent me eleven emails and called after each one! They were package deals  for airfare, hotel, and tours. I looked at them all and booked with my Southwest points and got a room. Then booked a tour with a guy who is a historian and jazz musician. We had a GREAT tour in Atlanta last year with a historian from the same company.

And may make a reservations at a club to hear music. No matter what there will be music.

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11 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Good morning Joe and Nel! 

My sister has something in common with Tweety! She loves to travel. She worked in a cruise ship gift shop in the eighties traveling the world. The gift shop was closed when in port. She fell in love with her second husband, a coxswain from Liverpool, on shore leave in Singapore. She recenly spent twp weeks touring China.

Husband and I are planning a trip to New Orleans next month. Yesterday she sent me eleven emails and called after each one! They were package deals  for airfare, hotel, and tours. I looked at them all and booked with my Southwest points and got a room. Then booked a tour with a guy who is a historian and jazz musician. We had a GREAT tour in Atlanta last year with a historian from the same company.

And may make a reservations at a club to hear music. No matter what there will be music.

What tour company has a historian, herring?

That is really interesting.

I am heartened, BC, by the number of folks who did do the right thing by the Radium Girls. The dentists were amazing.

Even though they weren't medical doctors, they didn't give up.

Waiting on my car!

 

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Good afternoon.

All the best with the interview Joe, hope it gives you good information.

Nel, I've made that argument in the political forums with the anti-regulation folks that without government regulations corporations would take advantage and we have that history.  Sounds like a good book.

BC, don't work too hard.

Herring, that sounds like a nice trip.  I need to explore the US a bit more myself.  So many places to go right here in this country.  Your sister sounds so cool.

Ted is posting some beautiful pictures from Ireland and his trip over on FB.

Got up real early this morning but after an hour was still sleepy and slept until noon.  I stayed up late last night.  I seem to be a bit out of sorts and can't seem to get myself together.  I'm either tired, depressed or wide awake at the worst times and not very productive.  I need to snap out of it.  No time like the present.

I worked the floor yesterday, started with five, discharged three and got an ER admission at the worst possible time when I should have been charting. Stayed to about 9pm charting.  At least I wasn't in charge.  

Tonight I'm going to see Patti Labelle in concert.  I saw her about 20 years ago and she was awesome.  I'm sure she still is.  She's 74 years old.

Hope everyone has a great day.  

 

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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

What tour company has a historian, herring?

That is really interesting.

I am heartened, BC, by the number of folks who did do the right thing by the Radium Girls. The dentists were amazing.

Even though they weren't medical doctors, they didn't give up.

Waiting on my car!

Here is the company: https://www.toursbylocals.com/ 

The tour guide we had in Atlanta was a retired history professor. We enjoyed his tour teaching and showing us the city beginning before the Civil war, and up to now. 

Since I used miles for the airfare we can enjoy a rather expensive tour.

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Thanks for sharing, herring. I will check it out.

I keep getting trips from the Nation, in which their journalists are your guides.

But the trips are VERY expensive. I would love to visit Iran, with the Nation.

Have a great time at the concert, Tweety.

My mirror replacement came in at $450.

They also found a power steering hose leak (sound familiar, Tweety?), which I will have my local mechanic look at at.

I am not very impressed with this Toyota dealership.

They never called when my part was ready. I told them I was waiting for car repair, they called me on my phone.

I said: I am sitting in the waiting area.

Apparently, communication isn't their strong point.

Groomed both boys. 

Biggie was filthy! He must have rolled, and rolled and rolled two more times.

Talli was clean. I don't know how well he can get up and down with those bad ankles.

Oh, I stopped by the KY Corrections Furniture store. It sells furniture made by inmates.

I will buy a patio/deck set from them.

The furniture is very nice.

 

 

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Hi all, 

I hope the interview went well, Joe. I should think that practice would be a good thing. Tweety, I am sure you are enjoying the concert. Nel, I have seen that book. Perhaps I'll do like NSIME and look for it at the library. Herring, New Orleans has been one of my favorite cities to visit. So much history, food, and music. And the people are very nice. BC, I suppose this is one of your busiest times of the year. I love the blooming flowers, but they don't love me. 

I had a wellness visit today and I am in a bit of shock. I have been feeling very tired, thought it was my thyroid, so they drew blood, but they measured my pulse at 44 and a bit irregular. So they did an ecg I am in atrial flutter. So now I have a cardiology referral. Ick. I keep turning over in my mind about what tests I will most likely need. Ick. But at least there is a reason for my fatigue. And she is going to switch me from metformin to n-acetylcisteine. 

Afterward, I took dd to lunch for her birthday, and gave her a gift certificate to her hair salon. She is has been down lately, but had a promising job interview yesterday, so that is good news. She has been freelancing, making income erratic and I know she worries. I was going to finish cutting the grass this afternoon, but took a nap instead. It can wait until tomorrow . 

night all, 

j22

 

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Ozzie woke me up at 6 AM (I'd gone to sleep at 3:10AM) because it was lightening something fierce and muttering thunder. We raced out the front door into a beginning rain shower, he emptied his bladder, then we went right back up to bed. Got up at nine AM. Went to the library, went for a manicure, got a sandwich at Firehouse Subs which did not impress me, but filled the hunger-hole. 

Sun came out by 4 PM, and the wind started up with quite vigorous and exciting gusts and gales. That finally died down, so Nannie could stop fretting about trees falling on the house. (one of her "things" we hear whenever the wind blows.) While she was in the other room, I pretended to doze over my crossword puzzle because she had been carrying on with the awfullest, barely audible, jumbled anecdotes about family and neighbors. So she was hushed for a little while.

Then, the ballgame, with her, as usual, making commentary about players looks, nationality, race, religion, as in "Those little black boys always 'cross their hearts and point at the sky when they get a hit."  (They were making the sign of the cross; they're Catholic. Jeez.) I ground/gritted my teeth to keep from being nastily verbal to her. She was born in South Carolina in the late 1920's, so it was a whole 'nother world for her. But even though her carry-over prejudices are understandable, in that milieu....it still really goes right up my spine. The LEAST offensive thing I could think of to say, when she complained about TV ads with mixed-race couples (like it's something new, or something.) All I could do was tell her, "The times, they are a'changing."

It just burns my patoot because it's not the way I was raised, and it offends me that some people, like Nannie, have a hard time, or refuse to understand, we are ALL human beings; but there is no sense in getting into it all with Nannie. She  slips in increments mentally, every week. I go out to walk the dog or somehow vacate the den if she gets going. I shake my head and roll my eyes a LOT these days!

End of sputtering complaint!

See the neuro/spine surgeon's PA next Thursday for final follow-up visit. I'm going to see if they'll do another MRI to see what the heck is causing these 'repeat' symptoms. Maybe they can paint the cyst with some RoundUp to kill it off for good! I can take 2 Arthritis-Strength Acetaminophen Gelcaps ... and it isn't until 6 hours pass before it relieves the pains. Weird.

PS: Nel, I ain't afraid of no twenty-two chapters!!!

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