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  • in reply to: So… you know the "lunches" I pack hubby #5301104 Report Abuse
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    I had an evil thought! Maybe he needs to put a “dummy” lunch on the counter. Maybe put a hefty dose of EX LAX in some choc. pudding, or some Miralax in some salad dressing. Leave it for whomever is taking the lunch, leave a moldy sandwich laying on the counter with his name on it.

    I just couldn’t resist. Maybe put the word out that there was bad mayo on a sandwich if it disappears. Miralax is tasteless. LOLOLOLOL

    If he has a desk drawer he should put it in there. If they say anything then tell them they’ll need to start providing him with food since they won’t protect his.


    in reply to: Mid-West for Sat. the 25th #5301089 Report Abuse
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    Brylie was 9 mo. on Monday, so here are two pictures that my DS sent me last night. She took one step on her own the other night, so walking may be on the agenda this next week. 

    He said she likes all sorts of containers these days.

     

     


    in reply to: So… you know the "lunches" I pack hubby #5301084 Report Abuse
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    This crap goes on all the time at the nursing home. There are many times that people leave their leftover food in the frig. and they will come back and it’s gone. Did you write your name on it? and they say, “NO!” Well, there are many times that the home does stuff and leaves the leftovers for the help. It’s things like Subway sandwiches, pizza, etc. I think the one issues was done intentionally, but the rest could be an honest mistake. We have doughnuts and rolls left on the counter all the time. They have even left us bowl of salads and stuff in the frig. When it’s in the frig., no you don’t take it unless you are POSITIVE it’s from the home.

    Was his name on/in the bag? People are jealous and they’ll do it out of spite. I had a steel mug that went missing and finally showed back up about 3 weeks later.

    My solution to this: Get a new bag, and pack the same lunches. Put it in/under his desk and cover it up. If they say something, tell them, “Until you find the person that took my food and make them pay for it, it will remain right here.” He should tell them they need to install security cameras in the break room because they are employing a thief. I would be right back in the face of the higher up that made him do it, maybe even go over her head. It sounds very suspicious that she made him do that and now his lunch was the only one missing.


    in reply to: lets see how long i last this time #5300777 Report Abuse
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    I hope things improve for you and welcome back.


    in reply to: Happy Birthday Eva! #5300776 Report Abuse
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    Happy Birthday late!


    in reply to: Here is another one of my mental wonderings #5300766 Report Abuse
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    Bras are both good and bad. If you have too much up top it can cause back aches. If you wear a bra to control the ‘big girls’ then you can get pain from the straps. If you have ‘big girls’ and don’t wear a bra you can also have issues with your back and the weight causing problems with tissue tears. Us poor women are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. I told my DD, “Don’t wish for big boobs. I did, and now that I have them I wish I didn’t. They are a pain!” I told her all my reasons why. She buys bras with more padding now. I’ve bought some of those cami shapers, but unless you get one that really fits you right, it’s still like wearing a bra with tummy control along with it. It’s good in the winter but makes you sweat in the summer.

    There are so many people right now that think tattoos are great. I’m wondering in 30-40-50-60 years what these tats are going to look like when the skin starts to sag, bulge, and/or wrinkle. It’s not going to be pretty that’s for sure. I guess if it’s your body you can do what you want to it. I guess it’s the same with all the body piercings.

    I’ve seen some of the old tats on former military at the nursing home; you can’t tell what a lot of them were even supposed to be. Most are just blurry colored skin. I’ve even seen a show on TV where they fix BAD tattoos; some are due to bad art and some due to them being an embarrassment to the individual. They actually cry when they finally can get them covered up with a new tattoos. Maybe some of these kids should watch this show before they go get a tattoo.

    Remember WAY BACK in the 1800s when women wore bustles to accentuate their backside. Then it went the other way. Then it was corsets cinched up so tight that a woman could barely breath. History is now repeating itself and they think it’s so cool to have a REAL big bootie, not one that’s part of your clothing. I personally would NEVER want my butt to be my focal point. Nicki Minaj has a big booty, but some of the pictures I’ve seen of it are in really bad taste; it’s so out of proportion to the rest of her body. I don’t know, is it an ethnic thing?

     

     


    in reply to: I am so excited #5300688 Report Abuse
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    Congrats on the raise! Did the boss get wind that you want to work less and felt you could be bribed into staying?

     


    in reply to: Mid-west on Thursday, 10/23 #5300433 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, I’m working today and then have tomorrow off. One gal asked if I could come in 2 hrs. early on Sat. to cover the end of her shift. I guess I can do it. I know she wouldn’t do it for me, but it will be OT for me. I’m waiting for someone to bitch me out again, so I can say, “Do you want me to quit?” They can’t find help now, so I know they don’t want that. Hey, with the crap that’s been going on, I’m beginning to think that when I quit it will be on the spot with NO 2 wk. notice. Let them have to fill my 40 hrs. immediately. They can’t find people to work  a single 8 hours shift let alone 5 in one week. I would snicker all the way home. I could just go PRN also, but I’ll have to have my insurance in place first.

    Lair, Beautiful vehicle you got there. I hope it serves you well.

    Leroy, Too funny!!!

    Snow, Carol, Sandy, Jan, Hope you all have a good day.

    I gotta get moving.


    in reply to: Since Hubby's Heart Attack last November #5299949 Report Abuse
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    You need to get him into the kitchen and MAKE him help you. How will he LEARN to eat healthy if he isn’t actually helping prepare and choosing the foods HE’S eating. He needs to know what choices to make and WHY they are the choices he should make. He’s the one that had the heart attack and HE should be educating himself on what lifestyle changes need to be made. Take away his ‘crutch’ (you) and make him start ‘walking’ the healthy road on his own two feet. I didn’t say totally quit making his lunches, but you NEED to back off and help him get involved. You’re getting burned out. It’s time he gets going on his own and not be dependent on you. What would he do if you got sick in bed for a week. He’d HAVE to do it then. There are more fruits out there other than just apples and bananas. Bananas are good for the heart and blood pressure. Mix it up, make a mini fruit salad of several fruits combined. Buy some frozen fruits like berries; they make great ice packs in a lunch while they thaw. Get multiple kinds of nuts and then throw some of a couple kinds in a bag to make one serving.

    He can do these things, BUT he won’t when he has YOU to do it for him. Lisa, you are being an enabler. He won’t learn unless you let go and let him ‘walk’ on his own. It doesn’t mean you don’t love him or care. What will he do if he goes out to eat somewhere and you aren’t along? He needs to know what choices to make. You just NEED to stand back, watch, and coach while he makes the choices.

    A coach teaches the players the fundamentals of how to play a game; he can’t play the game for them.

    I don’t know what medications, if any, he’s on, but some medications say not to eat grapefruit while taking them.

    You also need to tell him how you feel. He needs to step up and start helping you out also.

     

     


    in reply to: Wednesday in the Midwest 10-22 #5299909 Report Abuse
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    Hi Carol, Leroy, Lair, and All

    Carol, I hope you have a great trip.

    Leroy, I hope you find some great buys.

    Lair, I’m thinking of you.

    I’ll be back later.


    in reply to: Tuesday October 21, in the Midwest #5299586 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, It’s been a challenge lately to get a decent nights sleep. I always get off late and then have to feed kittens when I get home. I let them romp for an hour or two until they wear themselves out and that makes for a long day. I feed them when they first come upstairs from the basement, and then wait until they fill their bellies the second time before they go back downstairs. I usually give them milk replacer when they first come up and then solid canned food before they go back downstairs. I also give them the leftovers and some extra solid food to get them through the night. I’m up again at 8 a.m. to bring them back upstairs again to repeat the same routine all over again.

    If I could sleep decent when I went to bed it wouldn’t make this situation too bad. I’ve been having issues with my thumb going numb and tingling even with the brace on, so it wakes me up. I’ve been getting up to a numb, tingling thumb every morning lately. I knew what was coming, the numb/tingling eventually turns to pain. I broke down and called for an appointment this morning, and got another shot in my wrist. It’s been 6 mo. since the last one, so I was due. I may have to eventually give in and get this wrist fixed. I guess right now I just need to hang on until that happens. I might also have to get something done in my upper back as that’s causing some of the hand pain. I’ll need to keep my insurance to pay for a neurosurgeon to repair my hand/back issues, so I’m now caught between three rocks, and I can only go forward. Since I had carpal tunnel before I started working at the home I doubt they will pay any part of this under Workman’s Comp. I do have about 120 hours of PTO that I can draw on. I might have to do this before the end of the year, so I don’t have to do the $500 deductible again. I’ll just have to see how it all goes.

    I did get a call from the guy that is working on the farm sale; he’s been working with the two lawyers that are making this all come together. There were multiple farms involved, so there is a land swap in progress, so us four will have sole ownership of only my dad’s farm. Right now seven of us co-owner all these different parcels together. The abstract are almost completed, but now the county is making them get this land surveyed because my dad’s farm is being split in half. There was a date of Nov. 24 as the closing day, but that isn’t going to happen now. The guy buying the land is okay with this delay as he is going through the same thing trying to sell some of his land to his nephews. So this little saga in my life just keeps continuing. None of us figured we’d be taking the longer scenic route to get this done, but I guess we’re just along for the ride now. I know this will eventually happen, but it may not be until Dec. or even later now.

    Lair, I know where your heart is. I’ve had to make this decision also. There are no words that can console you at this time. Just know we’re all here for you. I think most of us have been in this same spot at some point. I wish I could be there in person. I’ll be in this same spot in the near future also. Remember the good times. I hope there’s a “really good deal” waiting for you on a nice car.

    Carol, A lot of my coneflowers are empty also. I haven’t even begun to cut the flower gardens; many plants are still blooming. My hollyhocks are still blooming. We had a frost this morning again and it didn’t bother them. I have two large pots I shoved under the deck and they are now blooming like crazy again.

    Well, I gotta get ready for work, so everyone take care.

     


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    Hi All, Work was a nightmare like usual. I and the gal that can’t do any actual cares was there, so I basically was all alone for the first two hours again. The one that came at 4 said they should have called her; she could have come in and started work when I did. I guess if I want help I’m gonna have to call my own. All I did was run my butt off for the first two hours. We should have had a third person to help do cares, but that didn’t happen either.

    I went down and got the regular amount of ice that I always get to fill the resident’s plastic water mugs. I told the helper? gal to dump each water mugs down to half full and then fill them up again with ice. She AGAIN threw almost all of the ice away that I brought back. Wow, if you can’t follow a simple direction like that, what will she be like down the line. I always get 4 1/2 scoops of ice and this does all the mugs and the nurse’s water pitcher, and I have NO ice left to throw away. This is a lot of wasted ice that should have been used. I now hate to think how she’s charting the snacks she’s in charge of passing. This is the same one (24 yrs. old) that tattled on us the very first day she worked with us and said, “They’re being mean to me.” That’s a whole nother story I won’t go into, but within an hour we had the dir. of nursing back there telling us that we have to be nice to her. BULL___T! I explained what I said and why and the dir. knew I was right in what I said, but she still told us to be nice to her. She also doesn’t pick up garbage from the rooms she’s been in at the end of the night. Talk about desperation for help. They have these people working, and they haven’t even taken a CNA course yet. This is another case of why you don’t put untrained people out on the floor. She made a statement about how she could do the work we do right now; I’d like to see that, especially when she has no clue how it’s supposed to be done. I’ve also already had a call this morning, which I didn’t answer, that wants me to work this weekend. NOT GONNA HAPPEN! I didn’t get help, so I’m not going to bail anybody else out; I KNOW they won’t return the favor. I will, however, help those that have come in to help me out and I have helped them when they are working. It is the same crew I have tonight. All these kids that they hired want their weekends off, so why shouldn’t I. We have 5 showers on the schedule tonight because we were short one person last night and couldn’t get the one done, but I do have a FANTASTIC crew working with me tonight, and all this stuff will get done.

    Kittens are doing great and growing like weeds. Haven’t seen the other ones outside in the storm drain since the rain. I heard cat fighting about a block down when I came home last night, not my problem.

    DS, DDIL, and Brylie are coming home to her parent’s house tonight. They have two weddings, a friend and a cousin, tomorrow in that town. They are supposed to call us Sunday and we’ll meet them somewhere for dinner.

    I know for sure that the fall bird migration is underway as I had a robin and a junco out at the birdfeeders at the same time. One is going south and the other has come south to my house. LOL

    Leroy, glad to hear everything turned out okay at the dr. They’ve been giving flu shots to the residents at work and one was complaining of pain last night. I hope your soreness goes away quick.

    Lair, I hope you can find a decent vehicle before winter. We don’t want you getting stranded somewhere in the cold if it breaks down. Do you have any dried flower tops that would pass for trees?

    Carol, I’m glad you were able to get back up and running again computerwise. It is amazing what you can find to do when you don’t have a computer.

    Well, I need to get moving here also. I hope everyone has a great day and can come chat.

     


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    My mom had a cancer policy through AFLAC years ago. She went into the hospital and had surgery in Jan. 1984, and had to have a colostomy bag. She started bleeding in Nov. of 1985; they didn’t know from where, but it was showing up in her bag. She was admitted to the hospital and spent 4 weeks and 2 days in the hospital. It was only the last two days that she didn’t bleed and they never did figure out where the blood was coming from. When they sent the bill into AFLAC they wouldn’t pay it. Her hospitalization was because of her health due to the cancer, but because she didn’t receive any sort of cancer drugs while hospitalized, they would not pay. Someone later said that if the hospital had charged her for a chemo shot and just shot it into the toilet, the policy would have paid the over $20K bill. What a CROCK OF SH_T! I’ve had this same policy since way back then, and we don’t even have an agent that calls us.

    I wonder how many other people get ripped off like this.


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    You have 35 years of memories; those are something nobody can take away from you. This new family is just starting to make their own “35 years of memories.”

    Reading your story my mind envisioned this house as an ‘invisible elderly grandma’ that was sorta sad with no real purpose. She had nobody to take care of or protect anymore. She’s now got a new family and is reawakened and eager to open her ‘arms/doors’ because she will hear the sound of laughter and children running down her halls. She will have the smells of the holidays again. She will have a family to love her and she will ‘protect’ them from the elements. She will have children outside playing in those leaves. She will be a happy home, because you are sharing her with a new loving family.

    I think you will be able to move on if you go back and remember those types of memories.


    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest #5297718 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, Sorry for not reporting in yesterday. It was Wed.; I worked with the witch and the bitch. I don’t have to tell you how it went. I have two more days to work and then the weekend off. I missed half of my meeting the other day, so now I’ll have to watch that part on the video CD they made. We will now all have to sign up for NEW insurance again as they are apparently switching to Allstate insurance. If I drop working on Wednesdays I’ll still have enough hours to qualify for the health insurance.

    The Humane Society lady called while I was at work and hubby talked to her. She was wondering how the kittens are doing. I’m figuring the ones in the storm drain are either dead or they got out or maybe somewhere else in the storm drain system. DH said he saw a calico cat sitting over by the intake drain; his description doesn’t fit the mother I saw laying down in the hole with the 4 kittens. It apparently will now be the middle of Nov. before the shelter is ready. They are really pushing their luck here with DH. The twin terrors now sound like a herd running through the dining room. They definitely have momentary “love me up” attitudes, especially the tiger. Their newest toy to enjoy is a plastic shopping bag. I ripped the handles so they can’t get caught; they got into that trouble right off the bat. I’m thinking of making a bigger ball out of some of those bags. They love to fight and play, so the ball would make them happy. I have a big crinkle bag but they like the soft crinkles better. Brats!

    Lair, Sorry to hear about Smokey and the car. I hope your appt. goes okay. I’m glad all those boys were luck in the accident. It could have been bad.

    Leroy, I hope your checkup goes okay also.

    Carol, I hope you can get back on here.

    Snow, What new plants are you going to grow?

     

     


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