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Morning

Had to stay at work a little bit late....lately we've been setting aside time, an hour each day, to be ready to answer calls from customer service.  This week I have to be ready from 4 to 5.  Thankfully it'll only be rare that I'll have this shift, and my schedule is flexible enough to accomodate it

Did some cross stitch last night, but will have to redo it as I used the wrong number of threads.  We'll see if I have time to manage that today

J's visitors have arrived, most should leave by today.  The last should leave by tomorrow.  Hoping things go smoothly

Has been getting a bit warmer but not nearly as hot as last week.  Might be a bit of rain today but much less rainy than it has been

Am planning to see Union Pacific's Big Boy locomotive, the 4014, that's been recently restored.  It's going to be out in the far western suburbs this Sat/Sun, hopefully the crowds won't be too big and the rain holds off

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Good morning!

Have a good day Joe.  

I had a wicked bought of insomnia around 2:20AM and was so tired but couldn't seem to cross over into sleep.  Took 1/2 of my sleeping pill and managed to get two hours sleep, got up and fed the dog and got another two hours.  I don't like the way it makes me feel when I take it that late and I don't like having to take it at all.  Meh

Today is "mop the floors Tuesday" and I'd best get started.  Also going to yoga and cooking.  It's one of my solo days getting ready for the working days to come.

 

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Good Morning!

It's another wet, rainy day today. This is in addition to the heat. All of this makes for staying indoors more appealing. Yet, the grass grows. If/when the sun ever comes out again, it'll mean "Mowing Day". (Ugh!)

Yesterday was a day of rest. Did more video-editing, which is relaxing in its own way. I'm working tonight, off from work tomorrow night. Thursday is a big deal. I'm scheduled for an 8-hour "Skills Day". During that time, we have to demonstrate hands-on skills for a variety of things. We've always had a "Skills Day". This year, things will be a bit more stricter. There's no "prompting" (which is fine). But if you fail a particular skill, you have to take the whole damned thing over again. There are certain devices that we rarely use. Some I haven't used in YEARS! To say the least, I'm a little anxious about correctly demonstrating the use of these "things". I'll just be slow and very methodical. Under real-life circumstances, I'd simply look at the "owner's manual" for guidance. For good or for bad, those manuals are not permitted during this year's Skills Day. (Ugh!) 

Nothing much else going on. Hope work tonight will be "Q". 

Hope all have a pleasant day today! 🙂

Ted

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Good morning-

It's cool and rainy today.  Summer will be back tomorrow.  DS paid a surprise visit yesterday.  He had meetings down in my area, but developed a migraine and didn't feel he could drive home.  We didn't talk much, but I'm glad he could come home and sleep. I saw him briefly this AM before he left.  He's 27, but I still want to take care of him, 😂.

I staged a mini-rebellion at work yesterday.  Our boss wanted the providers to give up our lunch hour twice a week to review patient cases.  I'm all for talking about these things, but we already spend a lot of time outside of work hours doing charts, reading stuff he sends us, etc.  Plus, he is always running late and that would really muck things up for our afternoon schedules cause we likely wouldn't get started til at least 12:30-12:40, and we all have patients to see starting at 1.  He doesn't care if he lets patients wait, but the rest of us do.  I suggested we block off an hour once a week in the AM and start seeing patients later that day.  He didn't like that, but we all stood our ground.  We'll see what he comes up with.  

Joe-hope you don't end up staying late on your phone shift.

Tweety-I hope you sleep better tonight.

Ted-Betcha hoped the extreme heat would make the grass die back.  No such luck.  Now the rain will make it grow in leaps and bounds.  Have you made a decision about putting your house up for sale?

Hope all have a good day.

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Morning!

Nannie only got up twice during the night last night and I got a good amount of sleep. At least the new med kept her from being a screaming banshee. She wanted me to re-wrap her arm at 1:30 AM because it hurt. HA! After several days of using her hand doing all the wrong things, I'm not at all surprised. But I told her we didn't have the temp cast or aces anymore (hubby had told her he threw them out). 1 PM is the hand doc appt., so we'll see then what the plan will be from here on out.

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Taking husband to the doctor. Tomorrow it will be the eye doctor. It is so foggy this morning, like a light drizzle. More like June than July.

I was awake a lot last night. May nap when we get home.

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Another mild, pleasant day here. Dd is coming over tonight with her boys for dinner. It is the eldest's grandson's birthday. He has a party planned for the weekend, but they are coming over for a little get-together with us. I am planning to give the kitchen a good cleaning. I feel like the proverbial one-armed paper hanger and struggling to not use my right arm, as it is complaining this morning. 

I looked up the Big Boy locomotive and that is fascinating.  I have traveled through the Rockies several times and it would indeed have required a "Big Boy" to haul loads over the passes. Many small towns in this area have old logging train locomotives on display.

BC, good for you for standing your ground. The older I get, the more important a mid-day break becomes. Crazy co-worker who used to be my supervisor thought working lunches were great. I had to block out my 1/2 lunch every day to emphasize my refusal to participate. 

Ted, you will need to call a local farmer and just have them cut and bale your lawn at this point. I used to love equipment fairs to have a chance to lay hands on stuff I barely saw. But check-offs were always low pressure. If you were really unprepared, or unsafe, then you might start again. 

Good news about Slo Bro's biopsy, Tweety! But boo, hiss about insomnia. 

A magazine and a dish-towel can serve as a temporary splint. I broke my wrist ice-skating and splinted it with my skate guards and the towel I kept for wiping off my blades. That allowed me to drive home, with my then 12 year old daughter moving the gear shift on our 5 speed truck. 

Hmm, lentil soup sounds nice. I ended up eating 4 bean salad and potato salad for dinner last night. Ds had purchased it at the grocery store along with burgers, but no one felt like cooking. 

read you'ns later

 

 

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BCgradnurse - Although we're not 100% committed, our goal is to put our home back on the market. Although the mowing is a painful process (but makes for a GREAT work-out!), there is much that I love about our home, involving 14 years of history and emotional ties. (My Mom died in our home.) Between Amy and me, I'm the "sentimental one". L O L! Still, there are significant financial advantages to selling our home, which would go a LONG way in meeting our ULTIMATE goal of retirement - ASAP. 🙂

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Boy-o-boy, we have a whiney fuss-budgie on our hands today.

The doc was very smart and canny, we all decided with each other, that with dementia and her age, surgery was out. He had a guy come in and measure Nannies wrist and knuckles, then the guy came back 5 minutes or so later, with what looks like an OTC wrist brace, but of much better design, more rigid and of lighter weight, and lined around all edges with something like a blanket is edged with silk, only this stuff is space-age magic stuff .

 I think the brace is a  a "C- Lock" or something like that, maybe the word LOCK inside the letter "C", kind of like Glock's logo.. He heats it, shapes it to her wrist and there is a round thingy on the brace/cast, it's a little larger than a quarter and as tall as a stack of 4-5 quarters. It has a handy dandy little lock inside it which he sets and puts a cap over, and it the whole brace is essentially pick-apart-proof, unless she gets hold of scissors.

.., so on her next bathroom visit I am sneaking and confiscating her nail-clippers, tweezers and scissors from everyplace I can think of where she might have placed them. She has been working assiduously (sp?) to find somewhere on it where she can start picking it apart...The guy said she could just pick at it all she wants, no problem.

She wanted us to see if we could get it off when we were not even 5 minutes from the office. Sorry Nannie, the doctor's office is the only place with the key for it. "Well, turn around and go back NOW, before they close! I want this thing OFF!" Nope, we didn't. This is her last chance, this brace!

She has five weeks to figure out how to remove it. "Oh, it's too tight, it's killing me, no kidding, I don't think I can stand it!" One thing we found out was that the PCP had us giving her much less Tylenol than she could get and the hand guy told us to increase it. "By how much and how often?" the nurse in me asked. He said, "THAT'S a GOOD question!" With Ibuprofen: Now 800 mg q 4-6 hrs instead of 200 to 400 mg. Or we could alternate it q 4 - 6 hrs, with up to 1,000 mg of acetaminophen . Hubby was waiting to hear if we can bump up the new med (Olan-something) from 2.5 mg to 5 mg., but it is well after hours, so that's another call for him to make tomorrow. 

Hubby keeps telling her that the doc said if she would elevate the hand, and not use her fingers to push or pull, ie put no pressure on them, it would heal faster. She is allowed to wiggle them, to help decrease swelling. Hubby says if she somehow manages to ruin this brace...  she has flushed $564 down the toilet, and her hand that could lose even more function, just be a useless hunk of flesh hanging at the end of her arm. "I don't care! I'm getting this thing off."  Right.

She's telling more wild twisted up tales.....she was a pall-bearer (at 5'2"!!!) for her Aunt ('Ant') Lenora; again with the questions like where do I live (me, again) when I'm not here; And there's another funeral that she has to go to tonight for the Momma and the four year old little girl. (don't ask me, I have no "idear")

And....Does she take any more medicine today? Is that  the medicine she has to take later,  belonging to her brother?....Jiminy-Crickets, lots of sentences that are more of a rise and fall of her vocal tone,  not separated into WORDS.

I have had to relearn to keep my mouth shut. I go back and forth between wanting to say, "WHAT?" and "OH HUSH YOUR PUPPIES!" or even, "PLEEEASE just SHUT UP!. PLEASE!"

Oh, and by the way, ALL the males in the Dr's office WANT her and hit on her, today. I would hit on her too, with a rolled up newspaper. (I thought about the velvet sledgehammer, but that is unkind to say.) The other night she was describing her honeymoon night when her new hubby had purchased a tube of menthol-something, like Bed Gay, and he went into the motel bathroom....coming out fanning his greased-up member, c/o the heat from the ointment. She said, "You're not putting that thing in me like that!" He washed it off, TWICE! Then went out for the correct Vaseline product and they proceeded from there. But when she started carrying on in a quite awkward way, about the enormous size of her dead husband's penis; I had to leave the room. WAY to much information!!! ARGH!

 I told hubby he wasn't going to spend all afternoon and evening sitting outside while I sat down in the den with his mother, because *I* am just as much in need of breaks from Nannie, as he is. Besides, she doesn't say, "Where's Stars?" to him, but she asks me where HE is, what's he doing, who is he talking to on the phone?"....every five to ten minutes.... Hell, *I* don't know, I have been sitting down here in the den with you since suppertime!!!  Geeeezz!

I had to get a blank, fill in the month-day-and-date yourself Day Book, because between the three of us there are too many appointments of which to keep track, the wall calendars ain't cuttin' it.

I am TIRED of her mixed up chatter, Soon the baseball game will be on and we can help her keep track of who's who and on which team and all that stuff. But at least the subject matter will be different. 

A budding Margaret Mead would be fascinated listening to Nannie's life history...

 

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Good afternoon/evening.

I spent my day off tackling a couple of big cleaning projects . . . the kind where you make a bigger mess to clean up and organize another mess.  Sigh.

We are having our son's birthday dinner tonight instead of last night due to many issues.  

I just finished making his #1 choice of cake, Nana's Mayonnaise Cake.  His Nana made her famous Angel Food Cake.  

I shucked 6 ears of corn, slathered butter and some seasonings on, wrapped in foil and will place them on the bbq when the tri-tip gets done.  

We are doing all this at the ranch so I'll have to pack up and drive out there. I had to take a nice cool shower due to baking a cake at 350 degrees when it is 96 degrees outside.  

Just FYI - here is the recipe:  

Nana's Mayonnaise Cake

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
1¾ cup flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix the dates and nuts; add soda into the boiling water and pour over the dates and nuts. Mix sugar and mayonnaise, beat well. Sift dry ingredients and mix together with the wet ingredients. Add vanilla. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until done.

Frosting: 3/4 cup brown sugar. 6 Tbl cream. 4 Tbl butter. 1 tsp vanilla. Sifted powered sugar to mix. Boil brown sugar, cream, and butter very gently for 2-3 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar to thicken. Add 1 tsp vanilla and spread gently over cake.

BC - I stand with you!  

 

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1 hour ago, Spidey's mom said:

Good afternoon/evening.

I spent my day off tackling a couple of big cleaning projects . . . the kind where you make a bigger mess to clean up and organize another mess.  Sigh.

We are having our son's birthday dinner tonight instead of last night due to many issues.  

I just finished making his #1 choice of cake, Nana's Mayonnaise Cake.  His Nana made her famous Angel Food Cake.  

I shucked 6 ears of corn, slathered butter and some seasonings on, wrapped in foil and will place them on the bbq when the tri-tip gets done.  

We are doing all this at the ranch so I'll have to pack up and drive out there. I had to take a nice cool shower due to baking a cake at 350 degrees when it is 96 degrees outside.  

Just FYI - here is the recipe:  

Nana's Mayonnaise Cake

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
1¾ cup flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix the dates and nuts; add soda into the boiling water and pour over the dates and nuts. Mix sugar and mayonnaise, beat well. Sift dry ingredients and mix together with the wet ingredients. Add vanilla. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until done.

Frosting: 3/4 cup brown sugar. 6 Tbl cream. 4 Tbl butter. 1 tsp vanilla. Sifted powered sugar to mix. Boil brown sugar, cream, and butter very gently for 2-3 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar to thicken. Add 1 tsp vanilla and spread gently over cake.

BC - I stand with you!  

 

Interesting that it calls for boiling water.  Have seen that with some old recipes

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1 hour ago, Spidey's mom said:

Good afternoon/evening.

I spent my day off tackling a couple of big cleaning projects . . . the kind where you make a bigger mess to clean up and organize another mess.  Sigh.

We are having our son's birthday dinner tonight instead of last night due to many issues.  

I just finished making his #1 choice of cake, Nana's Mayonnaise Cake.  His Nana made her famous Angel Food Cake.  

I shucked 6 ears of corn, slathered butter and some seasonings on, wrapped in foil and will place them on the bbq when the tri-tip gets done.  

We are doing all this at the ranch so I'll have to pack up and drive out there. I had to take a nice cool shower due to baking a cake at 350 degrees when it is 96 degrees outside.  

Just FYI - here is the recipe:  

Nana's Mayonnaise Cake

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
1¾ cup flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix the dates and nuts; add soda into the boiling water and pour over the dates and nuts. Mix sugar and mayonnaise, beat well. Sift dry ingredients and mix together with the wet ingredients. Add vanilla. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until done.

Frosting: 3/4 cup brown sugar. 6 Tbl cream. 4 Tbl butter. 1 tsp vanilla. Sifted powered sugar to mix. Boil brown sugar, cream, and butter very gently for 2-3 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar to thicken. Add 1 tsp vanilla and spread gently over cake.

BC - I stand with you!  

 

That cake sounds delicious!  Now I want some!

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