It’s Getting Weird Out There

I told myself I wasn’t going to write about COVID-19. Everybody from the President to the man on the street is obsessed with it; even a few of the car commercials and fast-food ads I’ve seen in the past few days have tossed something in there about it, and in the news it’s 24/7 coronavirus,Continue reading “It’s Getting Weird Out There”

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

…and after the egg nog, not a creature was stirring, not even the dogs. I’m sitting here in the living room, with cheery Christmas songs playing on the TV (I love the fact that I can listen to music on any of several music stations that come with our cable service) and a few SantaContinue reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Happy Anniversary, bpnurse!

I can hardly believe it: today is the 6th anniversary of the blog you have come to know as bpnurse. I started it on a dare back in 2013 when a good friend of mine told me about a blogging contest she wanted me to enter with her. I don’t remember what the prize was;Continue reading “Happy Anniversary, bpnurse!”

The Last Day of My 50s

Well, folks, this is it—the eve of my 60th birthday. I’m going out tonight with family and friends to celebrate a mutual birthday with another family friend, and tomorrow…well, that’s up to Ben and Clint. Strangely enough, I’m not dreading the 60s, even though everything in/on your body basically falls apart. (It’s been doing thatContinue reading “The Last Day of My 50s”

What It Was, Was Football

And now, a few words about football. I have to admit, it’s the nearest occasion of sin: I didn’t even go to Mass yesterday because a game I’ve been looking forward to literally all year was on. My team, the San Diego–oops, Los Angeles–Chargers were playing in their first playoff game in years, and evenContinue reading “What It Was, Was Football”

Sweet Relief

The news I’ve been waiting for arrived this morning: Social Security has decided they don’t need to review my disability case after all. Evidently the form I filled out along with my statement about my various medical problems was sufficient for them to continue benefits. Hallelujah! Now maybe those stupid dreams about working in theContinue reading “Sweet Relief”