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Tuesday - November 5th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning, folks!

Thought I'd start today's Good Morning thread before I forget to share my "Good Morning" thoughts. Again.

It's voting day, today! So. . . Go vote!! ūüėĄ

Had a nice and restful day and evening, yesterday. Nothing productive was done, though. Today, besides voting, the goal is to plant myself down in my audio-video studio and compose something. Anything!! Originally, my goal was to write one original music composition per month. Well, THAT did not happen! So far, I've composed three original instrumentals. With a little focused discipline, I hope to compose and sequence (record) the fourth today. It doesn't need to be fancy-shmancy. Just something like a pop rock-fusion piece.

Wednesday and Thursday nights I work. THEN. . . I'm off for four nights in a row. During that time, Amy and I will be away, spending time with Amy's family as our niece gets married Saturday (or is it Sunday??). Looking forward to spending time with family!

Just looked outside my studio window and noticed that almost all of the leaves are off their trees. The weather forecast for tomorrow calls for colder weather and snow. Without a doubt, the fall season is leaving us and winter is just around the corner. 

Hope all is well with everyone! Peace, folks! ūüôā

Ted

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Morning Ted, hope today proves creative for you

Woke up early again, eventually fell back to sleep and had weird dreams about being back in college.  Odd that I've been waking early, sometimes by more than an hour, the last few days

Work has been good so far, hopefully things stay that way

Have been a bit more anxious lately, not sure why, could be related to the sleep issue

Weather was nice yesterday, up to the 50s, but will turn colder later in the week

Ran errands yesterday and got my hair cut, so today should be quieter with less to do

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Good morning!

Herring, I really enjoy cooking and batch cooking.  

J22, it is amazing how much work a host can put into Thanksgiving.  But in the end if family and friends are enjoying the bounty and complimenting you, it's a golden day.

Stars, Slowbro is definitely more patient that Ozzie.  If I ignore him or shout a "no!" he settles down and accepts his fate.  Wonder what Nannies fascination is with putting on so much incontinence stuff.   

Joe, hope you can get the anxiety under control, but I know for some of us it comes and goes with no reason.

Ted, thanks for reminding me to vote.  I think all we have going on is some local City Council elections.

Since best friend is on crutches I'll be heading there to do his laundry and take care of the cat litter.  I'm so bummed for him to have been going through this since April.  His spirits are pretty good though, or at least he puts on a good face.  I'd be bat crap crazy by now.

Can I just say that Elton John was AMAZING.  He put on a 3 hour show and looked and sounded awesome.   He in no way no how (unlike Cher) has declined in his performances at all.  Of course his days of jumping up on the piano are over but I just loved him.  

 

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Hi guys,

Plugging away here at work. I dropped my ballot off on Sunday. Our state has all mail-in/drop off ballots so there are no physical polling places except the election office. There are a lot of local offices on the ballot, including my daughter who is running for the school board. 

Good for you Ted, for getting back to your music. And a wedding to go to! I love weddings, they make me feel so sentimental.  

Joe, I was listening to a story on NPR the other morning about season affective disorder. Is that part of you anxiety? Anyway, I hope you can figure it out. 

Tweety, I am a little jealous about Elton John. Glad you enjoyed it. My dh has been having a lot pain in his knee, but of course, will not seek medical care for it. It helped somewhat when he stopped his statin drug, but he still limps at night, especially. 

Stars, Nannie has really got things scrambled. I remember a hospital patient who marched up and down the halls one night demanding to know why all these people were on his ship. He got quite irate at me, so I finally just walked away and kept my eye on the elevator in case he decided to disembark. 

Dianah, thank you for sharing your Dapper pictures. Your dh's beard is quite magnificent! 

The sky was so beautiful this morning during the obligatory dog walk. The mountains were all misty, and the sun coming up behind them lit them up with a pinkish glow. I didn't have my phone on me to snap a pic. Perhaps tomorrow. 

 

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nursej22: You reminded me of a patient who while pulling out his Foley and IV yelled curse words loudly. When we ran to his bedside he yelled, "You've got me in the wrong jail! I am a man. What am I doing in the woman's jail?"

 

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No Stars, I read of a "fidget sleeve," looked to be a knitted sleeve with buttons and various things attached that were for fingering and pulling on and turning etc.  Fit over the patient's forearm, hoping to discourage picking and scratching.  Nannie might well pull it off altogether...

Tweety, good to hear Elton John puts on a great concert!  Did your bff go to or are you just going to his house today to help w/laundry etc?

Ted, leaves all off the trees?  Sounds like COLD weather coming on!  All seasons are beautiful in their own way.

Have a good day!

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nurseJ22, dh always gets compliments on his beard, mostly from young men. ūüôā¬† His response (after a thank - you) is "It just grows!"¬†

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1 hour ago, nursej22 said:

Hi guys,

Plugging away here at work. I dropped my ballot off on Sunday. Our state has all mail-in/drop off ballots so there are no physical polling places except the election office. There are a lot of local offices on the ballot, including my daughter who is running for the school board. 

Good for you Ted, for getting back to your music. And a wedding to go to! I love weddings, they make me feel so sentimental.  

Joe, I was listening to a story on NPR the other morning about season affective disorder. Is that part of you anxiety? Anyway, I hope you can figure it out. 

Tweety, I am a little jealous about Elton John. Glad you enjoyed it. My dh has been having a lot pain in his knee, but of course, will not seek medical care for it. It helped somewhat when he stopped his statin drug, but he still limps at night, especially. 

Stars, Nannie has really got things scrambled. I remember a hospital patient who marched up and down the halls one night demanding to know why all these people were on his ship. He got quite irate at me, so I finally just walked away and kept my eye on the elevator in case he decided to disembark. 

Dianah, thank you for sharing your Dapper pictures. Your dh's beard is quite magnificent! 

The sky was so beautiful this morning during the obligatory dog walk. The mountains were all misty, and the sun coming up behind them lit them up with a pinkish glow. I didn't have my phone on me to snap a pic. Perhaps tomorrow. 

 

It's a possibility that it is seasonal, days have gotten quite short 

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Dianah, one of my younger co-workers would call your husband's beard "epic".

Best friend did not go to the concert last night with me, he felt he couldn't do it in such a big arena on crutches.  I wish he'd challenge himself a bit more, but that's his choice.  I went with another friend.  He had angina afterwards and took a nitro.  These are my friends.  Yikes, we're getting old.

 

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I would just like to add my two cents: Ted, WHAT Fall Season? It seems that here it went from tropical summer to the beginning of winter time. There were some leaves putting out color very briefly, but now are going from green to yellow to brown. Still lots of leaves on the trees, though, in spite of the number on the ground. And the acorns continue to bombard the yard and patio. One big one plopped into hubby's coffee mug and bounced back out onto the ground. I got hit in the bean by smaller acorns, twice, and narrowly missed a big acorn when I had moved my head to look at something and the acorn went through my hair, not touching my scalp. / Hope your composing goes well and you become inspired by magic to create a doozy of a piece. Personally I think writing poetry is easier than coming up with some music. All I can find in my head are odd bits and lyrics of obscure novelty songs and old TV commercial's jingles!

This morning, .....well, afternoon, because I slept from 3 AM until noon, but it was MY morning! Anyway, I decided to give Nannie a bath, which we do while she sits on the commode. I washed, dried, then applied Nystatin powder to Nannies cranny's, greased her back, arms and legs, and dressed her; brushed her hair (and hid her hairspray so she can't get it on her forehead stitches!). I emptied all the trash and brought it out to the bin, then made Nannie's and my lunch. She was in a pleasant mood throughout. When hubby got back from haircut and errands, it was time for coffee on the patio. It was 4 PM by then and as the sun was going down, so was Nannie's mood. She was frowning and 'talking' with her usual inaudible muttering, said she was tired, but resisted the suggestion of a nap. She said she's not sleepy, but feels like she's 100 years old. She brags on her age, but doesn't respect its needs.

Right now she is sitting in the recliner with her feet up, eyes closed, frowning. Gets quite irritated if, when her hands and too-long fingernails (which she refuses to have cut or filed) travel up toward her forehead, one of us has to tell her: "Don't touch your incision and stitches." 

dianah, good idea about the fidget-sleeve, but if it were made of steel and cement, she probably would take only 15 minutes to get it all picked off. WE are more frustrated by her injury's "healing requirements" than she is, and she's pretty darned determined to do what she damn well pleases. She gets the stitches out on Friday afternoon. I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!! 

I was going to clean out my closet and trade out the summer for winter duds...however, I probably won't get around to it today.

Tweety, so¬†this¬†morning Nannie had on one pair of pull-up's with no pad, and over that, another pair of pull-up's with THREE pads piled one on top of the other. Of course I tried to show her how the water-proof lining on the bottoms of the pads would hold any wetness in that pad, so the other pads were not necessary. Talking to a wall, though. Other mornings she has on just what she calls 'step-ins', which are plain ol' cotton Hanes panties, and NO¬†pads. Naturally, THAT is when she has incontinence and gets everything wet. She thinks the toilet has a leak at the base because she starts to pee before she gets seated. Are we having fun or WHAT??!!!¬†ūü§™

Joe, I have frequent dreams of a college, which in my dream is actually a campus combination of a classroom building, a large hospital and big dormitories. Sometimes it also has a mall down the street, too. I can identify the different aspects and locales that contribute to that place, the streets and areas of towns where I've lived....one place is parts of Boston/Cambridge, with some of Newburyport Mass, and Nashville Tenn. roads and neighborhoods mixed in. Interesting place, and a fairly constant setting for some of my dreams. /Hope you can corral your anxiety; I have to tamp down irritation a LOT. As a former patient might say, " Anxiety, Irritation; Same thing, only different." It's tough dealing with an undercurrent that wants to suddenly overflow. Phooey!

Speaking of irritating: I don't know enough about any of the candidates here and it's like making stabs in the dark.

Got to go pick up supper; hubby's blood sugar dropped to 55, so I had him get something into his stomach, and not have to cook anything for supper,

Byeeeee for now!

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