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dirty ethel rackham last won the day on August 1 2018

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About dirty ethel rackham

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    Iris Loamsdown of Deephallow
  • Birthday 06/08/1963

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    rock climbing, reading, board-lurking, reformed childbirth educator (as in I taught for 12 years and have finally stopped buying books on birth and breastfeeding), tea snob, going back to school to be an sonographer

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    wife to Greg, homeschooling mom to 3 great kids
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    western burbs of chi-town
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    books, birth and rock climbing
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    Student - Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography

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  1. I was at clinicals yesterday so I didn't get a chance to watch it live. I did watch the replay later in the evening and was so moved, with a sense of relief and hope. Unfortunately, I fell asleep before I could watch the parade. Will do so later today. It was so stereotypical Bernie! I'm dying at the bolded. (I miss out on so much not being on Twitter and rely on you all and my kids to let me know whats up.) Being a Midwesterner, 39 degrees isn't all that cold if you are moving around, but if you are sitting in the shade, yeah, I'd want to be dressed like Bernie. I froze
  2. I thought etiquette deems the MOB gets dibs on color and then the MOG chooses accordingly. I think you would look lovely in any of the jewel tones - navy, a darker orchid, grape would all look lovely on you. They would compliment your hair and coloring nicely. Of the selections you linked, I like 3 and 4 the best. But, you never really know until you try it on. I needed a fancy dress for a black tie wedding and ordered several dresses, thinking I would love them based upon how they looked on the model. When I tried them on, they just weren't flattering. One waist hit in just
  3. Our students are spread over 5 counties and they are all doing things differently. I am 2 miles from the border of the one county that has its act together. The county where I am doing my clinicals is relying on the hospitals to administer the vaccine. But one hospital made national news for giving the vaccine to employees who work from home while other hospitals don't have enough for their staff with direct patient care responsibilities (like the one I'm at where community positivity rates are among the top 3 in the state. ) They said it was due to the fact that it was going to expire. B
  4. I have been in this no man's land regarding getting the vaccine. I'm a student doing clinicals in a hospital in a high community spread area, where I am required to spend 30+ minutes in close contact with each patient. Even though I don't work with known COVID or PUI patients, I do deal with emergency room patients and outpatients who may be asymptomatic. Fortunately, our hospital has adequate PPE and we are encouraged to treat everyone as capable of spreading COVID. Our county created a website and said that health care providers would be able to get it through the county, but it wa
  5. It wasn't nearly as bad as we were expecting this year. The sleeting weather may have had something to do with it. But, we did dose up our dog with rescue remedy when the first ones went off around 8pm or so. Bear doesn't shake and cower. He continuously barks angrily out the window as if to say "Hey, knock it off! This hurts my ears." Fourth of July is miserable for us because of the random, all day for 3 days fireworks. Can't drug him for 3 days straight. We fell asleep in front of the TV then were woken up by fireworks and the dog at midnight then went to bed.
  6. {{kand}} And I wholeheartedly agree with the bolded.
  7. I'm in this no man's land when it comes to qualifying for the vaccine. I am a sonography (ultrasound) student doing clinicals in a hospital. I don't work with known Covid or PUI patients. Those are all portable exams handled by qualified staff in full PPE. So, I'm not front-line. Also, I am not staff. So I don't fall anywhere on the healthcare worker timeline. But that doesn't mean I'm not at risk. Although I don't scan C+ or PUI, I do, however, work with outpatients (who may or may not have been telling the truth at the registration screening for symptoms - I was coughed on repeate
  8. Thanks so much for the update. I'm sorry that those kids and your sister had to go through all that, but happy to hear that they have a good relationship after all.
  9. This so resonates with me. After a few therapists that gave me all these suggestions on what to try, I was about to give up with frustration ... I knew "what to do" but I couldn't make it work. I found a therapist who understood that what I needed was to grieve ... I needed a space to be sad and process all the losses and hurts so that I could come back stronger. And it took a long time. But knowing I had that safe space in my week helped me feel less bleak about the rest. Jenny, Continuing to hold you in prayer.
  10. {{Jenny}} I'm so sorry you are going through this. I hear you on the "bootstraps" comments. They are so unhelpful. I can relate to much of what you wrote here (estranged family relationships on top of already difficult sitations.) Praying for you.
  11. Ours is in our family room, which is the lower level of a split level house (1/2 flight down from the main level.) It is a longish rectangle. The TV is on one of the short walls and the couch faces it with the love seat at a right angle to it. The couch is about 6 feet from the wall opposite the TV (better for viewing and conversing) so we have a space behind it for the exercise bike. We used to have some homeschool bookshelves there, but since my kids are grown, we didn't need that anymore. We have a Schwinn Airdyne, which I love, but it makes too much noise to watch regular TV. So I wa
  12. I didn't grow up with the tradition of visiting graves regularly, but very few of my parents relatives were buried close by. But, a few times, when we visited our great-grandparents out of state, we visited a cemetery and looked for the graves of family members. It was kind of a family history lesson. My husband's grandparents were immigrants from Slovenia and they attended a Slovenian Catholic church and are buried in that church's cemetery in a big family plot. My husband's grandfather contracted tuberculosis when he had 2 small children and had to enter the sanitarium. While he was
  13. I missed your original post, but I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
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