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Good morning!

Joe, hope you hear something about the job you're interested in.  Waiting can be hard.  

Nel, hope you had a good day.  Did not know that 17 years can vote.  I'm kind of like Steph that at that age, I wonder how informed most of them are politically.  Probably though they aren't a huge voting block.

Herring, safe travels!!!  Looking forward to hearing all about it.

J22, glad you enjoy the six day off.  65 degrees really is a hostile working environment in my opinion.  

Dianah, "busy but got out on time" is a good day for me.  

Steph, glad you have some paid work to do.

Nel, too bad nannie does get out.  My parents in their mid-80s are pretty much hermits now.  With them it's a personality thing.  As the years went by, and peers have passed on, they've become less and less sociable.  But they seem perfectly content.  I don't know what will happen if one of them leaves us because they are so attached and attended to one another and are each other's world. 

 

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Good Morning -

A warm "Hello" to all . . . 

It's sunny outside. I see sun and blue sky (accompanied by white, fluffy clouds)! Second day in a row, no less!! Not to worry. There's more rain forecasted for the next few days.  Been getting lots of rain. For this region, the rain isn't  much of a problem because of the hills and mountains. Flooding is minimal compared to other parts of the country. But we sure are getting lots of rainy weather. I guess it's better than drought. Hopefully the farms in our area will have a great harvest this year because of all the rain.

Nothing much going on. Today is the second day off from work. Yesterday was a day of restful exploring. I took out my video cameras and lenses, and explored their function and capabilities more deeply. In a couple of weeks, I'm video-recording a dance recital, which is pretty much an all-day event. I'm using two new cameras with newer lenses for this particular gig. I want to get an idea WHICH lenses to use, and feel comfortable using them. Besides video-recording this dance recital, I'm also providing the audio equipment. It'll be a lot of work. But, it'll be welcomed work.

Today?? Well. . . I'll probably mow. I don't want to. I get kind of whiny just thinking about it. But the grass grows tall from all of this rain. Earlier this morning, I sat my fat butt behind my computer and piano-keyboard, and started banging out some melodies. My goal this year was to compose one composition per month. So far, I've only composed two. This would be a third. So, I'm a little behind (although my behind ain't little). L O L! At least, there's SOMETHING started!

Amy just woke up. Gonna leave and have some breakfast with the loving wife. 🙂

Hope all have a pleasant day. 

Ted

P.S. Speaking of compositions. . . Here's one that I wrote about 5 years ago. Don't remember if I've shared this here before. If so, I guess I'm sharing it again. It's titled, "Spring in Mid-May". Its one of four orchestral art-songs, each dedicated to a season of the year. Hope you enjoy the listen. 🙂
Just click on the link: Spring in Mid-May

 

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Good morning-

It's Thursday already.  The week is flying by.  It continues to be very busy at work.  Today is DD's birthday.  She is 23.  It is also Niko the cat's birthday.  He is 2.  I will meet DD for dinner tonight.  Niko will stay home.

Tweety-hope today is not a bad day at work.

Ted-enjoy the mowing...😂

Hope all are well today.

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Morning Tweety Ted BC

Yesterday I decided to email the HR person who set up Friday's interview and inquire about the status of the job

Thankfully they got back to me with an offer, and I decided to accept.  I will start the new job on 6/3.  

Spent a lot of time yesterday doing online paperwork for onboarding.  Notified my current job my last day would be 5/31 but haven't yet heard back from them

After work was the usual dinner with J and choir practice

Staying a bit late at work today, someone wants a call back at 5pm.

Weather will be quite warm today with storms, considerably colder tomorrow.  

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Joe! Glad to read that you inquired about the status of the job. What good news to hear when they informed you that you were accepted! Congratulations! 🙂

BCgradnurse - Happy Birthday to your DD and your kitty! 🙂

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1 hour ago, Joe NightingMale said:

Morning Tweety Ted BC

Yesterday I decided to email the HR person who set up Friday's interview and inquire about the status of the job

Thankfully they got back to me with an offer, and I decided to accept.  I will start the new job on 6/3.  

Spent a lot of time yesterday doing online paperwork for onboarding.  Notified my current job my last day would be 5/31 but haven't yet heard back from them

After work was the usual dinner with J and choir practice

Staying a bit late at work today, someone wants a call back at 5pm.

Weather will be quite warm today with storms, considerably colder tomorrow.  

Congratulations, Joe!!  Is this position similar to the work you're doing now?

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Congratulations on the new job, Joe. It must be a relief to be moving on.

Happy 23rd birthday to your dd, BC. And of course, happy birthday to Niko!

I told herring that I called the state representative's office again, yesterday, because she hasn't called me back, and had a lovely discussion with her aide about being a poll worker.

She has been a poll worker going on seven years.

At the end of our conversation, she gave me some encouraging words about reaching the lawmaker: She isn't avoiding you.

It is all about bonding, and we bonded over being election officers.

She is a clerk, and I am once again, a judge.

I guess my opinion on 17-year-olds voting in primaries, is no different than 50-year-olds voting in primaries.

I know plenty of older folks who are uniformed. Age doesn't instantly mean knowledge, unfortunately.

At 17, I was already reading three newspapers daily. I was pretty informed about most things, including abortion, as I helped a classmate pay for, and obtain one.

I think teenagers lives are far more complex than most adults believe.

I bought a vegan magazine the other day, Tweety, and saw a tofu press advertised.

When I need to get water out of tofu, I put a heavy pan atop, and use LOTS of paper towels. It is time consuming and inefficient.

Wonder if this press would do better.

Have you used one?

Stars! How about a babysitter?

Pay a young person $10 an hour, to "interview" Nannie for a non-existent elder project. You and hubby can buy yourselves two hours to catch a movie, go for a ride, eat a meal, have adult conversation, etc.

Nannie would LOVE to talk about herself for a couple of hours with a stranger, and they would only need to ask her a couple of open-ended questions.

Win-win all around!!!!!

It is sunny and bright in the Blue Grass. It should reach mid 70s.

Over the weekend it gets HOT.

I know BC likes it hot, but I prefer 70-75.

Safe travels to herring.

Edited by Lil Nel

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Good Morning All,

I am up early because I am speaking to a medical assistance conference today and I'm a little nervous. It's going to be on measles, and I keep fine-tuning my powerpoint slides. And there were 4 new cases reported in my state yesterday.  I got a little distracted last night have a "discussion " with someone on Facebook about how serious measles can be. 

Joe, that is good news about the new job.

Ted, your music is lovely, as always.

Happy birthday to BC's dd and kitty. 

I am not sure that 17 year olds can vote around here. School shootings are a big topic around here, so that might entice them to vote. 

NSIME, that is a great idea to take Nannie along and show her how much you appreciate the senior center. My MIL, at 80 years old, volunteers at our local one, helps to serve lunch once a week. And plays cards sometimes. Her COPD and back slow her down, but she just keeps going!

Hi Steph, and Dianah! And herring is probably in the air now. 

cheers, 

j22

 

 

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1 hour ago, BCgradnurse said:

Congratulations, Joe!!  Is this position similar to the work you're doing now?

Similar, but with a different patient population

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Not in the air yet. All is ready including boarding passes, as soon as this computer is in the carry-on!

Congratulations joe!

Good hearing from you Ted!

Hi Steph, Tweety, Lil Nel, nursej22, BCgradnurse, and No Stars, Dianah, and other who visit later!

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Afternoon, but not necessarily a good'n.

Nannie's in a snit. She said the "BIG storm" kept her awake all night. I was up until 3 AM; there was no storm -- no wind, no rain, no anything. She INSISTS there was a storm, and at 7 AM this morning, as we slept, Mz Nannie decided to go outside in her pj's, if you please, to see how much damage the neighborhood had sustained. 

Well, now, there is a >20 year old deck on the back of the house that hasn't been safe to use for about 10 years. Little at a time, the railing has been listening to the call of gravity, and last night part of it had started to go down. This morning another length of it came down, but remain attached at one end.

Nannie made the unfortunate remark that she was sick and tired of things needing to be done around here, and they are being ignored. WHOOSH! Hubby had already told her that he does not have access to the tools in the shed, AND, he doesn't have the know-how to take care of ... saving what part of that deck can be saved (NONE of it, IMHO), and rebuilding the rest. If she wants to have it taken care of he will try to find somebody to do it for her. Lots of grumbling from Nannie.

We went out to do a couple of errands, and brought her take-out lunch to her. She made some other remark and hubby answered her a bit sharply; she called him a "hateful old thing." She's been kind of hateful to him; apparently when she says something needs to be done or taken care of, he should jump right up and get it done. He's working his way through things a little at a time, every day. I said that she did not seem to be aware that at his age and with his various conditions, he already is doing more than he should. He told me "That's enough. This is my argument, not yours."

He went outside and started to tear down the loose wooden rail (15' long, with nails) so I went out to help. He told me to go back in the house. I wanted to help because I didn't want him to hurt himself. He said he wasn't going to hurt himself (like that was a dumb thing for me to say) and I had to bite my lip to keep from ramping it up to an argument between US! I wanted to say, as I walked in the house, " oh yeah, 'I'm not going to hurt myself'...said the man who fell off the roof of our house last year.

Most accidents aren't planned. That's why they're called accidents. DUH.

His old knee replacement needs replacing and his 'good' knee is REALLY needing to be replaced as it's been bad for oh, at least 8+ years. He had a severely torn rotator cuff a few years ago, which the surgeon had said "I did the best I could with what you had for me to work with. But, you need to be careful, just the same." And then, there's his diabetes, the diet for which he is waaaaaaay off of and has been for some time.

I'm concerned not only about physical accidents, but the unseen problems his internal organs could get due to his lax diabetes treatment. Have coffee in the morning. Don't eat all day. Eat a big supper, after which the comment comes: "Ooouuuhhh. I ate too much!" He takes a Metformin tablet with supper, and a Lantus shot at night.Then, before bed ... he snacks on cookies and Little Debbie's cakes, so his blood sugar is up in the morning. ("Just 158 or so.") But he just doesn't eat all day, so the blood sugar comes down.

I cannot tell you how much I hate that he is doing things this way.  And THAT is why we need to get our wills done, and the Advanced Directives. I'm not going to be left a widow in his shark-infested family, without all the legal "i" dotting and "t" crossing.

Have to call the lawyers office to see how much it would cost for a paralegal to help us get'er'done. GADS!

Joe, w00t!!!!!   Good to hear you've secured another job!

Oh TWEADEE! I yam not "Nel". 😜 🤣 I know you know that, and it was your brain on autopilot again that made your fingers type that! I just hadda poke ya in the ribs a little bit, just the same!

Tederewski, My hubby is mowing the grass. Of course, he has a flat yard and a riding mower. And he is mowing, not because it NEEDS it, but because Nannie said it needed mowing. He just mowed on Sunday, but I figure it's worth the gas money to stay out and away from you-know-who. I can send you Nannie to "inspire" you to get the lawn mowed, if that's what it'll take. NO? Jeez, whyever not?

Nel, I like the idea of a person 'interviewing' Nannie; maybe I can find someone of the right age at her church; she doesn't have to know whose 'college kid' it is...

j22, not sure when I can get Nannie to go out with me, but it ain't gonna be today!!! Whew!

Hello herring, dianah, and anyone else I have missed. I don't know what I'd do without your hearing-eyes; prolly implode!

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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I think it is a grand idea, Stars! Nannie would love it, and you and hubby would get some peace and quiet, if only for a few hours.

It could be a long-term "project."

I don't generally support the idea if lying to people, but this is an unusual case.

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