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Tuesday - August 20th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

It's 5:10 AM (EST) in this part of the world. Recently woke up. Currently hearing the sound of coffee percolating. It's such a beautiful sound!

Responding to yesterday's "Good Morning" thread. . . 

BCgradnurse - Good to read that you had a nice 4 days off. Hope these 5 days of work are kind to you. Sorry to read about your 16 year old cat, though! (((Hugs))) It is profoundly sad losing a beloved pet. They are family members, for sure.

nursej22 - Nice that you have the week off from work! (Today, I am Day 6 of seven nights off from work. It's rare that my work schedule turns out this way. I ain't complaining!) Hope all goes well with your husband at the trade show. Hope all is OK with your pacemaker! Cool, that you're volunteering in the medical tent for the JDFR bicycle event. Curious. What does "JDFR" stand for? This event sounds significant . . . 100  miles!! Hope your son does well!

herring_RN - Curious. Do you have an air conditioned room for those really hot days?? I guess I'm getting soft. I can't imagine life without one. (It's been quite hot and humid around this part of the world, these past few days.) Regarding bird feeders. We decided NOT to put those bird feeders out on our lawn after hearing that they attract bears! Yep! We have bear sightings around here. We've had them come up on our back porch in past years! (Yikes!!) Hope you and your loving husband a comfortable during these hot days. 

NSIME - Those really hot and humid days are NOT fun! It doesn't seem pleasant at all with Nannie having a cold. I hope that the "Nannie Situation" gets settled, for your and for her sakes. Nice to read that you've lost some pounds. It's a good feeling, for sure! (I'm down about 15 pounds after working through a recent "exercise & healthy-eating" regime. I'm still eating healthily. Need to work on maintaining the exercise, though.) As for socializing?? It's important. Gotta make the time and effort for such things. Amy and I are homebodies, but mostly because of our weird work-schedules. It's just nice to go out, do something different, and be around good people. It does take effort, though, at least for us.

dianah - Always good to read about your time at the bluegrass festivals! Being with other musicians, hearing great & fun music, and doing LOTS of jamming! Very cool!! Congratulations on your friend winning the raffle (after purchasing only ONE ticket) and winning that guitar! That must have been exciting for him! I've probably said this before to you, but we have a yearly Blue-grass festival around our neck of the woods! If interested, I send you some info regarding the when's and where's. (To be honest, I've never gone to it. Amy has, though. She says that it's a lot of fun!!) (However, I've taken care of people from that blue grass festival, in our happy, teeny-tiny hospital's ER, who needed medical attention. Our hospital has specific plans for that blue-grass festival in dealing with possible large-volume "issues"!)

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Well. . . It is now 5:51 AM (EST). The coffee is now fully brewed. It beckons!

Nothing much planned for today. . . except mowing. . . if it ain't too hot & humid outside. The grass. It grows! If it is hot & humid outside (recently, with associated thunder storms), Amy and I will happily hang indoors and relax.

We're seriously thinking about putting our house back on the market, again. The Realtor that we use says that it is the "seller's market". I doubt very much that we'll get what we paid for it, 14+ years ago. According to recent sales of houses in our area, a home with property like ours goes for around $275,000 dollars! If that is the case, we'll stand to LOSE close to $90,000 dollars from what we paid for this home (14+ years ago). OUCH!! But, we're focused on getting out of debt as we focus on retiring - sooner than later. Selling our home will help us, greatly, with these important plans and goals. Still, I do love our home. Lots of memories. And, it is a lovely home.

It's coffee time! 

Peace! 🙂

Ted


 

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Good Morning!

Ted, hope you have a nice day today.  Glad you had a good time at Amy's play and socializing.  

Joe, hope the new procedures at work are going well and the cat is okay.

Hi sirI.  Thanks for merging the threads.

J22, hope you enjoy the week off and have fun at the fundraiser.  Glad that you're feeling better physically with the pacemaker.  I think it will heal and you won't always be in discomfort.

Hi Herring, hope it doesn't get too uncomfortable, but glad you got the air conditioner.  Seems to be a hot summer for a lot of people.  I hard on BBC radio that Singapore is planning a 100 year plan to deal with rising sea levels of global warning.  Imagine living in a country that not only acknowledges it but is planning on dealing with it.

Stars, hope Nannies cold doesn't get bad and doesn't spread.

BC, sorry to hear the cat didn't come back and is presumed to have gone to rest.   The horrors of working five days in a week.  I can't imagine.  😂

Dianah, good to hear from you.  Sounds like another good festival that's your passion.  I admire that about you guys.  

Been having trouble staying asleep this stretch of days off so after waking up after about an hour of sleep decided to take 1/2 of a sleeping pill and was able to sleep another five hours.  Decided to get up because I have stuff to do and want to be good and tired tonight to sleep in prep for work tomorrow.  

Saw best friend yesterday and he made steaks and baked potatoes.  Was quite good and a definite change from my usual vegan eating.  I vacuumed,  took out cat litter and did a load of laundry and went grocery shopping in exchange for my free meal.  He see his doc again on Wednesday.  His foot still hurts and he's only been on electrotherapy 3 weeks so I imagine there will be no changes.  He's going to clarify his weight bearing status.  His spirits are up but I know also he's down.

Stopped by the beach for a bit on the way way home.

It's "mop the floor Tuesday" and I have whites in the dryer to be folded, so gonna get busy and pick some cleaning music.  Hope to make it to hot yoga and do some cooking as well.

Have a great day.

 

 

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Morning Tweety and Ted

Things went well yesterday even with the changes.  Made more calls than I normally do, but since no one answered I still had plenty of extra time.  I'll keep adjusting things so that I mostly stay busy but don't end up pressed for time

The cat seems better, not limping at all except very briefly when she gets up.  Whatever it is she had seems to be healing

Going to be a busy weekend, the environmental group wants me to help them with a booth at a county fair.  I should be able to do a few hours on Sat.  Bit of a drive though, an hour away

Warm yesterday, will be warm with storms today but then the rest of the week should be pretty nice

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Tweety - You ate some steak?!? It reminds me of my Boston-living days, living with a room-mate who was a vegetarian.  For MONTHS he'd prepare us vegetarian meals. (He was a good cook! His vegetarian meals were delicious!!) Then on a really rare occasion, BANG! There'd be a medium-rare steak on the table!! L O L! 😄 (Gosh, I miss those Boston days. Good times. Good memories!) You're a good friend, spending time with your best buddy. Seems like you have a busy day planned for yourself. Hopefully you'll make it to the beach today?!?!?

Joe - Good to read that work is going well with you, despite the changes. Also, good to read that your cat seems to be doing better.

Currently drinking Second Coffee! The weather is somewhat cool outside, now. I'm going to let the sun dry up some of the morning dew that's on the grass, then I'll probably mow. Gosh, I really don't want to mow. (Blech!) Oh well. The lawn looks good afterwards. And. . . it IS freakin' good exercise! (Whine!)

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JDRF stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They sponsor bicycle rides, runs, and golf tournaments  across the US every year to raise money. My oldest ds, who has lived with Type 1 DM for 20 years, has participated in several, including Death Valley, Lake Tahoe, and New Hampshire. This year he and fiance are doing a ride in Sonoma. My medical duties will be encouraging water, handing out cooling towels, tending road rash, and watching for hypoglycemia. Many of the participants live with T1D.

https://www2.jdrf.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=ride_about

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Ted, I'm crazy like that.  That's why I don't ever claim to be a vegan or try to be a vegan because I know that I'll fail and be a hypocrite.   I'm probably what someone would say "flexitarian" in that I'm primarily plant based.  Works okay for me as my cholesterol numbers are always good and I'm relatively healthy but for my bouts of insomnia and mental illness.  

Was so tired I laid down another 30 minutes and missed hot yoga.  Heading to the grocery store and getting in the kitchen to cook.  I have this crazy idea I might do overtime again this week but would have to work 5 12's in row.  Someone please remind me how much that killed me the last time (and the time before that).   

 

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Good Tuesday morning!

Ted and Tweety: It is not unusually hot this summer. It cools off into the 70s or even high 60s at night. Some mornings have "Late night and early morning low clouds" (AKA fog). Husband likes it hot. Even over 100 F is comfortable to him. He wears a sweater if there is a breeze even over 85 to 95 F. 

All these years we just open windows and doors and the house doesn't get too hot. If we are both gone and the house is closed, even with back windows open (Dogs will keep out robbers) we have come home to 117 F in the house. Not comfortable, but we open windows and cool it off. 

I sometimes put a pork or beef roast in the oven and slowly cook it with a pan of water to prevent drying out. The when it is cooled a bit shred it with two forks, and then cut with kitchen shears, put on bottled no sugar BBQ sauce, and make single servings for husband to eat along with whatever I make. Now I'm making vegetables in large servings to freeze too. When it is hot I just choose frozen items and heat them in the microwave, make a salad, and that is dinner. 

This last winter I gained and then lost nine pounds. I'm still chubby, but feel so much better at 130 than 140. Ideally I should weigh 112 to 118 according to my NP. Hey, Let me post a picture of him. He is now 31 and along with being kind, smart, and a migraine expert he is SO GOOD LOOKING in my opinion!

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Hello Joe! Hello nursej22!

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Good afternoon!

It's beautiful out, after some wild thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and last night.  We had rainbows and lightning at the same time.  I did develop a migraine, which happens to me sometimes with quick barometric pressure changes.  I didn't sleep well and am dragging today.  I am looking forward to bed tonight!

Tweety-Step away from the overtime!!  5 12s is nuts.  Don't do it!

Ted-if you sold your house would you downsize to a smaller house or condo, or rent?  Best of luck if you decide to put it on the market.

Joe-glad the kitty is better.  Working at the fair sounds like fun.

J22-Good for you for volunteering at the ride.  I hope you have a good vacation.

Herring-your NP is gorgeous!  I'd be a hypochondriac if he was my PCP.

Hope all have a good day.

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That's the second time Herring has posted her NP.   Methinks she has a crush.  I would too.  😂

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L O L!!  Well, herring_RN?? DO YOU have a crush on your NP?!? Enquiring minds want to know!!! (He does look stunning!)

🙃😜😂

Recently finished mowing, and just took a long, hot shower. Lawn looks good. Muscles ache. Ugh! 

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43 minutes ago, Tweety said:

That's the second time Herring has posted her NP.   Methinks she has a crush.  I would too.  😂

I am happy with my husband of 53 years. I'm pretty sure he is happy with his husband. (Where is the blushing embarrassed emoji?)

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herring_RN - You have a wonderful husband. Being married for 53 years says a lot!! (I'm impressed!!) Your NP is a "looker" though! L O L! 😂

Here's the blushing embarrassed emoji: 😳

L O L! 😄

(Obviously, I have a bit too much extra time on my hands! L O L! ) 

BCgradnurse - *IF* we sold our home, we'd rent either a small home or condo. Amy's been doing some research. If we sold our home now, we could rent a similarly sized home on some acreage for around $1600.00/month. That's about a thousand dollars LESS than our current mortgage!!! 

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