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Thursday - July 4th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning -

And to all of those who celebrate, Happy July 4th! 

I'm hearing the sounds of birds chirping, during this early morning hour. (It's 4:57 AM, EST, in this part of the world.) It's the lovely sounds of Mother Nature bringing on the new day.

Recently woke up. Coffee hasn't even started brewing yet. . . 

Had a weird day (night) off from work. I was GOING to mow. Truly, I was! BUT, one of the tires to my Jeep Cherokee showed signs of a slow leakage. I went to put more air in that tire. While doing this, I found the culprit that was causing the slow leak. At that point, it looked like a screw with a Phillips Head on top. So, I spent the next couple of hours trying to find a car repair shop that was able to fix the leaky-aired tire that afternoon. (THAT was a challenge!) Found one. Finally!! Drove the 15+ miles there, dropped off the vehicle, and waited. And waited. And, (cough, cough) waited. Finally, the job was finished. I was happy!! I asked what they found when they repaired the tire. Apparently, it was a 5+ inch long screw!! FIVE INCHES LONG!! How the HELL can I run over a 5 freakin' inch long screw and not notice it?!?!? Is it even possible?!?!? The only explanation that I can think of is that it was deliberate vandalism. If this was the case, WHERE?? And, WHY??? Honestly? I'm feeling a bit paranoid. We keep our cars in our attached garage. I  notice the that the tire seemed a little soft a few days ago. The only place where I've been was work, where we all park are cars in the open parking lot. Could someone at work have done such a thing?? If so, did I piss someone off??? What did I do??? Here is the reason why I'm thinking "work". This is not the first time I had a punctured car tire, during the past several years. It's not even the 2nd or 3rd time, during the past several years. I'm trying not to be paranoid, but it's hard not to feel this way. Anyway, the tire is fixed, and all is well with the world for now. But the lawn did not get mowed, yesterday.

Mayson seemed calmer, yesterday. Thankfully, he didn't do the "Psycho Dog" thing last night, which allowed us a good night's sleep. We're taking him to the vet Friday. Hopefully, the vet can give us insight to what might be going on with Mayson. Yes, we know he's getting old. I just want to make sure that he's not in great discomfort of some kind. What I don't want to do is give Mayson medication that will gork him out. I want him comfortable, not overly sedated.

I'm working tonight. Hopefully, it'll be "Q". There were no patients in our teeny-tiny ICU, Tuesday night. 

In the meanwhile. . . I do hope all have a pleasant day, today! Enjoy the festivities if/when you plan on attending one today! Again, Happy July 4th! 🙂

Ted

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Good Morning!

Happy 4th of July!

Ted, sorry about the tire, it's always a pain in the butt.  But at least you didn't have to mow.  

J22, enjoy the vacation.

Joe, enjoy the long weekend.

Dianah, the younger generation have such a burden with student loans and health care costs.  Hope he gets better.

Congrats on the weight loss Steph.

I had a nice day off yesterday.  Just stayed solo doing simple chores and exercise.  Today I work.  Being combined with another unit, I'm not sure what I'm walking into, but I think I'm in charge, unless I'm bumped by the charge nurse of the other unit, but I don't think my boss would allow that, as it's her floor.  We'll see.  I'm fine either way.

I might have mentioned a few weeks ago I woke up with some bug/spider bites on my right forearm about nine of them.  They are still in in the process of healing.  Sheesh. 

 

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Morning!

Happy 4th to all who are celebrating.  Today my DS turns 27.  I hope to see him today or tomorrow.  Yesterday was my long day at work, and I was fighting off a migraine for most of the day.  The pain wasn't bad, but I was mildly nauseous all day. I went to bed early and I seem to have slept it off.  We'll be headed to the beach in a couple of hours.  It's going to be a perfect beach day.  NSIME-We may head up to Good Harbor tomorrow.  I will say hello to your house for you.

Ted-Sorry about your tire.  I hope it wasn't a malicious act.  I guess the silver lining was you didn't have to mow.  Hope work is Q for you.

Tweety-Hope today goes well and the bites heal.

Dianah-hope your son is ok, and you have a restful day off.

J22-Enjoy your vacation!  I'm glad your co-worker is ok.  She might want to look into venom testing and immunotherapy to prevent any further episodes of anaphylaxis.  Hope DH does ok with his dental implants.

Joe-Any plans for today?  Hope the weather is good and you can get outside.

Herring-Hope you have a good day as well.

I miss Nel.

 

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Ted that is odd, getting such a screw that big in the tire.  I do know someone who once got a 6 inch bolt stuck in a tire somehow

Tweety hope this Thursday isn't crazy for you

BC glad your migraine is over, happy birthday to your DS

Going to do dinner and fireworks with J tonight, assuming it doens't rain.  Thankfully the restaurant is near the fireworks so we can walk there

Work was fairly busy but got everything done.  Will be nice having 4 days off

J was still recovering from his trip last night so we decided against dinner.  Instead I went shopping and exercised

Apart from tonight not sure what else I'll do.  Might get outside as long as it doesn't get too hot.  And assuming the rains hold off

Ready to start on the next color for the cross stitch project.  Think things should go more quickly now

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Good morning and Happy 4th of July.

Our small towns don't have fireworks until Saturday night at the high school of the next town over.  They have lots of things going on and it is called "Burney Basin Days".  Parade, etc. I'll add the schedule below, just FYI.

I am not on call.  And so will probably hike to Burney Falls.  

Ted, I've gotten long nails into a tire or two . . . more than once. 

Happy birthday to BC's son.  

Time for more coffee.

Enjoy your day.

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Ted: I hope Mayson stays calm at night. Good you noticed that screw.

BCgradnurse: Sleeping off a migraine is good! Have a great time at the beach. 

Joe: My sisters, cousins, and our children treasure cross beautiful stitched framed art my aunt made for us over the years. She sent my son's to us soon after he was born. It says, "Dear little baby born today, may God be with you all the way".  His wife hung it in their living room.

Steph:  "Burney Basin Days" seem like a lot of fun. Enjoy being thin and have a GREAT time!

We will probably have a great time too. I'm pretty sure I know which relatives will call from out of state and want everyone there to talk to each of us. Family gatherings always result in passing phone from person to person, followed by gossip about what was said, and phones needing a charge.

 

 

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The first thing I saw on the news portion of yahoo was that there was a 6.5 earthquake in Southern California, so now I'm wondering if herring felt it?   Hope there's been no damages. I don't know earthquakes, but 6.5 sounds too darn strong for my liking.

It is another airless day in the upper 90's here, the sun is shining on one side of the property and the thunderclouds have been rumbling for an hour and a half. But no wind! All the trees have been still as can be. "They" also have said we will have torrential rains, but that it is a s-l-o-w moving storm system .

Ozzie has had his drops and is pacing, panting and giving out with a bark here and there. An odd thing he wants to do is climb into the reflection of this room that shows in the glass doors of the fireplace. Maybe it looks safer in that 'other' room?

In this den it's kinda like Alice Through the Looking Glass, in reverse. Nanny has been telling me that her grandmother lived to be 295 and her Aunt died at age 246. Imagine that!!!! It makes me a little 'a-feared' that this living situation is going to be one LONG haul! YIKES! But I read in some scientific study somewhere (how's that for citing my sources?) that the ages at which your forebearers passed has little to do with when your demise might occur. If Nannie lives to be 290, she will be one fat, ill-tempered little amoeba!!!

I have a book to finish by tomorrow, for the book club which meets at the end of July. I took it out a little early, and now it is due back tomorrow. I think I am about 2/3rds of the way through. The writer is excellent, the story is engaging, and you're wondering what the title is and who the author is, aren't you? Well, pardon me a half a mo' whilst I run upstairs and get it, so I can tell y'all>>>..........Okie-dokie, I'm back.

The title is The Last Child and it was written by John Hart. When I first started reading it, the plot line made me think of another book I recently read, with a very similar set-up: a young boy's sister is grabbed into a van and never seen again. It seemed kind of derivative to me. But, I hung with it, and I'm glad I did. The way THIS story unfolds is much more complex and so descriptive of characters, situations, locations....too difficult to 'nutshell' for you. Now I want to go find his other books, "Down River" and "The King of Lies".

... Which made me think of Ricky Gervais and that movie he made, I can't quite remember the name....The Invention of Lies....or something like that. One of the funniest movies!

Welp, too much comforting of dogs and listening to Nannie's Fractured Fairy Tales to be able to continue now!

Happy 4th!

 

 

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I typed the paragraph below and forgot to submit so will do so now.

We just had a 6.6 earthquake a few minutes ago. The epicenter was more than 100 miles away. It didn't feel strong, but seemed to last a long time. I went out and talked with neighbors for a few minutes. I hope no one was hurt.

https://earthquaketrack.com/v/la/recent

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Thanks for the update, herring! Glad beyond glad that you are okay!

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Glad you are okay, Herring.  I hope everyone near the epicenter is safe.

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THE SUN SUDDENLY GOES DOWN

Nannie, stabbing emphatically with her fork at a piece of beef from a beef stew-ish dish; she's wearing an ugly scowl. In an argumentative tone of voice...(bold emphasizes her emphases) she says: 

"I'll tell you one thing! If he's going to serve me meat, he should've put a knife on the tray, for me to cut the meat to be able to eat it!"

I softly said, "You know, Nannie, all you had to say was 'Could you get me a knife'?"

As I walk upstairs she says, grumpily, "Well, you shouldn't have to be the one to have to go get it!"

🙄  OY!

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Ah yes, I found out about the earthquakes when I got to the ranch.  My mother-in-law was watching coverage.   

We ended up going out to help her finish getting ready for the picnic this Saturday.  There has been a dead pine tree that she calls "Old Cinnamon" that she has mentioned wanting cut down.  So, my son and husband did just that. Plus 3 other dead trees.  Son gathered up all the branches and took them out to the burn pile.  And we cut up the trunks into firewood. 

I'm feeling so lazy . . . came home, then went grocery shopping in Burney, back home, unloaded groceries and had a piece of watermelon.  I know I'm falling off the low-carb wagon this holiday.  

We will probably head back out to the ranch after eating leftover spaghetti - well, husand and son will eat it with the noodles and I'll just eat the meat sauce.  (No knife needed for me Stars). 

 

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