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Hi! Thanks for checking out my page. I've been a member of allnurses since Apr 8th, '11. I have no blogs or journals to follow, but you are welcome to find me on the threads I follow, where I love humor and silliness to counter the seriousness of life. Feel free to chime in. Currently work PD/Geriatrics.

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    Didn't Mick Jagger sing some words like:
    "Start me up,
    start me up I never stop,
    never-never-never stop." ?

    We went out to a Chinese buffet for supper at 3 PM! We even beat the early birds! Just couldn't face being out in the cold that is supposed to settle in tonight as the daylight slinks away. Between the cold & wind, and the ever-burgeoning traffic, it is a good idea to get home and tuck-in before the REAL rush-hour traffic starts. (Talk about your "mean streets"!)

    I have worked off-hours and weekends for so long, it is always a shock to me when I get caught out on the roads when the Monday-thru-Friday population of the world is going to work or coming back home. If the rampant proliferation of construction of new hotels, new apartment complexes and new condos doesn't remind one that the population this area has exploded, being out on the roads really brings it on home to ya! GADS!

    I feel like acting like Tracy Ullman on her first U.S. TV show (where-in debuted The Simpson's, many years ago) where at the end of the show she stood on-stage gesturing with her hands and saying, "Go home! Go home!"

    You can barely find any mountainside that hasn't been built on, built on for the oh, so beaautiful view that you found and now can enjoy... until many others come to build their buildings all around and up and down and everywhere so the next thing you know the previously rural land becomes strip-malls, because Lord Knows we need more oil-change franchises, used car lots, convenience stores and clusters of storage buildings.

    No wonder we see bears EVERY and ANYWHERE in the city!

    Someone who lived here 30 yrs ago (when I arrived, but did. not. build.) would barely recognize the place. At least I am lucky to remember when all the 4-lanes (that now need to be 6-lanes) were only 2-lanes, and the pasturelands stretched in all directions and in early evenings you'd see deer. But now, mobile homes fill the lands formerly known as The Old Family Farm, The Home Place. I'm not against mobile homes per se, just whole entire hillsides stacked with them... well, I have to confess that it always makes me think, "ugh."

    Yow! Did I ever get wound-up and go off on a tangerine, or WHAT!

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    sharpeimom likes this.

    Snug as a bug in a rug

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    sharpeimom likes this.

    Vernacular from the Valley-Girl 80's:
    "Gag me with a spoon!"

    P.S: Always feel light at heart when I see you on line, Michael !

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    G'Morning herring, Tweety and Joe!

    I woke up at 6 AM to take care of these pushy little canine dictators that run our household.

    I had a hankering for a cup of coffee, so I started the coffee-maker and stayed up; I have divided my attention between GMA, AN, and KsnzkkkSnnnnzzzzzqck (dozing and waking at intervals).

    Once the dogs have emptied their bladders and filled their bellies they go back to sleep for a few more hours of snooze time. I sometimes think they have some feline genes in them, because of the amount of time they sleep. Well, except . . . they ARE nearly seniors since they are 9 & 1/2 years old; and there IS a saying that "napping is a privilege of age."

    I'm not sure how my day will pan out. Hope to get in an appt. to have my nails done, but the salon doesn't open until 10 AM so I will have to wait until then to call. Might be able to get in if she has a no-show, as I live less than 3 miles from the shop, and can leave home at a moment's notice.

    Gonna get dressed and be ready for (almost) anything.... See you'n's laydah!

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    Journey River (m)
    Rainbow Aurora (f)
    Hero (m)
    Heaven (f)
    Hendrix (m)

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    Davey Do, Spidey's mom, and Ted like this.

    Quote from amoLucia
    Two weeks plus and still going like the Everready Bunny!
    Ummm, you might mean "Energizer‚Äč Bunny".

    But, then again, you might not.

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    Joe NightingMale, Ted, herring_RN, and 1 other like this.

    Gouda Afternoon!

    amoLu, regarding the medicare paper-poppalapooza, I got me an insurance guy (from whom I purchased the Supplement and Plan D) who is the very definition of calm, cool and collected; he is patient with me, good at explaining stuff, and was even willing, when I deposited a 4 inch tall pile of medicare notices and etceteras on his desk, to weed through it for me; some went in the "keep and file" pile, and the rest he put into the shredder. And there went the redundant redundancy-reiteration papers that were confounding me! SUCH a relief, and what a mensch he is!

    Steph, you should test drive some of the various pain patches available...Really, I can not believe how nicely they help relieve MY aches and pains. There are lidocaine patches, capsaicin patches, menthol patches (which, by the way, don't reek like Bengay), and some patches are a combo of ingredients. There are also Tiger Balm patches now, as well.
    Sometimes, for me anyway, putting a patch on the area of skin over the pain, markedly decreases the pain... without pain med (my OTC is Tylenol; doc nixes the OTC N-saids because I am already on Meloxicam). Sometimes I am lucky enough that the pain simply forgets itself and therefore it just quits! (well, until the next time

    Ted, thoroughly enjoyed the audio. You must have music constantly rolling around in your brain and coming out your pores! / Glad Amy's thumb is healing.
    An aside: [I was an unofficial wound specialist when I worked the Home Health Week-End Team. Not bragging TOO hard here , but I was told quite often the bandages/wraps, etc, that I put on the patients various wounds were always WAY more comfortable and stayed in place longer than what and how their regular nurse did the procedure. There was one nurse who seemed to take the words, "pack the wound ..." to mean reaaallllly PACK that wound ...It felt weird having to explain to the RN, by her packing the wound SOOO tightly, she was making the bed of the wound blanch, which might not encourage healing.]

    Tweety, Once upon a time, way-many moons back, I had insomnia D/T (same as R/T, y'know... po'taytoe-pah-tahtoe) being p.o'd and feeling hurt. I scrubbed and waxed the kitchen floor, after stripping the old wax off, of course. I started at 1:45 AM and finished around 3:30 AM. And boy-howdy my kitchen floor looked great!

    BCg, Not funny about the apnea, but waking yourself up via your "inner-dog" is pretty funny! I have waked myself up when answering someone who had called out to me or spoke my name in my dream, "Whadizzit?" and "Okay!", and "Bye!". I saw somewhere in a magazine recently a picture of some guy wearing a new 'style' c-pap, and it was REALLY minimal, kind of more like a string bikini compared with a 1950's one-piece, being the adapted, lighter models being sold now. I wish I could think of where I saw it and who the manufacturer is. If I run across it again, I'll shoot it along to y'all.

    Okay, enough is enough! My bladder is about to burst, the dryer is through and if I don't take those shirts out ASAP they will be wrinkled, and lastly, I have in front of me two file-folder boxes from which I am going to relentlessly cull...

    GADS! BYE!

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    sharpeimom likes this.

    It's like Old Home Week here, twixt you and GPatty returning after long absences!
    Y'all need to stick around and join the fun again!

    The word is "RATS", in the best sense of the word, of course!

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    poppycat likes this.

    GPatty, Yes to all your movies listed; I could add all of them to my list.
    In Green Mile, the tall guard with blonde hair and round face, that seems like 'second-in-command' and hangs with Tom Hank's character the most? (David Morse)... I babysat for him when he was a 5'3" pipsqueak! His family lived 3 houses down the street from us. Of course, he said at the time that *he*didn't need a babysitter, so I was his 3 sisters' babysitter if you'd asked him back then!

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    WKShadowRN, OldDude, Davey Do, and 1 other like this.

    "Eleanor, gee, I think you're swell..."

    WHOOOO is Eleanor, that you miss her so much, Far'wyn?? Has she made an appearance here before?

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    Ted, nurseactivist, BCgradnurse, and 2 others like this.

    Afternoon, all!

    As usual, last night I fell asleep on the sofa shortly after 11 PM, woke up at 3:45 AM, let the dogs out and back in, fed them breakfast, and went to bed to continue sleeping. Woke up at 10 AM to pee, and went right back to sleep for another 2 hours! Such luxury! I believe this is going to be a "Pajama Day" for me; I have no plans to go anywhere or do anything in particular.

    Yesterday they were predicting snow and cold for Friday into Saturday...supposed to have a low overnight Friday of 18 degrees. However, that is 3 & 1/2 days away, and subject to change. But will have to wear layers, because my W/E pt. keeps her house on approximately 74 degrees, and I take her dog out to walk at least two or three times during my 12 hr shift. And there's those "bless'ed" hot flashes that accompany changes of temp that occur with bundling up to go out, or shedding the outerwear once I go back inside.
    Yah, yah, this too shall pass...(eventually?) I don't have hot flashes as often or as severely as I used to 5 plus years ago, but they keep showing up, so whaddya gonna do? I have a 9 x 9 inch piece of cardboard (high tech!) I use as a fan for during the worst of it. It takes about three minutes for my hot flashes to build and then fade.

    So, that covers the outside weather and my internal weather. HA!

    I'm going to catch up on posts in my inbox, then who knows....? Not 'The Shadow', because there is an overcast sky today that doesn't cast shadows.
    HA! And as soon as I typed that last sentence, the sun started coming out.

    Well, I have nothing to blather on about at the moment, so I'll be back later. Ta!

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    herring_RN likes this.

    FYI, "Bucky Beaver" was the cartoon critter used to sell IPANA toothpaste circa 1950's & 60's, like Tony the Tiger sells Frosted Flakes.
    Just adding this as a small point of interest...

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    Farawyn and Davey Do like this.

    Here is # 22,169.