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Morning

Work was fairly busy, at least at the beginning and end of the day people were actually answering my calls.  Still got out on time.  Rest of the day was pretty normal

Might be done with the cross stitch by the end of the month, going more quickly on this last section

At home one more day then in the office for the rest of the week

Weather is nice right now, though rain coming in a few days and it gets pretty cold over the weekend

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Good morning!

Figured Joe would be starting the thread soon though I was here earlier.

Joe, hope you have a good shift today.

Ted, glad the back is feeling better and I hope it continues to feel better.

Bowling was good.  We won 5 of 7 points and moved up a place to 9th place. Better than the 16th place we were in a few weeks ago.  I bowled a rip roaring 210 the last game.  

I'm taking George to a dermatologist appointment where he's having confirmed skin cancer excised.  Just for moral support mostly as it's an easy procedure.  He has basosquamous carcinoma, one I haven't heard of but one that apparently is aggressive and can recur and spread to organs, and this was not good news, but keeping fingers crossed it was caught early and can be totally removed.

For those that know him on Facebook as "Smiling George", he hasn't told anyone and doesn't want anyone to know so it's between us.

Afterwards we're having lunch at his place while I do the laundry.  Meeting another friend for dinner and seeing the new movie about Judy Garland, which is a must see for any gay man over the age of 60 as she is an Icon in that demographic.

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Good morning all!

Joe, hope the day goes well.  Cold and rainy over the weekend, eh?  Would be nice to see some rain here!  What is the latest, almost-done, cross-stitch design?

Tweety, hope all goes well for George, and ALL the bad stuff is excised today.  I hope the movie meets and/or exceeds all your expectations!  It has received Oscar-worthy praise and reviews.

Have a good day all!

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Tweety J wants  to see that too

Dianah I should be done with it in a few weeks.  I"ll try and post a picture then, but I've been having problems doing that here for some reason

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Joe, Tweety, and Dianah---- GOOD MORNING!

Husband and I think our yard looks great since the lawn was mowed. I sprayed a couple brown spots with green dye. I've had it since a long drought in the 1980s. Just mix with water and spray it on. 

Since he likes crumbled cornbread and buttermilk for breakfast now I only cook eggs a couple times a week. And bake a tray of corn muffins every week. I make them with whole grain corn and wheat plus extra bran because in his old age constipation is a problem. He says it is a common topic of conversation at his club before the younger members arrive.

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Hullo, I got caught in a hail "shower" this morning on our dog walk. It started with just a few tiny ice bits, but then it really came down hard in 1/4 inch balls. The poor dog got scared and started pulling and I was a slippin' and slidin' on the side walk. When we got to our side of the street I unleashed him and he streaked to the porch where he was undercover. Enough came down to turn the ground white for a few minutes. Ugh day at work. Nobody returning phone calls, lab results not coming through, and dreading a conference tomorrow that is a 2 hour drive each way. Plus, I have to ride with the crazy one. Sigh. 

Tweety, best wishes to your bff on his treatment. I am somewhat interested in the Judy Garland pic, but I am not a fan of Rene Zellwinger (sp?). Congrats on your bowling. Dh started a league one year with an average of 182, and it was all downhill after that. 

Our lawn is very green. It needs at least one more mow before winter, but I have to wait for it to dry so it doesn't clog the mower. Sun is forecast for the next 3 days, so perhaps it will happen. 

good afternoon all

 

 

 

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Cool, overcast and STILL NO RAIN! And none predicted in the next 3 days, either. Jimminy Crickets!

Hubby mowed the dust yesterday, because Nannie was fussing about all the leaves that have fallen in the yard. There are still many, many, many more leaves to fall, and the yard's toooo big to use a rake. It would be nice to have rain and make the grass grow and become green again. Herring, I told Nannie about you spraying the brown spots green and you should've heard her laugh! She declined to try it in our yard, because she said it sounds 'crazy'. Yeh, look who's talking!

She was REALLY whacked by Sundowner's yesterday, verbal salad, mixed up stories, things that happened on the TV worked their way into her concern's and conversations---some men were going to show up to inspect this house and tell her how many would be allowed to stay here, and to see if we had enough beds. Also, someone thought she was a spy for the Confederacy! She was upset, too,  because "WE" weren't going to go play in the ballgame and help our team. We told her that they were playing in Missouri and we couldn't get there in time to go up to bat. When they lost the game, Nannie was certain that if we'd made the effort to get to the ballpark, we could've helped them win.  Then she was talking about a hugely fat woman who had the 'most gorgeous complexion', and said they had to 'add something to her because she wasn't tall enough.' ???? Our heads were spinning!

After the game, she was just a'dyin' to get in an argument: she was hot and righteous; we are leeches and moochers. She was wanting hubby to list all the things he/we do for her, because she didn't believe we are here to help her out. She said SHE is the one who takes care of everything around the house, pays all the bills and buys the groceries, sweeps the stairs, does the laundry, and walks the dog. BBZZTTT! Wrong answer. 

Hubby told her that she just wanted to argue, and he wasn't going to, he doesn't have anything to prove, and he is doing everything he can to make her life easier, PERIOD.  He and I went out on the patio, and she just kept right on talking and complaining to the empty room.

When we came back inside we turned on a real-life-murder-mystery program; hubby said that if she gets confused watching the Smithsonian Channel or History or NatGeo, she'll get confused about anything, so we just should watch what we want. I said, "Well, except maybe John Wick , John Wick 2, or John Wick 3." We decided she wouldn't appreciate the way it sounded in one of the Wick movie's when a guy got hit by Wick's car and was sent flying, so that his head hit a large metal pole at high speed in an echoing underground garage. What a SOUND!!!! I know that action movies can be gruesome (as are all the John Wick movies), but we had watched a program of how those movies were made; the stunt set-ups, the planned, coordinated, practiced fight movements, the sound effects, etc. 

Hubby used to like the early Steven Seagal/Segal movies, when 'Stevie' was young and slender, and the fights moves were clearly seen. Hubby's BFF who has since died, was a marvel at a form of martial arts, (minimal effort [movement] with maximum effect) and had taught the Sheriff's Deputies when hubby was a Special Deputy. Hubby could SEE each of the moves Segal made, and would explain what and how he was doing things, and what the moves might do to the other person. The movies that he made later in life had fight scenes all chopped up with editing, to make it LOOK like it was happening quickly, and filmed practically in the dark, so you couldn't see the moves, and you couldn't see how LARGE the star has become. Disappointing to viewers like hubby. OH WELL!

Well, wasn't that a fascinating tangent?

4:10 PM: coffee-time on the patio......

 

 

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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What I wanted to add, but could not think of the correct word until now ...

Each actor, Keanu Reeves and Jason Strathan among others, has a fight CHOREOGRAPHER they work with, who is able to figure out each actors' strength moves and weaknesses, so the fight looks natural to the actor's body-type and way of moving.

I looked it all up last year, after seeing an out-take clip of one of their movies. No kidding, I watched both of those actors' choreographers on-line. Kind of interesting, I thought. 

OK, over and out; time to find a TV show to confuse Nannie! 😉 I believe there is just the program on Channel Anything .... or the HUH? Network ...

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Good Evening!

Had a nice day, today. First, the weather was wonderful. With only the faintest of twinges in my lower back, Amy and I decided to do a long but gentle walk to enjoy the fall day (and to get back into our routine of exercising). We walked along the Ashuwilliticook (say THAT three times fast!!!) Rail Trail, located in Lanesborough, MA. It's a flat and well-paved trail that follows along several lakes in the region. It's great on the back, and provides beautiful fall scenery! We walked a little over 5 miles, which more than met my goal. (My goal is to walk about 3 miles a day, weather and lower back permitting.) Now?? I'm just relaxing, trying not to sit down too long, or lie down too long, both of which can be uncomfortable.

Later this evening, I plan on starting the on-line recertification course for ACLS. I need to have it completed by October 23rd when I'm scheduled to do the "hands-on" test. I've taken recertification courses about 11 times throughout the years. This is the first time when I've taken the main portion of the recertification course on the AHA's web-site. Usually I've taken the recert course the old-fashioned way. . . in a classroom setting with other human-beings (which is MY preferred way of learning). Unfortunately, there were no classroom ACLS recert courses that fit around my work schedule this month. (I need to be fully recertified by the end of this month or else I can't work.) The on-line course looks complicated, to be honest. One almost needs a freakin' Master's Degree in computer programming in order to take this freakin' on-line course. But I'm told that it can be done. The key is to hit the "Pause Button" - often - when figuring out which choice to take. But as we all know, there is no such thing as a "Pause Button" in a real-life Code Blue situation. It's weird, and obviously I am NOT looking forward to taking this on-line recertification course. But, I need to work!! (Whine, whine!)

Nothing much else going on. After I'm done typing here, I'm going to read today's Good Morning posts. In the meanwhile, I hope all sleep well tonight.

Peace! 🙂

Ted

Edited to Add:
Tweety - Please let George that we're warmly holding him for recovery and comfort. You're a good friend, Tweety. 🙂

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Nannie to my hubby, as she and I emerge from her bathroom:

"Lordie, I couldn't get out of the chair fast enough, and we had to go in there and peel off layers and layers of things and we found Fritos' and I don't know-what-all !"

Huh?

🙃

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Just one more....

I'm walking beside/behind Nannie, with my left inner elbow under her right armpit. I say ( reminding her, as always, how to help keep her balance), "Put your left hand on the woodwork or the wall."

After clearing the door, her hand touched my hubby's chest, as he was standing in her open doorway, and she said, "Oh! Are you Mr. Woodwork or Mr. Wall?"

I thought it was kind of clever for her to come up with it so quickly. She was very pleased that she made me and hubby laugh, and went to bed happily at 9 PM.

G'night 🙋‍♀️

 

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Oh my, what a Nannie-coaster you are on, No Stars!  Good she went to bed early and happy.  Post away, it does us good to see what you are going through, and does you good to vent.  If nothing else, helps continue to hone your writing skills.  😉 😉

herring, I tried buttermilk once.  Didn't care for it at all.  But good your dh likes it, and the cornbread!  Keep that roughage coming! 

Ted, nice walk, sounds lovely!  Good your back is feeling much better!  And re: on-line ACLS:  YES, use the PAUSE button!  Gives you time to think.  Your order of to-do's will become more and more automatic.  Now, do allow yourself lots of time to complete the scenarios!  I recall I got through most of them, the REALLY hung up on, -- I think it was the next-to-last one.  SO frustrating!!  Repeated it over and over and over...  FINALLY got through it, yay me!  And, in advance:  YAY YOU!!! 

Busy day at work.  Doing with two what we usually accomplish with three, in the Stress Lab.  Unfortunately some afternoon patients had to wait for their test.  Not much I could do about it.  Worked as fast as we could but had to be careful too, so we didn't miss anything.

Ah, tomorrow is Wed!  Hope you all have a good evening!

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