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Monday February 28 2022

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Specializes in Med surg, cardiac, case management. Has 13 years experience.

Tweety I wish it was 80 here, probably won't happen for a few months

NJ22 I know some people who use Hello Fresh

sirI we will have mid week services for Lent too, although due to choir it will be difficult to attend any except Ash Wednesday

Ado I too sometimes have issues  with repetitive meals, will see if I can expand my recipes

Productive morning yesterday, did some cleaning and laundry before church.  J still wasn't feeling well so we decided to cancel lunch.  Instead I went to a forest preserve to see how the trail conditions are.  Mostly wet but  most of the snow and ice seemed to have melted.  Will probably be able to get out next weekend if it doesn't rain

Was a fairly quiet rest of the day.  Ran some errands and exercised.

Will be about 50 today and tomorrow

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. 18 Articles; 13,662 Posts

Morning, ALL!!

Hi @Joe NightingMale. Glad your temps are better. Speaking of temps in the 80's, it should be close to that here as the week goes on. Sun is out and it's so nice.

Have a couple of Dr. appointments today. Probably will bake chicken and have a veggie for supper. Too early to make that decision. Will work with Pastor on Lenten services sometime this afternoon. We are late getting all of this together what with the weather and COVID. Other than that, nothing pressing. This year, we won't have mid-week meals, but will have services via Zoom, facebook, and in-person attendance. We still mask in person.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday ... @Tweety (feeling better, I hope 😊), @Joe NightingMale@dianah, @nursej22, @amoLucia, @Ado Annie, @No Stars In My Eyes,

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,606 Posts

Good morning!

Joe, hope you have a good day.  

sirI, I hope your doctor's appointments go well.

J22, I saw some article about a river of rain headed your way?  But didn't click it on so I can't remember the term.  I will say that my having no comorbidities and my diet (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-new-study-highlights-potential-role-of-diet) have made me a bit cocky in removing my mask ahead of the CDC a couple of weeks ago.  Some medical people are saying masks are still needed.  I know I would feel different if I had a medical condition.  

Ado, hats off to your husband taking care of his mother, and you too.  Can't be easy.  

Yesterday I went to one of the health food stores for some stuff and since they didn't have all I wanted I went to the Asian Market and got some stuff.  This threw my timing off so I didn't cook but ate some frozen dumplings and Spring rolls heated up in my air fryer. 

I notice that while we're not having any shortages that are causing problems, there are lots of things that are often out of stock that particular day.  There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it.  

I get caught in a rut with cooking lately myself.  I do like to try out new recipes from my many many many vegan cookbooks.  Today I hope to make a macaroni salad and some bbq ribs using king oyster mushrooms.  I used to hate mushrooms as a teen and young adult and now like them.  

 

 

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 37 years experience. 2,492 Posts

Yes, Tweety, apparently we have an "atmospheric river" headed our way, meaning lots of rain, and it will be warm enough to melt some of the mountain snow. I've heard no predictions of flooding, yet. It rained a little last night, but was dry while I went for my run this morning. And I stopped at the pharmacy to get pick up a prescription refill, which wasn't ready. But I did get a pneumonia vaccine. The medical provider online portal reminded me I was due. 

I should do some cleaning today, and I just don't feel like it. But when I get down on the floor to do my exercises, I can see the dust bunnies canoodling under the couch, LOL. My vacuum cleaner hose attachment split, so I can't do as thorough a job, until it comes in a few days. I'll do what I can. I'm planning to bake pork chops and roast some sweet potatoes for dinner. Macaroni salad sounds good, but I don't have all the ingredients.

Our governor just announced that mask mandates will be eased on March 12. The statewide hospital occupancy and ventilator use is down, and I think our transmission rate is "medium". Businesses can still have their own mandates about masks and vaccines. As I said before, I have mixed feelings. Hopefully dh will get screamed at less but jack@$$ customers. 

Okay, dust bunnies, play time is over!

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. 18 Articles; 13,662 Posts

Thanks, @Tweety.  Appointments went well. Some changes, but nothing earth-shattering.

Hi, @nursej22. Just blow the bunnies back a little bit until they're out of sight. Problem solved. 🤣

Waiting on Pastor ........... 🤪

 

Ado Annie, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 11 years experience. 419 Posts

Hey, all. Drank from the proverbial firehose today but there's still a lot there. I do think the job will be doable but I think I might miss patient care. Not that I won't be called upon from time to time. Still feeling tempted by that travel pay.

Enjoyed the mental image of dust bunnies canoodling. I need to dust and vacuum because I think you could make a whole dog out of the pet hair that sticks to my clothes. Dinner tonight was a Hello Fresh: spaghetti with chicken Italian sausage and Bolognese sauce with roasted zucchini. I added garlic toast because I knew the family would like it. 

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience. 3,182 Posts

Hey, y'all~

Our temps are supposed to climb to 78 degrees by the weekend! It rained on Sunday, so the neighbor didn't cut up any wood. Sunny today, but no sight of him, so...one of these days, I guess.

Nannie fell in her bedroom. Don't know how or what she was doing. I was up in my room and thought I heard people out front (thought it was kids from next door), and as I walked downstairs I heard, "hello!" ....."hello!"....It was Nannie sitting on her floor. Says she doesn't remember how or why she fell. Helped her roll onto a pillow under her knees, braced her feet so she could crawl her upper body up (somewhat) on her bed; boosted her arse as she tried to get more of her on the bed, and then helped her roll so she was sitting on the mattress. She SAID she fell on her knees, but she said her forehead hurt. (There is a definition I read in a Yiddish dictionary that said "someone who falls on their rear and hurts their head." Of course I can't think of the word now).... Lo and behold, a small egg and a faint bruise was starting to appear above her right eye. She seemed okay to me, I was watching her LOC (?Isn't that the word for checking for neuro signs? I feel like a dolt for not knowing half of what I learned during my career!). Got her upright, no dizziness, no pain. Helped her use her walker...not because she actually needed help, mind you, she was steady as a rock, but she was worried about her being 'a cripple' as in childhood, and was thinking that something must be wrong with her: "I don't know why I fell. I don't know what happened."Well, I don't panic during these kinds of things and maybe she was expecting something like calling the ambulance, or some baby-coddling? Anyway, got her seated in recliner, got a soft cold-pack on her forehead, after a while I gave her an Aleve. Told her she HAS TO ALWAYS USE HER WALKER!  When hubby came home I told him about the fall, and as they say here: He "read her her title." I stayed upstairs for that, knew what he would say to her anyway, as he always did when she used to fall more frequently.

It's time to go upstairs and settle into bed for a good read. I'm going to hate it when I finish this four book series (starting with Outlander). I'll have to see if I can find any more books by this author, whose name OF COURSE will NOT appear in my mind just now! sigh....

Ado Annie, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 11 years experience. 419 Posts

10 minutes ago, No Stars In My Eyes said:

 

It's time to go upstairs and settle into bed for a good read. I'm going to hate it when I finish this four book series (starting with Outlander). I'll have to see if I can find any more books by this author, whose name OF COURSE will NOT appear in my mind just now! sigh....

Diana Gabaldon or something like? I read the first book. Enjoyed it, and the series, but oh, those steamy scenes! 😳

Glad Nannie didn't have serious injuries. 

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience. 3,182 Posts

Thanks, Ado. * I have swiss cheese for brains these days! *

Yeah, there were a lot of steamy scenes, but oddly didn't find them very 'exciting'. It's like when I read Gone With The Wind when I was eleven...I read ALL of it, but found the battle-scenes just something to read through until I got back to the main story. It was more interesting (to me) to read about how people had lived back in the mid-1700's....travel, clothes, food, dealing with the weather, and all of that jazz. 

Ado Annie, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 11 years experience. 419 Posts

That's what I liked about the story, too.