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Prema, first of all, you, Kathy and Ei would have to give me a much needed boost to get anywhere near the hood of the car. Secondly, by the time we all got together, the car would be so old that I may need a tetanus shot before getting on.
I’ll be taking it back to the dealer today. Upon checking the diagnostics I found the tires to be under inflated and the oil life to be only 43%. I find that unexceptional and heads will roll if the car does not meet my expectations upon leaving.
It’s going to be a beautiful day today. Short sleeve weather.
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Hi Pat. You over-estimate your personal ability to total the car. Shall we take a good old-fashioned bet about this to the tune of USD$100. I will fly to your part of the world and fly in both Ei and Kathy as our witnesses. When you lose the bet (notice the absence of the word "if"), the we use the USD$100 to give ourselves a slap up meal somewhere you recommend.

I love the plan....when it will come to fruition, I do not know.....but I so love the plan.

Hi Kathy. Hi Ei.

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Prema, a new car model, ha. I’m afraid the vehicle may be totaled if I climb up on it. I’ll try to get a pic in a few days. I have Maxwell and Maya all day today.
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Hi Ei. Glad you are doing some PT for the arm and shoulder but wincing in pain myself as I think about your pain.
I totally forgot about Ash Wednesday - the many churches around Malaysia were filled with devotees....among them were some of my Chinese friends who were also preparing for their New Year celebrations. They told me funny stories about their kids complaining to their pals about their bad luck that Ash Wednesday had started before the festivities and therefore having to abstain from big time meat dishes!!! So funny!!!!

Hi Pat. Take a picture with your car....you can either drape yourself over it like the models do or just stand next to it and look sassy! Your choice....
I agree with you that God has a great sense of humour....many times quite funny but sometimes, quite quite wicked....oops....bolt of lightning there!!!

The celebration yesterday was a bit of a mess....it's a small house and there were too many people and not enough chairs for everyone to sit. My grandson does not quite like crowds and was dragging his mum back to the bedroom on a number of occasions. She pulled me in as well when she was nursing him.
And I had a deep sense of foreboding at that instance about her marriage....that husband of hers better start getting his act together very very soon.

Hi Kathy. Hope you are doing alright....

Have a great start to the week, my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, God has a great sense of humor. Just think about our bodies and how the shape of them changes from day to day. He didn’t make men the same way.
Today is the birthday party for Davis.
I did buy a new car yesterday. They have so much technology these days. It’s a blue 2018 Equinox. We’ll take it to Florida next month.
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Hi everyone. Hope all is well.
Pat,
Good luck with your dental work. Sounds like you have a nice dentist. Hope
Davis had a nice 5th b-day emoticon He is getting so big and I am sure loved his parties. Seems like Adam is so lucky to have Melanie and you + your dh in his life. The fact that he confides in you and asks your advice must mean a lot to both of you. I see Lacrosse is keeping you busy. Did you say you are car shopping also? Enjoy your day and have a warm week. We are supposed to warm up here quite a bit this week and so looking forward to 68-70 degrees few of the days. (-: Can hardly wait.

Kathy,
That is such a funny story about Nolan. LOL.....Happy birthday to Stella. emoticon emoticon She is growing up too. I know you are having so much fun with both of them. How old is she now?
Your bible study class sounds really nice. I used to do that for many years and always did enjoy it. Hope you can get rid of the moles. Is this something an exterminator could handle? Seems like a big job to do on your own. I have been also watching the Olympics and it is so nice. They make it all look so easy. Enjoy your Sunday and take care.

Prema,
Another birthday celebration? It just goes to show you, how much you are LOVED. (-: Have fun, time flies by and before you know it, you will be celebrating
your 61st.....Glad the lawyer sent the letter to DeMon and no rebellion yet...hope
by tomorrow, Monday, it is the same. I know you want to MOVE ON with all this and things will be much BETTER SOON.....(-:
Funny story about Vishal too.....how we remember these things so clearly is amazing to me......LOL....Hope your Chinese New year was a fun celebration. I had some friends that went to a Chinese dinner with a gal doing all the b-day messages, etc....she said it was fun....
Happy birthday to your grandson and his mum.....have fun today celebrating with them. emoticon emoticon

I've been doing Pt for my shoulder/arm and it is painful to do, but hope this will
ease things up a bit in time. Hope all had a happy Valentine's day. emoticon
We had ashes at our church on Wed. to begin lent......
Been to fish fry with friends and we have 5 more Fridays to go....stay well and warm all and take good care.
Blessing, hugs and love my kawan-kawan,
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Hi Pat. I have been eating like it's going out of fashion!!!
I have decided not to step on those scales or wear my skinny jeans until a month from today....
I have a serious issue on how calories get distributed in our bodies. I want to open my mouth and say "God, you could have done a darn better job than you did with the human bodies". How about an upgraded version where all the bad stuff we eat just quietly leaves our bodies. No fuss. And only the good stuff stays behind and undertakes all the needed jobs in our bodies.
Not so difficult, right??

Anyway, making a chicken dish for my god-daughter. I am heading off to her place in a short while to celebrate my grandson's birthday as well as his mum's 32nd birthday...

Hi Kathy. Hi Ei.

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Prema, happy Chinese New Year! Enjoy the festivities and having family around. I’m getting ready for the first stop of the day, lacrosse.
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Hello lovely ladies. Sounds like all of us will be having busy weekends and undertaking Grandma duties at the same time.

It was the first day of Chinese New Year (normally, a 2-day affair and therefore 2 days of public holidays) and my son and I went to 3 houses and DeMon joined us at the third house.
Today, we have my late sister-in-law's 2 kids with us and tomorrow, I cook a dish for my grandson's 2nd birthday party.

Have a good one, my dear kawan-kawan.

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Kathy, sounds like a busy weekend. This week I’ll be car shopping, Birthday Party shopping, lacrosse game, basketball game, and birthday party.
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Unfortunately, people can make a lot of noise even when they don't/can't make sense. Sounds like anyone you know?

It's 70 degrees...40's tomorrow though. Still dry.

Grandma duty starts tonight after celebrating Stella's birthday at Red Lobster. I'll trade Stella for Nolan Saturday afternoon, and Pat & Kelley will be back late Sunday night.

Not sure I'll be back over the weekend...

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Prema, that had to be embarrassing. Poor Vishal. As far as DeMon, keep documenting his actions, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and as soon as you get there, your life will improve.
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Pat....this is the very last celebration....we are heading towards the end of February. There must be some law prohibiting birthday celebration of all those who are 60 and above beyond one month! There must be!!!

Please promise me that you will never tell Vishal the same story about him. The only difference is that Nolan did this in front of his dad and only dad and Grandma were the ones laughing their heads off. In the case of Vishal (all of 4 years old), he was standing next to me on the stage when I was drawing lucky numbers for my company during our Family Day celebrations. There were all the employees of the company and their families waiting in anticipation for the grand prize.
And then this little voice says "I want to go pee, mummy". Just 2 more draws left for me to do. I look at him and said "5 minutes, son. Just hold on. Hold on please"

Then I draw the grand prize and thank everybody....forget that the mike is on...and look at my son and gasp...what are you doing,son? And everyone on stage turns around to hear him say "You said to hold on" and the boy is clutching his family jewels as though someone was going to make off with it.....

....and someone took a snap of him....and I still have the evidence with me!!!!

I am a cruel, cruel mother.....

DeMon has finally spoken/shouted/threatened....he sounded like a hot air balloon.Let's see what happens this coming week....my life sounds like a soap opera...... emoticon

Have a good one today, my kawan-kawan.

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Kathy, out of the mouths of babes. That is so funny. It’s good that he didn’t wet himself.
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Cyber-grinch is busy today,so I'll try again.

I hope you're ready for this! As Pat was backing out of his driveway to bring Nolan this morning, Nolan announced that he had to pee. Pat asked him if he really needed to go right now or if he thought he could "hold it" (Note: he didn't ask him if he could wait.) until he got to my house. He said he could hold it. When Pat went to get him out of his car seat, he found Nolan with his hands cupped over his crotch as he asked "Can I let it go now?" I can't remember being that literal.😁. Never a dull moment.

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Prema, one more birthday celebration. Are you sure this is the last one? Hey, you only turn 60 once, enjoy it my kawan.
Today Davis turns 5. They have a Valentine’s celebration today at pre k. Should be a double celebration day for him.
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Hi Pat. Thanks for the encouragement. Hugs and hugs to you for your support.
I hate finding out the results as well but I really have no choice in the matter because of the time difference. On top of that, I cannot watch the delayed telecast in the morning as I have to head out to work. Sigh!!!!

Hi Kathy. So, let me get this straight. In summer, you suffer from the effects of insect and mosquito bites and in winter, you have to contend with wind chills, slippery roads/sidewalks and moles. What about spring and autumn - the only thing about the latter is the constant sweeping away of shedding leaves or is there something more?

Hi Ei. All good with you, I hope.

I have one final birthday celebration tomorrow. The "actual final and no more after this" birthday celebration, this time with 3 of my girlfriends. On Friday and Saturday, we celebrate Chinese New Year in Malaysia and all traffic comes to a halt as everyone and his dog have made their way back to their hometown and the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, will be very very quiet and fairly dead!!!

Have a good one today, my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, the squirrels have made a mess out of my yard digging up nuts. I’m guessing that when spring comes they won’t have to dig anymore.
The only thing I’ve heard of for moles is moth balls.
I don’t like when I hear who won an Olympic event before I watch it.
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Time zones are problematic when it comes to watching events live. I heard this
morning that a Japanese skater (speed, I think) had been disqualified because of a positive drug test. I still do wonder sometimes about the Russian athletes. I heard that a Russian official claimed the USA was behind their dismissal because we didn't want the competition; we wanted more medals!! Just clean it up...drugged athletes are cheaters!!

I walked out in my back yard this afternoon. I must get something that will eliminate moles...probably grub killer. They've made tunnels all over my yard...guess I won't need to aerate. Suggestions welcome!!

Bible study tonight.

Sweet dreams,
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Prema, it appears that you have DeMon right where you want him. Scared straight and willing to get the proceedings over with quickly. Realizing that you mean business and will not take any of his accusations lightly has him cornered. You are a strong woman, with good people in your corner and you will come out on top.
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Hi Pat. I definitely agree with you that Adam had a stroke of good luck in entering into a relationship with Melanie and I agree with Kathy that he was even more lucky that he found you and was able to come to you on all issues. He has an amazing MIL....capable and with a huge capacity to love.....
My boss does not really have a say on my retirement at all. I am, in fact, grooming the others to take on bigger roles but I am happy to have invested with him in our business. And he has always taken care of me....beeeeeg time! He and his family are probably more family to me than DeMon's immediate family has ever been.

Hi Kathy. I agree with you on the cyber-grinch. Hopeless little idiot!
Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? Amazing....of course, with the odd timing for me, I don't get to watch the live telecast. I end up watching the delayed telecast. The skiers, skaters are all so graceful to watch. I cannot believe the speed that they get up to in their events.....

By the way, the lawyer's letter was sent to DeMon via courier service and it has been 5 days....and the outburst that I was expecting, never happened. Never. In fact, he has been very quiet and on his best behaviour from the day he received it. I know he has seen it because it's no longer where all our letters are usually kept. I spoke to the lawyer and if there is no communication from Bhaskaran by Monday, 19th February, then the lawyer will proceed to a single file petition for divorce after which a court order will be sent to him for his concurrence or objection. If he still chooses not to respond, then I will be granted a decree nisi. I am sure it will not be that easy....but, of course, one hopes that he will come to his senses and agree to mutually file for divorce. Not to worry - I am not holding my breath for that to happen....

Have a good one today, my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, Adam is lucky to have Melanie and everyone that comes along with her. I think the 4 of them would be living under a bridge without our help and guidance. It’s not like that with his family.
You are fortunate that Nolan still takes naps. I think when Davis starts kindergarten in August he’ll be exhausted when he gets home. It will be all day.
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The cyber-grinch never sleeps, Prema. We have all succumbed to his distorted sense of humor.

By church time yesterday our streets were clear. Taxes at work, right?

Pat, it speaks well of you that Adam comes to you about relative matters. Family is family, and I get that; however, not all families are created equal. I lucked out.

I was amazed watching that young Russian skater last night. How talented; how strong.

Time to put Nolan down.

Much love, my kawan-kawan.
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Prema, I feel that my husband and I are more like parents to Adam than his own. They never see the grandkids, don’t and can’t help financially and don’t communicate with him often. He comes to us for advice over his parents.
I have never been shy about asking for a deal. I have been known to give car dealers headaches. It’s all a game to me.
Wow, 10 more years of working. Your boss gets to dictate when you retire? Is that normal?
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Hi Pat. I know that Adam will have a shock and an eye-opener on the truck. But with his low level of awareness, this eye-opener may not have an impact on him at all. Melanie, on the other hand, will probably feel closer to you when she realises that, unlike her other friends, she has a mum who's an angel. A huge angel!!!!
My friend, you are a Malaysian at heart - you actually asked your dentist "do one, get a second one free". That's how Malaysians are, too.
And by the way, my boss has raised my retirement age to 70!!!

Hi Kathy. My grandson is showing the full blown symptoms of the "terrible two terror". His poor mum. And she has exams on the 14th. May God be with her on this.
By the way, the thought of a drizzle in the middle of a really cold winter is painful. Very P.A.I.N.F.U.L. How do you not suffer from seasonal depression during winter; I would be the biggest pain in the neck about it!!

Hi Ei. Stay safe my friend when you are moving around. The weather is not exactly your best friend at all right now.

Have a great start to the week, my kawan-kawan.

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Kathy, same weather here but also foggy. I guess it’s the rain hitting the snow already on the ground that is causing it. Stay safe with the freezing rain and we’ll blame it on Ei. LOL
Prema, I hate when that happens. Enjoy your final 60th Birthday celebration. You probably won’t get this much attention until you turn 65. I was wondering, do you have any plans to retire at 65 or will you keep going?
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I cannot believe that I typed an entire thesis to all of you and it disappeared the moment I clicked "Post Message". How entirely frustrating is this?

Anyway, I am leaving shortly for dinner with the caregivers. This has to be the last party announcing that I am all of 60 years old. I will connect with all of you again tomorrow,my kawan-kawan,

Beeeeeeeeg Hugs,
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I'm not exactly sure who to thank for the freezing drizzle--don't think Prema was in on this gifting!! It's supposed to stop in a couple of hours; then again, we were supposed to start getting light snow about midnight and it's snowed all day (no accumulation though). Icy streets will keep me home from church tomorrow...guess we'll see what morning brings.

Watching Olympics.

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Kathy, I second Ei. I’d be happy to send you some precipitation. This has been the never ending winter. We don’t get as much snow as Ei, but I’m willing to share. The number of people hospitalized for the flu here in central Ohio has gone down. I haven’t heard of any of our schools closing because of it.

Ei, take care in your travels tomorrow. The weather is going to be crazy. Lots of rain.
I don’t have dental insurance. I haven’t had it since I retired in 2010. The dentist is really good about charging me less than the customary rate he charges for the insured population. I actually joked with him asking if he had a buy one get free special on crowns and without hesitation, he said he would do that. So kind and caring.
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Kathy,
Sorry your state is so dry and also have so many with the flu. Wish I could ship you some of this snow. Have BIG mountains of snow in my yard area, where the trucks
plowed for us to get out....I think it will be months before it melts, since every other day we have another storm it seems.

Pat, We had a nice visit with Unc Joe. HE was so happy we came and had a great time and also my dd really takes care of him as if he was he dad or grandpa, in a way....told her she should have been a nurse.....Colleen is a nurse and also so good with taking care of any of us in need.....(-:
Your dental appointment sounded painful and the message he gave you was not
much better....)-: Hope you have dental coverage for some of this. I remember having a crown done this past August and it was expensive.....coverage does help if you can get reimbursed afterward.....Good luck with your appointments. I am so so tired of this snow too.....UGH!!
We stopped to visit with my sis today too. She was happy. She lives close to the N.H. so it kind of nice to do his the same day (about 1/2 hour drive).

Prema,
Hope all is well with you. Take care and enjoy the weekend.

All new people glad you have been here and keep coming back. Tell us something about your journey with your healthy program.

Planning on going to Akron tomorrow (hour drive) to see Colleen and Peter + Bryan. They are treating me to a place they really like called Pappa Joes......
They wanted to do this last week (close to my b-day) but the business was closed for a staff meeting....Should be fun to see them. Miss them so much. I am anxious to see their new couch that finally arrived too. (-:
BIG HUGS to all my kawan-kawan,
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I'm just tired.

Prema, two years old already? That's so hard to grasp. Terrible Two's coming to a living room near you!!

We still have received no moisture; the last snow (and the one on the way) seem to hit the northern half of the state. Flu has hit Kansas hard. Some schools have closed because of illness--students and teachers alike.

The weekend is almost here--really fast, or so it seems. Make it a good one!!

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Ei, enjoy your visit with Uncle Joe. He is lucky to have you. Speaking of the dentist, I went yesterday because of gum pain. The only thing he found was some floss and food suck between the tooth and crown. The crown needs to be replaced and I asked him about another crown and he looked at that one and said it was worse than the one bothering me. I now have two appointments to have them fixed, February 13th snd 27th. Yikes. I’m sick of the snow too.
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HI Ladies, Not sure where the time has gone. I think I missed a few days on here.
Anyway, going shortly to N.Home with my dd Mary to visit my uncle Joe.....He loves when we come.. Was not sure if Mary wanted to go since we have more snow, but she said OK, so I will be ready when she comes to pick me up.

Pat,
Super bowl party was fun. Nice bunch of people and saw few good friends that I have not seen for awhile. So we had fun catching up on things.
I was happy the eagles won on Sunday. Not sure what team you were routing for.
Nice to see someone else win for a change.
WOW, you dh and Maxwell both got bit by dogs. How awful! Adam crashed his car? Did someone hit him from behind or what? Glad he is ok though. Such a scare. Snow has been bad here too. Be careful with shoveling and do not hurt your back. I know you are trying to stay ahead of it before it accumulates. This has been some Winter....ugh!!

Kathy,
So sorry to hear you have a cold, no fun to be sick. I know. Also what a shame that you got scarred from a pit bull.....I am really afraid of them. I have my dental appointment on the 28th.....6 month checkup....Take care, lots of fluids and rest up.

Prema,
We never had cats as kids and so my kids never did either. We were dog lovers
since most were pretty friendly and at one time my mom worked at the Animal Protective league.....
Weather is bad here, not easy to get around.HB to you grandson. Two already, hard to believe. Take care and keep working with Mosquito....Enjoy.

Welcome Tlb....Enjoy walking your dog.....Silver sneakers at my Y and also rec center and if 65 can get it free with your insurance if it is covered....Looks like you may need to wait awhile you are young.....

Well, Mary is here. Got to run. Enjoy the day all and nice weekend too. Stay warm and safe.
hugs and love, Ei

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Prema, another garage may think they can fix it for less but the insurance company is thinking no way. They should have the settlement amount by Monday. Adam has grand ideas that he’s going to get a huge check and that he can go out and get a pick up truck. Funny. He will be lucky if after paying off the loan and the deductible that he might get $1000 to $1500. Kelley Blue Book values his car in the mid $2,000’s. It’s going to be an eye opener.
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OHMYGOD....7 hours of snow....SEVEN HOURS!!!!! emoticon

Over an hour's worth of work clearing away the snow....MY DEAR KAWAN....I just cannot imagine how anyone can still be in a good mood after doing this. And I shall knock the socks off anyone who says "think of all the calories burned off"

I am not sure how you get a second opinion on a "total loss". Is this possible? It's like asking someone to verify that a dead person is dead. Right? Or is there a definition of total loss that applies differently to motor vehicles.
Adam is just very very lucky to have you as an MIL and Melanie is the LUCKIEST girl ever to have you as a mum. They need to roll out the red carpet for you on a daily basis....

PS....thank you for the wonderful wishes for my grandson who was very cranky yesterday...

Hi Kathy. Hi Ei.

Have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend, my lovely ladies.

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Prema, I some how lost yesterday's post. We had plenty of snow and because it all fell at once, it needed to be cleared off once. It snowed from 2 am to 9 am, with quite an accumulation. It took over an hour to clear it all away. Donovan would have come over and helped, but the roads were so bad that I didn't want them driving over. Schools were cancelled and are back open today.
Happy birthday to your grandson. Two years have gone by quickly.
Kathy, you have had a tough go of it lately. I hope you get everything done with your car. You are strong and I'm betting that you make it through this bout of sickness.
Adam's car was considered a total loss. They are asking the insurance company if they can get a second opinion. I'm thinking it's time to get rid of my SUV, and get a new one. That way Melanie can have my car and Adam can have hers.
Good morning EI, are you still digging out from yesterday?

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Hi Kathy.
Wow - this is not an experience anyone should be going through at all. Poor thing. Running nose, watery eyes, painful mouth and a fat lip....what a time for me to be living in Malaysia instead of the next suburb in your part of the world.

If the weather remains crummy and you don't need to run around in your car, then I hope you consider using Uber and only get your tires changed when you recover. Here's a prayer for you to get better soon...

My grandson turns 2 today. His mum, hubby and a couple of friends are supposed to come by near my office area for dinner and since its raining heavily here, I hope they can make it in time.

Hi Pat. Hi Ei.

Have a good one today, lovely ladies.

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Dentist yesterday...filling a tooth I'd chipped somehow--actually between two teeth. From the time I left the office, my nose started running and my eyes!! I just feel like I've been run over. I took a huge bite out of my lip before I regained the feeling, so I also have a fat lip.

I'll take the car in tomorrow to get the other two tires replaced and get a new headlight. I doubt I'll get Stella tomorrow evening. Love her but don't want to share this crazy cold.

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Hi BIGRENTMAN, glad you are back, and like Pat, waiting to hear your next success stories.
PS....is there a shorter name that we can use.....

Hi Pat. That's actually a smart move on your part - to shovel an inch or two of snow instead of shoveling 4 to 6 inches at one go. I guess all the neighbors have gotten used to the ice and snow and although they must be worrying for their kids, it's tough to fight weather and Mother Nature.

Hi Kathy. Hi Ei. How's the weather in your neck of the woods? Better?

I have a dinner tonight with 3 friends, one of whom is having tummy troubles and has been going through these, intermittently, for quite a while now. She is scheduling herself for both an endoscopy and a colonoscopy - we all think the results will come back clear but it's quite uncomfortable for her. The poor thing!!
Apparently, she told the doctor "growing old sucks" and he was totally speechless!!

Have a good one today, my kawan-kawan.

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BIGRENTMAN,I’m glad you came back and hope to hear more about your successes.
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Prema, ha, I didn’t even notice. Silly me.
I try to shovel frequently to keep it from piling up. I would rather go out 3 or 4 times a shovel an inch or two at a time than tackle 4-6 inches once. If it gets too deep, Donovan will come over and help. Our street is a sheet of ice and will not get plowed, salted or sanded. It’s a let’s let Mother Nature do her thing.

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Hi Pat. I think Chico is the name of the dog belonging to TLB851959.

Hi TLB851959. You are still a spring chicken in our books, but you are right, in general, about gyms comprising members of a very young age. I understand totally. Do the walks and follow some of the exercises in SP....and you will be fine. Keep us posted...

Pat, be careful about how much shoveling you end up doing - please consider your back and your knees when doing this. And you are doing this over the next two days....
So Adam totaled the car and not himself. Okay....that's one blessing. Keep us posted tomorrow. Waiting with bated breath....

Hi Kathy. Hi Ei.

Have a good one today, my kawan-kawan.

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Chico, welcome. I am a member at the Y and they have many classes for the older set (not that 58 is old) but most group classes are during the morning or early afternoon.
Prema, no fires here in Ohio but plenty of snow. I shoveled this morning. There will probably be some more to shovel tomorrow and Wednesday.
Adam crashed his car this morning on the slick roads. Probably will be totaled. We’ll see tomorrow when he brings it in.
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Hi BIGRENTMAN. You have gone through quite a bit there with knee and hip surgeries and a substantial loss of weight. Welcome to the group here. We are all ladies here from America and overseas (I am from Malaysia) and one of the nicest bunch of people I have ever met.

Hi Pat. You are so right. Our kids seems so sure that we should all be put out to pasture. I told my kids that I was really sad about not being around when they get into their 60s so that I can interview them about how they feel about their reduced relevance in the world of their own kids!!! emoticon ....wicked!!!
Thank you for your kind words, my dear friend....I will hang in there. I am focused completely on getting rid of toxicity in my life.

Hi Kathy. I took your advice and behaved myself...mostly cos DeMon was out for most of the weekend. emoticon ....it was not all difficult!!
Let me get this straight. It's still cold; there's still some snow here and there. And still windy. But there's a possibility of fires breaking out despite all these.
Kawan, you guys have to move to another part of the state where the weather is less scary. No???
I am fine with dogs maybe because I have not had any major encounter. But cats are a different topic altogether! I was chased by this crazy loony cat when I was young and since I was a very plump child, this cat almost always got close enough to me to scratch me! So I really disliked them from the onset. My darling neighbor has 5 cats and has been trying to get me to get more comfortable with them over the last 5 years or so. Thanks to her, I am doing better but they are not my first choice for pets.

Hi Ei. Your poor dog. To have been traumatised to that extent!! My American buddies at the Embassy in Malaysia were so excited that the Philadelphia Eagles won that they will be throwing a small party on Friday to celebrate the historical event. I cannot believe the number of fans of this game in Malaysia - and sadly, I am not one of them but I still got invited to the party. I guess they are hoping to convert me!
And all of us are sending you a hug for your courage and determination to enjoy yourself and to go ahead for the party. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will hold up for you and that the party will be immense fun....so much fun that you end up going again next year..... emoticon

Had a great weekend with my friends and Vishal. Tried out a new recipe with prawns and bitter beans (aka stinky beans). The beans have a very strong flavour and smell but are supposed to be very beneficial to your health. I am not sure you will like it either. Here's another area God made a mistake. The first of course is putting in excess calories in all the food we just have to have! The second is making sure stuff that's good for us either tastes bland or bad! He definitely has a weird sense of humour....

....Have a great start to the week, my lovely kawan-kawan.

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Yes, I can really relate. However, I am 58 years old and I am thinking about canceling my gym membership because I do not use it because their are not a lot of people my age at the gym and too crowded.. But I also get a lot of exercise walking my dog Chico!!! emoticon

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Kathy, that must have been frightening. My husband has been bitten 3 times by dogs that the neighbors said were friendly. The dogs must sense his fear. Donovan was bitten once in the stomach by my neighbor’s dog. Maxwell is afraid of dogs because one of his neighbors had an unleashed dog (German Shepherd) that ran up to him barking and the neighbor got to the dog just before it got to Maxwell. He was only one then. There are plenty of nice dogs out there but no dog owner should ever assume that their dog should be allowed to roam freely off their property.

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Pit bulls!! Ugh! emoticon Don't trust them AT ALL. I have a small scar on my right calf where one ran at me while I was out for a walk. That was while I was living in Colorado. I just crossed my arms across my chest and kept walking. Laws still aren't enforced very well when it comes to aggressive breeds. It wasn't the first time this dog had gone after someone; it could have been so much worse.

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BIGRENTMAN, welcome to this message board. It looks like your replacement surgeries have benefited your fitness levels. Awesome. I’m 63, married with 2 adult daughters and 4 grandchildren ages 1-11. I live in the Columbus Ohio area. This is a great group and we haven’t had a gentleman on here for a while.
Prema, DeMon is showing how desperate he is by his allegations that are not truthful and will show how petty he is. Hang in there.
Kathy, I didn’t realize that you were in a drought situation. Any snow would be helpful. My sister picked up a chicken yesterday that was out in the snow with no signs of life around so she picked the chicken up and brought her home. We’ll see if she can adjust to her new environment.
Ei, stay safe if you go to a Super Bowl Party. I’m staying home and making barbecue boneless pork ribs along with s salad. It’s funny now that my husband has been trying to drop a few pounds, he makes a big salad 🥗 for each of us and we have it 4 or 5 days a week.
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Welcome + Congrats BIGRENTMAN! Amazing loss and lots of hard work to get there I am sure. Keep getting healthy and stay strong.

Pat,
My cake was yummy. Basically I said to make it for the group. They all LOVE IT....
My first idea was the Angel food cake with pineapple....maybe you are familiar with it. But my youngest dd, said Mom, it's your bday.....live a little and have something
fattening....lol.....her spouse and my nieces spouse love this cake and so does my sis.....Mary and I only had a small amount and she took some home for John...the kids do not really like it...funny.....
Hope you had fun with Maya and Maxwell...I know you did.....I am sort of afraid of
pit bull dogs....when our dog was a puppy, the neighbors dd came over (next door to us) to her parents with her Pit Bull.....I had just let my dog out for minutes and normally she runs back in.....however, this dog zipped in and attack our dog....she picked her up and shock her....almost killed her....Got her away just in time and we
had to go the Animal ER clinic right away....Luckily they sewed her up and she did heal....however this trauma really effected her....She used to run and tumble with our friends dog all the time when they came over to play cards with us.....she no longer wanted to do this and wanted to be on my lap......such a Shame....I had to check and make sure that dog had the rabies shot and it did, but it was a scare....

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So glad all your paperwork is in order and the lawyer has what he needs. Sad when you think De MON had to make up stories with all his anger....instead of being honest to get this all settled...Take care and stay strong, hopefully it will end soon. BIG HUGS!!

Kathy,
How awful that the hen was attacked. So sad too. My dd Mary's close friend has two rabbits and two hens in their yard. One rabbit was attacked and did not make it. Their two girls were devastated....My brother lies in Colorado and he is in the mountains. He has one neighbor only.....They had two beautiful llamas.....well, sad to say, a Mountain lion came one night and attacked and ate the one llama.....I could hardly believe it.....I told my brother he better not fall asleep on his patio ever....so scary....He has a dog too and needs to be careful and watching so this does not happen to his pet.....Really scary.....

Super Bowl party today with friends. I am taking bbq meatballs, a cc cookie cake,
and some wine.....Bill and I have gone every year for their party and also ny eve, but was not sure if I would go, this year. Then I did decide to go since he would want me to be happy and be with friends....just so used to always going places like this with him.....but many friends do understand I will have a good time....so I will brave the oold weather and snow and have a good time. Just hoping it does not
Snow too much. If it does I think many will leave early...I enjoy the Funny commercials and some of the half time show.....
Enjoy your Sunday everyone and stay well. Too many are sick....
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Wow, BIGRENTMAN, that's a substantial weight loss. Congratulations!! We're a small group, and it hasn't changed much in years. Welcome.

Prema, not to say I've NEVER had a pity party, but said party never has a good outcome. It's time wasted, never to be recovered. So Bhaskaran is doubling down? Sounds pretty desperate.

There's a limit on the number of chickens the kids can have, but I'm not sure what that number is--maybe 5. They are not that far from downtown Wichita; they did trap a raccoon Friday night. A raccoon was responsible for getting the little chickens they had earlier--able to unlatch the hutch for his dinner. Anyway, Kelley was taking the raccoon to a rural area to release it.

Pat, the northern part of the state is supposed to get some snow today; those of us in the lower part may get some Monday night or Tuesday. We are so dry and fire danger is high, especially with the winds we've had.

Have a great rest of the weekend. Prema, behave yourself!! emoticon

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Prema, at age 60, you can call it whatever you want. At our age the younger generation already thinks that we are crazy and that anything that Anything we say is either to please our own pathetic egos or pure rubbish. We are a breed of dinosaurs 🦖 and can not add any relatable to society.
It’s the complete opposite here. It’s snowing pretty good out there right now and after I finish sparking, I’ll be out there shoveling.
The chicken thing is not allowed in all suburbs. If I picked up a few chickens for my back yard, I would have code enforcement pounding on my door faster than the first chicken could lay an egg.



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Hi Pat. I have now changed "Prema's 60th birthday" to "30th anniversary of Prema's 30th birthday"...
No one is amused. And no one even thinks I am a genius!!! What is this world coming to if people can't even acknowledge creativity at its best!! emoticon

Hi Kathy. Intestinal stuff is always such a painful bother. My poor dear kawan. I know you were out for most of day before yesterday and that Kelley checked on you and it was a short-lived bug....but have you completely recovered yet?
And with that intestinal issue, you still made doll dresses! My dear kawan, have you ever tried....just once....once and only once....to feel sorry for yourself and just whine away. It can be therapeutic! I can see you shaking your head and not agreeing with me at all......sigh!!! I am still the only whiner!!

Hi Ei. One slice only....you have strong willpower, my kawan.

I am ensuring that I cover all bases and possibilities with the lawyers including the worst case scenario with DeMon. I am now getting copies of the marriage certificate and all other stuff across to the lawyers. I have also told the lawyers that since he has accused me of cheating on him and cheating him of his money, then the onus should be on him to prove that I did all that he has accused me of...this will be a very long journey...

By the way, i did not realise that you could raise chickens in American homes even if they were not farms. They are very strict in Malaysia and unless you live in villages where the subsistence is farming, fishing, planting etc, no way can one have chickens. As kids, my Dhivia and Vishal used to get very excited when they saw goats, cows and chickens....

My weather here : HOT, VERY HOT.....we are all dying... emoticon

Have a good Sunday, lovely ladies.

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Short-lived bug--thankfully. I got two doll outfits done; I put the other one aside for now.

Six more weeks of winter or six weeks until spring...that's just how it works! Silly groundhog!!

Pat and Kelley got two new hens. Some predator got to one of their hens last week (Craig was her name) and left her seriously wounded but not dead. Kelley took her to the vet to have her euthanized. (I know...that's just how it works.) Anyway they got two big hens, newly named Oreo and Twix, who are big enough to fend for themselves (we hope). I was just glad the one attacked was not Stella's hen Juicy because Juicy follows Stella around, and it's pretty cute to watch.

I went grocery shopping and, as usual, forgot to put something on the list. Oh, well, I have lots of free time, right?

I hope you all have a great weekend. It's cold here but there's no moisture, and we really need it. Maybe later in the week.

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Kathy, I’m sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Its such a crazy time of year for getting sick. I hope you feel better soon.
Ei, wise of you to break up the cake and only take home one piece. That crazy groundhog giving us 6 more weeks of winter. We have snow in the forecast for Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Enough is enough.
I have Maxwell and Maya for about 4 hours tomorrow.

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Kathy,
So sorry you have had some intestinal problems. Sure hope it went away quickly. It will be so nice for Stella to have new doll clothes. You are very talented with sewing.Have a nice time tonight with your teacher friends. Always good to get together with girl friends. Enjoy! Oh, yes the groundhog did see his shadow, so
6 more weeks of Winter. emoticon Not looking forward to it at all.

Pat,
You are very observant. (-: We do have things in common and that is funny in a way.
The cake was delicious. Only have this once a year if I decide.....It is called
Banana Split dessert.....very GOOD....yummy....We cut up pieces for the men afterward so it was shared and I only brought home one piece....so good, but
lots of calories.....Hope your day is going well.

Prema,
Your former classmates seem to be so happy to get together and that was so nice that you did. Hope all is going well with the proceedings and you are doing ok
with the stress this can cause. hugs and prayers for this and stay Strong.....
Take care. So many people are sick and it is so dangerous. Our news has so many horrible things going on. ugh....I try not to watch it too much..

Enjoy the rest of the day and weekend ladies. Stay warm and well.
Lots of hugs to all, Ei xoxo

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Set out most of yesterday...some intestinal stuff. Kelley called this morning to check on me; she's a good daughter-in- law. It's cooler today, still not bad for this time of year.

I think I'll try to work on doll clothes today. The patterns Teresa bought for Stella are not suitable for her to learn to sew, so I guess I get to do them. Yea!! emoticon

Some teacher friends are getting together later today, and I'll go join them. It really does make me glad I retired. Loved it when I did it though.

Have a great weekend. Hey, did the groundhog see his shadow?

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Hi Pat. That was a very astute observation about Ei that you made. She does have something in common with each one of us and with both of us, birthdays in the same month and celebrated with a huge cake is THE main one.

Hi Ei. That last picture was one of my ex-classmates and myself....all of whom are either about to embark on their 60th birthday or 61st birthday. We still feel 18 like we did many years ago....but our identity cards say something else!!

Kathy and Ei, do keep us posted about the pain in the shoulder/arm. Hope your weekend stays enjoyable and minus too much pain.

Have a good one, my dear kawan-kawan. Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Ei, that’s birthday cake was huge. I hope it was your favorite flavor as it looks like there may be some leftovers. I’m glad you had a great celebration and I’ll drink a toast to you and Prema this weekend.
You seem to have something different in common with each one of us granny patrollers. You and I live in Ohio, you and Kathy both have shoulder problems and you and Prema were both born in January.
You were lucky to see the eclipse. We were completely socked in by clouds.
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So sorry to hear about the chest pain Melanie had. So glad she is ok, such a scare. No matter how olds our kids get we worry about them. We try to help but they do
what they think and sometimes it can just get worse....She probably needs to slow down, just like my oldest dd.....too much running here there and everywhere with the kids, etc. I did see the eclipse and it was really beautiful!

Prema,
Glad you met with your gal friends from when you worked. Look like such a nice bunch of friends. Great day for you again and many parties shows how much you are loved. (-:

Kathy,
It does look like we have the same pain in our arm/shoulder. I hope you can get
some relief. I am not sure what the dr will say on Monday and also pt, but hoping is is not too much bad news....getting tired of this.....want to get back to my life...oh well....have a nice day and take care. I am curious what your dr will tell you about this pain when you go.

Had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Also last weekend met with two different gals on Fri and Sat....today, meeting 3 other gals, we usually do this with each other for our b-days....so I am blessed.
Have a nice day all. Love and hugs, Ei

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Prema, our skies were cloudy and we were too far east to have a good view of the eclipse. Oh well, maybe I’ll catch the next one in 2038.
You are right about the girls, we are too big old to do anything about it but never too old to care. I hope this scared her enough to result in a change.
Hi Kathy and Ei.
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Hi Pat. I totally agree with you. It's hard to drum any sense in these kids. I have told Dhivia that unless her health is good, she will never be able to enjoy anything at all and that the choice was hers to make. I reminded her that at 60, I only have enough energy to take care of me....and it would be too much to expect me to take care of someone else as well in the process!!

Hi Kathy. So your conjunctivitis has removed itself from your life but not the painful shoulder. Please keep us posted, my dear kawan.
Not sure if I will ever be a permanent party animal but my friends seem to like reminding me that I am now officially in the 60s club. And yes, I loved the figurine of me. We have another holiday today and two of my girlfriends took me out for lunch. It was fun. There's something about being with your gal pals that makes a day so energising.

I had every intention to watch the eclipse but an overcast sky and very sleepy eyes...and I knocked off. My pals in Singapore and in East Malaysia had a very amazing view. I just saw a very BEEEG moon this morning when I was running. So pretty.....

Hi Ei. Hope you had a good day and also had a chance to catch the eclipse.

Have a good one today, my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Gee, Ei, your shoulder sounds a lot like mine. Before my cruise, it was so painful I struggled to pull up my pants and fasten my bra. I went for PT, and that helped some, but it is still painful. I'll see my doctor later this month; hopefully, there's something else that can be done.

Stella and the dentist. Well , she totally freaked out last time and she had to be rescheduled. She went Monday and they gave her gas instead of an injection. She did better.

Prema, you've turned into a party animal! emoticon emoticon emoticon That cake--the tall one--looks amazing. Friends and families are the best!!

I just watched the moon disappear. Yea, eclipse.

Have a good one, my friends.

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Prema, what are we going to do with these girls? Don't they realize that their health is the most important thing that they have and must preserve. The longer they put it off, the worse off they will be when and if they make it to our age.

Kathy and Ei, wishing you a day filled with sunshine and happiness.

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Hi Pat. I had one more lunch today with 3 of my ex-classmates from school.

You are such an exemplary mum, my kawan. Clearing the sideways, porch and driveway before Michelle gets to your place....the part about Melanie is a little scary. This girl is not enjoying great health and neither is her daughter. Someone has to talk to her.
I had a long discourse with Dhivia on her health issues. She suffered a bad attack of the flu but she allowed it to take over completely to the point where she suffered a bad attack of UTI and had to undergo another 10 days of antibiotics. She had to undergo a kidney scan just to ensure that all was okay with her. I had to remind her that she was the sort of person who would slip back into bad habits once she recovered....and so, the situation was just going to repeat itself over and over again. These kids....

Have a good one, my dear kawan.

You too, Kathy and Ei.

Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, a new name for you. Party girl Prema. It’s great that you have such good family and friends. Bless you.

Ei, sorry to hear about your rotator cuff. Take care. We did get snow last night. Not much but I like to get out and clear off the sidewalks, driveway and porch before Michelle drops off Davis.

Yesterday Melanie had chest pains at work. Her bosses wanted her to go to the ER to check it out. After hemming and hawing for about 4 hours, she decided to let me take her. Fortunately it was not a heart attack and hopefully it was a wake up call to take better care of herself.

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The cake from my office team and the last picture is one of the office team and their families.


A second party for me by my son's friends....


A third party from my wonderful neighbour and her kids. Her hubby took the picture...


Final dinner from my god-daughter (the one carrying the baby)

It was one of the busiest weekends ever....and friends who know me well enough to know that I can only attend 1 party at any one time, are in total shock over my sudden progress to a big-time party girl!!!

Pat, you are right. My 60s is starting with a big bang....a NICE BEEEEEG BANG!

Ei, she may have said rotator cuff tendinitis. They also call it impingement syndrome and it's one of those things that inadvertently happen to most people as they get older. And causes very painful shoulder movements. My friend Betty Young suffered from it for quite a while as did my mum. This one does take time to recover....oh dear!
I would have sung to you...but I keep getting reminded that I am one of those whose friends pay her good money to NOT do karaoke!! So I am lip-syncing the words to you.... emoticon

Have a good one today, my dear kawan-kawan. Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

PS...just realised that the last picture is sideways....sorry!!


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Prema,
So glad you had a Happy Birthday and lots of fun. Sounds like many parties for a special lovely lady. You deserve it. I will have to look for your cake posting....must be on facebook... emoticon
My doctor seems to think my arm and shoulder pain may be, rotator cuff...she also said tendonitis.....I go on Feb. 5 to the ortho dr and pt again to see what they have to say...meantime, trying to do light exercise, but sure wish I could do my reg. routine....patience is a virtue, they say.....time and healing....thanks for asking....

Pat,
Do you have snow yet? Been snowing here all afternoon and has gotten slippery and really windy out. Hoping it melts tomorrow. Hope the kids are doing well. emoticon

Kathy,
Well I cannot believe it but, I will turn 75 on Wed. the 31st....So hard for me to
believe. I do not know where the time has gone, while I was having fun. I just
have to say it is only a number and I am Young at Heart.....always... emoticon Thanks for singing so pretty to us....lol....and the happy b-day wishes....

Enjoy the evening ladies. Going to read a bit and relax. emoticon
BIG hugs to all of you dear friends, emoticon
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Kathy, my grandkids do not mind going to the dentist at all. That’s good and the sealants that they put on the kids permanent teeth is a lifesaver. My kids had them at a young age and they have proved to be helpful.
Prema, I love the cake. Such detail and a fun cake. You are starting out your 60’s with a big bang. I’m sure with the divorce moving forward, your good health and having your two feet on the ground (literally), your 60’s will be a breeze.
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Pat, I love that description of me having rubber bands around my ankle!! I can visualise this especially the part where i will be screaming my lungs out! My team is working full on for the next two months and no one will be taking time off until the first approval has been obtained! So no chance for any bungee jumping for a while! emoticon

Kathy, how is Stella when it comes to dentists? Cool as a cucumber or as dramatic as my Dhivia, the Indian queen of drama??

I have been big on parties. Attending one part over any weekend or hosting one function is a lot for me! This weekend, there were 5 functions - a birthday high tea from my office mates followed by a dinner on Saturday night. The next day, Sunday, there was a lunch followed by my neighbour and her family coming over for tea with a cake and flowers and ending off with a dinner treat from my god-daughter. Amazing....at 60, I finally experienced what it was like to be a full-fledged party gal!! Will post the pictures soon....

Have a great start to the week, Kathy, Pat and Ei.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Nolan's asleep. Pat and Stella both have dental appointments at 7:45 in the morning, so my boy is spending the night. I think we'll be meeting Brenda and Wyatt for breakfast in the morning.

I love Pat's depiction of bungee jumping, especially the rubber bands! emoticon

I'm anxious to see the cake.

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Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈 to my dear friend, Prema. I’m so happy to hear that you will not be jumping off a platform with rubber bands around your ankles. At least not this month.
I hope you have a great day.

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Hello....my wonderful kawan kawan.
You ladies have the memory of an elephant. Yes, the bungee jumping was supposed to be at this January on my birthday but fate intervened....to my utter happiness.
In early December, a project landed in my boss's lap and after almost 2 months of due diligence, it looks like the project will be taking off so there's very little time until mid-May for us to get this completely off the ground, so bungee jumping postponed till after July. emoticon emoticon emoticon
(A beeeeg smile for each one of you from me)

Ei, I agree with you about driving out to a gym and honestly, when the weather gets bad, there is less of a desire to drive out to exercise. So when my house was being built, I made sure we built a gym here. And so, Moskito has been coming to my house for the last 4 plus years to train me. And he now comes 5 days a week to the house, 3 days for me and 2 days for Vishal.
Pat, I think it's now automatic for him to just drive to my house. He's become a part of the household and even my neighbor will be using my house gym to do PT with Lai twice a week, starting next week.

Kathy, I can hear you sing for me. And I hope you can see me smile. I will be uploading the picture of the birthday cake that my office team and their family members gave me. You will have a good laugh!!!

Have a great Sunday, lovely ladies. My dear, dear friends.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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