I was mentioning how I was upset about losing her, but at the same time - she's leaving for something that she's wanted to do for awhile. And the coworker said "Yeah, I mean she's going to be holding life." - and I laughed. Because, that's just a funny statement, right? And the coworker said "No. Seriously. It's a whole new life for her."
And that is when I realized that what she had originally said wasn't that my boss would be "holding life" - but rather going to a "whole new life."
I quickly coughed out a response and walked away. I guess it's time for me to investigate hearing aids.