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Wednesday January 23, 2018

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Good Morning!

BC, sorry to hear about the basset hound.

Ted, sorry you didn't get canceled.   Sounds like a varied day.  Men can be wimps but it's really hard to get a newborn away from it's mother anyway.

Not much going on here.  I had a five day stretch which found me sick, recovered, lazy and had some fun.  

Off to my "bad week" part of my schedule.  I rarely have a good day at work, so I'm not expecting much.  Kinda sad to have that approach, but like I've said, it's a paycheck and I like that and I like my time off and vacations.  

Have a great day.

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BC it's always hard to lose a pet

Tweety glad you're better

Had a bunch of technical problems yesterday and wasn't able to post

Yesterday had a meeting in the office with the new director, I do like her and I hope she stays.  Sher certainly seems a lot better than our last one

Drive home from the office was complicated by freezing rain, but I got home OK

Today should be a fairly ordinary day at work.  Looks like I won't have to do any weekend hours as all the screening has been completed.  Looks like I can manage to get all of the calls made in the necessary timeframe which is good

Meeting J tonight for dinner as usual, then choir practice afterwards, so a busy night for me

Weather is turning colder, will be in negative numbers by tomorrrow

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Good Morning!

Tweety -  I know that you work on a busy unit, and that some of your co-workers are far from "team players". The inner struggle that you might feel in going to work is appreciated.  I hope work is kind to you today. By the way, that is great insight that you shared regarding New Moms! I didn't think of that! Now that I think about it, generally the New Moms that have recently given birth are very "Motherly". (Not sure of a term to use for this.) Despite great fatigue and discomfort from giving birth, they seem to long to hold and give care to their Newborn. 

Joe - Seems like you're getting the sub-zero weather that we had these past few days. Keep warm! Good to read that you like your new Director. Certainly having a Director that one likes can go a long way in making work more "enjoyable" (if not just "tolerable"). Enjoy your date with J!

Had a day of recuperation, yesterday. Mostly just rested. I felt very fatigued. Wondering if I caught some kind of low-level "bug" that has been going around at work. I really wanted to be On Call Monday night, especially knowing that there were three of us scheduled in our teeny-tiny ICU. The "Inner Whine" was already great with me when I walked through those doors at the beginning of the shift. I must learn not to set myself up with great expectations, especially with regards to the hope of being On Call. Besides, I need to save up my Earn Time (vacation time) for our trip to Ireland & Scotland.

I do like where I work. As shared here before, my hospital is truly a unique working situation. It's small. It's very small. For the most part, I've accepted the notion that us ICU nurses are the unofficial float pool. We normally float to the E.R., which is tolerable. Gott admit, though, that floating to Maternity is anxiety-producing. It's such a different world of nursing.

Well. . . Gonna have First Coffee, spend some time having breakfast with Amy (who has been up for a while getting our trip to Ireland & Scotland in order), and get ready to work the afternoon shift as Shift Director.

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

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Ted, I hope the Shift Director role you picked up today is kind to you.

Completely agree, Tweety. I rarely have good shifts at work these days. But I like the money, and the schedule.

Book club was great, Dianah. We had five new members, so I think a total of 16 people were there last night.

Age wise, it is a diverse group, occupation wise too. Unfortunately, we are not racially diverse. We are all White!

Our next book is, The Hate You Give.

It is VERY windy here today and raining, of course. It is warm, but temperature will drop to 25 degrees overnight.

Meeting a woman from my women's group this afternoon to see if we will be able to tolerate each other for that trip to Nashville.

Truth be told, I can tolerate anyone for 24 hours. But beyond 24 hours is a different story. 😆

Nurse investigator seems interesting, Nursej. I might like that.

Safe travels to all.

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Just got off the phone with my concert mate.

She just moved from Lexington from Arizona, but she is originally from NY.

She talks a mile a minute, and jumps from topic to topic. My head is spinning.

I will purchase tickets, and we will work out further details at women's Meetup.

Yay, Loretta Lynn!!!

I saw her 10 years ago, or so, at the Grand Ole Opry, but I've never seen Garth Brooks or Jack White.

Can't say I've ever heard a Garth Brooks song on the radio.

I have heard him on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. He seems to have a good sense of humor.

I'm glad we moved our meeting to the telephone because it is nasty outside. 

The blanket cleaning service lost one of Biggie's blankets. I've used them for years, and they've never lost anything.

At least it is an older blanket.

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Good morning (barely) all!

Tweety, when is your trip abroad? I cannot remember if it's any time soon? Hope work goes o.k.

Morning Ted.

I remember you talking about your trip. When do you leave?

I, too, have been under the weather. (I did get a Flu shot this year because I swore I wouldn't go through THAT again like last year. Dang near killed me. Respiratory distress in the ED w/O2 in the mid-80's). But, this time I had cough, a little fever, ear involvement for a week (no Flu), but was the extreme fatigue that knocked me down. Thank goodness that's better.  Hope you feel better and better and better. 🤗

Hi Joe. Glad you were able to get to the DD today. Yeah, we were doing some Server upgrading yesterday and that caused a few wonky things to happen.  So far today, it's been rather smooth. Enjoy your night out.

Howdy Lil Nel.

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Meeting a woman from my women's group this afternoon to see if we will be able to tolerate each other for that trip to Nashville.

Now, that sounds like something I'd do, too. LOL!

Too bad about the lost blanket.

BC, I, too, am sorry about your loss. Made me remember sad times with my animals. (((HUGS)))

Well, doing some work online here. Fixin' supper later (lasagna). Still haven't caught up on DVR'd programs. By the time I stop my day late evening and settle down, I fall asleep when I get still. So, maaaaaaay be I will try now?

Later, gators!

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sirI - We leave for our trip to Ireland (for 4 nights) and Scotland (for 8 nights) towards the end of April into May. This morning, Amy just received a finalized bill to how much it'll cost each of us for the trip. There'll be 6 of us traveling. Besides ourselves, there're two of Amy's sisters and two of our nieces going. (Unfortunately, Amy's other siblings aren't able to make the trip.)  Apparently, we'll have one, maybe two, private drivers that'll accompany us throughout our trip to both places.  That "luxury" is part of the expense. (People in Ireland and Scotland drive on the "wrong" side of the road, you know! LOL! And, apparently some of the roads can be pretty scary!) The final cost? About $5,000 per person. (Yikes!) It's a bit pricey! But, it'll be one of those "once in a lifetime" trips for Amy's sisters and their daughters. A good portion of this is being paid by a modest inheritance from when Amy's Mom passed away last year.  It's been a trip in the planning for several months now. Hope you're feeling better, sirI. It's no fun feeling under the weather.

Lil Nel - Seems like you have an interesting trip planned. Enjoy! 🙂

Well. . . gotta get ready for work this afternoon. (Heavy sigh) I'm saying to myself that the extra $$$$ will be good to have, especially as we save up for our trip this spring!

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What a lovely trip, Ted! Quality time spent with family, in a beautiful setting. It doesn't get better than that.

Glad you are feeling better, Siri.

Seems like a lot of people have been feeling under the weather lately.

My trip plans have changed.

The tickets have all been purchased by resellers, who charge even more, if you leave the Ticketmaster site, and then return at a later time.

So, I will look for single ticket closer to concert date for a better deal. 

What has evolved as the selling of concert tickets is truly a crime.

Floor seats for the show are in some spots, over $2000. That is insane.

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Lil Nel - The price increase that concert-ticket resellers put on tickets should be illegal! Those concert-ticket resellers can purchase tickets in large quantities, quickly, which makes purchasing concert tickets at original prices next to impossible. Sad to read that you had to change your plans because of this. Hope you can get a better deal!

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Happy Wednesday afternoon, everyone. It's so good to be back in action. And Joe, sirI, Nurse Mary, and everyone else who helped put this new site together, I can now honestly say; "I love it." Thank you so very much for all the work you all did to make both sites so nice to look at and so easy to navigate.

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Hi all,

my job, meh. Don’t really like it, don’t hate it, just a paycheck. Disease investigation is interesting, but most just gathering numbers and plugging them into a data base. I lose patience with anti-vaxxers. I have a meeting starting shortly at a local nursing school, and just transferred some vaccines to a clinic. It’s nice to get out of the office, for sure. 

Sorry to read you have been ill, sirl. I have, knock on wood, been able to avoid any bugs so far. Hi Fran!

Time to go into meeting, see ya,

j22

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Good late morning!

Our Star Trek is diverse racially, age wise, and occupationally diverse. We have behavior rules, including no political discussions. We haven't even talked politics since we started sending packages to soldiers in 2003. One rude person couldn't help cursing politicians he didn't like so was given his ten dollar a year membership and told he had three chances and now cannot attend any more meeting, book discussions, or parties. One person since 1987 is not bad!

We had a couple who brought their kids, who whined and complained about being bored, when not running around. At he next meeting we approved a new rule, "No one may attend any club event who does not want to be there." (If you don't want to be here we will not let you stay.) The parents were angry, but those kids were rude and unpleasant ruining other's fun.

We have a member who missed meetings when her kids were little unless her husband could stay with them. Now at ages nine and eleven they are fans and enjoy meetings, parties, and other events.

Next month our on and off book club will discuss this book: "Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction"

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062571946/astounding/

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