Snowflake1968 wrote: »
Katla - Thank you, the snow is pretty now if it just came with warm weather!
I haven’t seen any shortages here yet except for Disinfectant wipes.
I don’t like taking Christmas down. It always seems so dark and bare.
Evelyn - we usually have an agreement that I don’t decorate until after his Mom’s birthday which is Wednesday. I just needed some cheer at home since work is so sad right now and he understands that. So he hid in the bedroom and let me decorate on Saturday. Last night he asked me when I was going to be done because he feels like I usually do more. That’s the first time he’s ever commented about me not doing enough, it’s usually opposite. 🎄
Barbie - thank you. I noticed driving in to that that more people have decorated this weekend. It was very pretty driving in.
Barbara - that is scary stuff Joe shared with you. You need to count your blessings from that conversation. I was hoping to read that his appointment today was all good news.
Tina - I would see someone else too and not wait until January.
Heather - I love your gifts for Johnny! Your visit with your friend sounds like it will be wonderful!
Margaret- I watched that Tom Hanks movie a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed it too.
Rebecca- I think we all do that with movies when we are well versed in the topic. I hope you enjoy the movie when you watch it. I have been watching a Christmas movie every night that I’ve recorded that way I can bypass the commercials.
I have 14 battery operated Christmas light displays from or things. I don’t light some of the decorations each night but I do all 11 sets of lights!
Thanks for the new month Barbie. Hard to believe it’s December already.
I was told today that I am getting a raise retroactive to April, that’s a nice little Christmas bonus.
Work update - Can be upsetting so please be warned.
I was dreading going to work today as I knew on Friday we had more positive cases in our residents. I was in tears today when I found out that we had 17 more. 4 have now passed. It’s heartbreaking and happened so easily. The one positive resident that is still showing no symptoms spread it to everyone else. Because he was symptom free he wasn’t isolated soon enough.
I don’t interact with many of the residents even on normal times, the ones I have dealings with are still pretty cognizant and can get around on their own. Today one of the ones I really liked passed.
It’s terrible dealing with this at work and then I come home and see so many friends and family sharing how it’s all a hoax, it’s no worse than the flu, etc etc it makes it even worse. We have lost more residents since last Wednesday than we have in the last 6 months.
My husband is trying hard to stay positive and to make me laugh. I don’t know how I’ll ever forgive myself if I bring this home to him. I’m taking every precaution I’m told to, staying in my office and out of the units but it still worries me.
I haven’t given my girls the update from today, I need to because it’s posted on our homes FB page, but they both suffer from anxiety and I don’t want to worry them. I’m so torn.
One of the Nurses at work bought Poinsettias to support a local charity. She bought one for each of the admin staff to cheer us up. I cried when I read the note and she thanked us for all we do. It’s beautiful. I’ll post a picture next.
Tracey in Edmonton
auntiebk wrote: »
"Get to do"s and "chose well"s
Chose well: take BP
Bonus: wrapped up return, one load laundry, changed linens, vacuumed 30 mins, emailed line dance step sheets, de-greased two burners
Get to do: take BP, dogs to powerline, email info to grantwriter, watch STAS Day 18 (go sniff), submit grant pics and receipts, test Bluetooth speaker so can do BB&B or T’ai Chi from voice recordings, make experimental almond paste, declutter sideboard, practice new dances (I ain’t never gonna love nobody but Cornell Crawford (Alley cat), A Little Less Broken, One margarita, I’m so used to being broke, All Night, Nothing but You, Blame it on my beating heart, Homesick); finish mulching flowerbed; broadcast cover crop seed in veg garden areas, invest another 10 minutes in prepping living trust, Freddie’s for complete series TDAP <$48, get Shingrix vaccine, find and configure a screen time popup, figure out where to plant naked lady bulbs, and soon as it warms up above 50 and dries out below 60% humidity I’ll tape and spray paint those rusted areas of Aunt Elsie’s stove. Tuesday: pick out glasses, update Joe’s rx list and re-choose his Part D.
Reward: inventory seeds, plan next year’s garden, wishlist replenishments
New Ways November
30: Look for reasons to be hopeful, even in difficult times: talk less, listen more, words of hope come from the most unexpected mouths!
Barbie, thanks so much for starting us off fresh as always
Thanks all for the positive energy. Good news, pressure down to 16 in left eye, 20 in right. Dr. got the right down to 16 by pressing below eye “real hard.” Joe had stopped doing that because it hurt, but now he’ll go back to it. New rx. Next followup in two months. Slow progress but progress. Joe has not been completely “released” from his surgeon, so I won’t rush back to inside gatherings. Since Medford is in an extreme risk range I will continue for another two weeks to limit inside exposure to grocery shopping. After that, if our county is still in the “moderate risk” range, might try church on the 13th.Julie “…I asked that the criticiser see the difference between criticising actions and approaches and criticising people in over-arching terms.” Good for you. This is an important boundary to set and maintain, even though it means constant reinforcing. Brava. And I agree about those who lie about the little things… faithful in small… That was sure a scary communication “bug”, relieved Dr. said “no cancer.”Fae :laugh: nope won’t be telling “the spin these ladies are putting on it…” Tina “…for the guys to take on their boats after their dives” sounds intriguing. What are they diving for?Rebecca I can just see you sitting on the lunch counter belting out the Don Ho song. What a delightful image, you made me smile!Tracey ((hugs)) Are your daughters likely to check your work’s FB page? If so, I’d call and tell them myself, and ask them to let me cry on their shoulders. If not, then I’d just cry on my DH or the pup. Some people will believe it’s a hoax until someone they love gets sick and dies. I can’t imagine anything you could say or do that would change their minds. ((hugs))Michele welcome home!
Stopped at Freddie’s on the way home from line dancing at the port Sunday. It was light when I went in, dark when I came out. To my surprise and joy there were holiday light displays all along the highway in front of most stores. These are the displays that normally make up “Nature’s Coastal Holiday” event that C-19 cancelled. https://naturescoastalholiday.com/ Lifted my spirits so much I called a friend to let her know. We’ll make a date to drive around and look. Not many in my neighborhood, only 5 houses on our 3 mile long dirt lane and so far see no lights. Won’t be walking in the dark.
November Summary and December Plan
Dogs, CICO, AF, vits, outside, up hill all need improvement. Sitting with Joe and average steps YAY!
Dec 1: ???? vs Nov 1:143.3 will update tomorrow morning
daily: sit with Joe: 87% steps= 63%/61%, vits= 97%/100% log=100%/100% CI<CO= 87%/97% CI<250<CO= 53%71% Tumble&Shadow 5/10= 97%/113% mfp=100%/100% AF= 63%/65% outside= 83%/97%, up hill=80%/94% cleaning 274%/100%
wkly: BBBorTC x3= 0%/0%, dance x2=33%/11% walk with Tracie and the dogs instead of pack walk x2=25%/25%, rx=100%/100% review progress on 20 for 20: bupkes/. monthly: board mtg=100%/100% grant= 11
December resolve-maintain November’s most important (Joe) improve dogs, CICO
Daily: sit next to Joe for at least a little while, weigh, more steps than Nov average, vits, log, CI<CO, CI <250 CO, 5 mins training or grooming Tumble or Shadow, check in mfp, get outside, walk up hill.
Weekly cleaning 2x half hour, TC or BB&B x 3, dance x 2, Rx and review 20 for 20.
Monthly: board and council meetings, grant progress.
Bonus: AF: , play: , sew something: .
Lighter, lovelies!Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
December: better than November.
daily: sit with Joe: 26, weigh: 30, steps>5505=7022 vits=28 log=30 CI<CO=26 CI<250<CO=15 Tumble & Shadow 5=29 mfp=30 outside=25 up hill=24
wkly: T’ai Chi or BB&B x3 =0 rx=4 dance=3 clean 30 mins=23.33
mnthly: board mtg=1 grant=1 20for20=0
bonus: AF=18 play=0 sew=0
ginnytez wrote: »
Well it seemed like the last few days every time I tried to get caught up, I had an interruption. Of course, three times it was my kids face timing and my grandkids won out over keeping up here1
Going to venture to Walmart tomorrow morning to buy handwarmers. We are having drive through party for foster kids and parents this Saturday-want to pick up a bunch of the warmers for myself and the staff who will be working. It is usually a large in-door event with Santa, etc. We are seeing to it each child gets a present, the family gets a food gift card (we usually serve a simple lunch), and there will be cookies and snacks and a Santa in the parking lot. It is my favorite event this year and am glad we have this figured out. I have good people putting it together. I will just be there to provide whatever assistance is needed.
Well, since it took me a while to finish November and catch up with December, it is now my bedtime!
Stay safe all,
Ginny in Ohio
exermom wrote: »
Katla – well, it looks like Colby made a decision. They are going to have Christmas here on the 18/19. Fly to Idaho on the 21, come back on the 26. Jess is coming here this weekend, she doesn’t know if Colby is coming with her or when he’s coming.
Truthfully, I'm kind-of surprised since I know Colby is thinking of the money and it's so much more expensive to fly out of Charlotte. But I know Jess wants to work at Banfield. I guess there is a part of me that wonders why Colby wouldn't give it up (going to Idaho) so that Jess could spend more time at Banfield. But who am I????
who has to try to be happy but deep inside she isn't
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