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A very Happy Birthday to Lynne!

She is just adorable!



Awwww...

I'll pass along your birthday wishes to her.

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Mom's having a had day. She could stand up (with some help) at PT, but couldn't walk at all. My phone's been ringing all day with people setting up or changing appointments for her. I went to visit, and she wanted me to help her in the bathroom. I couldn't do anything right. After 25 minutes and finally almost done, she said the wanted the aide to come help her pulling up her pants, because she didn't want me to let her fall. Okay. So I was going to leave, because I was already late for a doctor's appointment for myself. No, she didn't want me to leave. She wanted me to help the aide. I asked what she wanted me to help the aide do. She got angry and said, "Just go." So I waited for the aide to get there to help her, and then I slipped out.

So the doctor says my A1C is up again, and if it's up the next time I see her, she'll put me on insulin. Crap. That's a nonstarter.



Lis, please take care of yourself through all of this. I know your mom is frustrated, as any of us would be, but it's really tough to be a caregiver and have your loved one lash out at you unfairly. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Want me to send the T-shirt to you?

*hugs*
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Well, glory be! Welcome back, Ol' Perf!

I'll have to echo what Belle posted:
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Ol' Perf, it's terrific to see your post this morning. You've been teasing us for years, with a post or two from time to time, after which you disappeared again. You're a thing, and everyone on this board who knows you loves you.



And happy birthday to Lynne, Robbie! You and I are both fortunate to have daughters-in-law whom we adore.
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LOL, Susie. Thanks. I've got a bunch of T-shirts already. emoticon

Talked to a woman at Visiting Angels, and I was so pleased that she was so pleasant. They have an array of services, so I picked the ones I think Mom wants most (toileting, showering, doing her hair, working with Mom on minor meal prep because she always loved to cook, some socialization -- playing cards, etc.). It will take them about two weeks to assign someone to us after they do the initial meeting. I think we can make it that long. I asked them to go ahead and plan three hours a day seven days a week, and if we want changes, we can do that.

How are you doing with looking into services with your mom, Birdz?

Happy birthday to Lynne!

Mouse report: (Yes, again.) There was a NEW mouse caught in the trap in the pantry. This is number four. I'm just sick. I thought we had gotten them all. Dang it. I hope Brett will help me clean out the pantry tonight, so we can get rid of the mouse droppings and hopefully figure out what they're getting into for food. *shiver*

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Hello, all. It’s hard to believe that another week has passed. They seem to be flying by. Nothing much is happening around here today. My knee acted up yesterday and I couldn’t join my brothers for our morning walk. I hate to miss these prime time walks. I hung out in the park for an hour or so just to drink in the cool clean air and enjoy the scents and sounds, but I missed the exercise. It’s already a little better, so hopefully I’ll be back on the trail on Sunday.

Happy Birthday to Lynne, Robbie.

I hope the Visiting Angels give both your mom and you a measure of peace, Lis.

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Happy Birthday to Lynn, Robbie.




*handing Brick an "e" *

I'll pass along your and Lis's wishes, Brick. Thanks.

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This damn weather is tearing my leg muscles up. I canceled Walmart and will hit it tomorrow morning. I am taking care of bills and other mail issues, although I pay most on-line.

I haven't thawed anything out for supper and to be honest I don't feel like standing on my feet and cooking. I keep a nice stock of Progresso soups in the pantry, so I'm thinking it's soup on! I haven't made any in some time and here it is December. I usually make a lot of soups and stews during the winter.

Shadow has turned out to be a super rotten lap kitty. She's so funny! She starts "talking" to me when she's starting to get up on the table between the recliners, then kind of swishes around and carries on before she finally gets in my lap, already purring and continues to rumble in my lap even if I'm not petting her. She does that in my lap when we're in bed. DD and I have spoiled the hell out of that nutty cat! LOL!! We've made her "needy", but as DD says....we like our kitties ruint!
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Robbie, you can take that "e" from about half of the restaurant menus in Indiana offering either a potatoe or a tomatoe....

I'm sorry you're hurting, Cooter. But Shadow must be a wonderful little rub muffin to help take the thoughts away. emoticon

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Hello, all you Things. So glad to see Perf is back from extinction and want to hear all about what led to that extinction. He doesn't know me but I've been reading his posts for years.

Things, I need advice from all of you. I now live in a concierge building (I guess in New York it's a doorman). I hate it here, but not because of the staff - they are excellent.

I have no idea how/what to tip for Christmas. There is one concierge who has really helped me, carried packages up, given me support because I have trouble with things. The other ones I've hardly had contact with.

There are two maintenance men who performed their duties as expected and are are super nice guys who I feel would do many extra things if asked, which I don't.

I would like everyone's advice on how I should holiday gift these people.
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Badhorsie, I have never lived anyplace that had a staff, so I have no familiarity with tipping them.

Do you know a neighbor well enough to ask?

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By prearrangement I took Jackson to his vet's office this afternoon just to have the staff give him treats. I brought his very favorite kind for them to give him.

We're just back. It was not a success.

He cried and shook in the car all the way there. The only times he has ridden in the car are:
1. When I first brought him home from the Humane Society, and everything was new and frightening;
2. The first time I took him to the vet when I'd had him only five days to get an initial check-up;
3. The next time I took him to the vet when he had torn his dew claw; and
4. The last time I took him to the vet to get the dew claw bandages removed.

Accordingly, his associations with going anywhere in the car aren't good. Further, his associations with going to the vet aren't good.

We went in, although the moment I opened the door Jackson didn't want to enter. I gave everybody handsful of his favorite treat. He wouldn't take one from anybody. I tried to give him one and he wouldn't take it from me, either. Then we tried putting a treat on the floor. No dice. Then we tried having everyone ignore him to see if he would calm down. Nope.

So I took him outside and walked him up the sidewalk a bit. Then he would take treats from me. So after a bit I walked him back to the front of the vet's office. He took a treat. Then I opened the door. Nothing doing.

Their suggestion is to keep bringing him every few days. I guess that's what we'll have to do, although their office couldn't be much farther from where I live if it tried.

Driving across town is in my future.

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Happy Birthday to Lynn, Robbie.




*handing Brick an "e" *

I'll pass along your and Lis's wishes, Brick. Thanks.



Heh heh heh. Thanks for the “e”, Robbie. I’ll put it where it belongs. *g*

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Heh heh heh. Thanks for the “e”, Robbie. I’ll put it where it belongs. *g*




Oh, dear. A straight line.

I must be good. I must be good. I must be good.

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Heh heh heh. Thanks for the “e”, Robbie. I’ll put it where it belongs. *g*




Oh, dear. A straight line.

I must be good. I must be good. I must be good.



LOL!

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Hello, all you Things. So glad to see Perf is back from extinction and want to hear all about what led to that extinction. He doesn't know me but I've been reading his posts for years.

Things, I need advice from all of you. I now live in a concierge building (I guess in New York it's a doorman). I hate it here, but not because of the staff - they are excellent.

I have no idea how/what to tip for Christmas. There is one concierge who has really helped me, carried packages up, given me support because I have trouble with things. The other ones I've hardly had contact with.

There are two maintenance men who performed their duties as expected and are are super nice guys who I feel would do many extra things if asked, which I don't.

I would like everyone's advice on how I should holiday gift these people.


Badhorsie, I concur with Robbie's advice. Try asking neighbors. I've never lived in a building with a concierge, either, so I have no specific information.

One thing I would add is that you shouldn't feel as though you must tip all employees equally (or at all). I've been told that TIPS is an acronym for "to insure prompt service." So for my two cents, in a housing situation, I would only add a tip for those you felt went above and beyond their required duties.

I do tip my hair stylist (the price of one cut and color) and housecleaners (the price of one cleaning) at Christmas.

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It's a neat idea to try to calm Jackson, Robbie. I really hope he will learn to be more calm during vet visits.

Mouse report: Number four was especially rude. He not only came into MY house, but before he was caught in the snap trap, he was CHEWING UP the glue trap! The one in my office pooped all the way around it. The one in the pantry was eating it. I had half a mind to send a picture of the chewed glue trap to the glue trap company and tell them their product stinks!

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I have to laugh at that, Lis!
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Jackson doesn't entirely trust me tonight. I'm getting a wayward eye look, the side-eye that is full of suspicion.

I keep telling him that nothing bad actually happened today.

He's not buying it.

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Poor. Jackson. Poor Robbie.

Mozart used to associate the carrier with trips to the vet, so getting him into the carrier was always an ordeal.

Pele, my eclectic parrot, associates a certain shade of blue with the examining gloves the vet uses, and when she sees that color, she screams.

Rant: while driving home from my haircut appointment, some asshole in a Jeep was driving so close to my rear that his headlights were visible at the very bottom of my rear window. I slowed down to 5 below the speed limit. I sure as hell wasn't going to risk getting a speeding ticket for him. He finally whipped around me and started tailgating someone else. He (when I was at a stop light I could see that it was a guy) was driving no more than one car length behind that other car.
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Poor little critters of all stripes. We want to make sure they're healthy and we scare the crap out of them in so doing.

Birdz, good on you for slowing down when some jerk is trying to drive up your exhaust pipe. I do that, too. You think I'm going too slowly? Here, how 'bout this?

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