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Ramundo, I would suggest setting out a bottle of Cupcake Chardonnay and a couple of glasses. I foresee that will come in rather handy.

Go ahead and make a Lisberry margarita along with a hot pretzel with extra salt. Get a bottle of red out for Birdz. I just can't remember which kind. Cab, I think, works for her. Might as well get prepared for the rest of the bunch and put it all on my tab.
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I hope you have a dentist who does not hurt you, Cooter. In the last few decades, dentistry has become far less painful than it was.
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I hope you have a dentist who does not hurt you, Cooter. In the last few decades, dentistry has become far less painful than it was.



They numb the area up. I will have some pain following the procedures. I don't know how much. They're going to coordinate with my Pain Clinic. It's been quite some time since I had any periodontal surgery. I don't remember what it was like after the anesthetic wore off.
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Evidently I've been doing things all wrong. I should not be lying on my back, because that pulls the whitchymonger which makes the frammis hurt. I should be sitting in a comfortable chair (not easy to find currently) and put an ice pack on the sore area for 15 minutes every hour. I should walk, either inside or outside.

I should not pick up Kudo (yeah, I figured as much) or much of anything else.

I'm to come back Thursday and Friday and, if tomorrow is awful, call for an appointment then, too.

I'd say it's a little better. We have quite a distance to go, yet.

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Tonight I said "screw it", fixed myself a drink and popped another pill. I feel better! emoticon
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Tonight I said "screw it", fixed myself a drink and popped another pill. I feel better! emoticon



I followed your lead, at least in part.

I'd been afraid to drink because I worried that drinking would do something -- I'm not sure what -- detrimental to my back. Well, screw it.

There was a glass-and-a-half of wine remaining in a bottle in my fridge. I decided I didn't want it to rot, so I'm drinking it.

Thanks, Cooter!

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Good morning, all. We have 32F and fog, headed for a high of 41F and clouds, maybe sprinkling a little precipitation of one kind or another, maybe not.

My back seems slightly better this morning. Walking Kudo was OK, but I go only about six houses up the sidewalk and stop at the house whose sidewalk is still covered in compact snow and ice. Kudo has to do bidness by then. She seems to get it.

There's still about two inches of snow all over everything and now it has an ice crust on top. I'm SO tired of this stuff.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 53 with light rain ending later today, but picking back up tomorrow. We had boomers come through during the night because they woke me up. I can tell that we've had a lot of rain.

The folks are coming today to fix my new recliner. YES!!!

Yay for The Empress.
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Hi, folks. It’s 29F and snowing. It looks like we got 5” so far, and the snow is expected to change to sleet and freezing rain. Federal offices in the area are closed, but folks with telework agreements have to work. Schools are closed.

It’s supposed to be rainy and in the 50s tomorrow.

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It turns out that the guy who delivered my new recliner didn't clip something on one side into a bracket. Nothing broke.

So I go to the kitchen to fix myself some lunch and eat. Took my pills, checked on some stuff online and headed over to my new chair and some TV. Shadow has grabbed my chair.

Stay inside, Birdz.
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I've been wondering where you were, Lis. The board has Lis-shaped holes in it when you are away. I was hoping you were having a long physical and mental rest. (Silly thought!)

What is more tiring: cleaning up after construction or standardizing punctuation in references? I used to edit scholarly books, so I winced at your account of doing that.

No stars this morning, and it's a cloudy day, but the power is on and I'm reading a fascinating book about moral codes, so what's going on outside is of no importance.


Aw, thanks, Belle. I really do miss you all when I have to be gone. His dissertation is on educational technology, and he had one section where he talked about online communities -- how they may start with people who have an interest in a particular subject, but how, over time, they also become social communities where people come to develop deep friendships in the way people used to in local social clubs. I wrote him and told him he was describing us -- and told him about our Rumpus Room. emoticon

What is more tiring? The physical cleanup, hands down. While the editing is wearying (as you well know!), the physical strain just affects everything.... I hate to admit how much I have physically deteriorated, and I really felt like a drag on the guys in the move because I couldn't do any lifting or carrying. But I could do the meticulous things (going through documents and mail and papers, doing the deeper kitchen cleaning) that they didn't WANT to do. So it worked out well. But I'm still extremely sore, and now my headache, sore throat, and cough have returned. So I'll be paying for this for a while....

You're reading a book about moral codes? What is it? It sounds interesting! (It might be better to discuss it in the book thread. I'll be sure to check there when I catch up with everything you've all been posting around here.)

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Cooter, I'm so glad the fix for your recliner was so easy. Now you can REALLY enjoy it! I'm sorry to hear you'll need the upcoming surgeries, but am glad it means that you will be able to keep your teeth. Wishing you ALL the best.... Thanks for the Lisberry margarita and the hot pretzel with extra salt!

Robbie, I'm glad your back is doing a little better. I hope you'll continue to see rapid improvement. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Kudo has picked up on the problem and is trying to help....

Birdz, stay safe! We were under a winter weather advisory for 2-4" of snow and a sheen of ice to follow overnight. I don't think we got a whole 2" and we've got mist.

I'm on to editing the Head Start Parent Handbook -- and they really need it by tomorrow night. So catching up around here will have to wait for a bit. Man, I've really missed you all. And the snippets of news I'm catching sound like I'm missing a MOUNTAIN of crazy political stuff, too! Gotta get through these edits and get back here.... emoticon

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Lis, the book is "The Righteous Mind," by Jonathan Haidt. The deeper I get into it, the more interesting it gets. Haidt says there is more to morality than harm and fairness, and you can't arrive at what is moral and what is not with reasoning alone. He says you need intuition as well, and in fact he makes the case that intuition is a better way than reason, although it takes both, he says. He tells stories and a poses dilemmas, and asks us to think how we arrive why it is that we think something is moral or immoral in the story, or why we would make one choice instead of another when faced with a dilemma. Some of the dilemmas are common: Would you throw an injured person out of a boat to save the boat from sinking and killing the other five passengers? Would you flip a switch to sidetrack and save a trolley from crashing and killing five passengers, even though the trolley would then kill a person who is standing on the sidetrack?

A great deal of the book, though, addresses what is regarded as immoral in some societies and not immoral, but only against social convention, in others.
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Robbie, I'm glad your back is doing a little better. I hope you'll continue to see rapid improvement.



I must have misled you. The improvement is very gradual. I've stayed off the computer all day because my computer chair is horrible on my back.

Know that I miss you all.

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You didn't mislead me, Robbie. I just replied badly (and even thought about rewording what I was going to say). I meant I hoped you would be improving MORE rapidly.... We miss you, too. I'm glad you're doing what's best for you, though....

Relative morality, eh, Belle? I find that kind of thing fascinating, though I get SO much more out of it when I'm discussing it with friends rather than reading alone. It's amazing to see the many perspectives.... I was at a conference once when we had the question about whether we would save an injured person swimming toward our lifeboat if it meant the person would swamp our boat and kill us all. I told them I'd help get the person on the lifeboat -- and then get off the boat myself to ensure everyone stayed okay. Just silence. Oh, to be sure, I'd stay with that lifeboat and hang on the best I could, but better an uninjured person attempt it than someone who is already injured.... I think those kinds of scenarios are VERY important for teaching (and reminding) us that very little in this world is completely black and white....

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I gather that Shadow doesn't care which recliner I'm sitting [sign in to see URL]. She has been such a lap girl this month!

Let's hope for improvement for Robbie, even if it is slow in getting better. I think I'm going to make an appointment with my PCP because I've got some questions for her on some things and which way I need to go.

Getting old is rough as hell!!
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Thanks for the good wishes, Lis and Cooter. I think my back is somewhat better as the day is ending.

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I'm so glad you're seeing some improvement, Robbie.

Good girl, Shadow! emoticon

Heading for bed.... Made it through page 21 of 29, so I'll be able to finish it up tomorrow. Yay! emoticon G'night!

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Sleep well, Lis.

And everybody else.

I'm going to bed.

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36 degrees, stars, and big moon this morning.

I'll go to Costco for a hearing aids adjustment and to get the little attachment that allows me to stream sound directly from the TV to my ears.
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