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  • June 21, 2022 at 11:31 am #1110590

    We went to Oahu – Our youngest graduated college (nursing!) and we also took our nephew who graduated HS. It was their graduation gift. Four years ago for our daughters HS graduation we went to the Big Island. And I have to say we enjoyed the Big Island more. Everything for Oahu had to be scheduled in advance (like weeks and sometimes months – except for snorkeling Hanauma Bay which only allows reservations 2 days in advance). Overall, we had a really great time! Even with all the stress of planning and scheduling things, it was well worth it.

    – I’m glad you and your family are ok! That’s scary. I worry about that happening at my work. The college library was redesigned in a way to make it easier for a gunman to injure more people as there is practically no where to hide. All the doors (except bathroom and break room) are clear glass. In one of the safety workshops they told me I just had to run. Ok so I’m gonna try to outrun someone shooting a gun? How does that work? I am on the second floor so maybe that is my saving grace…unless they start here first.

    June 20, 2022 at 4:21 pm #1110559

    So glad your wedding went so well hfantods!

    Sorry about your friend’s neighbors @Copa. Neighbors can be weird! I feel pretty lucky that our direct neighbor (to the side as the other side is a dead-end like area) does is smoke weed in his garage with the garage door cracked. I can always smell it and anytime I see blueberry in the driveway (his friends car with tags that literally say blueberry) I know what’s going on in there.

    We just got back from vacation. It was much needed. We did get to swim with sharks which was really, really awesome! Highly recommend 🙂 (Galapagos sharks – and the water was not churned).

    We did wear masks on the plane to the island but then didn’t really wear them anywhere else, including the plane ride back. Most people weren’t wearing them except for employees of most stores/restaurants. I feel lucky we haven’t gotten sick. But honestly, it was just too hot to wear them constantly.

    May 19, 2022 at 3:57 pm #1109604

    @TheladyE I hope you find things to help you start to feel better! Def try to set some boundaries with your parents. This is a them issue and shouldn’t be bringing you into it. Though I’m sure that is easier said than done. I had to put my foot down when my mom tried to trash talk my dad after she left him. I told her to talk to a therapist because he’s my dad and I can’t help her. She didn’t like it and was angry with me for a long while.

    I hope your husband recovers soon @KTfran and is feeling ok.

    No matter how much I walk I can’t seem to walk more than 7000 steps a day. I do have a desk job and do get up and do walkabouts occasionally and I walk my dog twice a day. I guess I need to walk her longer but time constraints sometimes. It does feel good to get outside though!

    May 18, 2022 at 11:53 am #1109555

    I finally feel better and I did take another COVID test (PCR), it was neg. No matter what I had, I haven’t been that sick for that long in a really long time.

    My sister now has Covid, from her son who probably got it at school. She’s pretty sick. They live in a different state and when I visited for a funeral – no masks worn anywhere (except a few by mostly elderly).

    And here in Colorado – hardly any masks worn anywhere either. Because I have vacation coming up and I’m just getting over something, I’m masking up even at work for the next three weeks. It’s like no one cares anymore.

    May 16, 2022 at 4:13 pm #1109497

    Yeah, that’s a good idea. It wouldn’t hurt I suppose. I made an appointment for later today.

    May 16, 2022 at 3:27 pm #1109494

    Glad you are feeling better LadyE!

    I’m still recovering from a sinus infection. Today is the 10th day on antibiotics but I still get a little sinus pressure/pain though not anything like 10 days ago. Coughing started to lesson up yesterday, finally. But I’m still more tired than normal, energy levels aren’t back. I am not a nap person but I’ve been taking them when I can. I did take 2 (at home) COVID tests to make sure it wasn’t covid and both were neg. And I haven’t lost my sense of taste or smell (except when congested). It’s never taken this long to get over an illness – though I am also IC. Maybe it’s more than sinus? IDK. Vacation in 3 weeks so I’d like to be 100 by then.

    April 14, 2022 at 1:07 pm #1104057

    I agree @Copa! I was planning to search for a new job soon but I think I’m going to stay put. One of the reasons is the people I work with don’t come in sick – at all. And if they start to feel unwell during the day, they go home (as do I). (But also none of us take advantage of the flexibility either). Unless I could find an awesome WFH job.

    Though the school dropped the mask mandate, I still wear mine as do others in the department. We get no pushback or just “tolerance”. Everyone is very accepting (or at least don’t voice it otherwise).

    I’m also having to switch up meds for my Crohn’s to something with a lot more gusto which means I’m going to likely be more IC than I already am. I’m so nervous about switching! But I also don’t want to have surgery either and if nothing changes that’s where I’m headed.

    March 28, 2022 at 3:37 pm #1103706

    @KTfran, I’m sorry all of that is happening! I hope your mom and BIL are doing better. Sending good thoughts your way. It’s a lot to deal with – I hope you are doing ok too.

    This hasn’t been the best of year for us. 3 deaths in the span of just under three months. My husband’s aunt (he wasn’t close to her but still), my aunt (who I wasn’t close to) and my grandmother (my last grandparent – we were semi-close and her death was unexpected in the fact that it was so sudden). It’s been hard in that I didn’t realize the last time we talked would be the last time we talked.

    Then I had some severe arm pain and tried to go to the doctor but they sent me to ER to make sure it wasn’t my heart (it wasn’t). Not sure what it was. Never figured it out (it wasn’t a pulled muscle or anything like that). I’m also having a few issues with crohn’s currently.

    But I’m trying to retain a happy disposition because I don’t want to fall into the rabbit hole of sadness/despair. Having a vacation coming in early June is helpful – giving me something to plan and look forward too.

    March 21, 2022 at 4:03 pm #1103540

    @KTfran and Kate maybe all those kinds of people should all live together on a tiny island so as to not infect the rest of us with their narcissistic assholeness.

    It’s spring break week here at the college where I work. Since most of the kids are gone, I’m taking this week to work without a mask on. It’s really nice to be able to breath regularly all day. I’ll be wearing it full time again next week when all kids arrive back from all over the place – plus the new variant. I think here in Colorado we usually lag about 1-2 weeks behind what happens in NYC. But I’m wondering how many of the students are traveling there and will bring it back.

    March 10, 2022 at 1:02 pm #1103248

    It was a Frontier flight. I’ve flown them before and they were strict about it. However, we were also delayed 5 hours because the plane had to be fixed from a lighting strike. So, maybe by that point (it was late) everyone was just tired and ready to be at our destination.

    No one at my hair salon wear masks anymore. I do though. I know my stylist is vaccinated but that doesn’t mean everyone he sees is!

    March 9, 2022 at 4:23 pm #1103223

    So the college where I work recently dropped masks mandates. And then cases went up 100 fold. Of course they did! I still wear one at my desk. And if it gets too crowded, I ask to leave.

    Hardly anyone is wearing them out and about – grocery stores, etc. Doctor offices still require them and airlines – except they aren’t enforcing the correct way to wear one (at least not on the previous flight I was on three days ago). Multiple people on the plane were barley even wearing a mask (wearing it on their chin or below the nose). sigh…

    February 28, 2022 at 5:09 pm #1102983

    i’ve been back since Aug 2021. But I work for a college so most of the time, the work can’t be remote. I can, on occasion, work from home. But I also serve as a semi-receptionist position so I’m usually here. And with that, I wear a mask all day. I actually cut my hours – I arrive a little later (the mornings are dead as most everyone is in class) and leave an hour earlier than I used to (checking work email while home until I’m officially off the clock). Part of that is because of wearing a mask all day with no breaks (except lunch). And the other part is for my dogs…they are elderly and got used to me being home during the pandemic. So trying to get them to go back to holding it for 8+ hours a day seemed really mean. And my bosses are fine with it…or at least haven’t told me differently!

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