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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2020, 02:15:47 AM »
Yes, there's a protected pine forest out back and the pine needles are never cleared from the path, just raked a bit, to provide a soft, quiet space for running.

The geodesic dome keeps the rain and cold out, while allowing for soft breezes and birdsong as you go.

Pleasant running, and we'll have the hot-water showers and a mug of your favorite calming tea ready for your walk-down when you return.

M.

That was perfect, thank you.

I made full use of the fully-stocked and self-cleaning kitchen to make some pumpkin-cream cheese muffins with a pecan streusel on top. I'll just put them on the table with the other baked goods over here, and then curl up on the window seat and read my fantasy novel.

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2020, 02:57:33 PM »
Ooohhh, yum...that's really "giving back"!

On everyone's behalf...Thank you!

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2020, 06:11:36 AM »
I'll take a couple fluffy, snuggly kitties and will curl up here on the comfy couch with the kitties in my lap and a book to read. Maybe I'll take a nap too.

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2020, 08:52:01 AM »
Enjoy.

There are extra blankets and pillows in the cupboard over there.

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 10:58:00 AM »
Here for an slightly extended stay this time--pulled a muscle from shaking my head too much. I think I can get by with some chamomile with two drops of honey, not stirred. Thanks!

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2020, 11:57:07 AM »
I'd suggest two drops of brandy instead, but that's just me.
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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2020, 12:50:18 PM »
Here for an slightly extended stay this time--pulled a muscle from shaking my head too much. I think I can get by with some chamomile with two drops of honey, not stirred. Thanks!

Do you prefer a masseur or a masseuse to help with the pulled muscle?  Or there are warm towels on the fax machine over there... (interforumality).

There are also a couple of shaped foam pillows for support if that will help.

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2020, 08:11:20 AM »
I am going to do some slow floor yoga stretches for twenty minutes or so over in this corner. If I fall asleep and start snoring, forgive me.

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2020, 08:23:04 AM »
Someone will bring you a blanket if you do fall asleep....

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2020, 12:25:27 PM »
I need a quiet corner to deal with the grief associated with the loss of the Arecibo Observatory yesterday. Yes, it was already in dire straights and scheduled to be demolished, but the total collapse of the platform yesterday was heart-wrenching. This had been the world's premier radio astronomy observatory and now it is just a pile of twisted metal.

Perhaps a cup of tea, a pile of old photo albums to flip through (and remind me of the memories), and a sleepy kitten will suffice?
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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2020, 09:01:53 PM »
Gladly. I had a similar response. (I can bring a signed copy of Kraus' "Big Ear" for partial comfort as well.)

Maybe a quiet tape, too, to listen to....something like this?

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIveDV0QEJA

The kittens are in separate baskets in the warming room.

Pick one, or as many as you like. 

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2021, 01:03:48 PM »
Just ran across this favorite, if anyone wants it for their earbuds in their quiet space. (Barenboim playing the Beethoven Sonatas, this is the Pathetique, Op. no. : the adagio cantabile at 9:46 melts in the ears)

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrcOcKYQX3c

Breathe safely.

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2021, 04:50:00 PM »
Just ran across this favorite, if anyone wants it for their earbuds in their quiet space. (Barenboim playing the Beethoven Sonatas, this is the Pathetique, Op. no. : the adagio cantabile at 9:46 melts in the ears)

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrcOcKYQX3c

Breathe safely.

M.

I think my muscles relaxed for the first time today listening to that and my persistent headache of the last four days faded a little. So glad I wandered in here tonight.

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2021, 05:07:21 PM »
Welcome.

There are tea and coffee makings in the kitchen.  (There are also tables and blankets if you want to make a fort to hide in....)

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Re: The quiet room thread...
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2021, 05:36:14 PM »
I've made tea and little tea sandwiches. You may choose from cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg salad, or ham with a bit of dijon, as well as tiny spinach and cheese quiches. There are lovely biscuits and a splash of champagne, as well as an array of teas from around the globe.