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Tuesday January 21, 2020

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Good Morning!

So good to hear they found the Mahogany Earthworms!  Whew!

Dianah, sometimes those lump on a log weekends are needed to recharge ourselves.

Stars, my BP is usually high in the doctor's office which is why I have a machine at home because I was told to watch it.  I seem to go through periods where it's high at home even.  Last night was a quite good-for-me 106/76.  I was pretty chill.  My baseline is 130/80's but have been getting more decent readings with the weight loss and healthy eating.  I think I'm at that point in my life where there's no falling off the wagon for long and it not affecting my health.

Had fun at bowling last night.  We won 5 out of 7 points and moved up to 9th place.  Today is a usual day off before working the "bad week".  I have to mop the floors and cook some dishes.  

It's a blistering 43 degrees this morning.  What the heck guys?  Keep it up North please. 

I reported the spamming.

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Morning Tweety 

Work wasn't too bad. Might have to stay a bit late over the next week due to our new project.  Annoying but it could be worse. Hopefully nothing else comes up and today remains fairly normal 

J is planning to go to the doctor as he now has a productive cough.  Hopefully he can get past this fairly soon, it's been on and off for nearly 2 weeks 

Slept better last night.  Not sure what happened the night before.  Felt OK most of yesterday in spite of the lack of sleep.

Still waiting to hear back from the cat sitter I contacted. Will have to outreach another one if I don't hear something soon

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Morning crew, poor sleep, just couldn't get comfortable. going to gym soon. Lots of housework on the docket today. Warm (high 40s), rainy and windy today. 

Mahogany Earthworms! That reminds me of the the old TV show "WKRP in Cincinnati". A ongoing going joke on the that show was that one of their main advertisers was "Red Wigglers, the Cadillac of Worms." 

 

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Morning-

It's plenty cold here, with highs in the teens.  I'm happy to escape this for a few days.  I did sleep well last night, but likely won't tonight as I have to get up at 4 AM.  I'll be too worried that I'll oversleep.  

How 'bout them Mahogany earthworms???

Tweety-you must be freezing!  No beach walk today!  Glad you had fun at bowling.

Joe-I hope J gets some help for his illness.  Have you tried rover.com to find a cat sitter?

J22-Sorry you didn't sleep well.  I give you credit for going to the gym despite the poor sleep.  

Hope all are warm and well today.

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Aw, geez, it is, as they say down here, "right airish". By which I mean the air has quite a sharp, crisp edge to it. At least it is sunny and we have yet to experience any frozen precipitation. I sat in the sun on the front porch for a while, wearing: a turtleneck jersey, a Henley jersey, a fleece vest, a heavier hoodie, and a sweatshirt material jacket. I have a few winter coats, but the layers work better. The trouble I have with winter coats is that my arms are too long for most of the women's coats, which means air sneaks up my sleeves. I do have some fleece things called "wristies" which help that, because usually glove lengths are too short, as well.

Ozzie is wrapped in a blanket and sleeping on the sofa next to me. Nannie is going through her Christmas cards, which she said someone "hid" from her. She has repeatedly gone through received cards, and the envelopes on which we made note of sending a return card, and the extra blank cards we had set aside with their blank envelopes. She has them all mixed up and keeps trying to put large cards into small envelopes, and wanting to put empty, but addressed envelopes (to her, this past X-mas) up on her bedroom door. Uh-huh, okay then. She has read everything out loud at least 6 times, and hubby has been trying to get her to toss a bunch of it, with only so-so success. Next time she goes into the bathroom, we will 'disappear' all of it!

 Have to get hubby to call the doctors office and make an appt for Nannie, to take her over there for the nurse to do an in-and-out cath, to collect a urine sample. Due to her clenched-tight fat thighs it'd be impossible to get a clean catch from her! ( She is jumpy, and makes it tough to get 'down there' to clean Nannie's Crannies during a bath!) Tomorrow I get to pay bills, go to the credit union and post office and grocery store, and maybe, if I can manage it time and money-wise, I'll get my nails done ... or not. Probably not. 

No itinerary today that I know of. Another exciting day in paradise. 🤪

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1 hour ago, BCgradnurse said:

Morning-

It's plenty cold here, with highs in the teens.  I'm happy to escape this for a few days.  I did sleep well last night, but likely won't tonight as I have to get up at 4 AM.  I'll be too worried that I'll oversleep.  

How 'bout them Mahogany earthworms???

Tweety-you must be freezing!  No beach walk today!  Glad you had fun at bowling.

Joe-I hope J gets some help for his illness.  Have you tried rover.com to find a cat sitter?

J22-Sorry you didn't sleep well.  I give you credit for going to the gym despite the poor sleep.  

Hope all are warm and well today.

Have not tried that.  The previous cat sitter recommends a site called PetSit.com

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Mahogany Worms. Sounds like a name for some type of yucky sports team.

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Here's a good one~ Nannie told how her husband, (as a full grown man) found her at the hospital where she had her feet operated on over 75 years ago, and he asked at the front desk, "Where's that little girl with the leg casts, who has something bad-wrong with her?" Then he came to her bedside and hugged her really tight and told her what a pretty little girl she was. Then someone else said, "She's hearing voices." And, she said, "That's MY voice I'm hearing." And the next day, ______ (MY hubby) drove her home. Good trick for a guy who hadn't been born yet! Talk about your fantastic time-travels!

Later she was trying to tell me about something, and couldn't find the words, and said, "Oh, you know what I'm talking about... to which I answered, "No, I don't have any idea what you're talking about." And making a horizontal whirling motion with her hand, she said, "You know, that thing with the whip that goes around and around inside  the jar." (I still don't know, but didn't ask a second time.)

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NSIME - an eggbeater? blender? manual food chopper?

Have to tell you I also like "nannie's crannies". 🤣

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Good Evening -

Just a warm but quick hello, today. . . 

Work was busy, last night. It's almost as if I work in a hospital, or something. 😜

Recently found out that I'm working tonight (on what is my scheduled night off). Will be working as Shift Director. The full-time night Shift Director isn't feeling well, unfortunately. She would have taken the night off, last night. If it was a "Q" night, I would have been able to cover for her. Unfortunately, I got an ICU admission, so I couldn't cover for her and she had to stay. I feel bad for her. She looks ill. She needs a new kidney. At the same time, she needs a job for the health insurance. It's sad. . . 

Gonna go back to bed with the hope of catching a few more ZZZZZs before going to work. 

Cheers. . . 🙂

Ted

 

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No Stars, you might want to re-think "disappearing" those cards.  They keep Nannie occupied, at least for awhile! 

Ted, what a situation to be in, for your Shift Director.  First and foremost, she needs to take care of herself.  I know, easy for me to say.  I'm sure she and family are considering all alternatives.

Work went OK, then I had my teeth cleaning appointment.  X-rays, photos, the works.   Home now to partake of leftovers and watch a Father Brown episode.

More later.  Hugs to all!

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Am feeling impressed with myself. Made a homemade STOUP the other nite (Rachael Ray calls it a cross bet a soup & a stew). And I just finished it off. My soups start out as soups, but they end up thick like stews.  I just add uncooked pasta into the one pot to cook and then it sucks up the soup liquid. Doesn't matter, I like my soups.

And to be really impressive, I baked a cake !!!

A New Year's goal this year is to clear out my refrig/freezer/pantry. I don't want to keep on wasting good food things. I have had to throw out a few things but I am making innovative (for me) things. I've also had a 'thing' for sweet tasting things. Not salty, but since I really don't use salt much anymore I find I don't miss it so much. Things taste bland, but I still find sweet is OK.

I still have severe dry mouth. Nothing seems to help. I google info but I get overwhelmed then depressed. You know, DRY MOUTH doesn't sound very earth-shattering, but it really interferes & impacts quality of life. What I'm experiencing is more than just normal, run-of-the-mill dry mouth.

Anybody seek & find housekeeper-type help using the Web?  Any suggestions considering that I'm homebound and limited in activities.

Of course I want to straighten out a few things first. I have pvt-pay nsg health aide help. But I'm getting personal care under control, so now I'm just stuck for light household ADLs/homekeeper needs.

I've so many little household projects to tackle. It had been quite a year (2019) that seemed to dribble down the drain.

Things I just DO NOT REMEMBER. I lost some brain cells somewhere. I'm just starting to attempt getting back on track. My paperwork is just OUT-OF-HAND. Oh well, I'm working on it.

Going to frost my cake now. And enjoy.

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