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And Then The Sky Opened

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I was really hoping my new phone would get delivered by UPS today. The tracking info said it arrived in Albuquerque about noon yesterday. What, they don't deliver on Saturdays anymore? Shoot - with my bedroom door closed (to protect the birds from the cats), I can't hear the doorbell very well. I slept out in the livingroom in my reclininig chair. No UPS. Grr


I'd walked the pups at 0900 - nice slow stroll around the 1.5 miles - cool, and cloudy, getting dark. I showered and dried my hair, and heard rain outside. By the time I'd settled into the chair, all relaxed, I was hearing thunder and hail on the roof. Suddenly, I had a lap full of critters!


Rained and rained. Wonderful for sleeping, except that I was listening for the delivery that never came. Sigh. We really needed the rain, tho. I didn't hear the weather report, but I'm hoping we made up some of the deficit.


More rain predicted this weekend. Yeah! Didn't have to water the garden.

  
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AYAMMAYA 7/25/2010 4:25PM

    Here is a toast of H2O for this blog ~ I love rain too ~ I love that quote, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Author Unknown
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LINDAKAY228 7/25/2010 11:20AM

    We've been getting it down here for the past couple of days and it's so awesome!! I love the rain in the summer. It's supposed to continue according to the Weather Channel. Made the temps drop nicely too.

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BUTEAFULL 7/25/2010 3:00AM

    I could use some of that emoticontoo

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DEVORA4 7/25/2010 1:03AM

  emoticonpics. Would you do me a favor and send some of the rain our way? Thanks.

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Quotes About Illness

Saturday, July 24, 2010

(Quotes from QuoteGarden.com; pix from LOLcats & dogs))

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. ~Henry Ward Beecher


It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class. ~Author Unknown


I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better. ~Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh, 1903


I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you. ~Bill Walton


If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease. ~Robert Ingersoll


The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. ~G.K. Chesterton


There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. ~Josh Billings


Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson


Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. ~Author Unknown


Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx


In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ~Author Unknown



  
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BUTEAFULL 7/24/2010 6:31PM

    or...how about vegetable tasting like chocolate
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FLAMENM 7/24/2010 3:22PM

    Thanks for the chuckle...

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LINDAKAY228 7/24/2010 1:20PM

    I liked the one about the minor surgery being when it's on someone else especially. It reminded me of when I was with my mom one time when she asked her doctor the difference between a minor heart attack and a major one and he told her if you survived it, then it was a minor one.

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3CHIHUAHUA 7/24/2010 1:04AM

    me too Devora

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DEVORA4 7/24/2010 12:30AM

  I have to say that whenever I see your pics I am in a better mood. emoticonfor sharing them.

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Wonderful Sleep

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Since we were relatively overstaffed last night, the others let me leave about 0400. (By the time I'd finished up the last minute stuff, it was almost 0430, but close enough). Got home, washed my face off and brushed my teeth, took my meds, fed the critters ... by 0530, I'd covered the bird cage and was in bed. (Poor birds, I had to switch their days and nights so I can sleep in the daytime - I left the light on last night and the radio playing for them) Sleep -yeah!! Woke up at 09 to potty the pups again, and checked to be sure the switches I'd proposed on the schedule worked out - yep, I'd sucessfully switched tonight from a long (12 hr) to a short (8 hr). Going in just before midnight tonight.


Got up this evening and walked the pups an hour around the neighborhood. Very dark clouds gathering, but no rain predicted yet. We need it. Maybe I should wash my car? If I had an outside clothes line, I'd hang the sheets out - all the usual "I finally did (this) and it rained".


Yesterday, I had no particular worry - just that I wasn't sleeping. Found some quotes about it from Quote Garden: Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~Clifton Fadiman
The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it's time to get up. ~Author Unknown

  
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AYAMMAYA 7/24/2010 1:14AM

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DRASADAF 7/23/2010 11:29AM

    night shift can be tough..anyways i m glad u r doing just well...

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FITKAT2010 7/23/2010 6:20AM

    Yes sleep is incredibly important on all levels.

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BUTEAFULL 7/23/2010 5:01AM

    I'm glad I didn't work the night shift, it is so hard to block the light during the day and then there are telephone calls and people knocking on the door or ringing the bell what a pain in the ***

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XENA1956 7/23/2010 12:52AM

    Yeah been there done that got the t-shirt. Hate it when I can't sleep. It is so hard when work changes up your working hours. I feel for you. Hope you had some nice rest and get some needed rain soon.

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TOMWDCSKC 7/22/2010 11:50PM

    Sleep is good. emoticon

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DEVORA4 7/22/2010 11:47PM

  fantastic pics. Did you take them? Glad you had your rest. emoticon emoticon

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Plethora or Dearth

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Or, Feast or Famine, as the case may be. We've been short-staffed due to injuries, and I was sick last week for a couple of nights. This week, TPTB have assigned 2 RNs from other areas to us. Came into work tonight, and we had 6 (six!) RNs, 3 techs, 1 NA, and a clerk. Shoot - I couldn't sleep well this afternoon - I actually thought about calling for 4 hours so I could try to sleep. Another of the RNs went home this evening, and I'm the float nurse.


Got up at 0330 (3:30A) and wandered around the house. Got to the gym @ 0700 - done by a little after 0800. Got all my weekly tasks caught up - dishes done, uniforms set up, salads made for work. Whee! Bed by noon. Lay there, not sleeping. I'd covered the bird cage and told them "good night" - they decided to make a few chirps, but I could ignore that. Startred reading when I wasn't sleepy - got up at 1400 (2p) and played on line briefly. Laid back down, put on the sleep mask, had the rainstorm CD and white noise machine playing. Tried progressive muscle relaxation. Slow breathing. Sigh. Not sure if I got any sleep - seemed like time passed, but I couldn't turn off my brain chatter.


Insread of pumping iron, I'll be pumping coffee.

  
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BUTEAFULL 7/22/2010 3:26PM

    I had a night like that the day before I had to be up early and have a long busy day, boy was I dragging, I too couldn't turn off the brain to sleep

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HEYRED221 7/22/2010 1:17PM

    That's a drag not being able to sleep. I feel for ya. I have been having issues I think because of the heat and humidity. My swamp cooler and fans are just not helping - I will be so glad for some cooler weather. Hang in there!

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FITKAT2010 7/22/2010 6:20AM

    What are you fretting about sweetie? That will keep you from relaxing and sleeping. FAce it head on.

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DEVORA4 7/22/2010 1:08AM

  sometimes that is the best idea Hope you get more rest emoticondeb

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3CHIHUAHUA 7/22/2010 1:02AM

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Today in History

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

20 July 1969 - Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.


I did 4 miles on the treadmill. Not as good as a moonwalk, but I didn't have to leave Earth to do it. Walked the pups 1.5 miles, earlier, before it got hot.


93 years ago, Nathan's Hotdogs began a hotdog eating contest. The winner that year ate 13 hotdogs in 12 minutes. Last year's winner ate 68, including buns, in 12 minutes. At 297 calories per dog, that made 20,196 calories in 12 minutes. Makes me feel like the Ben & Jerry's I ate today wasn't so bad.


  
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TOMWDCSKC 7/23/2010 5:10AM

    Karma Sutra Ice Cream? OOPs Karmel Sutra.....Hmmm? Is it the next best thing to.....? emoticon emoticon

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3CHIHUAHUA 7/22/2010 1:00AM

    have you ever had Hebrew National 97% Fat Free hot dogs?
Don't know how many calories
yes I do I'll check my tracker

brb


40 calories
1 fat
520mg SODIUM, Wow didn't know that!

I eat them at least once a week, trying to live on only 1.
Not successful so far still eating 2


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JANENE413 7/21/2010 11:38PM

    Thanks for the reminder of the wonderful history we've lived through. I graduated from high school in 1969. It was an amazing year! Plus Neil Armstrong is an Ohio boy.
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20,196 calories! I can't imagine. Perspective is everything! And I love Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream--just don't have much of it anymore. Maybe it's time to clean that little container out of the bottom of my freezer . . . or maybe not. Moderation in all things.

J.

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BUTEAFULL 7/21/2010 11:47AM

    believe it or not I've never eaten Ben and Jerry's, is it really that much better than generic?
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LINDAKAY228 7/21/2010 10:58AM

    Yeah those hot dogs can really add up! I can't imagine scarfing them in like they do in the contests,.

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XENA1956 7/21/2010 12:13AM

    This made me laugh out loud. You did a great walk, even if it wasn't on the moon. Loved the pictures. emoticon emoticon

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DEVORA4 7/20/2010 11:23PM

  Hey terrefic 4 miles is a great walk Love your pics especially the moon cat emoticon emoticondebby

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