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Wednesday - December23rd, 2020 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

It's peacefully quiet at this 4:05 AM hour, this morning. I hope all are getting good, restful sleep.

Had a nice day, yesterday. Amy and I finished editing our 2nd Holiday Video, which was a lot of fun! We're a little behind schedule in recording, editing and "distributing" this video (via the VIMEO web-site). We finally finished the project yesterday.

Amy got some unexpected good news, the other day. She was offered the position as Case Manager for a large insurance company. The good thing about this position is that it's a "Stay At Home" job, one that she's been craving to have for quite some time. Yesterday, Amy gave her official acceptance of this offer. So, she spent a good portion of the day scanning, faxing, texting and emailing stuff to her new boss. Amy will keep her Per Diem position as an OR Nurse, which often involved working more than 32+ hours per week! But she'll cut back the hours working at that hospital. I'm quite happy and proud for her, of course! Apparently these "stay at home" case management positions are exceedingly rare and quite competitive.

Today?!? Amy and I will be recording hymns for this Sunday's on-line church service. Although recording Amy's singing usually takes a couple of hours at the most, I spend an extra 1 to 2 hours per hymn orchestrating/arranging them by adding virtual instruments (VIs) like piano, guitar, strings, horns, etc. - one instrument at a time. Amy and I are part of a small handful of musicians that record the hymns for the larger parish's on-line church services. (I believe that there are four of us that share this responsibility.) (Our "larger parish" consists of 8 small congregations spread throughout three local counties.) We alternate amongst ourselves the process of recording the Sunday hymns. These on-line church services are shared via ZOOM to the 8 participating congregations of our larger parish.

Gosh, I do miss playing the "regular" way - LIVE - during regular "in-house" church services. I miss seeing and Being with fellow congregations members. I miss working with our small but faithful choir. Most especially, I will miss our Christmas Eve service this year. 

This year is so freakishly surreal. . . . . . 

I'm working tonight as Shift Director. Hopefully the hospital is "Q". 

I'm off Christmas Eve, tomorrow. I still have to wrap Amy presents to put under the tree! This year, Santa was quite kind to her! She's getting a new computer, along with the necessary peripherals that will enable her to do video and audio pod-casting for her "Cooking Healthy" YouTube-type projects she plans on sharing to the public. (She wants to be another You-Tuber! 😄 ) She has a couple of potential titles for her series of videos. "Too Live Tasty" is one potential title. The plan is for me to taste each (or most) meals that she'll be making! (Yes! LOL! 😄 ) She's looking forward to doing this. This year's Christmas Presents will go a long way in helping her realize this particular project. 

I JUST heard the happy "Ding!" of the Coffee Pot! I also smell the delicious aroma of freshly brewed coffee. It's First Coffee Time! . . . at 4:40 AM in the morning!

I hope you enjoy the video. It's another "Silly"!


Peace and Blessings to You All. . . 

Ted

 

Edited by Ted

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Ted that is good news that Amy got that position.  I've done something similar for the last 8 years.  I'm going to miss our usual Christmas service too

Tweety glad your bowling team was victorious

BC glad you slept better

Stars traffic can be really bad around this time of year

Rose hope the water heater gets fixed soon

Morning nj22

Feeling good this morning, though I did yet up a bit early.  And woke up once during the night to read a bit before going back to bed.  Not sure if I went back to sleep, but the sleep tracking app says I did.  Perhaps I'm sleeping more than I realize.  I'm intentionally turning my clocks around at night so I won't be clock watching.   

Work was pretty good yesterday, productive but not too busy.  After work exercised, did a little embroidery, worked on a grocery shopping list

Today will be busy after work.  I have to stop at the meat market to get the stuffed chicken breast I ordered as well as do grocery shopping for next week.  And online Bible study tonight too

Will be up to 50 today, with fairly high winds.  Rain expected tonight, which will make shopping difficult.  Will turn much colder by tomorrow

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5 hours ago, Ted said:

Good Morning!

It's peacefully quiet at this 4:05 AM hour, this morning. I hope all are getting good, restful sleep.

Had a nice day, yesterday. Amy and I finished editing our 2nd Holiday Video, which was a lot of fun! We're a little behind schedule in recording, editing and "distributing" this video (via the VIMEO web-site). We finally finished the project yesterday.

Amy got some unexpected good news, the other day. She was offered the position as Case Manager for a large insurance company. The good thing about this position is that it's a "Stay At Home" job, one that she's been craving to have for quite some time. Yesterday, Amy gave her official acceptance of this offer. So, she spent a good portion of the day scanning, faxing, texting and emailing stuff to her new boss. Amy will keep her Per Diem position as an OR Nurse, which often involved working more than 32+ hours per week! But she'll cut back the hours working at that hospital. I'm quite happy and proud for her, of course! Apparently these "stay at home" case management positions are exceedingly rare and quite competitive.

Today?!? Amy and I will be recording hymns for this Sunday's on-line church service. Although recording Amy's singing usually takes a couple of hours at the most, I spend an extra 1 to 2 hours per hymn orchestrating/arranging them by adding virtual instruments (VIs) like piano, guitar, strings, horns, etc. - one instrument at a time. Amy and I are part of a small handful of musicians that record the hymns for the larger parish's on-line church services. (I believe that there are four of us that share this responsibility.) (Our "larger parish" consists of 8 small congregations spread throughout three local counties.) We alternate amongst ourselves the process of recording the Sunday hymns. These on-line church services are shared via ZOOM to the 8 participating congregations of our larger parish.

Gosh, I do miss playing the "regular" way - LIVE - during regular "in-house" church services. I miss seeing and Being with fellow congregations members. I miss working with our small but faithful choir. Most especially, I will miss our Christmas Eve service this year. 

This year is so freakishly surreal. . . . . . 

I'm working tonight as Shift Director. Hopefully the hospital is "Q". 

I'm off Christmas Eve, tomorrow. I still have to wrap Amy presents to put under the tree! This year, Santa was quite kind to her! She's getting a new computer, along with the necessary peripherals that will enable her to do video and audio pod-casting for her "Cooking Healthy" YouTube-type projects she plans on sharing to the public. (She wants to be another You-Tuber! 😄 ) She has a couple of potential titles for her series of videos. "Too Live Tasty" is one potential title. The plan is for me to taste each (or most) meals that she'll be making! (Yes! LOL! 😄 ) She's looking forward to doing this. This year's Christmas Presents will go a long way in helping her realize this particular project. 

I JUST heard the happy "Ding!" of the Coffee Pot! I also smell the delicious aroma of freshly brewed coffee. It's First Coffee Time! . . . at 4:40 AM in the morning!

I hope you enjoy the video. It's another "Silly"!


Peace and Blessings to You All. . . 

Ted

 

Loved the video 

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We enjoyed the video Ted and Amy. 

Rose Queen: I wouldn't shower in 58 F water. I would heat enough for a sponge bath and take a "Lena Horn". I hope by the end of the day you have a working water eater. Does anyone remember this thread? 

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Hoping No Stars, Joe, nursej22,BCgradnurse, amoLucia, and all of us have a good enough 12-23!       fish_Xmas-1_zps5ohs8arp.gif?width=1920&h

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A quick hello before I leave for work. The ground is still icy, and most people don't shovel their walks, so I took the dog down to a park for his morning walk. I did look up at the night sky and maybe? I saw the star, sort of twinkling due to the scattered fog? 

We had a bit of concerning news yesterday: some oil train cars derailed about 5 miles away and two caught fire. No one was injured and it was quickly contained, but there was a lot black smoke in the sky. A small area in the vicinity was evacuated until the was out. Lots of rumors flying about blaming terrorists. 

 

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Aftahnooon, buds!

URGH! Got some of that there bad-sleep-mojo that many are dealing with... Turned out the light at 3 AM, slept well, but woke up at 5 AM, eyes wide open. After an hour, I decided to take a 0.5 Xanax; imagine taking a sleeping pill at 6 AM. But I was desperate! I also had 1/2 cup of coffee to satisfy my mouth, and the heat of it helped dissolve and send it to my blood-stream a little quicker. That's my theory anyway. So, I went back to sleep, but reluctantly got up at noon.

Psst! Don't tell Nannie that Xmas is less than 2 days away. We still have NO decorations up. Yippeeee! 

Right now the Nannie-person is STILL worrying about packing --- sometimes to move a bed IN to her room, and sometimes to clear her things out because she doesn't "want to hurt anyone's feelings." ?????? sigh! I thought about labeling her doors but she wouldn't even think to read a sign after she read it the first time and forgot it. Part of her brain is stuck in her grandmother's boarding house, which has been gone, lo, these MANY years! Ooooooh well!

Prolly will stop by here later on ....

 

 

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7 hours ago, Joe NightingMale said:

Rose hope the water heater gets fixed soon

It’s getting “fixed”

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On the bright side, they will replace it today. And I can take a long hot shower tonight

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When Covid pts are DC'd from the facility, the theme from Rocky is played throughout the hospital, for this victory. :)

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Hi Dianah! No jury duty?  

My Dad and some high school friends got to rehearse and play with a South Side Chicago church choir in 1936. His mother loved the song and from then on she played it at two Presbyterian churches where she was choir director. My Dad used that song in vain to teach his Mom how to Swing.

I just listened to part of more than 100 YouTube versions and NONE swung like my Dad and his Jr. High music teacher colleague had the combined orchestra and choir perform once a year.  The video below is the closest I could find. 

I totally believe Diana, her husband, and friends could do an inspiring swinging version.

 

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Late afternoon excitement:

Nannie and I were both dozing in the den when hubby came back fro getting his hair cut. She called him downstairs and said, "I have to go to the hospital, I've got pain "(indicated her chest and belly) So, hubby called the ambulance while I was checking her pulse (80), and then I ran upstairs to copy down her current meds and pertinent info for the EMT's. I suspected she might have been dreaming because at one point she said she thought she was going into labor. She had no obvious s+s of a stroke or anything else that's make you go "Uh-Oh"

Anyway, the 12-lead looked perfect, and other than her BP being a little high (we had 8 people in here when 1st responder's and cops  and EMT's in here) but other than that, everything was okay. Hubby was inclined to have her get taken to the hospital; I think he was thinking, as Redd Foxx used to say, "This might be the big one..." I told him if we needed to we could call them again. After everyone left, she got up to the bathroom on her own, no problems.

The pizza just arrived for supper, because hubby said his nerves were "too shot" to cook. She'shad her meds, and a pepcid for heart-burn (She c/o it last time we ate pizza). She'll probably go to bed by 8 PM. Hubby talked on the phone w/the doc who had her brought to the hosp to have her mental status and meds straightened out, and he recommended a nursing home. Anyway, after he asked hubby about a bunch of questions, he said he would order Hospice.

I don't know if she qualifies, but he seemed to be of the opinion that she was getting near 'end-stage' of dementia/Alzheimers. Anyway, that'll give her a part time caregiver for a few weeks, like 4 hours 2xwk or however they do it now. 

That's it! I'm going to eat....I'm hungry!

 

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1 hour ago, herring_RN said:

Hi Dianah! No jury duty?  

My Dad and some high school friends got to rehearse and play with a South Side Chicago church choir in 1936. His mother loved the song and from then on she played it at two Presbyterian churches where she was choir director. My Dad used that song in vain to teach his Mom how to Swing.

I just listened to part of more than 100 YouTube versions and NONE swung like my Dad and his Jr. High music teacher colleague had the combined orchestra and choir perform once a year.  The video below is the closest I could find. 

I totally believe Diana, her husband, and friends could do an inspiring swinging version.

 

I will check it out, herring, thanks!  We don't get together much these days -- at least, the whole band doesn't, because of Covid.   But dh and I might work this up, and once we have it down, our fiddler and bassist are so good, they will add to it without a problem!  🙂

I will call tonight to see if I have jury duty tomorrow, the 24th.

No Stars, hope you can get some help with Nannie.  Fingers crossed!!  What kind of pizza do you like?

nurseJ22, drive safely (hope you are home, away from the ice, already!)

Ted, lol the video!!  You two are hilarious!  (and very talented!!)  Thank you!

Joe, good you got some good sleep.  Are you off Thurs AND Friday?

We were super busy today, up till the very last minute!  Ppl calling in for medications that weren't filled right, or received a med and don't know what it's for, etc...  busy busy!  I will enjoy these four days off!!

Have a good evening!

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Good morning!

Something other than covid going on as our ER was busy.  At one point they were holding 31 admissions, and we took five of them.  One of them bumped from the OR by a trauma.  Crazy times.

Boss got the bad news that her sister passed away unexpectedly at her ALF.  She was only 70 but in an ALF for COPD and other ailments.   She's in LA and they will have a Zoom funeral due to covid.  

 

 

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