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    Happy New Year

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      Happy New Year! I hope your dad will improve further and may 2021 be great for all of you!

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        Happy new year

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          Happy 2021! For your parents as well, of course.

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            Thank you Mianevem Anek Whirly AnnieW Fremen NancyTree @TheLibrarian

            My father is back on antibiotics (just oral ones this time) but is still at home, and the newest drugs appear to be working. (At least his leg looks better today than it did a couple of days ago.) I took him to see our family physician here in town on Thursday (that's who prescribed the latest antibiotic), and he'll have another follow up appointment with him on Monday. Our GP also ordered bloodwork (supposedly someone will come around to our house to draw the blood) and an ultrasound (for which I will need to drive my father up to the hospital in the next town). It's a lot of running around, but I'm glad it's our family physician overseeing things now and not a different ER doc or ward attending every other day, misdiagnosing things and shuffling my father around without properly setting up his next stage of care.

            'rin my mother tells a similar story of visiting one of my grandparents in hospital back when we lived in Milton. This was not some big city hospital with an understaffed, overworked, nursing department. Everytime I've ever visited anyone in that hospital (and my mother would tell you the same) there were always at least three nurses sitting on their butts in the nurses' station, drinking coffee and chatting. In contrast, we hardly ever saw any of them ever doing any work. One time my mother was visiting, and a lady in the next bed kept buzzing for a nurse, but nobody came. Finally, my mother asked the lady what she needed. She needed help to use a bedpan. So my mother went out to the nurses' station where, as usual, there were multiple nurses sitting around shooting the shit. My mother told them this lady had been calling for a long time and that she needed help, and one of the nurses said, "It doesn't matter. She'll already have wet herself," and then just went back to chatting with her colleagues. I totally get that nursing is often not an easy job (at least, if one actually cares about their patients and doing a good job for them). What I don't get is why on Earth anyone would take a job as a nurse if they didn't want to do the work.

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              I've been trying to get caught up on reading everyone's threads. But the Hive is so active this time of year! It's great to see so many Bees celebrating the past year's victories and making plans for the year ahead. It's great to see so many old faces returned after long absences. But my list of posts to read is growing faster than I can work through it, and I'm falling behind on my own log again as a result. Time to do something about this and try to get caught up here! (If I can find where I last left off!)

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                Saturday, December 19 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 241


                running: 3K in 16:28 - in town

                dancing: 10 minutes

                Workout with my mother: Day 275

                Posture x 3
                Fit Christmas - Day 5
                Advent Calendar - day 19
                Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods) - we also did this workout every day since December 13. We just skipped it on the 12th, and I forgot to add it back into our list afterward.
                Sore Feet x 2
                Wrist Pain
                Hand Tendons x 2

                Total time for w/o w. mother: 44:10

                Total workout time: 70 minutes


                Other stuff:

                3 km hiking

                Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 354/354
                No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 373
                No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 292
                Daily Drawing - - Total Consecutive Days: 100
                Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 39
                GOBOT (6:30) - - 7/7
                GBOT (11:00) - - 3/7

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                  Sunday, December 20 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 242


                  Workout with my mother: Day 276

                  Posture x 3
                  Fit Christmas - Day 6
                  Advent Calendar - day 20
                  Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods)
                  Sore Feet x 2
                  Talk to the Hand
                  Hand Tendons x 2

                  Total time for w/o w. mother: 40:00

                  Total workout time: 40 minutes


                  Other stuff:

                  16.2 km hiking - Christmas Bird Count day for my area. I cover half of the town in which I live so am out hiking around for pretty much all of the daylight hours. I saw some nice birds, including a Great Blue Heron that has been hanging out in the storm water runoff ponds & marsh for my neighbourhood. The heron gave me some lovely views, but unfortunately the sky was so grey and overcast this whole day I did not get nice photos of anything.

                  Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 355/355
                  No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 374
                  No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 293
                  Daily Drawing - - Total Consecutive Days: 101
                  Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 40
                  GOBOT (6:30) - - 1/1
                  GBOT (11:00) - - 1/1

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                    i love that you are working out with your mother. 276 workouts with her. that is beautiful!

                    the situation with your father is heartbreaking. i cheer when i read that you or your mom have been persistent in getting him what he needs from people who don't have the same priorities that you do. it is a testament to the fact that where there is a will there is a way.

                    i am also glad your father is back in the care of your / his regular physician. i have no illusion that your regular doc is not as overworked and under-staffed as the hospital and the home care organization. strangely i bet he is better at getting things done.

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                      Monday, December 21 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 243

                      running: 3K in 16:34 - in town

                      Workout with my mother: Day 277

                      Posture x 3
                      Fit Christmas - Day 7
                      Advent Calendar - day 21
                      Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods)
                      Sore Feet x 2
                      Wrist Pain
                      Hand Tendons x 2

                      Total time for w/o w. mother: 52:00

                      Total workout time: 68 minutes


                      Other stuff:

                      4 km hiking

                      Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 356/356
                      No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 375
                      No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 294
                      Daily Drawing - - Total Consecutive Days: 102
                      Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 41
                      GOBOT (6:30) - - 2/2
                      GBOT (11:00) - - 2/2

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                        Tuesday, December 22 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 244



                        Workout with my mother: Day 278

                        Posture x 3
                        Fit Christmas - Day 8
                        Advent Calendar - day 22
                        Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods)
                        Sore Feet x 2
                        Talk to the Hand
                        Hand Tendons x 2

                        Total time for w/o w. mother: 49:00

                        Total workout time: 49 minutes


                        Other stuff:

                        7.5 km hiking

                        Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 357/357
                        No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 376
                        No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 295
                        Daily Drawing - - Total Consecutive Days: 103
                        Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 42
                        GOBOT (6:30) - - 3/3
                        GBOT (11:00) - - 3/3

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                          Wednesday, December 23 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 245


                          running: 3K in 18:02 - Tulip Tree Trail & beach boardwalk extension


                          Workout with my mother: Day 279

                          Posture x 3
                          Fit Christmas - Day 9
                          Advent Calendar - day 23
                          Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods)
                          Sore Feet x 2
                          Wrist Pain
                          Hand Tendons x 2

                          Total time for w/o w. mother: 41:00

                          Total workout time: 59 minutes


                          Other stuff:

                          6.5 km hiking

                          Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 358/358
                          No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 377
                          No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 296
                          Daily Drawing - - Total Consecutive Days: 104
                          Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 43
                          GOBOT (6:30) - - 4/4
                          GBOT (11:00) - - 3/4

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                            Thursday, December 24 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 246


                            Workout with my mother: Day 280

                            Posture x 3
                            Fit Christmas - Day 10
                            Advent Calendar - day 24 -
                            Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods)
                            Sore Feet x 2
                            Talk to the Hand
                            Hand Tendons x 2

                            Total time for w/o w. mother: 40:00

                            Total workout time: 40 minutes


                            Other stuff:

                            7.9 km hiking

                            Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 359/359
                            No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 378
                            No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 297
                            Daily Drawing -
                            Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 44
                            GOBOT (6:30) - - 4/5
                            GBOT (11:00) - - 3/5

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                              Friday, December 25 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 247


                              Workout with my mother: Day 281

                              Posture x 3
                              Fit Christmas - Day 11
                              Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods)
                              Sore Feet x 2
                              Wrist Pain
                              Hand Tendons x 2

                              Total time for w/o w. mother: 40:50

                              Total workout time: 41 minutes


                              Other stuff:

                              3 km hiking
                              10 minutes restorative yoga - stretching out my back after cooking all day

                              Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 360/360
                              No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 379
                              No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 298
                              Daily Drawing -
                              Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 45
                              GOBOT (6:30) - - 4/6
                              GBOT (11:00) - - 3/6

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                                Saturday, December 26 - Rainbow's Consecutive Days of Fitness Day 248


                                Workout with my mother: Day 282

                                Posture x 3
                                Fit Christmas - Day 12 -
                                Knee Saver (with dragon adds + mods)
                                Sore Feet x 2
                                Talk to the Hand
                                Hand Tendons x 2

                                Total time for w/o w. mother: 39:00

                                Total workout time: 39 minutes


                                Other stuff:

                                nothin'

                                Only Homemade Food - ​​ - Total Days: 361/361
                                No Video Games - ​ - Total Consecutive Days: 380
                                No Seated English Television - - Total Consecutive Days: 299
                                Daily Drawing -
                                Daily French Study - - Total Consective Days: 46
                                GOBOT (6:30) - - 4/7
                                GBOT (11:00) - - 3/7

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