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Wednesday July 6th, 2016

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Good Morning to you all,

 

Hope this posts finds every one fit, well and happy!

 

Had a very relaxing 3 day long weekend out hiking with da man and dogs. We had a blast then spent the afternoons relaxing, cooking out baby back ribs and yummy things to go with that. Did some other cooking, grabbed a snooze in the afternoons and generally enjoyed hanging out at home with our dogs. Awesome way to unwind from a few horrendously busy weeks at work.

 

This humidity is almost draining the life out of me, yesterday the air was so thick you could have sliced it with a knife. LOL Horrible as getting in and out of the car to check on patients makes for a nice sticky situation at times. LOL

 

This week the temps and humidity are both high. Oh joy just the way I like it= NOT. but what can ya do about it eh?

 

Our dogs have decided that chasing the squirrels around here has become sport. LOL Newly 1 squirrels 0 at this stage but I am sure there are a few squirrels that are madly cleaning their fur from two or three very close calls. There is not much that will deter a squirrel I have found other than dogs. LOL

 

The flowers are all looking beautiful and my sunflower has yet to open up but looks like it will be huge. I am going to plant many more of these next summer so all the birds can enjoy those yummy seeds plus sun flowers make me happy.

 

With the humidity we have been getting rain daily or every other day so the lawn is looking pretty and green, just the way I like it so I guess that is one benefit to this stinky hot weather eh?

 

What is new here lately? I must catch up on the other GM threads I have missed to bring myself up to speed.

 

May you all have an awesome day no matter what you get up to.

 

Much love and many hugs to you all. x x x

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Good morning!

It's 0500 AM and it's already 84 degrees with 84% humidity.

Got up and decided to feed the dogs early since I was up and am going back to bed for a few hours. I have to take old girl dog to the vet to get a urine specimen. I'm not having any luck since she has a doggie door and I missed it during our walk. They really need it because her kidney function is messed up on her labs.

Physical therapy went well yesterday. It felt good to start moving it. I'm spending longer periods out of the sling and feeling great. Sleeping is still an issue. Sleeping is an issue pre-op but now I'm all jacked up. LOL

Hope everyone has a great day.

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Good Morning!

Sabby - Nice to read that your week-end went well! Seems like you had a very pleasant time! :)

Tweety - Sad to read about your precious canine-family-member. Never had to catch urine from any of ours. Seems like a daunting task. Hope you're getting some sleep now.

Work over the Holiday Weekend was crazy-busy. I floated down to the E.R for two of the three week-end nights. Just one word: "Ugh!" Enjoyed Monday and Tuesday night off from work. We had family over for the 4th, which was nice. Did the usual out-door cooking thing. Monday was a much-needed relaxing day (after the weekend!) Yesterday, I spent pretty much all day editing video (and writing & recording music to video). I got one of the two 1-hour long lectures finished on drug diversion in the work-place. I now know a whole LOT about diverting drugs (working on these videos)! LOL! Still have the dance recital videos to finished. It's just a process. . . and I enjoy every minute of it!

Working tonight and tomorrow night then I'm off the week-end! Yes!

I can not believe that we're in July already! Time is just zipping on by! To help celebrate summer and to augment the recent celebration of the Fourth of July, I wish to share an orchestral "art-song" that I composed about a year or so ago. It's actually the last of a four-compostion series that I wrote for (virtual) orchestra. It's titled, "Summer in Mid-July". It's festive and hopefully will cause a toe to tap and smile to share. :)

Click on the link to listen. Enjoy! :)

Ted

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Sabby glad you got a break

Tweety hope your vet visit goes well

Hi Ted

Left work early yesterday to take the cat to the vet. Tried some of that calming spray but it didn't work, he hissed and yowled and peed in his carrier. Thankfully the vet visit was quick and went smoothly. Gave him extra treats when we got home. Will work on getting him more used to his carrier, putting treats in it and such

Rest of the day ran a few errands. Talked with J, we're planning on getting together later this week.

Also, FINALLY getting together with my best friend this Saturday, this will be the first time we've done so in more than 3 months

Nothing else going on today, will do laundry

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Morning Sabby, Tweety, Ted and Joe,

That's a happy jaunty, life affirming piece of music, Ted. Sabby, sounds like your weekend was lovely. My mammoth sunflowers are almost at the 6ft mark. The other varieties are getting flower heads. Glad therapy is going OK, Tweety. Joe, good that you're connecting with your friend. I have a friend who picks up so many shifts and is always so busy we're like that too.

I am going to the gym early today then going out about 4 to see my friend and we're just going to have early supper instead of going hiking. It's too hot to hike in the afternoon.

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Here is me with my sunflowers last year. I think I may have posted it last year.

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More-Ning!

StNeo, I'm glad you mentioned that photo was of LAST year's sunflowers, because when I first looked at it I thought, Hmmmm, if those sunflowers are 6 ft tall in that photo, by comparison it appears like you are about 3 ft + 4 inches tall! :woot:

Didn't plan on going out, but may have to as we are plum-smack out of paper towels. I am not sure how we ever lived before, without paper towels! I don't remember buying them as a necessity before 1985. Really! Only feel a leetle-tiny skosh guilty about using them so freely. For instance, cleaning up a variety of dog-produced messes; in place of kleenex; in place of table napkins; as a sweat-absorber 'twixt my bosoms; on and on!

Today's high is supposed to be 86 degrees., and the "RealFeel" (per 'Weather-On-Demand*') will be around 97 degrees. GACK! Right now, just after 9:30, it is only 70 degrees but the humidity is the same as Tweetie's, at 86%. :bluecry1: Awww, Geez!

*I tried demanding 72 degrees with humidity at a tolerable percentage, but the "On Demand" function must be out of whack or something.

Reckon I'll have a second cup of coffee now.

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Off work today, plans are to study and do some laundry. Also need to make some decisions about schooling being denied my financial aid because I have over the 150% allowed and maximum time frame appeal was denied. Checking into it, without the financial aid I am unable to pay the $16000 that it would cost for the next year. So need to make some decisions quick one which would be asking if they have a full time position available at work. Also going to research some possible options for completing my RN which would be more affordable. Find it funny that the school raised its tuition by 12.5 percent for this upcoming year to hire more student success specialists and tutors to improve their retention rate... Been reading up on excelsior on the forums and their website, might be a possible option which looks like it would be affordable.

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Prohibitively expensive education = Underpaid, heavily indebted professional.

What is wrong with this picture? A student is hampered before they can begin... or continue, their education!

Will there ever be any parity again? Doubtful. "Can't put the genie back in the bottle"

I think if I was at the beginning of it all (ie 19 y.o.again) and had to face the dauntig costs, I'd become an auto mechanic or plumber instead.

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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Prohibitively expensive education = Underpaid, heavily indebted professional.

What is wrong with this picture? A student is hampered before they can begin... or continue, their education!

Will there ever be any parity again? Doubtful. "Can't put the genie back in the bottle"

I think if I was at the beginning of it all (ie 19 y.o.again) and had to face the dauntig costs, I'd become an auto mechanic or plumber instead.

It is crazy what the cost of college is now. When I first started at this community college out of high school in the late 90's I was paying less than half of what they charge now per credit hour. Heck the couple of semesters I did at a four year university in early 2000 was about what it is now.

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Sabby: I'm so glad you had a good weekend.

Tweety: It is so good that your shoulder is doing well. 22 years ago I had a frozen shoulder. After a ridiculous insurance company requiring waiting periods for everything my hero, Nancy the physical therapist, spread my four approved sessions over three weeks. I did the icing and exercises at home. For years I had to be on the "pulling" side when turning and lifting patients up un bed. Finally over time and doing weights i got enough strength back.

I hope you dog is OK.

Ted: I love the happy July music.

Joe: It is always good to read about what you do.

StNeoster: Beautiful sunflowers! I can barely see your beautiful face and smile.

No Stars: I remember when I was working at night and going to school in the day. I planned that when i got RN pay I would buy all the paper towels I wanted. I used to but stained tee shirts for a dollar a bag at the thrift shop for cleaning and wiping.

LeonardsMom: When I went for my RN in the 1980s, after years as an LVN, community college tuition was low. Books for a full time student cost more than tuition..It sure was easier for me than for students now.

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Afternoon, all! Same story, different day. Worked, came home, relaxing on the couch for now. Then off for a haircut- it's been quite a while! Must get the split ends under control. Hot as you know where here today. Will NOT be doing any outside work as I had thought I might this week. I'm to the point where I'm ready for the HOA to pay someone to do the work for me and then send me a bill... Hmm, maybe I should just look into that on my own. I never could understand why the plants I want to keep alive always die off and the weeds thrive. Maybe I need to nurture the weeds and try to kill the good plants.

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spelling/grammar policing myself

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I am feeling the gray of fog and not liking it. Then I read about your 84 % humidity and heat and thank my lucky stars. I just turned on the heat.

Loved the sun flowers!

Pup is starting to whine. She doesn't like the computer. Oh well, moving right along...

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