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Doc says this is an enterovirus (a type of mild flu) locating primarily in my chest/lungs. Irritated bronchia are restricting availability of oxygen -- leading to tiredness. Basically, he says there's nothing to be done except wait it out, and that is what I am doing.... So I went to my local health food store which has a huge section of natural herbs and natural "medicines" and experienced practicioners for suggestions. Obviously, they recommended immune system boosters... So that is what I am doing to hasten recovery.

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9/29/16 7:01 A

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Your body is saying that it needs a bit more rest....take care...hope you recover completely...very very soon!

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Hi, Prema! Jumping for joy is some GREAT exercise! What a fabulous way to stay in shape!

I'm extremely tired today.
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You are getting better..... emoticon ...(jumping for joy!!!)

Have a good day today, my kawan!

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I slept well. DH doesn't think I am coughing any less... well... I'm not coughing as hard today at any rate.

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9/27/16 5:30 A

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Hope you had a good night's rest and that the cough magically disappears by the time you wake from your slumber...

Take care of you. Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Thanks for your concern, Prema -- but If I cough during the night, it apparently disturbs ME very little! I do know the falling asleep part does disturb DH; lying down seems to precipitate a coughing fit! Anyway, I noticed a distinct improvement today -- much less coughing. Still just as hard, but less of it! And maybe I'll try your witch's brew -- if I can find fresh holy basil or thai basil -- not the commonest herbs here. ....Which is much to my disappointment; we love basil and we LOVE Thai basil especially. I don't seem to have any luck getting it to grow though; I've tried 3 times and it has always promptly died.

It's late; it's been a long day; and I'm very tired. I'll sleep well tonight! Pleasant dreams!

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Oh dear. If you do not take our codeine cough mixture, you will not get a good night's sleep as the cough will make sure of that. And if you do take it, you don't feel so great after you wake up. That's definitely between a rock and a had place!!

Have you tried alternative treatments? I am sure you have. Since I am allergic to most medication, I end taking a concoction comprising fresh oregano leaves, holy basil (or thai basil), fresh ginger and whole black pepper seeds. The stuff burns your throat and makes you want to barf, but it is excellent for coughs and for coughs with phlegm. You just have to take it a few days in a row...but swallowing that witches brew is something else!

Let me know how the exercise works out for your cough...

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I do have cough syrups -- but I hate to take them. One just tastes nasty and I think it is not very effective. The other tastes fine and has codeine in it -- it is very effective. And it knocks me out. Seriously -- that is why I've been sleeping so much longer (about 3 hours longer each night this past week and I've only taken it twice!). It also leaves me feeling oddly.... depressed --physically, not emotionally -- for half of the following day.
This is what my cold is: simply a lot of coughing. I don't feel unwell, I don't get headachy or stuffy-nosed; my throat doesn't get sore. But I've been coughing for 3 weeks now and I am getting very tired of it!
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I'm really looking forward to exercise tomorrow! I prefer endorphins over codeine! Even over hot tea with honey and lemon!


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9/25/16 3:16 A

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Take care of the cough, Koshie.

Hope you can start Monday feeling better and cough-free. Glad to be getting to know you too.

Beeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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I am very lucky to have made your acquaintance, Prema! emoticon

A personal guide to all the best eating in Malaysia? With YOU? That is s very generous (and SO very tempting) offer! But any thought of travel shall have to wait until I shake off this horrid cough. Fortunately, I FEEL fine.
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You do not conform to slapstick comedy, Koshie. You are among a small group of Americans who will most probably enjoy books by PG Woodhouse and James Herriot. These are 2 famous British authors; the former makes fun of aristocracy in his novels and the latter is a vet whose description of the cases he has to attend to, will crack you up!
Like you, I am not a fan of slapstick humour and among the more wonderful American comedies on TV, one of my favourites was "Everybody loves Raymond". There are many British comedies which you would have enjoyed but these do not seem to be popular among most Americans.

Eating corn and fajitas the way you do is the ONLY way to eat corn and fajitas, especially the fajitas. Since it's so hot in Malaysia, we eat at home on the table with tissues next to us and we sit and lean over our plates. But we eat with our hands! And a typical Malaysian does not eat to live...he/she lives to eat! We think nothing of driving 2 hours away to try something special!! But because I am a working mum, I made sure that we all ate dinner together and this is when phones and television were all switched off and we talked. Pretty noisy affair especially when their dad was not around, but we had so much fun at dinner.

If and when you make a trip to Malaysia, let me introduce various types of cuisine to you. Both spicy and non-spicy. And eaten in various ways!!

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Have a great weekend, Koshie Stupendous Woman and I am enjoying the fact that I am getting to know a lady with a wry sense of humour!

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I think it is very funny that people think me funny when I write. My sense of humor comes through more clearly then I suppose. In person, I have a VERY dry sense of humor which tends to be intellectual. So I think that it spoils the "effect" if I "telegraph" that what I'm saying is a joke, since part of the joke is the surprise of discovery that it is a joke, having actually thought about the layers of possible meaning. Unfortunately, most people don't get the joke -- they just see me grinning and then I have to explain.... and then it isn't funny.

Your description of multicultural acceptance in Malaysia sounds divine. And I completely approve of eating certain foods out of hand! They are MEANT to be eaten that way. It drives me nuts when I take care to make corn-on-the-cob properly as a special summertime treat -- and then DH takes knife and fork to it.... He probably grimaces internally to have to sit across from me and watch me bring it to my mouth by hand. Different manners -- and we grew up in the same state of Texas --- just opposite ends of it! Likewise, I LOVE fajitas (a properly marinated and grilled beef shortskirt) ((my Dad's was the best in the world) and the ONLY way to eat them is in a tortilla with my Mom's pico de gallo (also the best in the world) and the ONLY place to eat that is OUTSIDE, in the grass, leaning over (because there WILL be drips). My kids really enjoyed this ritual of outdoor jump-up-from-your-chair dining. Even DH couldn't figure out how to make this acceptably dripless --- but he loves the fajitas too, and eats them, drips and all! We have an agreement -- we taught our kids both casual and fine dining at home. DH supports me in making sure the kids understood that there was no benefit in setting yourself apart by eating the "other" way than everyone else at a party. So they know their utensils, chopsticks, and fingers. I look forward to the day that my grandchildren seek to teach me something of their world. I'm sure that it WILL "taste" better!

I will be extraordinarily delighted to be blamed for your Halloween antics. emoticon It gives me great pleasure to think that in some way, I have influence in your corner of the world! emoticon I am Koshie: Stupendous Woman! I want to know ALL the details of your gory plans! (I REALLY enjoy getting to know you, Prema my friend!)


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9/22/16 5:35 A

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There's a pretty large American community in Malaysia and my children, when they were growing up, joined their American pals on their trick-or-treat jaunts. And these children joined both my kids for Diwali looking resplendent in Indian attire. They also learnt to eat chappati and dhall (lentil gravy) with their fingers and God help me...they tried to teach their visiting grandparents to do the same!! The oldest of these kids apparently told his grandfather that food tasted better eating with fingers instead of utilising proper cutlery!!

Will do something for Halloween this year to my trainer...and then blame you!!! emoticon

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Well, I'm doing MY best in my corner of the world!

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And perhaps you can save the vampire stuff for your trainer until October 31. That is Halloween Night. Appropriating an Americanism for the occasion would be appropriate then!

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Good God. These types of pirates cross international boundaries. We even have them in Malaysia and they can do havoc to your credit rating. The problem is that even after you resolve the issue, it seems to take forever to reinstate your original credit rating!!

Can we remove the appendages from these people? Just in the name of celebrating National Pirates Day!! emoticon

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While yesterday was Pirates Day. TODAY the pirates have attacked. I have dealt with this problem 4 times already. They have been paid and I have PROOF that they've been paid. But they keep sending the same bill to the collection agency and ruining my credit. I have to spend my time AGAIN to fix this.
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Glad that you are babying yourself and very glad that the energy levels are returning slowly but very very surely!

I never knew that there was such a thing as National Pirates Day...I am immensely relieved to know that you have no intention of parting with any of your appendages in order to celebrate this unique day. As for the physical trainer in need of retribution, he comes in tomorrow and I plan to pack some food for him and ask him to watch out!! What a shame he trains me in the morning...can you imagine me saying all this and sounding like the late Christopher Lee...the impact would have been much greater at night!!!

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after a good night's sleep, followed by a poor night, followed by a good night (again, many more hours than usual), I wonder how I will sleep tonight! I feel much better today -- more energetic, less coughing. I did go to exercise, but I refused to go have coffee/tea with the ladies afterward since I suspect that I am still shedding virus. I would be "too close for comfort" sitting at the table. Not to worry, I am still babying myself with relative inactivity! Thanks for caring.

emoticon Today is National Pirates Day, of all things! I gave my parrot extra attention to celebrate the day --I did not feel like cutting off a hand or foot or putting out an eye in order to acquire the appropriate hook, peg, or patch. Perhaps next year I shall do so -- to someone else! I hear there is a certain physical trainer in need of some retribution.....

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...and if I were there, my kawan, as with most ladies who are friends, I would have stepped in to do the necessary. Glad that you are definitely on the mend.

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I babied myself all yesterday and did nothing but what I wanted -- which was rest! And I definitely feel better today even though l slept very poorly if at all last night!!
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The exercise just brought on the endorphin and therefore made you feel better momentarily. the fact remains that you are emoticon

I am glad you crashed for 11 hours as there is nothing like a good night's sleep to help the antibodies to get going...good for you. TLC....well...thank God we are self-reliant and very capable girls ourselves!

Take care, my kawan and hope you are refreshed tomorrow... emoticon

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I crashed right before dinner, so I hurried off to bed and slept for ELEVEN hours (not my usual 6!)
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His idea of TLC is to buy himself a frozen dinner for one. I asked him to buy me one also. "oh, you want one too?" Yes.... I have to eat too.

I exercised yesterday. And noticed that while I exercised and for about 2 hours afterward, I actually felt pretty good. But I took some medicine at night to control my coughing and I woke up this morning feeling pretty lousy. Now is it due to the medicine or to the timing of the cold cycle? On the plus side, I did sleep a half hour more than usual!
For lunch I ate the last of the chicken soup that I made last weekend out of left-overs. It was quite tasty! But DH has a strong distaste for anything that is not freshly made (except frozen commercial TV dinners) so he wouldn't even taste it; and that is why the soup lasted me for a week! I will make more.
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Oh dear....take care...lots of rest, some good hearty chicken soup and plenty of TLC (tender loving care) from the person who made you sick....
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Trying to.... I am suffering a bad cold brought home by DH.
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When I am running, we either mouth the mantra (as we call the prayer) or just repeat this in our heads. So, unlike your classes, I use less energy. And anyway, I could never do what you do - most of the trainers I see on television are smiling through the exercises. I am perpetually grimacing in pain and yelling my head at the end of the set!! Such a drama queen!! Anyway, the only time the chanting of my prayer was going round in circles was when I was giving birth to each of my kids. Not only was the chanting going in all directions, some choice 4-letter words had sneaked themselves into the chant at definite intervals!!! I think God has forgiven me....

As far as the weight is concerned, you will get there! I absolutely know you will!!

I love the image you have created in my mind about the trainer. I can see myself in a scene from "Psycho" but this time rather than a knife and a shower scene, the substitutes are a dumbbell and a home gym!!! Well...I have postponed all thoughts of murder until October wen he changes the programme again. He has made me fitter and stronger....I can swing my grandson and engage in rough play without suffering any repercussions! Sigh!!! So I have put aside my murder weapons for the time being!!!

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It isn't the mental part of prayer to which I was referring -- it was the extra breath it takes! When I lead aerobics, I must listen to the music in order to follow the beat, actually do the exercise, think AHEAD of what I am doing and saying (that's the hardest part), and of course, yell over the volume of music to be heard in the back of the room. I'm also constantly observing the exercisers to call out bad form if it is dangerous to them, and also to make sure that they are not over-stressed (we ARE older ladies!). It takes a WHOLE LOT more effort to exercise and talk than it does to just exercise! Leading class is also a lot more mentally challenging than following along since you must be doing so many things at once.

I am SO grateful that you understand! I spent far too long struggling with how to say "class" without sounding like a snot! One of the distinguishing traits of my entire family is our posture. "It's just the way one carries oneself" as you put it. It was emphasized by my parents. Also as a little girl, I remember seeing a little old woman hobble past, bent over with a bad "dowager's hump", and a frown deeply etched on her face. I resolved right then to paste a smile on my face and to STAND UP STRAIGHT for life! Those 2 resolutions I have been able to keep! Oh, why couldn't that little old lady have done me the favor of also being horribly fat? Then I would've resolved never to get fat either! Now if only my resolve to not eat sugar could be as absolute!
emoticon This is my daily struggle!

Have you done away with the evil-doer? Is your favorite chant "Die, Physical Trainer, DIE!"? Or have you outrun him? LOL! I have a very funny mental image of you with your hands clasped and slightly bowing to honor God Within (each of us), yet within your hands is clasped a dumbbell, and in this pose you are creeping up on him in a slow chase around the gym....

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Hi KOSHIE1.

I was told by my young boss, that one either exudes class or doesn't! It's not the dressing, it's not the physical beauty. It's just the way one carries oneself. And people like you and me (yes, I admit it!) just come across as uppity people or "ladies who fancy themselves as upper class". And I could not agree more with you...only self-confident women can be friends with us because they do not see us as threats!!

And I have to be self-motivated. I am allergic to almost all antibiotics and I have a growing allergy to medication. So I decided at 22, that I wanted a good quality of life for myself and that motivated me to embark on a healthy lifestyle which I have had for 36 years. And reciting prayers for a Hindu is easy. We pick a favourite chant and repeat it 108 times. It's a bit like the running meditation article that SP once ran in their daily stuff!

You go, girl. You are doing well and you should be proud of yourself!!

Beeeeeeg hugs my kawan, Prema

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It is good to be able to laugh, and to laugh at yourself! Yes, the ladies of my exercise group ARE scary, and I do fear them! I am always asking myself "In 5 years, in 10 years, will I be like them? Unwilling to push myself to do my best? Are they showing me what I will be like?" And yet, for all my frustration with them, I am proud to be one of them. They have been coming to this same exercise class for 5, 15, 25 YEARS, 3 days a week. It is because of them that I myself have continued exercising for these last 16 years. I push myself hard because I am at the front and I think I should model good form and proper execution. I should provide inspiration and motivation. ... And because I want to be a strong 60 and not a weak 60 year old woman.
Nobody likes a show-off. That is why I start exercising BEFORE they arrive -- they don't know how long I've been going. And I make sure that they see my physical weaknesses and that I am working on them. That way (I hope) they do not get the impression that I think myself their superior.
Let me offer a brief explanation: Because of appearance (genetics!) and manners (upbringing!) for which I am NOT responsible... (20 minutes of effort later)... apparently, I project "superiority". Apparently, some people feel inferior because they think being tall and big-boobed is "better". Well, I can't hide these things; they show! (And the size of my chest is not dependent on my intellect!) So I show that I am not "better" while I'm exercising with the women that I socialize with. That lets them accept me. Only very strong confident women are willing to risk being real friends with me.

But you are SELF-motivated! And you push yourself to achieve all that you can! How amazing that you can recite prayers while running! I know exactly how much more effort that takes. I wish that I could run along-side you, and feel strong with you. Kawan.



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KOSHIE1...I had to laugh! The reason the ladies are giving up at the 40-minute mark, my dear kawan (kawan means friend in the Malay language) is because they can't continue any more and they have this trainer of theirs who not only can finish the full hour but also manage weights after the class! I swear you need to fear them more than you do the mountain lions. Fortunately for all of us, looks and thoughts can never kill or else you would have died multiple times.

I can imagine their conversation at home with their other half.."That KOSHIE1...she's lying about her age, I tell ya!" followed by "she's from another planet, I swear" and finally "she's on them special banned drugs, I swear!". These are really the best compliments ever, aren't they!!!!

Yes, I am familiar with the expression "it's just like riding a bike". But in your case, it's really funny...re-learning ow to ride a bike and re-learning how to jump rope!!!
By the way, forget the bloody hills in your neighbourhood and forget all that crap I wrote about conquering the hills. I didn't know about the mountain lions for crying out loud! I would have to be totally loco to suggest you go anywhere near those hills!!

Anyway, my area is safe - definitely no mountain lions - so I had a good run and was able to recite my prayers as I ran!

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Hi, Prema!
I actually lead the aerobics classes which are free, sponsored by a church; and I volunteer my service. Perhaps it is the time the class is offered -- but for some time now, we attract only the older population of women. These are my friends. The youngest is 58. I am 60. Although I keep pushing them to use proper form and to work up a sweat, honestly, I think I am the only one who does! And I try to get them to stay moving for a full hour... but then they are ALL looking at their watches and simply quitting at the 40 minute mark. No need to "get your money's worth!" I have started showing up early, and beginning exercise alone. I wish to keep pushing age and infirmity away so I want to exercise for the full original hour! They just join in where I am at. I also used to incorporate weights after aerobics -- but no one sticks around for that anymore. I'll have to start doing weights at home. emoticon

You would have laughed to see us use some childhood "toys" I brought to exercise class once. A ball, a pogo-stick, a mini-trampoline, an adult (size and weight) jump-rope, and hula-hoop. Well we were all familiar with these toys! And considered ourselves quite expert! We each eagerly and confidently awaited our turn -- and found ourselves quite chagrined.
I had hoped to offer them something which might push them to excel in order to show off, but it turned out to be challenging and frustrating. So I thought perhaps their respective discoveries about their limitations might push them to start focusing on making the most of their work-outs.... but no. Their work-outs are still "easy-outs". I don't know why they bother! I periodically reconsider my commitment to exercising with them; it would be so much better for ME to have someone pushing ME.

I don't want to walk OR run in my neighborhood. Not alone! There are mountain lions here; I've seen them! Are you familiar with the expression, "It's just like riding a bike"? Meaning, a very familiar act which you don't forget how to do? I just bought a bike. And I got on, slid down my driveway gripping the brakes to prevent going too fast, wobbled around the cul-de-sac ONCE, and tried to ride up my driveway. I got about 10 feet before dismounting and walking my bike up the rest of the way. Apparently, riding a bike is NOT "just like riding a bike!" emoticon So, add re-learn to ride a bike to my to-do exercise list! Along with jumping rope! emoticon

Yes, I like to figure out how to have fun while exercising. emoticon Hula-hooping keeps the spine limber; using the pogo-stick is quite a leg work-out; dribbling is aerobic; and shooting hoops works the arm and back muscles. The trampoline (ESPECIALLY when done while catching a ball!) is a great way to work on balance. And I'm just going to be a LOT scarier to a mountain lion if I am rattling around on a bike! emoticon



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KOSHIE1...rest assured my dear friend...you are definitely not prying. In fact, I like the fact that you are curious about me, Malaysia and my ability to speak English plus American slang.

Malaysia, up to 1957, was under the British Empire and so the medium of education for many years in the urban areas was English. So I was educated in English throughout my school years as well as when I went to university. Like many Malaysians, I speak 3 languages - English, Bahasa Malaysia which is the official language of Malaysia as well as my mother tongue. My family members are all avid readers and because of our education, we read English novels by all authors including American authors, magazines and newspapers. We watch American movies and Meryl Streep is a fav actress of mine as is Daniel-Day Lewis. My children studied overseas - one in England and the other in Australia and my daughter did one semester in UCSD when she was studying in university.

And your sense of humour absolutely blows me away!!

Take it from me...if you cannot run, walk briskly up those bloody hills and conquer them! Do weight training - simple weight training - like the ones shown in SP at least 2 days a week. And you will end up stronger. I don't feel old either especially when I am with my gal pals! So you go out there, you spunky friend of mine and you show them that ageing gracefully means accepting the wrinkles and not giving in to anything else related to health! You can do it!

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema... How is it that you are so familiar with American slang? I've read up about Malasia; with 137 dialects spoken, how does anyone still use English? Do you work for the government? Ah, forgive me if asking is indelicate. I did grow up at the Mexican border so I do know that customs are not the same even with proximity, never mind halfway 'round the world! But I've never been to your side of the world. And folks place different values of privacy on different things..... I don't wish to offend by "prying" for information not offered. I do value our conversation and the support you have offered!

America is quite homogenous regarding language -- so I've very little basis for understanding how Malaysian society functions. I've been trying to be sensitive and not use any slang, but honestly, your facility just impresses me greatly! (You don't see, but I put "blows me away" but then just erased that in favor of "impresses me greatly.")

Yes, it SUCKS to grow old. Abruptly, wrinkles, crepey skin, and blue veins appear. That is the least of it! My strength has diminished these last 2 years frighteningly -- and this I most especially resent! And DH and DD notice that I seem hard of hearing, although I have not yet noticed any real changes. But it worries me! And of course, there is the indignity of having to wear the universal sign of old age --- BIFOCAL glasses! I don't feel old; and I don't think I look particularly old.... but then what my mother says comes to mind: " Thank goodness for failing eyesight -- I can't see how old I look!" So I fear I am deluding myself and just am being an OLD fool!

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Getting old is not scary. Getting old sucks!! Big time! It's one thing having me breasts in a rush to see who reaches the knee first (Maya Angelou's words!), it's quite another to know that a whole population of ailments could be your permanent friends if you let yourself go as you did in your 20s!

So....it SUCKS to grow old!!

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The grandkids are always a special treat!

DD is coming home for the weekend again tomorrow. I will be going to the Amazing Aging Exposition before she arrives. The following day, I have plans to attend a 9/11 Memorial in downtown Denver. She might accompany me.... DH will be officiating at a golf tournament and so she will be alone if she doesn't come with me.

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Addicted to endorphin...this is the biggest motivation to run 3x a week.

My grandson comes tomorrow for a visit.... emoticon

Have a good weekend, KOSHIE1

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I'm pleased the stars are aligned such that you can go running today: no bad weather, no sore muscles, no murder charges pressed by unhappy physical trainers....
Do you run alone or with someone? What keeps up the motivation to run?

In my 40's, I jogged my in traffic-restricted neighborhood. It formed a basic circle with various alternative routes possible. This allowed for variety and an ability to gradually increase my distance while still ending up back home. The minimum distance was 1 mile. Maximum was 2 miles. Unfortunately, my house was located at the highest point of the circle; and no matter where I went, halfway was all downhill and the other half of the run was all uphill to get home. Now I hate running, and this was the worst possible situation for me. I was very proud of myself to be disciplined enough to go out 5 days a week -- and worked myself up to 6 miles. My goal was simply to keep moving for 1 hour -- and as I became better fit, my distance kept increasing.

Then we moved to the high mountains. This girl who grew up on the seacoast simply could not get enough oxygen into her lungs to exercise at the new altitude. Now, I go down to the plains and do aerobics 3 days a week.

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Why Dear God, why do gadgets and items of convenience like the stupid freezer, choose to bring us the greatest inconvenience at the worst possible times. They are as bad as toddlers and teenagers!!!

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LOL.
Truly....LOL!

Today, lots and lots of cooking as I deal with trying to save the contents of my broken freezer full of now-thawed food.
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Happy Labor Day...housework and yardwork. Yuck!!!!

Let us not question our blessings. DD doing this willingly...we just kneel in prayer, thank God profusely for this...and then put in a request for this to be a permanent way of life for her..

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Oh, indeed it is! Today is "Labor Day," a minor, secular national holiday in which we celebrate the working class -- by taking the day off from work! For my family, this has always only meant more time to do housework and yardwork. Big whoopee! Not! So... today, DD has helped me doing some yardwork and housework. Surprisingly, she seems to be doing this WILLINGLY. Wish I knew why...... But it's wonderful!
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Thank you, my unseen and unknown buddy....

Hope you have a great start to your week.... emoticon

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Pat on the back! High 5! emoticon emoticon
You are not at your highest peak every day of your life. Some days are just somewhere on the side of the highest peak. Yet you STILL did it -- even though you felt sluggish, even though you probably wondered "Why bother?", even when you wanted to quit early. THESE 10K were an EXTRAORDINARILY difficult 10K! But TODAY, you pushed yourself like a champion! Be proud of yourself today!

Thank you for being inspiring!
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emoticon ....have a great weekend!!!

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I'm guessing it is a "bug". Certainly, it limits my time on the computer -- resulting in more work done around the house that I've been putting off for too long! Perhaps is it some kind of PARENTAL bug!

I'm delighted you are happy.

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(Stopped dancing long enough to pray)

Dear God...please help KOSHIE1 win a brand new computer in a lucky draw...any lucky draw.!!

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Happy Birthday!

You make me smile! emoticon
Keep on dancing!
Incidentally, my computer is working only sporadically; and I've been extremely busy. I need to take it in when I have some time to breathe!

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emoticon ...independence day...my country is 59 years old today...

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