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Old 02-07-2016, 06:23 AM
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Hi Jen,

I hope your weekend is going well
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Old 02-07-2016, 12:57 PM
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Hi, SP.

Seems you are doing good).

Can't believe how fast time flies - you are going back to work already.

Be careful outside there .

Hugs and vibes for warm weather to you!
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Old 02-07-2016, 01:21 PM
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Popping in with well wishes & to have a nice week ahead SP
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:08 PM
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Thanks, you all.

I'm having a good weekend. Relaxing, getting some cleaning done, some laundry, etc.

Super Bowl is in a couple of hours!

It's always a sad time for me during the Super Bowl. That's the day my mom called and I didn't answer the phone. She took pills that evening. She lived on life support for two months after, and then she was gone.

I am ok. It's just a hard thing to live with.
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:12 PM
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:27 PM
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Soberpotamus View Post
Thanks, you all.

I'm having a good weekend. Relaxing, getting some cleaning done, some laundry, etc.

Super Bowl is in a couple of hours!

It's always a sad time for me during the Super Bowl. That's the day my mom called and I didn't answer the phone. She took pills that evening. She lived on life support for two months after, and then she was gone.

I am ok. It's just a hard thing to live with.

Oh, honey - (((((Potamus))))).
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:31 PM
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I am actually thankful that my husband was instrumental in showing me the meaning and significance of empathy. Ironically, by not showing it to me.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:35 PM
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I'm so sorry, Potamus.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:39 PM
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I'm not, Leigh. Not really. It is what it is. I was saying that without bitterness.

I mean, sure, I wish he'd been different.

But it was invaluable that I understand what I didn't receive, because now I know what others might need.

Does that make sense?
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Soberpotamus View Post
I'm not, Leigh. Not really. It is what it is. I was saying that without bitterness.

I mean, sure, I wish he'd been different.

But it was invaluable that I understand what I didn't receive, because now I know what others might need.

Does that make sense?
It does, yes.
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It makes sense to me.

I had a somewhat similar lesson last year, and I do believe I am both stronger and more compassionate now.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:52 PM
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Hi soberpotamus! ! Glad to hear that you are doing well.
Sorry to hear the sad story about your mom. Big hugs to you.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:56 PM
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Sorry to hear the sad story about your mom. Big hugs to you.
There's more to it than what I typed here. But it's too big of a downer. I don't write much about it anymore. It's something that's taken me a few years to begin to process.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:17 PM
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He did bring home some special coffee for me. And some dried fruit chutney. Doubt I can eat that yet.

I have gingerbread cookie coffee, and dark roast, and french roast.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:22 PM
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Thinking of you, SP.

I get what you mean about understanding the gift of empathy, particularly when it is absent. You deserve better.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:44 PM
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You guys and your input and caring mean a lot to me. Thanks for being here.

I feel like I'm now 'ok' to face and process the hardest things in my life and my past.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:37 PM
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Haagen-Dazs coffee ice-cream is hitting the spot.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:58 PM
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Received the doctor bill in the mail today.

If there was ever a cause for celebration, it's the fact my insurance only required me to pay $185 of this multi-thousand dollar bill!!



It's bundance time, lol.
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:10 PM
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Hey, 'Potamus. How was your day?
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