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Thursday - November 28th, 2019 - Happy Thanksgiving!

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Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving!

Just finished a much-needed, relaxing 6 nights off from work. (I'm very grateful for that!) The original goal was for Amy and I to work on our Holiday Present for family and friends. Usually, this involved audio-recording music. But last year we decided to do audio & video recording of Amy singing with Holiday-themed "prettiness" in the background for the video. THIS is our goal, again, for this year. Well. . . we're still working on our first song. 😂! Although we already audio-recorded Amy's singing for "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", I'm still putting the finishing touches to the arrangement, Big Band style. (It's a fair amount of work.) We haven't even started the video-recording part of the process, yet. So, obviously we were not primarily focused on this particular holiday project. However, we did have a nice 6-day "vacation" (more like scheduled nights off from work) together. We did some hiking, holiday shopping and relaxing.

I'm scheduled to work tonight. If "On Call" is offered, I will accept it. However, it is highly doubtful that it'll be offered because of the Holiday-ness of it all. We're still having a Family Thanksgiving Dinner, though. Amy's sisters and one of her brothers are coming over, along with a niece and nephew. Amy has been cooking all kinds of delicious-smelling pies!! I hear her, downstairs, getting the turkey ready for the oven. (I do enjoy the sweet smells of Holiday Food!)

As for the "Thankful" part of this holiday?!? I am feeling very grateful! It's great to be alive. It's great to be able to afford all of this delicious food! Most importantly, I am grateful for a loving family and caring friends. I am grateful for the gift of music (and video) creation, with the skills and equipment associated with the process. I am grateful to be a Nurse. (Although I dream - Every Day - of my eventual retirement, I do love being a nurse!!) I am grateful to have a loving and caring Amy as my wife of 33+ years!! And, I am grateful to have a bulletin board called "Allnurses", with all of the sharing and support that it brings! I've known many of you who visit here for many, many years! I count that as a Blessing!

I hope all who travel here today have a Peaceful Day today. 

Gratefully yours,

Ted
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Good Morning!

Ted, I'm going to call you out for being off six days and just posting today.   Then talk about being all thankful for this message board.  Humph....but I stayed away nearly two years so what can I say.  Sounds like a nice stretch of days off and hope you have a good day.  

Happy Thanksgiving BC.  What are you doing for the day?

Stars, glad that Nannie was hurt this time.  

Work was quite easy yesterday.   We had one rapid response when a patient fainted and couldn't be aroused.  Hydrated her well and she came back.  BP was real low.   I started with two patients, discharged one, sent one to surgery and then picked up two more patients, plus was in charge.  Steady but not crazy.  Census is real low and I wonder if we'll even be open by the time I return Saturday.  In the past we have closed down the unit entirely on major holidays.  Only one surgery scheduled Friday and course none today.

Parents, sister and her ex-husband are coming by and we're meeting my best friend for a Thanksgiving meal.  My ex-brother in law has no family in town and I like that he still considers us all family even though he's divorced.  Plus he's been good my sister.  He's a good man.  

Hope everyone has a good day.

 

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Morning Ted Tweety. BC

Happy Thanksgiving 

Slower day than usual at work, since the previous 2 days were so productive.    Found out I have to make 2 more calls before the end of the month, which I didn't realize until yesterday.  So  I volunteered to make them on Fri and Sat.  Hope I'm not setting a precedent 

After work was quiet, exercised and worked some more on cross stitch. Decided to try and watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on my 17 year old VCR....nope, it finally gave up the ghost.  So I watched it on streaming video instead 

Going to my cousin's house as usual for Thanksgiving.  Going on a brief hike beforehand as usual.  Thankfully the weather will be dry, although a bit cold, in the 30s

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Tweety - I deserve your call out. I sometimes take time away from the internet, or at least attempt to cut back. I still visit Facebook, which is hard to put aside because of family and family messages via Facebook. FWIW, I've been away from allurses for a 2+ year stretch, too. It's what got me kicked off the Administrative team!  L O L! (Even now, I rarely visit the "Yellow side". Even on the "Blue side, I tend to only visit the "Good Morning" and "U.S. Politics" forums.) Enjoy the Holiday with your family.

BCgradnurse - Merry Thanksgiving to you!

Joe - We still have our VCR. It's tucked away in my closet, hidden away by other old audio and video devices. (I have two old and non-functioning keyboards in the same closet, along with software programs on those really old floppy discs.) Enjoy Thanksgiving at your cousins. 

I recently woke up from 1st sleep. Gonna go back to bed for 2nd sleep. Family is coming around 3:30 PM, this afternoon. I want to be up, showered & shaved for when they come. I'll be leaving for work the usual 6:00 PM tonight. I really don't want to go to work. But who does on the Holidays????

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We have a lot to be thankful for.

nursej22: I had the opposite problem to yours. Except for the Thanksgiving after my Mom dies in May, and her mom in early November we had my Dad and his Mom, and friends without family in town at our house. 

There were decades when we went to my husband's sisters and then my Dad and step-Moms. Our son had to go to three Thanksgiving dinners. Now we all go to sister-in laws. 

I hope it would be OK to go to brunch, but SIL told me she will make dinner as long as she is alive. She is now 88. 

I hope we all enjoy the people we eat with today.

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Yup, yup, yup, Habby ThanxgibletingDay to y'all!~~~

It is about 2 PM and I imagine some of you are already wallered from eating so much. Nannie is still asleep, because after her 'fits' yesterday, she got a dose of a PRN calm-down med with her PM meds. So, we are thankful for the PRN med.

We were invited to go across the street to get some plates of food, but I'm not sure that's what we will be doing....Hubby has obtained the usual Thanksgiving foods in microwaveable form; none of us is very enthusiastic about cooking. And we know we are thankful for many, many things, but after yesterday's many-hour tantrum, we are just worn out!

So, I believe Nannie DID crack a rib in yesterday's fall. I assessed her all over; she refused to go to ER, but you know that nothing but time will take care of a cracked rib. No signs or symptoms of anything dire~ no blood, no swelling, no sticky-outie bones; a nickel-size bruise on her breast is all I could see yesterday. Will see what today shows. Expect a lot of moaning and groaning from her about all her physical problems; she can catalog them even if she can't always remember how they came to be.

We are very, very blessed in so many ways, and for all of them we give thanks.

Hope everyone's day is a good one!

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I am thankful I have been able to get to know you all, through this thread.  I am thankful for the rain (yesterday and today!) even though the roof leaks.  🙂  I am thankful ds and dil landed safely and will soon see them and have a yummy meal and nice visit!  I am thankful dh and I can do our music.  There is so much more, but won't drag this on. 🙂  

Hope you have a good day, and enjoyable meals!

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Brief Update: No cracked rib, no pains w/ breathing, no pain upon palpating area. No further bruising. But her talking button must've been jarred during yesterday's fall, to a permanent ON position, because for 3+ hours she has been talking non-stop.

I am grateful I do not scream out loud.

 

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I continue to  read along although I don't post too much - 'puter is very fussy lately. Am sooo thankful for all you folk here. Always holding hopeful thoughts for y'all with your trials and tribulations.

Am thankful that my 2 doctor appts yesterday are status quo/OK. Left me tired out though. Need to change my facial drsg - again. Still have other issues. But doing better overall and for that am thankful also.

Am SUPER thankful I am continuing to lose weight - I salute those of you here doing that uphill fight. Am just sharing dieting news with you as it's taken me some time to get serious again, not just the on/off battle. Since my early February hospitalization, I figure my total wgt loss is just about 2 lbs shy of 100 pounds. More is needed.😋

Not doing any real  'official' type diet - just my brand of "DON'T DO STUPID STUFF" kind of diet. I always hold out hope that I'll stick to it, but it's been so difficult. But I've been managing better lately.

Will stop by again. Early Happy Black Friday for all of you brave enough to 'celebrate'.

 

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amoLucia: Congratulation of your ability to lose that weight. What an accomplishment! 

Dianah: I always like your positive posts. My sister SIL enjoy your CD that I gave them.

We had a good dinner and conversation with family and friends.

My sin-in-law brought a BIG AND TALLman who works near his apartment in the San Fernando Valley. He doesn't know him well, but invited him because he has no family near. Soon after introductions that man went to my sister-in-law's cabinet, got a glass, and got a whisky bottle. SIL said, "It is rude just walk into someones house and take something without asking. Wait five minutes, and ask politely and I will fix you a drink."

Then he asked my son if he had kids. The answer was "no". He said, "I have 17 children ans 28 great grandchildren. 

Other SIL asked, "What are their names? He stood up fists clenched and shaking and yelled, "I'M A MAN. I'M NOT A ***!" Then he walked out the door, got into his car, and drove away."

All family member agreed that he has a problem. No one was sorry he left. SIL said he will go to the store he works at one time. If he doesn't apologize SIL will shop elsewhere to avoid trouble.

Otherwise it was a nice quiet day. Husband and I left the card players at the card table. They will stay late eating leftovers and playing cards.

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AmoLucia, many kudos for your weight loss and for sticking to it!!  I need to lose some and it's very difficult for me to adjust my eating right now, dunno why.  I appreciate reading about your and Joe's weight loss incentive and success, they are encouraging to me!

herring, what a strange duck that tall man was, agree he has a problem.  Good you were able to enjoy your Thanksgiving better after he chose to leave. 

We had a very nice visit with the two ds's and youngest's wife.  Had great food at the buffet, which was a mixture of traditional and Mexican:  turkey and ham, a taco bar (choice of pork or chicken or beef, plus fixings), some seafood (ceviche and a salad), mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, an apple/jalapeno dressing, gravy, refried beans, rice, corn cake (their signature), a salad bar, two soups: tomato basil and chicken tortilla soup, a fruit bar, and lots of desserts, including pumpkin flan, cranberry bread pudding, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and others (brownies, choc chip cookies, etc).  It was all very good and very filling!  We also ordered (as per our usual) a tableside guacamole (prepared, yes you guessed it: tableside!!).  Was really good to catch up with all three of the "kids."  We finished eating in about an hour, then sat for another two hours, gabbing! 

I had prepared Christmas stockings for each of the kids, with a few things in 'em, and an orange in the toe.  🙂  We also paid for youngest's car rental while they are here.

Tomorrow we will go up to the apple ranch and get a few pies for youngest's class reunion tomorrow night.  We may practice the Christmas music we will be doing at two programs, with our fiddler.  She has been sick but is slowly improving and may be available tomorrow (and we sorely need the TOGETHER practice).

We still are planning to take the family to Disneyland on Sunday.  They are anxious to see the new Star Wars area and the lights in the parks.   Will work out details when we get closer to the date.  We have reservations at 7pm at one of the restaurants (it's always nice not to have to stand in line for food).

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and night.

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