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Hi Michele and welcome back! It's great to see you here and to hear that you're doing well. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Joe's dad just passed away last week at the age of 93. He was totally lucid to the end and was only sick for a few days. His children had gathered for his 93rd birthday so he was surrounded by love. He was going bowling twice a week until a few weeks ago and driving himself to church and grocery shopping. Amazing. We're going to his funeral next week. Joe's mother is still living in the house they've had for 60 years - it will feel quite different without him there. If you or your family visit the Seattle/Vancouver area again please let me know! As for your knitting, Michele, you could totally become wealthy from it. Burberry would be envious! 
I love the photos from both of you - beautiful!! Toby is ADORABLE!!! 
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Hi Michele and welcome back! It's great to see you here and to hear that you're doing well. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Joe's dad just passed away last week at the age of 93. He was totally lucid to the end and was only sick for a few days. His children had gathered for his 93rd birthday so he was surrounded by love. He was going bowling twice a week until a few weeks ago and driving himself to church and grocery shopping. Amazing. We're going to his funeral next week. Joe's mother is still living in the house they've had for 60 years - it will feel quite different without him there. If you or your family visit the Seattle/Vancouver area again please let me know! As for your knitting, Michele, you could totally become wealthy from it. Burberry would be envious! 
I love the photos from both of you - beautiful!! Toby is ADORABLE!!! 


Hi Nicky!

Thank you for the warm welcome back.

I'm so sorry for your loss. To think that Joe's dad was so active and aware until the end . . . and he didn't have to suffer a long illness, and then surrounded by love when he passed. Very nice way to go, but still devastating and terribly sad to have to say good-bye to a beloved parent. Please pass my condolences on to Joe. 

What about Joe's mom, will she be staying in the house by herself? How old is she? I met a man when we were visiting my dad (taking him for an eye check-up) who had been in the Green Beret in England. The man lived in the same building as my dad, but obviously in a different wing. I told him I liked his accent and we had a nice chat. This man was lucid, also, and 94. He was still reading a book a week and had lots of amazing stories.

Unfortunately, my dad is getting worse A few days ago we were there, and I fed him dinner. He ate, but he didn't even open his eyes, the whole time I fed him! He doesn't speak, but a few visits ago, out of the blue, he asked me "What's new?" I just babble and babble, and we always get him ice-cream.

Some of the people, though, wow. Sometimes I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone going there. . . Allan and I have to keep our humor about it. 

Thank you for the invite - same to you if you're in Toronto. Jacqueline has a friend who works for an airline, so she got to go for $250. return. I don't get such deals, though.

The knitting, lol. I went to a knitting show with my sister-in-law and fell in love with some of the yarns. Right now I'm knitting an Aran cardigan for my niece.She was in Ireland and fell in love with a sweater. So she took a picture of it and asked me to make it for her. I added some cables of my own and it seems to be working out (so far). So I got the idea, why not do that with the Burberry sweater? It's even easier than an aran design. 

How is Jack doing?  How old is he, now? Time sure goes by quickly.

Toby is adorable, but not so much today when he ran off to his bed with my yarn and had it wrapped all around him. Then he continued to dismantle it while I was struggling to set him free! 









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Hi chellypoos good to see you back. I just realised you had returned and promise to reply to you properly very soon. I hope you'll hang around things are much more chilled here again but I am not around as much as in the past ...... which probably makes life easier for all lol


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Hi chellypoos good to see you back. I just realised you had returned and promise to reply to you properly very soon. I hope you'll hang around things are much more chilled here again but I am not around as much as in the past ...... which probably makes life easier for all lol


Hi Haggie darling,

You look AMAZING!!! You sexy thing, you.

No worries. I refuse to let the board become too much, so only reply when you have time. I think we're going to see IT tonight. I hear the movie is good, I love Stephen King, and I will have a feast of popcorn - and BUTTER. Yummy. (although, it often makes me feel sick, afterwards, bc it's crap oil they use . . .)
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I remember you telling me about your fears over your dads possible condition which seem to have been spot on.  Mum also had a dementia and I know what you're dealing with.  I found it harder to think what she was living with.  Her world was not actually real and she lived in what I called a false reality.  I would get so upset that she lived in such fear and misery.  It's a dreadful condition and I really don't know who it's harder on.  The sufferer living it or the family witnessing it.

The girl is doing well and just qualified as an Early Years Practitioner.  She works with pre-school kids from literally weeks old to 5 years.  She does enjoy it and it's taken 2 years training and studying.  She is also tattooed which breaks my heart.  She has 3 and they're ugly as sin.  I wont go on about them apart from blame the new boyfriend, who is covered.  I get so upset seeing them.

I thought you were around before when I was blabbing on about my diet.  It was nearly 3 years ago when I started and it's been around a year since I got to my desired weight.  It was rather disgraceful that I got into such a state but after all the toil of dropping 100lb (yikes I know) I'm determined to not go back there.  I'm a healthy 124lb now and as hubby says, back to normal.  I'll make sure I stay there.  I feel much better and love the clothes freedom as well.  No tents.

I'll get posting my recent trips.  Since we no longer have to cater for kids, we do what we like now.  We've crammed in many places over the past couple of years.  My favourite trip being San Francisco closely followed by Rome and Athens.  Made it to NY which was wild.  We are so enjoying this freedom and have a few trips to take over the next months.

Glad to see you around.  You should pop by more.  I'm not here as much as I used to be.  I'm carer/POA for dad and spend much of my time with him.  He's in accommodation but is getting very frail and he's very demanding.  But I do pop in when I can.  Hope you can too.

 


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