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Old 02-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #4281
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I'm enough of a brat I would have given them her current address...
After I while it became just a game with me. How long could I tie up her time on this call. I know they are timed in how long it takes them to solve a problem.

I did that with my daughter after she died. It was still to close to her death and I had the receipt still on my nightstand table. So I had all the information right there. Including the number of the enclosure of the mausoleum. Row and number. The dang fool person didn't even realize she was being taken for a ride.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:09 AM   #4282
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I wonder if Shrek would start taking better care of himself if I took his Urn out of the closet and kept it on the coffee table...
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #4283
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I HATE the smell of the herbal teas SO drinks. There's one that smells like clove which is my most hated spice. There's another that smells like medicine.

Is bad smell a requirement of herbal teas?
Ken can't stand cloves either. Its one of my favorites and I've had to learn to use a whole lot less than I used to.

My petty vent is the headache/shoulder/neck ache I have. They're all connected and I can't get in to see my massage therapist for 2 weeks! ARGH! I'm going to have to try and find someone who can fit me in sooner.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #4284
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Oh dear Alix!
You need that now... or Ken will have to do all the cooking, cleaning, and.... hey wait a minute... that may be a good thing... ;)
Hope you are doing well soon, my friend!
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #4286
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I HATE the smell of the herbal teas SO drinks. There's one that smells like clove which is my most hated spice. There's another that smells like medicine.

Is bad smell a requirement of herbal teas?
Not all herbal teas smell
I loveall the so called smelly ones but you get nice smelling ones too.

Rosehip and hybiscus, Jasmin, Strawberry leaf tea, rose tea, lavender tea etc all smell and taste devine

I like clove tea
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:30 PM   #4287
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Good or bad, the aroma is often more beneficial than drinking the tea itself.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #4288
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Andy, do you have a bulk food store or Whole Foods or a tea shop nearby. Lift the lids and give a smell test. Take her along or come home with a surprise pkgs. Unless SO is drinking specific teas for medicinal purposes, herbal teas can be mixed and matched for both aroma and flavor. And there are so many flavors to combine that are pleasant. As an alternative to cloves. have her try all-spice berries, cracked. I think crushed cardamom seeds and anything anise flavored is great in a tea. Certainly rose hips, mint, hibiscus et al. A piece of candied ginger dropped in the bottom of a cup before adding tea increases both flavor and scent or a cinnamon stick or piece of lemon grass stirrer. Drinking Tea is a soothing and comforting and a relaxing moment, and is inclusive Well, I think so anyway. Ask your SO why she likes to drink tea and why she likes specific flavor blends sometime.

I bet you wouldn't like my pumpkin pie. I put double the cloves and it comes out real dark looking.

While you are out and about, does she have a good tea infuser. I like this one.
http://helping.en.alibaba.com/product/318724450-209451293/Good_Designed_Stainless_Steel_Tea_Infuser.html

although, I see one today named after me or a ‘60’s sock hop song – Do the Freddy. Heheh. You can borrow it.

http://www.amazon.com/Fred-Friends-Mister-Tea-Infuser/dp/B008XCZ25K

You might consider find a nice flavor too, sit back and have a cuppa. Contemplate the tea leaves, yoga for the mind, while she drinks her blend. You'll both be better for it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #4289
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Alix, have you ever tried using a heated flax seed pillow to comfort your neck or back or any sore area.

I have one that is designed as a neck or cervical collar and another that is just rectangular. Heat in the microwave until warm, test so not too hot, then apply to the area. My Cats like it when I tuck one under a blanket around my feet. Just to warm up on a cold night. Then they climb aboard.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:11 PM   #4290
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I wonder if Shrek would start taking better care of himself if I took his Urn out of the closet and kept it on the coffee table...
Love it! And if he should ask, you tell him you were planning on using it real soon. Just make sure he can see his name engraved on it as he sits and watches TV.
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