5:40 PM: Today at 4:00 PM, Nannie died. The hospice nurse had visited this morning and said it would probably be today. She had become nonresponsive for the most part and had stopped swallowing liquids during the night. She went very calmly in her sleep and wasn't at all distressed when she took her last breath. The girls and I had gone out for the day to visit an old friend of mine and her daughter. We were in the car on our way home when it happened, so the girls didn't have to see it. One of the neighbors took the girls so we could take care of everything. The funeral home is driving away with her now.
Tomorrow morning, we'll pack up and head over to where Nannie grew up. Her sisters still live there, and she wanted to have the funeral there. Although we haven't coordinated the timing with the funeral home over there, we suspect Randall will be home in time to be there with us. I'll go ahead and pack up all our things, and we'll probably head home from there directly instead of coming back here. Although I've been away from work for two weeks, I'm going to try to take some time off after the funeral, because I am emotionally wiped out. I mean I'm functioning just fine (because I have to), but I've hardly felt able to cry yet, and I think it's going to take me some time to recover. I figure I'm already disconnected from work. I might as well stay that way a few days longer.
Thanks, as always for your love and support.