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Chele i haven't exactly sold any Mary Kay yet. I do have a training with my area leader tomorrow to see how to get started. My website is up but that's all.I just \don't see them overturning Roe Vs Wade although Texas is certainly trying to do their best. Paxton appealed the judge's decision and the law is back in place. I just don't understand because many women don't even know they are pregnant at 6 weeks.
Good Morning Chicks from NYC and the land of chronic insanity. Thanks for the start Karen.
Chele - I hope your headaches keep at bay and don't develop again anytime soon. We have had off and on cool almost autumn weather and then warmer which is supposed to happen again this week like indian summer. My allergies have been on a roller coaster giving me pause occasionally to wonder, "break-through"; but no thank goodness. The hospital is crazy busy and full; Friday we had 96% occupancy with 90 people waiting in the ER at 2:pm for beds and 3 over-flow units jammed full. I was actually out passing meal trays to try to help the teams on Friday. Got home late, had my cortisone shots in each knee Friday morning; was exhausted and of course couldn't sleep to save my life. How's Iggy doing? Anything interesting with the birdies and the bird feeder? Great avatar you have there!
Kathy - really like your avatar; I don't follow college football but I will occasionally skim through the channels because I know you and Karen do. How's the family doing? Are your cases still heading in the wrong direction within the state? We are actually doing well with our Covid numbers but our medical cases are huge!
Linda - Hope all goes well with Bob today and the eye doctor. Medical practices in general seem to be having problems all over the nation. I had to go to a "walk-in" dermatology clinic here in the city because I couldn't get an appointment in my own medical center for almost 3 months. Congrats on the weight loss and yes, I think the middle area is our toughest battle when losing. How's the cold or sinuses doing?
Karen - I think I'll just say that St. Crazy continues to be so and that the city isn't a heck of a lot better. Too many instances of violence and so very many people who are just completely rude and nasty. Riding the subway has become a true challenge. Sounds like you're all caught up on your cooking for Arya. How's the varicose doing? I have had severe issues with veins and varicose so I have seen a vein surgeon for many years. Thank heavens there's a very good one here on staff and she and my hematologist work well together. How is Ms. Arya doing today? Zoe didn't want to eat this morning; her tummy was gurgling to beat the band. Wally seems to be having a rough time with allergies as well as we humans. Some days his poor eyes are almost beet red and closing . Our covid numbers are incrementally reducing but the medical numbers are more than compensating with all those who probably didn't seek medical treatment before vaccination and now know that it's mandated for all in the hospital. Those new cases we do have are unvaccinated and are bad. They end up in the MICU and often on vents. Gary is still finding his routine I guess. He's been cleaning so I surely can't complain about that. He's not much for doing the food shopping so that still falls to me along with walking the dogs on the weekends for reasons unknown to man .
Becky - nice to see you back and hope the business will pick up and work out for you. How are Kenneth and the fur babies all doing?
Well I am off to do some patient experience interviews for administration. Have a safe and good day dear ladies. Ciao for now~
Karen, thanks for the start. Hope you're having fun with the family.
Becky, good to hear from you. I hope you have success with the Mary Kay. Seems like it might be an easier sell than the jewelry since people that use it will keep coming back.
Liz, I guess I'll have to change the avatar soon since October has been here a few days! Family is doing fine. My older aunt is going to NY this week to visit family and she usually flies Southwest. Luckily, she made her reservation with American since the Southwest flight was so much more expensive. The downside is the flight is out of Orlando's airport, so my poor DS has been snagged to take her there at 5:30am!
Our Covid numbers are way down and our county positivity rate is around 5% now. The numbers really show a big difference in the schools between the districts with mask mandates and those without. Despite that, they keep fighting the mask mandates. I really don't understand it. It's so sad and frustrating that people are winding up in the hospital and on vents when we have vaccines. Glad to hear that Gary is helping with the cleaning. Hope the pups improve.
Chele, I knew something was up when you started us on Saturday morning then disappeared. I hope the headaches have gone away for a while and your energy will return soon. Heard from DSIL earlier and we are going to have dinner together later this afternoon. I will meet them at the RV park so I'll get to see their pups, too. Is Iggy following the instructions of the GI doc?
I forgot how many close calls FSU has had this season, Kathy. That makes the victory much sweeter. Meeting DB/DSIL at Applewood Restaurant (aka Apple Barn). Have you been there on one of your trips? You probably remember how I was stressing over what to pack when I visited them in June. I've always been a planner, so it really can be "interesting". Very fortuitous that your aunt didn't book with her usual airline. Your poor DS. How did you luck out?
Linda, how did things go with the laser adjustment? I hope the office wasn't as disorganized as the notification process.
Good to see you here two days in a row, Becky. A big thanks to your Aggies for defeating the evil empire. I saw that Paxton's appeal worked. I hope SCOTUS follows the law instead of their personal beliefs. You're right that most women don't even know they are pregnant that early. I hope things go well with MK.One of my former co-workers did that on the side and got herself a new SUV. Pretty good for a PT gig. Can you advertise on FB to get beyond people you know (or would you prefer only to engage with people you know)?
Liz, welcome from the insanity. Sounds like you're getting everything that didn't happen during covid. Our case counts are declining, but our ICU/vent numbers are still high, as are deaths. Amazing that the city folk are more rude and nasty than usual. It has to be bad for you to notice it because I would think you are used to it by now. Your poor pups. I hope Zoe will enthusiastically eat dinner and the allergies ease up on poor Wally. I'm glad you're getting a little help around the house. Sometimes, as much as I dislike it, I prefer to do the grocery shopping because Dale tends to be an impulse buyer (gets that from his DM) which I am not. If it ain't on the list, it ain't comin' home with me. Hopefully Gary will get into a routine and pick up a few more tasks.
Morning was usual Monday of cleaning. I also finished up the roasted zucchini soup I started yesterday and had some for lunch. Turned out well.
Hang in there Liz. I guess lots of people are catching up on medical stuff. The eye surgery place waiting room was full house today. Hope dogs get better,
After leaving messages Thursday and Friday for procedure this morning, they finally called at 7:15 today and said they never gave nurse call for such minor stuff and person who said that goofed, and when we got there we found out you can eat because they just use numbing drops. So for 9:00 we were early and they ran late. After hour and 20 minutes, he went in, got drops and a big red paste on dot over the correct eye and then sat in waiting room another 40! The actual time he saw dr was 12 minutes! Easy and quick. We get to do the other eye in two weeks.
Tree people can't get here until 11/12 but we are scheduled.
had to wear jeans and sweater this morning as it was 55 at 8:30. Only 76 at noon. Big change. Supposed to be 48 at dawn tomorrow. Last year we were 90s all the way to Halloween. One pair Jeans I can wear are tight ..and this after five pound loss. Guess I need to figure out what I can wear and change up the closet for fall.
Chele, hope the headaches stay away. I don't how I missed your post this morning! Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better.
Karen, I don't think we've been to Applewood. Let me know if you like it or not. It looks like Southern style food, but I'm sure they have salads. I try to avoid driving when it's dark, so driving on the highways at that hour would be tough. DBIL may do it. At least my aunt is coming to DM's house today, so they won't have to get her in NSB.
Linda, glad everything went well with the eye doctor.
Wow. $3.35 a gallon with cash at Shell. Last three weeks $3.26 and most of summer 3.19. We are a,ways high because of California. But 9 cents overnight? Across the street at Kroger/Fry's cheaper stuff is $3.29.