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Old 11-12-2012, 06:22 AM   #22051
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I'm sorry to read about your loss, Betty. I'm glad that your mother had a dignified and peaceful end. I am impressed how much you helped your mother during the last year.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #22052
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hugs Betty. I hope that the memory of her smile and laugh can put an occassional smile on your face when you think of her.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #22053
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I am sorry for your lost Betty.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #22054
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Hey, you guys. I know this is the tea thread, but since all my friends hang out here, I thought I would tell you here that my mother passed away, peacefully and without regaining consciousness, a couple of hours ago. We were all there, dozing, and I was still holding her hand. It was a fine and dignified end. I know the hard part is yet to come, but I actually feel a great peace tonight. Thanks for all of the encouragement and words of support you've given me over the past few months. I'm headed to bed for some much needed sleep.
My condolences on your loss. I hope it's some comfort that you were able to be with her at the end.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:43 AM   #22055
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Sorry for your loss, Betty. I lost my mother 11 months ago, and find myself still thinking... Gee, Mom would sure get a kick out of this or that... The pain passes and what is left are fond memories.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #22056
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Hugs to you Betty - loss of a parent is so difficult - but the calm & supportive manner of her passing will help you deal with it now - and later. Hold onto those memories! Stay close - with your family & your friends here!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #22057
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I'm sorry for your loss Betty. My condolences to you and your family.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #22058
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #22059
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Wow, just caught up on the news. Very sorry for your loss, Betty.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #22060
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Betty -- my condolences. I'm truly glad you were there and that it was as quiet as it was. Later, this will help.

Stitchawl -- 21 degrees inside? That's hardly cold! We generally keep it around 18-20 all winter, except at night where it gets down to 15 or so.


And, to keep on topic:
Fresh squeezed orange juice now, and about to brew a mug of Scottish Breakfast tea from Peets. It's a wet one.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #22061
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We keep the house at 70 for Lucas' sake. Before him we kept the house at 64 at night and 68 during the time we were home.

Pu-Erh in my cup ( cup three or four). I have also consumed a 2% milk and a couple of boxes of chocolate milk.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #22062
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We don't exactly set a thermostat, or rather only a crude one. Our only heat, really, is a pellet stove insert to the fireplace. But that's more than enough even on the coldest days we get to keep us quite comfortable. But we generally set the thermostat that controls it to 20 degrees (68 F). But since the thermostat is next to the fireplace...

Mostly done with that first mug of Scottish Breakfast. Perfect on a day like this when the fog is so thick I can't see the other side of the road. Time to make another pot.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #22063
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Pride of the Port cup one. Lucas woke up every other hour last night. I finally gave up and brought him into our bed to sleep on me so that we all would get some sleep. Poor little guy was trying to roll over in his sleep and getting frustrated. Talk about not being able to turn your brain off and rest. I think it is a good thing that we don't really remember those first years.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #22064
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Poor little guy. I hope you all were finally able to get some sleep.

I am a warm weather girl and like my house to be about 78F (25 - 26C). I don't do well in the cold.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:06 PM   #22065
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Betty, please receive my sincere condolences. I hope that you will be able to find solace in the fact that you were with her in the end. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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