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Morning

First day at the new job was as expected, paperwork and training videos.  More expected today.  Spoke to several coworkers from my former place who said here things were better organized and less chaotic.  

Got to leave a little early yesterday, ran a few errands on the way home and exercised

Tonight I meet with my former coworkers for dinner, will be nice, we haven't done that in quite a while

Weather was nice yesterday, should be nice today as well once the morning rains are past

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Yay, Joe! Your first day was easy.

Just woke up to a beautiful sunny, cool day in the Blue Grass.

I had better enjoy it because it is supposed to storm, all the rest of the week.

Have a good day everybody.

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Good morning! Quick note . . . 

Joe that sounds great.  I'm happy for you.

Yearly mammo and every 4 or 5 year dexa scan today down in the big city.  Will try to swing by and see the mommy of my granddaughter due in November.  She is about 4.5 months pregnant, maybe 5 now.  Not really even showing but that was me with my 1st.  I was a bean pole and didn't pop out until I was about 5 months.  Next baby, as soon as I got preggers, you could tell. 😂😁

Have a great day everyone.

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Good morning!

Glad you had a first good day and that co-workers are giving the place a positive vibe.

Enjoy the day Nel.

Have a good day Steph, despite the unpleasant exams.

We're still having nice sunny warm weather waiting on the rainy season to start.  

Was on my way to yoga and running late and catching every light, natured called so I just came home.  It's rude to be late to yoga.  I have no reason to be late, just lost track of time.  Might go tomorrow instead.

Meeting a friend to go see the Elton John bio "Rocket Man" which is getting decent reviews and a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is usually a good gauge that I will like a movie.

 Best friend is still in hermit mode and declined to go to the movies with us.  I offered to take him to a wheelchair accessible beach this weekend and he passed on that as well.  Amazing that he hasn't gone stir crazy but he's content.  I'll see him tomorrow to do take his laundry to the laundromat down the hall and have dinner.

Got a new cookbook of Indian curries and dals and am going to try a red lentil curry that blends some Indian spices with Thai red curry.  Should be good.

 

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Good morning!

Sunny and cool here.  My tomatoes would like a little more heat, but I'm ok with the beautiful weather.  My schedule is less crazy today.  It's nice to have a minute to breathe during the day.  Nothing else going on.

Joe-Glad your first day was pleasant.  Enjoy dinner tonight.

Nel-Enjoy your beautiful day!

Steph-Hope all goes well with your exams.  Hope you get to see DGD's mom.  

Tweety-Are you surprised BF is staying in so much?  Is that concerning to you?  The curry sounds delish.

I'm glad Herring's husband is home.

J22-How are you feeling?

Stars-Hope you are feeling a bit better.

Hi Ted-Are you on vacay, or are you still out mowing?

Hi to Dianah and anyone else who stops by.

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Tweety, think that former nurse and I will see Rocket Man, either Friday or Saturday.

Hope those tomatoes get some heat, BC.

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Hello. 

Husband says he is "OK". He coughed a lot last night. It is worse when he is lying down. 

So he plans to watch "Let's Make a Deal" while eating breakfast, and then I'll drop him off at his club.

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Hi everyone, including herring's dh. Yup, cough always seems worse when lying down. 

I love the old TV westerns. Now when I watch Gunsmoke I realize that the acting and dialogue was better than some of the other ones. And I always like Matt Dillon's horse. I think it was a buckskin. 

Steph, that sounds like a nice get together for Spidey's team. Hopefully call is uneventful. I am going for a "squeeze" later this month. 

BC, are the allergy visits easing up? It is a little cooler here, in the 60s but the sun is still out. I am feeling okay, just a little tired, and I get winded when walking uphill. I have been Vit D, B12, and magnesium for about a month now, and I think something is helping. But bending over is awful. My head feels like it will explode, I can't breathe, and get a little nauseous. Dianah said she experienced something like it before her MVR. 

We went out for pizza last night-I had a Caesar salad and something called cheese balls, that is just pizza dough (they use a thick, puffy kind) smothered in cheese. But I came home and did some yard work to burn that off. 

Curry sounds so good! 

Dd had this conversation via text yesterday:

Dd: I need your address to list you as a secondary beneficiary on life insurance.

Me: 1234 Our Street?

Dd: @#$! I meant to send that to older brother

Me: Does that mean I don't get any money, 😂?

Dd: I could give you like 1% so you could get yourself something nice to comfort you through my untimely demise.

Me: Well, 1% would at least buy some cute shoes, that would be a fitting tribute, amirite?

Dd: very true

Me: Louboutin.jpg.776650bd7cb763e29d6df2b7c49d5beb.jpg 

Me: These seem fitting (the style name is the same as Dd.)

Dd: Well now I'm jealous. You'll get those and I'll be dead. 

Me: I will leave you something for your own Louboutins. 

yeah, we're a little weird. 

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Joe, Glad to hear the new job is "so far, so good".

Nel, Send your rain here; the grass is going to dry up, in fact some of it already has. The places where the grass doesn't want to grow are just dry, cracked dirt. Hubby can't mow the lawn, boo-hoo. I know Ted would like not having to mow.

Steph, I guess you forgot that raw egg when you went to "the big city"...😊 Hope the tests show gooooood results!

Tweety, Enjoy Rocket Man; I've read a lot of really favorable reviews about it.

BCg, Sending exceptionally warm thoughts to your tomato plants!

herring, hope you hubby stays well and behaves himself. Will he sleep with his head and chest elevated? I have trouble getting my hubby to sit down with his legs elevated, with cold packs on his knee(s).

Since they took away his hydrocodone two years ago, he eats up BC powders or Goody's powders. I asked if they help and he said, "Very little. I guess I will just hurt for the rest of my life." Too bad about the 'drug' hysteria; he was taking it under Dr's care ... as MEDICINE ... but no one seems to care that it did help him. Maybe he was dependent, but he wasn't gobbling it like an addict. He is dependent on insulin, guess they'll be pricing that out of his range again soon. It's already $100 for ONE pen of Lantus. (and the Medicare supplement cost rises every year, too. Now it's $15 MORE q/mo. ....same amt as the Social Security Check's raise. One step forward, Three steps back.) At least we don't have the Wells Fargo albatross hanging around our necks now, so thank God for that. 

BTW, I plan, at some point, to get out all the papers from the financial fiasco they put us through last year. I am going to organize them by date, and then I'm going to write a big fat letter telling them everything they did to us. They ought to be ashamed. And a new, updated logo, plus hefty bonuses to their top dogs doesn't mean, well, as Grace Slick sang:"Doesn't mean *excrement* to a tree." I hope the Wells Fargo Companies all go belly up and the big guys lose their residences; get a taste of real life, same as us ordinary folks.

j22, Jeezo, your allergies do all that (head explosion, nausea, et al) to you? WOW! That sounds pretty awful! LOVED the text conversation w/ you and your hubby. Funny! All I get from my hubby via test is "OK" and "YES" and "Thanks". I tell ya, it makes me feel soft and fuzzy all over. 🙄

How'm I doin'? Well I am trying to approach things with a better attitude, but I don't know how successful I am; I have managed to keep my 'witty remarks' in my head and not let them out of my mouth, but I clench my jaw and frown when I am out of sight.

Hubby spent the whole day digging and planting flowers for Nanny, She sat on her walker-seat right near him and watched (and I;'m sure she talked a lot and made 'suggestions'. He worked so long and was saddled with HER all day, so I went out to the grocery store and got fat pork chops and fresh broccoli to cook for supper. Going to do mashed taters and gravy, too. (I make EXCELLENT gravy!)

It gives me a break from all those things hubby adds the bacon bits and sharp cheddar to. I like those two food products, but NOT on everything, and he thinks they should be in practically everything. Oh, well,  at least he stopped drowning MY chicken patties with them; he cooks them 'plain' for me now. I shouldn't gripe, because most of the time I never have to cook. I cooked so much during our first 12 years of marriage, it got to the point where I was so tired of trying to think up meals to put together that I used to say, "Just tell me what you want to eat and I'll cook it." I HATE food planning! On my own, I just pick up things that appeal to me and do a lot of noshing.

Time to start cooking. Bye!

 

 

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Careful, Stars.

All the clenching of your jaw could give you TMJ!

😳

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Had to read the riot act to hubby. He was walking across the kitchen when his left knee buckled and I had to catch his arm to keep him from falling. It is the left knee that needs to be replaced. The right knee that had already been replaced is 'only' 15 years old and needs re-doing. And he says he 'can't' get it taken care of now (or yet).

We have GOT to talk with some different agencies and start getting her used to the idea of someone else coming in to help care for her. Even though she won't remember it. 

He spent all day outside in the heat, digging holes planting, watering etc, etc. I told him he is in no shape to 'bull through' his pain and keep being way too active. He is going to have to tell Nannie "No" sometimes when she starts telling him stuff that "WE" (her and hubby) need to do...

Like she can or would do anything useful...only the things she shouldn't do, like when I saw her walk 10 feet across the lawn without the walker, to pick up a pot with soil in it, and carry it over to where hubby had been working. He had gone into the shed to get something so THAT'S when she'll pull stuff like that. 

 I also said he needs to tell her he can't and shouldn't keep up at the pace he's been going. "You are not here to abuse your body, in order to take care of or please your mother. Your health is just as, or MORE important than her ideas for tasks for you to do."

Wish he could still see the Endocrinologist he had up in the mountains because he respected and listened to him. The guy he sees here is not into his patients, only seeing as many as he can. Hubby get there 15 minutes ahead of time as he was told to do. Waited 50 minutes to go to the back exam room. Twenty minutes later, Doc enters and spends less than 10 minutes with him, and hubby, naturally, doesn't ask enough of the right questions, and if he does ask something he gets an explanation that would only satisfy a 4 year old, and there goes  doc, out the door. JEEESH!

 I am still not pleased with how hubby is 'managing' his diet. He refuses to see a dietitian or nutritionist. I did get him to start drinking more water throughout the day, when I was horrified to discover he was drinking about an entire 12 pack per day of those horrible sugar-free sodas! Perhaps he doesn't want to recall being in the ICU and how thankful he was to still be alive when he came home. I know every diabetic goes through burnout, but it does bother me a lot.

He says "I'll be okay."  😒  I said, "Famous last words."

Also tonight, Nannie needed hubby's "sister's" help again. The fold under the flop-over of her lower belly is a deep London Broil red with an almost bluish-tone at the center. Come to find out, she's been applying Vaseline to it. Righto, good to keep in the heat and moisture and prevent the antifungal cream from getting to her skin, eh? I'm going to talk w/ her doc's nurse tomorrow, maybe Nystatin powder would help keep it dry? She is using extra #6 long-length Poise pads tucked under there to keep the skin from rubbing. I guess that makes sense if it helps cushion things. She wanted to attach the ends of the pads to her skin with a box of bandaids. UH-UH ! Noooo adhesive on her skin; can you imagine the further irritation caused by that? 

 I already removed what I thought were all the creams and ointments, however there were THREE containers of Vaseline in other places. I told her that tomorrow I am going through every closet and drawer in the bathroom and removing EVERYTHING this time, for real, whether she gets mad or not. Nannie said "I am so lucky to have a nurse here anytime I need one." I said, "Yeah, and for FREE." She didn't get the point of my comment,  knew she wouldn't, and it's not really helping me to get so.....whatever. The attitude, y'know.

OH WELL!

Ranting and complaining over. Thankz agin yez'all!

 

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5 hours ago, No Stars In My Eyes said:

 

Steph, I guess you forgot that raw egg when you went to "the big city"...😊 Hope the tests show gooooood results!

 

 

 

CRAP!  I did forget!  Darn it.  

We older ladies . . . who used to be flat-chested . . . the mammo is easy peasy.  The bone scan is nothing as well.  The woman who has to manipulate breasts all day . . . I don't envy her. 

I took myself out to Burrito Bandito for a low carb salad.  Nice employees - I wore my "Vaccination" shirt.  They agreed with me.  

I hit WalMart and did most of my shopping.

My soon-to-be daughter-in-law was busy taking her niece to lunch for graduation. 

Nursej22 - those shoes . . . I could never wear those shoes!! 

I'm off call. The wine is poured.  The pistachios are yummy.  All is good.  

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