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1/29/15 12:56 P

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We had freezing rain this morning. It was a challenge to get to the bus stop. Donovan fell twice. I made him walk in the snow so that he had traction. The bus driver pulled up in a snowy spot so that the kids did not have to board on a slippery driveway. One parent helped them get on.

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It was another fine day here in Kansas, and Nolan and I went out for a walk again. He made me laugh with his white-knuckle grip on the sides of the stroller--like I was going fast!! The cool down starts tomorrow, with the possibility of snow on Saturday.

Pat has caught the stomach bug that Nolan and Kelley have been through, plus he also has developed a rash on his legs. My bronchitis is still clearing--it's been a while since I really felt the mucous was being eliminated.

Rob has a test tho take and a physical to pass and then it looks like he'll be taken into the Air Force Reserves. His test is on Friday, and I'm guessing his physical will take place early next week--since he turns 40 on the 8th, and that would make him ineligible.

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Prema, have a great dinner for your birthday. Maybe one day we can celebrate your birthday here in the states. Big hugs! Pat



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1/28/15 5:49 A

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Kathy, we have a really good plot going here. We should Justin's mum and Kelley's mum in a room with Mother Theresa (when she was still alive) and I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall, eavesdropping in on the conversation and then reporting back to you....As for your Rob and my Dhivia, we will need to have 2 episodes on each of them...and the audience will still be left mystified!!

Pat, I seriously cannot imagine how one can entertain a child confined to the house. This one challenge will probably blow the minds of both Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Thank you my dear kawan-kawan for the wishes. Having dinner with the family later and tomorrow I am off to Singapore for the day. And, before I sign off, I must give my biggest hugs today to my 2 lovely friends across the miles who always, always, always, bring a smile to my face and make my day....

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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1/27/15 12:38 P

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Prema, happy birthday a day early. By the time you read this, it will probably be your birthday. emoticon emoticon Enjoy your kettle bells. I'm sure that young man thought he was doing you a favor.

Kathy, I am so jealous of your nice warm temps. I would not venture out today with Davis with the high only 24 and the low of 9. Windchills even lower.

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1/27/15 9:08 A

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Don't forget to include my son the artist who is attempting to get into the Air Force Reserves prior to his 40th birthday (arriving on Feb. 8). Without the support of his partner Justin, he would probably be living on the streets. Bless his heart, Justin (15 years Rob's junior) has been the strong one in that relationship. I seriously don't know what Rob would be doing without him. Justin's mom? There's a real study!!

Prema, you're probably headed to bed about now and will be waking to your birthday, so blessings, my dear friend, as we celebrate the gift you are to us and this world!🎉🎊🎂🎶😆 emoticon emoticon

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1/27/15 4:35 A

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I knew I had very smart girlfriends...

The plot is getting better. Throw in some dysfunctional stuff as you suggested, Kathy, A daughter from one of the key actors with a loser boyfriend whom the other two are plotting to drive back and forth over him until he becomes part of the road. A daughter from another key actor who keeps attracting loser boyfriends and a son from one more actor who just cannot leave his mum's side ever. Then there is the m-i-l from hell who for more than 30 years still creates tsunamis in every household especially in that of the third actor who admittedly can run circles around the other 2 actors cos she is younger and does not have to use much energy as she only has imaginary grandkids!! Throw in one mad gassy dog (mine - he farts all the time like on old geezer!) and we have a show befitting prime time television!

My birthday is tomorrow (28th January) and my trainer gave me my presents today - a kettlebell weighing 10 kg and another weighing 12 kg. I had my mouth open in total utter shock and he could not believe that I was not over-joyed about the gifts. I have to forgive him...he is 29 years old only and part of his brain is still in his backside. It might all travel into his head by the time he is 35 years old...one can hope. Who in her right mind will ever get excited by kettlebells!!!!!

Pat, you have burnt off more calories than anyone did by shoveling snow for 1.5 hours. Please have a emoticon on me. Maybe two. I would have died at the 30-minute mark. So go figure, in real life, who will be running circles around whom?? Kathy, first it was the young man, then it was the young man's dad and now it's the young man's mum who has fallen ill and dear Superwoman to the rescue...so guess who will be the second person running rings around me!!!!

Have a good day my dear kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

Hi JOAN860. Welcome. Good luck with the storm belt tomorrow!



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That was a fun post, I did laugh out loud! Very funny! Lucky weather you have there...we are in the snow storm belt! Can't wait to see what we have in store for us tomorrow. 20-30"



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Hit 74--Nolan and I went out for a walk.



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I'm reluctant to tell you that we're supposed to hit 67 degrees today. Nolan is asleep; Kelley is home sick. Pat called this morning to see if I could pick up Nolan; that was only a problem because school buses were out which means unplanned stops along the way.

I've got a spaghetti squash in the oven and some chicken thighs thawing in the refrigerator. I may try to fix a casserole for Pat to take home for their supper.

Have I mentioned Coach Belichick's latest news conference? I guess in his thoughts that the drop in atmospheric pressure was responsible for the deflated footballs, he failed to think that drop (if indeed it could cause the loss of pressure in the footballs) would also affect the footballs on the other side of the football field. I was pretty amused by the skit on SNL--morphed into a scene from "A Few Good Men" with an equipment manager doing the "You can't handle the truth!" and ultimately admitting that he did what he was ordered to do.

Have a good one.

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1/26/15 11:42 A

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Kathy and Prema, sounds like a good show. The drama could come from our kids and the comedy from the matriarchs doing things meant for people much younger. Throw in the grandkids and we have a hit.

I shoveled 5 inches of snow this morning. It took 1.5 hours to complete. I stopped at just my driveway this time as I was working up a sweat and did not want to be out in sub freezing weather and sweating. The east will be getting a huge storm tonight. May up to 2.5 feet. Yikes! Glad it's not me.

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1/26/15 10:29 A

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In this wonderful new sit-com, you left out the fact that you are actually running circles around everyone!! ( Well, maybe not actual circles.)

Throw into the mix a bit of dysfunction, at least from this corner. Grandkids aren't the only ones who figure into the hilarity--the kids came first and they're still hanging around.🙏
I think your mother-in-law might add a touch of realism to.

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Do you both recall this old program on TV called "The Golden Girls"?

Well the 21st version stars (a)Pat, a grandmother of 2 who does zumba, yard work, plays 8 hours with her grandkids without breaking a sweat; (b)Kathy, also a grandmother of 2, who moves tree trunks and heavy furniture on a regular basis, teaches and looks after sick grandkids for 5 hours straight, also without breaking a sweat; and supported by Prema, who imagines she has 8 grandchildren but has none, and begs her daughter every other day to get married and have kids..also without breaking a sweat!!!!

Now, if that isn't a formula for an award-winning TV program, then I do not know what else will even come close!!!!

Ran today...great run even though I made a wrong turn...after all these years...and had to run back out and continue with the usual route. The weather is getting very hot these days and according to our weather forecast, we will be facing the hottest Chinese Lunar Year in a long, long time. Chinese New Year celebrations will be around mid-February this year and I cannot imagine it getting hotter than now. Will be very very happy if I could send some heat your way, my kawan-kawan!!

Have a great start to the week...hopefully the weather will get kinder to both of you as the week draws to another close....

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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It could be hilarious.



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Hey, they could call it "Granny Nannies".😇



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Prema, a comedy in the making. American Grannies and their grandkids. It would probably win several awards. LOL

The snow has started and should continue through tomorrow am. We are currently under a winter weather advisory. The have changed the snow totals to 5 inches. Tomorrow may be a day off for me.

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Hi Pat. You and your D1, and D2 - we could probably make a movie starring the 3 of you and not too far from you, there will be another movie with another grandmother, starring K, S and N. I could watch these movies for hours,,,a baby struggling to remove cards from his diapers and in another, a grandmother who gets thrown out of her bed by a small being who sleeps across the bed...it's stuff for the Oscars!!!

And I know Kathy that you are a teacher...but to be able to teach a child to play "Hot Cross Buns" from a free lesson...makes you a very special teacher indeed!!!

I agree with both of you about politicians. When a new person comes in as head of state, one always hopes that he can come in and continue implementing the stuff of the past and start new ones...all for the good of the common people and the taxpayers. However, when a head of state has to clean up and has groups placing greater importance on personal agenda, then something has to give. We suffer. For me, my country has achieved independence for 58 years. Only 58 years. And in that time, we have been able to regress so badly that we now need campaigns to get us to stay united instead of being divided along racial lines. Maybe it's age...but I now look at leaders with more skepticism than with faith...although they say, hope is always the last to die, our Malaysian leaders have the expertise to ensure that this one quality leaves all of us first!

Had a great walk today. Decided to walk instead of running. Hope the weather clears up for both of you to enable you get back into your swing again.

Have a great Sunday, my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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If be happy to share, but it will leave if I just send it. That would make me so sad.😢



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Kathy, you want to send some of that warm weather here? They say we could get up to 4 inches of snow tomorrow. Bummer. I think some of the problems with this country is the entitlement many people feel. They don' think they should have to work and that the rich and middle classes should support their drug, alcohol and illegal activities. Burns my butt. (Now that's not a pretty picture.) LOL

We went to a basketball game. The game was tied at 61 with 3.2 seconds, and our team scored a dunk with .1 seconds left. A bright star on a cloudy day.

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As much as I don't think Obama was/is qualified for the job, I also believe the Republicans ought to get their collective hand out of the banking industry's pocket. I also believe they should remember who their electorate is. I'm not sure the middle class will ever get any relief because coming down on the rich would hit all of them in the pocketbook!! I also believe a bill should be about one thing and only one thing--no tacking on "incidentals" to sneak in pet projects.

What a relief that was!!

Stella's watching a movie on Netflix. That girl sleeps sideways in the bed--not too conducive for sleep on my part; she also throws covers!! Oh, to be young and warm blooded!

Not much on tap for today except completing my reading for Sunday School class. It's supposed too be warm again.

Deflate-Gate is sure detracting from the Super Bowl. No respect for cheaters--no matter who actually did the deed.



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Prema, the Obamas, you either love them or hate them, at least him. She is an advocate for children's health. For that I give her credit. Him not so much. Today he was criticized for posing for selfies with a bunch of you tube folks. Not what I would look up to for a leader. I hope your first couple gets what is coming to them.

Kathy, you have that teacher quality in you that is beneficial to your grandkids. Patience is also needed working with kids. Such fun.

Today I had Davis for 11 hours and Donovan for 4 hours. We started playing so many made up games and we were all rolling on the floor laughing. Our favorite was 52 card pick up with a twist. We were dumping the cards out of a pail and down each others shirts and pants. Davis had several caught up in his diaper. He was running around in circles trying to get them out.

Love you both too,
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Thank you, my friends for always being here for me. It is such a comfort. We will warm up again today after a few cool days. I may go out in the yard; the fresh air may be good for me.

I have some cleaning to do today, nothing too stressful though.

I bought Stella a sewing kit for Christmas; it has supplies and several projects to do. We completed the first project yesterday, a pouch to hold some of the sewing supplies. She's very tentative with the needle, afraid of poking me. I was never a fan of thimbles, so it's hard for me to promote them. I also found some free piano lessons online and sat her down at the piano for #1 after lunch. She played "Hot Cross Buns" for her daddy when he came for her.

Love you both.
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Oh Kathy...from the older one to the younger one...I hope Nolan recovers by this weekend. Poor him and poor you...a sick baby is one of the greatest challenges in life. I have seen many an adult forge ahead in a company revolt and collapse in a heap in the presence of a sick child.

Pat, I am glad that you are not a Malaysian...you would hate my Prime Minister and his wife more than anyone I know....there are people who are actively trying to remove them as our first couple...time will tell!

Have a good weekend, my kawan-kawan!!!

Beeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, I hope he gets better soon. It's hard having a sick baby.

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I think so because he wanted to spend more time in my lap. Also, his eating was off.

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Kathy, did Nolan sleep so long because he was not feeling well?

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Prema, my lungs are clearing, but the Prednisone has caused an increase in my weight, and that is frustrating!! I know it's listed as a side-effect; I guess I hoped I would be the exception.

I'm not using anyone for the yoga but a book I had used previously. I bought a new book when I couldn't find my old one. It will reappear, I'm sure; however it is held together with metal rings because I used the book a LOT.

Nolan slept over five hours total yesterday.

Have a good day, kawan-kawan.



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Prema, I could not bring myself to watch the State of the Union address. Obama makes me sick.

Have a good day everyone.

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Kathy...insane...you could do splits in your 40s....I have never ever been able to do splits. And like Pat, no cartwheels, no handstands, nothing. It didn't help that I weighed more at the age of 10 than I do now!!! And of course you can do yoga. Let's just wait for all the bronchitis to clear completely...and then, my kawan...you go show de instructor just how much you can do!!!Tell me please that you are at the very last stages of your bronchitis and that you will get better by this weekend???

Pat, I have never ever interviewed or met up with a candidate as interesting as yours. I have had more than my share of boring, very boring candidates but that's it. In this day and time, and especially after Ferguson etc etc, I suppose everyone will be saying the same thing to the cops in case someone gets trigger-happy.

I watched a recording of Obama's State of the Union address last night on Malaysian TV and as much as I disagree with him on many issues, I have to say this - he did a much, much, much better job than our Prime Minister whose only task was to speak to the nation about a revision in our budget due to the downward spiraling of oil prices and the worst exchange rate in 6 years to the US currency. To say that my Prime Minister was disappointing, is putting it mildly...he was sooooo unprepared!!

Anyway, hope the weather shows signs of clearing up in your part of the world. Take care my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, so much for judging a book by it's cover. This young woman may have thought that she was interviewing with a man and that the outfit would give her an advantage. You remind me of my most unusual interview. The women (maybe in her early 50's) said that she would open her briefcase slowly, so that I would not think that she had a gun in her bag. I had not thought that at all until she mentioned it. She says that's what she always tells the police when she is getting her registration out of her glove box. Oh my! I did not hire her and she called me to ask if it was because of her typing test. Geesh.

Kathy, flexibility has never been my strong point. Never did the splits, cartwheels or handstands. I broke my left wrist in 4th grade, and after that, I could not even do a summersault, except in the pool.

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I have always been pretty flexible...even when I was heavier. I was never the cheerleader type (couldn't jump), but, into my late 40's, I could still do the splits. Even at my heaviest I could place my hands flat on the floor without bending my knees. The deep breaths, with my current bronchitis, are difficult. I'll get better though.

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Hi ladies I was in Singapore yesterday on work. And I was reminded about an old lesson I was taught when I was young that I had forgotten. After my first meeting ended with this lady who was obviously not the right person to talk to us, the lady for the second meeting came in and she was dressed more for a party than for work...and I swore that I was going to have to chew a second person out. She amazed me with her quick responses and there was enough evidence to suggest that she had done all her homework. I had to remind myself not to judge a book by its covers...this lady made the entire trip worthwhile...

Pat, you could have hurt yourself. I am sorry that your 35+ year glassware shattered...but I honestly saw God dressed in SuperWoman outfit, fending off all that glassware from you. One of the old tricks I learnt was to place a wet newspaper (it has to be a few sheets thick) on the floor and this will pick up all shreds that may not have been picked up by the vacuum cleaner. And I cannot believe that a zumba expert can falter in yoga...you did not have a good instructor...that's what it was!

Kathy, so here's the billion dollar question for you...have the grandkids and fall into bed exhausted or have a day off and miss the grandkids...this is a toughie. Even I can't answer this and I do not have grandkids!!! And my dear kawan, please do the breathing exercises and standing/bending poses for yoga and give the lotus position a miss. When one goes to a Hindu temple to pray, one sits on the floor, usually in a lotus position. Nowadays, many of the youngsters are working and so the daily patrons to a temple are usually the older ones...most of whom struggle to sit on the floor to pray. So in many temples, they now have a long bench at the back or some chairs for these oldies (and me too, in the future) to have their usual chat with God. As I have been exercising for years and I now have Hitler junior as my trainer, I can still manage the lotus position...but the day will come when my body says "no way" and at that time, even Hitler junior will have to succumb to defeat!!!

Take care, my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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atleast your spirit will be nourished...enjoy

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Kathy, I tried yoga once, thankfully the lights were dim and I was in the back of the room. Totally embarrassing. I never tried again. Good luck in your attempts at flexibility. Today I was taking a bowl out of the cupboard when a whole pile came down, breaking 2. Shattered glass everywhere. I'm still trying to vacuum it up. It was Correllware, which is not supposed to break, ever, but I have had them for 35+ *years.

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I have Bible study this evening but that's all I HAVE to do today. There's plenty to do around the house.

I've been trying to do some yoga lately to improve my flexibility. I don't think the Lotus position is ever going to work with my new knees. I can do what I can do.

I'm missing the grandkids.

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Kathy, no, I don't skate. I could never get my balance, and being on the rink with a couple of hundred kids is not my idea of fun. Nobody got to skate though, the number of people that showed up for the first skate was overwhelming and people, including us were turned away. I guess with the MLK holiday, everyone was looking for something to do.

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It's been in the 60's for three days now, atypical for January.

The sample inhaler the doctor gave me yesterday seems to be helping with breaking up the congestion.

Pat is better. Bank holiday today, so he kept both kids. I did basically nothing, and it feels (notice present tense) pretty darn good.

Glad to hear about your dinner, Prema.

Pat, so you ice skate?

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Prema, it's right at the freezing point right now. It's going to be above normal today. We are planning a family outing to a skating rink. They have one set up downtown as part of a celebration of the National Hockey League. They are playing their all-star game here on Sunday. My daughter and the boys will be going too. Prema, you will always be welcome at my house.

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Kathy, this bronchitis attack is recurrence, isn't it? And very soon after the last one. Exactly how bad is the weather, ladies, in your neck of the woods? It must be freezing cold for you over there and many afternoons in my part of the world, one feels like one is in a Malaysian oven, baking away!!!

Glad that Pat is recovering and Rob is back...which, hopefully means, that you are finally getting the rest you deserve. Here's to a speedy recovery, my kawan.

Pat, my friends who came over for dinner yesterday, were truly amazed. One of them remarked that my situation was akin to the pen pals of the old days except that, in this day and time, it seems more like electronic pen pals...the lady with cancer asked me when I was planning to go to America to see both of you or organise a trip for both of you to come down to Malaysia...it may just happen sooner rather than later!!!

Hope the two of you have a good start to the coming week!!

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, sorry to hear that you are not feeling well my kawan. Hopefully you can get into the doctor and get it looked at.

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Pay is not 100% yet, but he is much improved.

On the other hand, I have bronchitis again. It was very sudden this time, and I just got back from picking up the prescriptions. Good thing is that my appetite is gone.

Prema, I'm sure your dinner was fabulous!!

My friend Marcia is set to have her reconstructive surgery on the 5th. She's having some issues with lymphedema. She's a math teacher and writing on the chalkboard has caused her pain.

I got a message on Facebook from Rob; they're home from the cruise. I'm going to lie down . Peace to my kawan-kawan.

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Prema, it is hard to believe that three people who are so close can be so far apart. Although there are many, many miles between the three of us, re are really not that far away. I feel that the two of you are as close to me as my neighbor friends. Enjoy your dinner with your friends, and maybe you can drop the truth that the two of your lady friends are in the U.S.

Kathy, is Pat feeling better? I hope so.

Have a great week. No boys tomorrow due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow.

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Hi my kawan-kawan.

In a couple of hours, the ladies who worked with me in taking care of my old friend, the late Pastor Peter Young, will be coming over for dinner. One of the ladies will be heading for radiation (she just completed 6 cycles of chemotherapy) and she wanted to meet up before starting the next round. They know that I have 2 very good friends called Kathy and Pat, whom they have not met....they do not know as yet, that I have also not met Kathy and Pat who are sooooo connected to me and my life that the phrase "God moves in mysterious ways" does not even cut it.

Of all things today,the guys who came over to fix my chiller, tell me that the problem is far more serious and I may have to be without the chiller for the next 3 weeks. In Malaysia, we have to put everything in the refrigerator - I have 2 large ones - and a chiller for leftover food. Because of the humidity, we can't leave anything outside. Oh well, I will think of something...my mum is also coming over for dinner, so this should be fun!!!

Have a great Sunday, ladies. I hope this coming week sees your Pat recovering completely, Kathy and snow retreating from both your walkways....although I am told by my friends who live in various parts of America that there is a very slim possibility of this happening!!!

To both my "sharers", beeeeeeg hugs from your kawan, Prema

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Kathy and Prema , it is my privilege to have two people in my life that I can share the good and bad with. Someday, when we meet, it will be the best day every. Hugs, Pat



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What is that--what doesn't kill you makes you stronger? My mom had a "funny" uncle who bothered her; she told, but my grandfather, a minister, would not confront his brother-in-law. (Don't make waves theory, I guess.) I was probably 10 when my mom approached her uncle at a family reunion and, not in a low voice, told him,"If you ever touch one of my girls, I'll kill you!"

Sometimes it's hard to know why things happen. All I know is that, when my son came to me, I never doubted what he told me. For that, I will always be grateful.

My heart glows with warmth knowing how we've grown our friendship. My best friend Beverly knew everything and, from the sound of my voice, knew when something was wrong. I miss that since her death five years ago but I've found the two of you! God is sooo good!!

Blessed day to you both.

Kathy


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Prema, I thank you for the kind words. You and Kathy have filled my heart with happiness and I am glad that you are my friends. emoticon

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I am sitting here at my table, trying very hard not to cry for both of you. My dear dear dear friends...

I cannot imagine how the both of you went through all that you did...at such a young age. With Bill Cosby, the women were all of consenting age. Both of you were children...just kids...dear God, and to have all of this happen with people who are stepfathers and uncles...I marvel even more than before, the ability that both of you have in loving, continuing to love, and continuing with your faith. That just spells an inner strength that you have which is more than most and more than anyone I know.

For the last few years, my kids have always said that the quality they admired most in me was my strength. My strength pales in comparison to both of yours. I will be eternally grateful to God for having granted you the strength that you both have acquired in abundance over the years. And Donovan, Davis, Stella and Nolan are the beneficiaries of that strength which will stand them in good stead when they are adults.

I read somewhere that all of us have a choice between getting up and moving forward OR falling down and staying dejected, whenever we are faced with tragedy. The ones who opt for the former are the ones apparently, who made the most use of the windows that opened even as the doors closed. Kathy and Pat, you made the most use of a few cracks that appeared in the walls.....

With my hand over my heart, I bow to both of you ladies. I am so very proud to call you my kawan-kawan. The day will come when I will be able to fly over to give you both a hug myself.

It's such a privilege to be your kawan.... Prema

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Prema, I hope you are back to your daily routine soon.

Kathy, that is such a sad story, but one that has been repeated many times. The molested are a prisoner in their own minds and I am glad you sought therapy. I'm sorry to hear it happened to your son too. I am a member of that club too. At 13 I was dragged into the woods by my boyfriend. At the time I knew nothing about rape, but knew about having sex at that age was wrong. Other kids were in the woods at the same time and my boyfriend put his hand over my mouth, so that I would not yell when he took my virginity. My stepfather tried to get me and I sister to touch his body parts too. One day my oldest brother went into my bedroom and found my sister with my stepfather and chased him out of the house. My mother never did anything about it, and is still married to him. I, like you locked it away in my mind and think of it rarely, but I am damned sure going to do a joyful dance when he is deceased. I have never shared that story with my husband in order to keep the peace in my family. I have never been to therapy.

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Prema, you're right about Pat being in his second week. Kelley and the kids stayed with her parents again last night, but Kelley told me that he's much better. Great news!!

About the staying silent thing...trusting my kawan-kawan. About the time I started school, I was molested by two of my dad's younger brothers. Initially, my silence came from fear of not being believed; as time passed, I successfully filed it in a drawer in my brain that took it from my consciousness. It remained untouched, not even a memory, until Rob was molested by a priest when he was 11. Amid my efforts to make sure he would be okay, everything came flooding back--I was 41!! At that point, I found a counselor. Everything else got in the way, and it actually took me a couple of months to even share with the counselor, even though it's the reason I sought him out. Luckily, one of my uncles committed suicide (that sounds awful, I know), and I shared his death at a counseling session. The counselor asked how I felt about that; my reply (need I say, quite unexpected?), " I'm glad the SOB is dead!" Everything broke loose. I never was one for profanity, but that day it just came spewing out. My parents, my siblings still know nothing about it. My husband, even about Rob's molestation, just didn't care, couldn't think it was important. I'm sure my silence came with a price. My other uncle is dead now, but not before he molested step-daughters and spent time in a mental institution. He was truly a pervert. I understand the silence, but I also understand it's about denial and self-preservation.

Guess that's plenty for now.

Love to both of you!
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Hi my kawan-kawan. feeling a lot better today. Now there's just the cold o get rid of. Paracetamol is a type of mild aspirin. In some countries, it's called panadol. The only real issue is that I am allergic to antibiotics of any and every kind...so that's a bit of a bummer!!

Kathy, hasn't Pat been unwell for a tad too long. Unless I am mistaken, is he not into the 2nd week of illness? This is taking too long, especially for one his age. Do you think he needs to undergo a full physical examination? Poor Kelley...one older male sick and staying awake, and young toddler under 5 waking up and walking around!!! Life is challenging!!!

Pat, you are very good in following the age-old advice: innocent until proven guilty. I just cannot understand the reasons for these women to stay silent up to this point in time. It's not like they were held at gunpoint!!! Anyway, let's wait and see what happens next...

Did not jog this morning even though it was really lovely. Decided to wait until I recovered and that will probably be tomorrow...or so!!

Take care my kawan-kawan.


beeeeeeg hugs, prema

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Prema, sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I hope you start to get better soon. I did not know that you could not take medicine, and like Kathy, I have never heard of paracetamol. I'm glad that your meeting went well and that you were able to make the guy laugh.

Kathy, sorry to hear that your son is still ill. I hope the new meds help.

Bill Cosby did a lot of good things in his past. If his accusers are telling the truth, then he deserves what comes to him. I prefer to give him his day in court before accepting that he is guilty.

The home team, The Ohio State Buckeyes won the National Championship game on Monday. Tuesday's paper is already a collectors item, with the $1.00 stand rate already selling for $15.00. I gave our home delivered paper to my daughter for the boys to keep.

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I swept the snow from the driveway before Kelley brought Nolan this morning. She and the kids spent the night at her mom's. Pat's coughing wakes Nolan, and he wanders around in the house when he can't sleep, so none of them really sleep well. He came home from work yesterday and then paid another visit to the doctor--new antibiotic, Prednisone, and cough medicine. Please pray that he's able to move quickly beyond this illness.

Nolan's already down for a nap--1 1/2 hours already.

We may get another light dusting of snow but it's not supposed to be anything more than that.

Prema, I'm glad the meeting went well but sorry you're not feeling well.I'm not familiar with paracetamol.

I get what you're saying about Bill Cosby. He's often put forth a good face to those of his race who would use discrimination as an excuse for just about everything. He was a strong voice against Ebonics when people were pushing to make it acceptable. I guess we are all a mixed bag--some worse than others.

Nolan's waking.

Love you gals!
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Good news - i stayed awake. The guy was slow and boring but definitely very informative. made him laugh at some parts of the discussion. Results were good. And none of the MCP behavior showed!!!

Bad news - I am down with a cold and slight flu...but still under control and managed to do light exercises today. Only problem is that I cannot take medication even paracetamol so, that's a bit of a bummer!!

I was watching an old re-run of MASH this morning when I was exercising. I used to enjoy the 30 minutes episodes every time and it was so nostalgic to catch up with this show. Another one of my favorites was the Cosby Show but hey...after all the hullabaloo about Bill Cosby...I find it hard to watch this again...

Have a great Wednesday my kawan-kawan. Hope the weather turns out a little more kindly towards you and yours.

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema


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Kathy, so far, so good. Bucks up by 7 in the second quarter. I'm sorry to hear that your son is still sick, but had to go to work.

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Bucks vs.ducks, huh?

Pat went to work today, but he looked pretty awful when he came to pick up Nolan.

I'm planning on going to Colorado again in March. I need to go to the grocery store, but I think wait until morning. Our gas went from $1.69 to $1.85 overnight. I have almost a full tank, so I'm not all that concerned now. I filled up for just over $21.00 last week.

Have a great evening.

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Prema, way to let those guys have it. Yes, I have run into MCPs that did not like being under my supervision/management. They are still hard working, while I saved and planned and was able to retire at 56.

Kathy, I hope your weather clears, we had ice this morning and I skipped zumba because I did not want to slide around on the driveway or rec center parking lot.

Tonight's the big championship game, Ohio State vs Oregon. Go Bucks!

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I knew it! I knew it! My kawan-kawan both have more sense than these so-called hotshots at SEC. Kathy, you are so very right. I will need to keep my thoughts completely focused on this man so that I do not get carried away by thoughts of food or Brad Pitt/George Clooney/etc! And Pat, I have met many MCPs (male chauvinist pig) in my working years as I am sure you have...and I am always, always tempted to ask them if they have a mother/sister/daughter at home and how they would feel if they knew that any one of these ladies was being a hard time just because of her gender.

I think this prejudice is higher in Asian nations then Western countries. I remember once leading a team to Japan and I was in my thirties - the Jap leader assumed that I was the secretary and asked me to empty the ashtray. My colleagues were too cowardly to come my assistance so I said to this Jap MCP that I would empty the ashtray this time around if he did it the second time around! We did become friends after this incident but it was not funny when it happened!!! Later on he told me that he thought that my boss was my sugar daddy and hence the shoddy treatment!!!

Kathy, glad for you that Mimie was granted a place with the family and very, very glad for you that you are not the one looking after your sick son. I agree with Pat when she says that the older they are, the harder they are to handle especially when they are sick. So full of whining, winching and being pathetic!!

I will let you know on Wednesday whether I snored or otherwise during my session with the slow-speaking men!!!!

Take care of yourselves during this cold, unforgiving weather of yours!!

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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When I returned from Mimie's sister's rosary, there was just enough precipitation to mess with the windshield. It hadn't frozen on the streets yet, but the cooler temperatures will cause icing by morning. Mimie was allowed to sit with the family, and I'm really glad for that.

My bed is calling. I have a load in the washer, but it'll be fine until morning.

Sweet dreams! (I had to go back and edit because the first ending read "sweaty dreams.") You may want sweaty dreams; I don't!!

Kathy



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Kathy, I hear what you are saying about your son being a "typical male" when it comes to being sick and helpless. Most men are that way. The older they get, the bigger baby they become. I wish you will with him. Thankfully he has someone to care for him and you don't have to put up with the daily whining. Enjoy your warmer temps.

Prema, you will have your hands full with the SEC. Hopefully you come across a couple of guys that work well with women. (Hard to come by.) It sounds like you have a real mess on your hands. I wish you well.

Today is to go above freezing, and then drop just enough to cause a rain/snow/freezing rain situation. It could drop about an inch of heavy ice on the ground, roads and trees. If that happens, we could have another day without school. We had 2 last week.

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I'm getting ready tho leave for church but wanted to comment.

Pat is still sick, so I'm thinking that perhaps Kelley's biggest challenge is not Nolan but the man-child.😊 I love my son, but some of his behaviors are the typically-male ones that do not endear them to their caregivers.

It's still cold here but will get colder son.

Prema, I guess that means you must listen slowly; if he speaks too slowly, you could get lost in daydreams between words/sentences. When I moved to Kansas, I would become impatient waiting for people to get their thoughts out. It felt like I was literally pulling the words out. I don't notice it now, so that may mean that I've either adapted OR that I've become one of 'em.

Gotta go.
Kathy

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