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11/18/18 1:39 P

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Prema, my daughter Michelle was due around Thanksgiving but held on until the 9th of December.
I'm excited about this upcoming shoot starting tomorrow afternoon. It should be fun for Donovan.
Your MIL is pulling out all the stops, trying to protect her son. How does she possibly believe that her words can change all of those years of emotional abuse? Enjoy your lawyers vacation. You deserve a break.



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11/18/18 9:17 A

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Hi Pat. Hi Ei.

Pat, Donovan really sounds like a celebrity.....what an amazing experience for him and how good that the education sector recognises these additional activities and does not penalise the student for absenting himself from school....

Ei, it makes sense to celebrate Thanksgiving nearer the date of the birthday. In my case, Vishal's birthday falls on 22nd November and his pals have asked me if they can celebrate with him after having dinner in my place as a group....cheeky, huh!!!!

Two of my lawyers have left for Jerusalem on a trip and they will be away for 10 days. So that could mean some respite for me for the next 10 days. My soon-to-be ex-MIL got emotional with my son and told him that she just wanted all the bickering to end. I know her game as I have seen it before. So I waited for a day before I told my son her idea of the bickering to come to an end was that he would come to me and speak to me to just reconcile with his dad after seeing how emotionally over-wrought his grandma was, over the situation!!!!
Thank goodness, my son is quite smart......

Have a great Sunday, my kawan-kawan. And hope the week ahead is good for all of us...

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema



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Thanks Pat. Hope you enjoy thanksgiving day. thanks for the b-d wishes for Peter. So hard to believe he is going to be 11. He does swimming. At his meet yesterday he got "Best times in all 3 events and made the finals too.He received many colored ribbons.....loves it.

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Ei, happy birthday to Peter. It sounds like you have quite an active schedule next week. Enjoy the holiday.



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Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating it. Will be going to Akron for Peter's b-day. He will be 11 on Nov.26th so we have been celebrating on Thanksgiving for awhile now, since it is so close to the holiday. After we celebrate at the house we will go to tangiers in Akron, OH for a buffet. It was so delicious last year and they are planning this again. Will be great fun and lots of great choices.

Hope all is well. Plan to catch up soon. Having ATT coming today for problems with my service. Also getting a new washer and dryer so will be hectic, today.
Play tonight with friends, called "Footloose" Snow here last few days and Quite cold 28-30......brrrrr.....

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Prema, what a good friend you are, graphing out the numbers and helping him see the changes in his results. It’s unfortunate that the thumbs up wasn’t as strong as you would have liked.
How is your trip going? Any new antics from DeMon?
We found out that when Donovan has a shoot on a school day that is an excused absence. It’s considered as work experience and is fully sanctioned by the district. His next shoot is Monday afternoon, Sunday. and Monday of the next week, all day and the following Tuesday afternoon. The person that brings him gets snacks on the afternoon shots and meals on the full day shoots. Woohoo
Today I’m going Christmas shopping for Maxwell and Maya. That will make 3 people done.



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11/17/18 5:32 A

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Hi Kathy. Of course, we remember you. We will all always remember you. No chance for you to even sneak away for a naughty weekend at any time. Ever. We will send out a search party for you.

Congratulations to Stella on her amazing performance. She is definitely our champion in the water as Donovan is our champion on land. Ladies, we now have the younger ones to look out for as well. Ei has a grandson who likes swimming too, if I recall correctly. My nephew, bless his heart, has the ability to swim according to the therapist but I am afraid his dad and grandma are probably the mitigating factors here..... emoticon

I feel really bad for both of you that you have gone straight from summer to winter minus the transition of fall......such drastic change in weather...

The doctor gave my friend the emoticon sign when the blood profile results came back. However, he was told to come back in October next year for another follow up as the lymphocyte count was a little beyond the boundary. I was not too happy with this so I asked him to give me his results for the last 10 years and did a graph.....we may have to ask the hemato-oncologist to explain the trend, the next time we see him in October.....

Have a great TGIF, my kawan-kawan. Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Woohoo Stella. Great job. We never had a fall here either. Right from summer to winter with snow and unseasonably cold temps.



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You, Hoo! It's me, remember, Kathy?

It's been cold. Looks like fall has taken a vacation. Stella's school is having Grandparents Day today, so she'll have, at best, a half day today and not return to school until after Thanksgiving. I'll have her on Monday, then leave with Nolan from Newton Tuesday morning at 2:45.

Stella's swim meet was last Saturday and Sunday...her next meet isn't until January. She was the fastest in her races in Manhattan. We usually only see the times on individual heats, and her parents only found out the final results this past weekend. Seems, with technology, that should come a bit earlier.

I'll try not to be absent....not just absent-minded.

Love to my kawan-kawan,
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Prema, Monday is when the doctor gets the report, no idea when he will share it with me.

I hope your friend received good news. Prayers coming his way.



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11/16/18 12:08 A

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Waiting with bated breath, Pat, for your results on Monday.
And leaving in 30 minutes with my friend for his results.

And feeling the horror of 65 people dead as a result of the fires. Isn't this the worst ever fire in California? And to cope with another spate of funerals as a result of all the earlier shooting....

My prayers and more.....Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, that is so sad. I hope your friend gets good news on his 10th anniversary

I just finished round one of the tests. It comprised of an injection and two scans. The first was 6 minutes and the second one wa 17 minutes. I have to have the second round in about 45 minutes. Same as the first but without the injection. The test results will probably not be sent to the doctor until Monday.



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Hi Pat.
Not much difference between Malaysian and American insurance when it comes to the word "NO".....thank you for deciding to just go ahead.

Tomorrow, I am accompanying my best friend for his annual appointment to the oncologist. I am hoping that he is told that he does not have to come back any more as it's now the 10th year....and then my girlfriend from school sent a message to our ex-classmates group of 7 girls that her younger sister discovered that her breast cancer had metastasized to the bones and lymph nodes. And this news came at the same time as another friend informed us that she had just become a grandma.
Mixed emotions all the way....

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Pat. Beeeeeeg Hugs Kathy and Ei......always

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Prema, thanks for the kind words. I’m so blessed to have a great husband and strong family values.
I got a call this afternoon that my tests have not been approved by the insurance company but I have decided to go ahead with the tests to get them over with.



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11/14/18 6:57 A

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Hi Pat. So true.
I told her step-by-step on how the handover was going to be done and converted one of our meeting rooms that had white boards all around the walls to a "War Room" where everything was listed.....and that's when the anomalies were discovered, addressed and solved......God Willing!!!!

I was sitting here thinking what a rock you and your DH are to your 2 girls and 4 grandchildren. Kathy with hers. Ei and her children and grandchildren. There's something to be said about ladies in our age group who continue to remain relevant because they remain true to themselves. They give and stay strong when they believe they are being taken for granted. They lend a helping hand when it's needed minus any hesitation and they give their heart, time and love without expectations.....how wonderful to be part of this group.
I will say a prayer for all of you on 22nd November when I will also be doing a prayer for my young man who will be 27.....

Have a good one. Off to Penang tomorrow and plan to stay in touch to find out your results...

Beeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, it's amazing what people cover up and how long they can get away with it. She will have a hard time getting another good job if anyone calls you for a reference. Thankfully she resigned and you did not have to go through the termination process.

I am eagerly awaiting my testing and hope the results come sooner than the last tests.



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Hello everybody.

I am now discovering what it's like to discover moths below the covers and then discover there are colonies of moths the size of craters below the first set of moths. When people are inefficient, they actually set themselves up to be busier than they really are. Drowning today. Will be fine tomorrow.....

Beeeeeeg Hugs to all of you, my kawan-kawan.

PS.....my prayers for the families affected by the fires in California. I hope no one you know is affected. I saw the news on CNN this morning and it was really devastating!

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TWENTY - ZERO........that's what I call a massacre...... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I will be away in Penang from Thursday till Sunday on work and to get some rest so I will stay be tuned in and will wait with bated breath, for your results.

One of my trusted staff will be resigning - from about the beginning of this year, ever since she got into a relationship, we have been having problems with her work and her attitude. This is her 2nd marriage and we were all very happy for her until the quality of her work started to go south. We thought it was the guy and then we finally figured out that it was her and taking shortcuts all the time, including complete abdication of her tasks.
So I am happy that she's resigning but in the process of the handover, my instinct suggested that I get very detailed about it.....thank goodness.....we managed to discover the moths hidden below! emoticon .
So, it's all hands on deck and ensuring that everything gets done pronto!

It's a Monday, isn't it?

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

Beeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Donovan's team finished in 3rd place and Jim and I drove the hour+ drive each way to watch. It was a warmer day than yesterday. They won 20-0.
I have my nuclear testing this coming Thursday. I'll keep you posted.
I'm glad you had a great day with Vishal.



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11/11/18 9:30 A

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Hi Pat. I actually ended up spending the whole day today with my Vishal. And we enjoyed ourselves completely.
He joined me for lunch with my Boss, his family, his sister, her family etc etc and we had Japanese. So much fun!
After that, he treated me to a movie entitled "Bohemian Rhapsody" which was about Queen....my favourite group of all times....and Freddy Mercury.
It was a really good movie....and I was so glad I listened to my son when he persuaded me to just put work aside and accompany him to the movie.
And we finished off the evening with dinner with mum and our helpers at an Indian vegetarian restaurant - both the girls had so much fun watching the chefs make chapati and other Indian dishes.

Davis must be really happy with the one-on-one time he has with you and please keep us posted about the outcomes of all the games Donovan played.
And no, Moskito is still very much alive and very much a part of our family as many of Vishal's friends have always been. He tortures me but he's a good kid...

Have a good Sunday, Pat. Hope the weather does not get too cold. And have a great Sunday, too, Kathy and Ei.

Beeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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11/10/18 7:35 A

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Prema, Donovan played in a lacrosse game last night (indoor winter league), has 2 football games today, out of town with the championship game tomorrow. Davis is staying with us because it is well below freezing and even colder with the winds.
Enjoy your family time. You could use the break. I'm glad to hear that you and moskito are still quite close and that neither one of you has killed the other.



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11/10/18 6:48 A

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Hi Pat. So Christmas holidays are actually pretty short,then and the only reason the kids don't go to school on some days is because of heavy snow! Got it...
Glad that Maya is doing well and like her brother and cousins, is completely gobsmacked by her grandparents..... emoticon

As for Donovan, his schedule is definitely a busy one. It's winter and games are over so he then does gigs......just like professional athletes. And he's also good in his studies.....if anyone asks me what makes the 4 grandchildren so achievement-oriented, I will give a lot of credit to their grandparents. Well done!
Please keep us posted about his gig.....so much fun!

I have a lunch tomorrow, possibly a movie date with my son and dinner with my mum, Vishal and our helpers. It will be fun.

Have a great Saturday, Pat, Kathy and Ei. Beeeeeeeeg Hugs.....

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Prema, the kids go to school on Monday and Tuesday of thanksgiving week and then the rest of the week off. They get out of school the Friday before Christmas and go back after the New Year. Maya is doing much better and is such a happy little. She no longer cries when her mom leaves her with me. I can’t believe that she is going to be 2 next month. Did I tell you Donovan has another gig? He tapes on Monday the 19th and the Sunday and Monday after thanksgiving.



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11/9/18 3:28 A

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Hi Pat. Thank you for your prayers for my Boss and his family - the aunt passed away a few hours ago, just after Friday prayers. The family will return either tonight or tomorrow morning.
When does school close for Thanksgiving and Christmas for the children?
By the way, how is Maya doing? No more emergencies to date?

Next week, on Thursday, Moskito is heading off to Langkawi, a beautiful island up north of Malaysia, to take part in the ironman. This is one of the hardest Ironman events ever (the hardest being the Ironman at Hawaii) and so I have been feeding the kid breakfast at my apartment together with Vishal and he packs lunch as usual. Moskito is at my place 5 days a week - 3 days PT with me and 2 days with Vishal. And it's quite a lot of fun with both of them at breakfast.
I have not softened my stance with Moskito, though......I still threaten to kill him when there's no one else in the gym!!!

Have good TGIF, lovely ladies.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, prayers for your boss and his family. The DJIA reacted well yesterday to the changes resulting from the mid term elections. Donovan has another gig for later this month.



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Hi Pat. When I was in the gym today, I was the first one in and therefore had a chance to set the TV to a channel I preferred to watch. I chose the Al Jazeera channel and it was brilliant. They covered the sacking/resignation/etc of Sessions to the public outcry about proposed trade sanctions and it was deja vu for me...."what sort of world are we leaving behind for our children when we have leaders like him in America and Najib in Malaysia, etc etc etc"

Manning the fort today.....my Boss and his family members have returned to the east coast as his aunt is now on life support. Poor man and he got the news just as he was about to go to bed after looking at the market.

Have a good one today, Pat. Hi Kathy. Hi Ei.

beeeeeeeeeg hugs, prema

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Prema, it will be interesting for sure. I got up at 1:45am to watch the results for about 10 minutes and went back to bed.



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I know. We were all getting excited about the mid-term elections ourselves yesterday. And now, the Democrats have taken over the House and the GOP has taken the Senate. This will be very interesting, don't you think?

Hope the day went off okay with you....Davis waking up at 5.30am is definitely going to make it a long day for you.....

Take care, Pat. Hi Kathy. Hi Ei.

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, today are the mid term elections here in the USA. The kids have today off from work so I thought I would be able to sleep in if the boys slept over last night. That was a bad plan. Davis woke up at 5 30. It's going to be a long day.



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Hi Pat. It was a really quiet day for a change and I enjoyed it. Vishal went off to his paternal grandma's house (only stayed for an hour... emoticon ) and then joined me to have lunch with my boss and his family.
It was such an enjoyable lunch, after which Vishal went off to see his pals. I got back home and did some work and did it at leisure....

Starving?? It has to be a "boy" thing.....the girls don't seem to be saying this at all!!

Have a good one today, lovely ladies.

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, I had to laugh at Nolan because Davis did the same thing. Grandma, I'm starving. All day yesterday. After I took him outside to play though, he had no inclination to want to eat.

Prema, enjoy your day off and then be ready to continue the battle with DeMon. We have your back.



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Hi Pat. I was just hoping that he would make it to the finals.....AND HE DID!!!!
Donovan did not disappoint us at all. Well, by next year, he could end up disappointing his opponents next year, especially since he will be bigger, and with a year's experience under his belt......looking forward to next year's championship.

Hi Kathy. If your son has finally stopped worrying about you doing yard work because you promised to ask for help.....then, it looks like we all can stop worrying too! We will check in with him every year or so...... emoticon
I shall tell Vishal your sentiments about his smile and he would probably say the Granny Petrol has good taste!
I shall look out for the piece by John tomorrow when I have some time on my hands...it's a public holiday as it's Diwali, the Festival of Lights....and the day after, it's case management for the suit filed by Bhaskaran.

I had to laugh at Nolan's "I'm a starving boy"......so cute, huh!

Have a great start to the week, lovely ladies. Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, please don't be concerned about my activity. I'm grateful to be in good health. I finally asked my son not to worry about me doing yard work. I told him when I needed help I would ask, and I will.

Stella's swim meet next weekend has been split into two days...not sure why, but you'll find me in the stands cheering her on.

Prema, the picture is delightful. Yes, Vishal is mighty handsome and that smile is a lady killer, I'm sure! Your mom is so tiny; you're lucky to have her still. Generational pictures are true treasures.

Ei, staying busy seems to be your strength.

Pat, really? Your concern is about not missing your travel? Prayers for your test and subsequent treatment, whatever it is.

My young son, well he's 38, wrote and posted an interesting piece on Facebook. Check it out--John DeCesaro. He's so well-spoken. Don't think I'm saying that just because he's my son.

Nolan spent the night...was up at 5:30. Ate three times before church, confessing, "I'm a starving boy!"

Blessings, my kawan-kawan.
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Prema, long term though the stock market is your best bet if you are in it for the long haul. Donovan’s team won the second game but lost in the championship game. The opponents were much larger and stronger. Now it’s a disappointing 3 hour drive home. I’m sure Davis will be happy to see them.



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Hi Pat. October 10th this year caught a lot of people by surprise. It seems to be in recovery mode but of course with the last 2 weeks in December, one can only recoup in January and February. That's the way it is, isn't it....🙏

Donovan and his team did not just win the game....they smashed the other team. WOW! WOW! WOW!
Here's wishing him all the best and keeping my fingers crossed that he plays in the championship!

God Bless......Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, it seems like here women are having babies before getting married. The ages for both are going up. The DJIA usually drops in October and I take it all in stride. I'm sure when you get back in the game, the markets will explode(in a good way).
I have Davis all weekend, Donovan is playing in a football tournament in Indianapolis Indiana. They won the first game 24-0. If they win this evening's game they play for the championship tomorrow.



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Hi Ei. How wonderful to hear from you. And it's amazing how you try and make sure you keep up with everyone's life despite being away for a good length of time. And its obvious just how much your family loves your company.....they seem to enjoy keeping you as busy as you are keeping yourself.
Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. I think all the prayers from the members of the Granny Petrol have helped me and given me a good amount of strength.

Hi Pat. I love being considered a spring chicken. It feels good. But in many Asian countries, especially in the rural areas, women get married around the age of 18 and have a baby by the time they turn 20.

I have a dance recital to attend tomorrow. It's an Indian classical dance recital and the student belongs to the same academy as my daughter did, a few years earlier. The coming week will be a busy one at work. I have lost a bit of time at work because of DeMon and I have been scrambling to try and get back into motion. I finally did and the American equity markets have all tumbled!! I have now resorted to asking God for help to get everything back to some level of order..... emoticon

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

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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EI, how nice to hear from you. As usual, you are keeping busy with all of your activities and family events. Wow, your baby turns 45 this month. My youngest will be 40 next month, oh my gosh, my daughter is only 20 years younger than Prema and yours only 15 years younger. Our Prema is definitely a spring chicken. We finally have a stoppage in rain here too..



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Good Friday morning ladies. Raining here for 3 days now and so dark and gloomy yesterday, seemed like night in the afternoon......leaves everywhere all wet and soggy. I am hoping the association will do some clean up but not sure if they do that.
Pat,
Yes, I do keep busy as much as possible. It helps me with my day to keep going and plan something. I do not want to just around and be sad.....Luckily I have great family and friends that understand and that helps so much.
I loved the video with Donovan dancing and singing too. Also doing a commercial shoot now, WOW that is so neat. I know you are very proud of him. I am sorry to hear that calcium has elevated your blood. All the best with the testing on this. Will be praying all will be well. Let us know the results. Lots of hugs to you.....
Prema,
Good for you submitting all the paperwork with all the TRUTH of what has been going on with Demon. Very stressful I am sure but so glad you did this. This will help the case against him for sure. He is really a bully and Bad egg.......Stay strong my friend and keep being determined to get all the info for the lawyers you need. In time this will pay off. Hugs and prayers for you as this keeps moving on toward the day we Are ALL Waiting for....that will be worth it....
I loved the wedding photo with your son, mom and yourself, just Lovely! Glad you had a good time and got out to have some fun too. Glad your cough and cold are now better. Take care my dear friend.
Kathy,
Sorry Tony has been so ill. I am glad to hear now that no cancer was found with al the heart problems he has right now. Praying he will be better and healing will come soon for him with his health issues. Hope you take it easy and don't overdue all the hard lifting you do outdoors. Be careful. How nice that Stella enjoys swimming. My Peter (grandson almost 11, b-day on Nov.26) love it too.
He has practice 4x a week after school and swim meets on weekends. He has done very well with timing and awards too.
My dd Colleen will be 45 (my baby) emoticon on Nov. 12, so us gals will celebrate next week with her on Wed. at my sis's house.....It is half way for her and myself and dd Mary to drive. (Since Col lives in Akron) hour away, otherwise.....
I am making her favorites. VEGGIE Soup, grainy healthy bread, peach pie, carmel sea salt ice cream...my niece will make GB casserole too. My dd Mary will bring ice tea, hummus and some fresh cucumbers, etc for dipping.....my sis, we do not allow to make things....too hard for her with her RA.....It will be a fun afternoon.
G, kids are in school so that is the only thing...we miss them, but do the best we can other times to get the gang together...
I have a friend coming Sat. to visit from Defiance, OH and we will go to eat and come back visit, etc. she plans to stay over in my loft.....will be a great time. She is lots of fun. Next week I have a clambake with some friends and another day we are going to see the play Caberet......so yes, busy again.......keeps me smiling.....

Take care all. Think of you ladies often and know you are getting ready for colder weather. Tomorrow night we change our time here and FALL back an hour....
God bless. Prayers for all of us.....
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p.s. meant to say kids had fun on Halloween...I gave out the candy so the parents could go....rained a lot but eventually stopped...... emoticon emoticon

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Prema, the picture would be nothing without the very handsome Vishal. I’m sure he will have nothing but well behaved little angels.

I’ll keep you posted but don’t spent your time waiting on the edge of your seat. The first test results took 33 days.



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Hi Pat. Thanks for the compliments. My ridiculous son's response to this was "but of course, it was me that they were talking about".....what are the chances that he could get a son exactly like him and a daughter exactly like him...in the future!!!!

Anyway, back to the nuclear testing for your elevated calcium levels. By itself, it's not considered a very serious procedure but......your worry wart of a kawan here is very concerned about the possibility of heart-related ailments and elevated blood pressure in the family. If the surgery is necessary, please please keep us posted and my prayer this weekend will be for you.
I gotta admire your gumption - "if surgery is necessary, I hope to get it dome before leaving for Florida on December 7th".....only you, Kathy and Ei would say something like that. Yours truly would be whining the roof down and wearing out the patience of the most patient saint!!!!!

Reminder : please keep us posted

Have a great Friday,Pat, Kathy and Ei.

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Prema, a lovely picture spanning 3 generations. I'm glad you reported DeMon's latest shennigans to the authorities. That man will stop at nothing and should be jailed. That has to be illegal .
I got a call from the endocrinologist office this morning. They said my vitamin D has improved but the calcium in my blood is elevated to the point where I need to undergo nuclear testing. If there is a problem then surgery is the next step. I'm waiting for the hospital to call to set up the testing. If surgery is necessary, I hope to get it done before leaving for Florida on December 7th.



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HAPPY HALLOWEEN MY KAWAN-KAWAN.

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Hi Pat and Kathy.
yes, I did report about DeMon's nonsense.....what a huge sapper of energy this man is turning out to be....

Pat, I am at a total loss for words....Kathy said that the hard part was moving the receptacle from the BACK yard to the FRONT yard.....my jaws dropped to the floor and my heart escaped from my mouth and my legs gave way!!! All at one go!!!
Like Humpty Dumpty, it may be difficult to put me back together again....simply because the jaw will remain on the floor!
Kathy, my kawan - what are we ever going to do about you??? emoticon



My mum, Vishal and me at the wedding reception of my cousin's daughter. 3 generations......

Have a good one, today, Kathy, Pat and Ei.

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Well, Prema, the hard part ended up being moving the receptacle from the back yard to the front yard. I have no idea how much it weighs, but I can assure you that those pieces of brick and concrete, plus the metal pieces add up to a bunch. I just wonder who'd feel the need to bury the bricks and metal in the yard--and WHY? The pieces of brick aren't that heavy individually, but they do add up.

It was too cool to work in the yard today, but maybe it'll be warmer tomorrow.

I'll go to the kids' tomorrow tho get pictures of Stella and Nolan in costume. Then I'm post them.

Pat, you have to be so proud of that grandson. I hope I get to see this one.

Have a great evening,
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Kathy, I agree, these days are crazy. So much hate out there.

Prema, it was a great shoot. He had a sister, mom and dad. It was for Owens Corning, a company big on insulation and now basement remodeling. I wasn't on the set but Donovan has a good time. It was a long day.
I hope you reported DeMon to your company and your attorneys. Such evil.



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Hi Pat. He is getting crazier by the minute - you are right. He is now trying to find out who my investors are and he called one of them using a false name and told them that I was a cheat and stuff like that. Pathetic!
By the way, if there's any picture from the commercial shoot, please post on this site or on Facebook, whichever is easier.

Hi Kathy. I resonate completely with you. The killings are senseless and the motives are, in this day and time, totally shocking.

On a separate note, what's this about 4 tree roots, concrete and bricks?? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Kathy, you may be forcing all of us to land on your front doorstep and remove all tools from your possession.....I do not know anyone else who gets a bigger thrill than you do when it comes to moving the heaviest of the the heaviest stuff from point A to point B......I can only hug you and tell you that the Granny Petrol is onto you....
By the way, I saw your picture on Facebook, the one with your pal....lovely smile, my kawan....

Have a good one today, my kawan-kawan.

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Today is Donovan's commercial shoot. So exciting.



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Prema, what a crazy man. Does he not realize that the more he pushes you, the harder you push back? Stay strong and soon you will be free of his antics.



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Thyroid lab this morning. Yard later. Small group from church tonight. I dug up four small tree roots and found that whoever lived here before used the area as a burial ground for concrete and broken bricks. My trash guy is gonna love me this week---trash receptacle is HEAVY.

I am so sick of the hate! Bombs, mass shootings. This is not what we, as a nation, are about. As long as people are just shooting off their mouth and spewing hate, I guess they're covered by"free speech," but too often the shooting moves to bullets from high-powered assault guns and innocent lives taken.

Gotta run.

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Hi Kathy. Wonderful news about Tony and great decision not to join the after-wedding party. I have a major issue with drunken guests, too.

Hi Pat. You are right. I also felt a pang of regret that she had not taken up my offer earlier on.....until I realised how hard it was for her, at her age, to make a major decision like this minus support from her husband or her mil.

And by the way, it looks like the both of you are battling the rain and winds for your gardens to look less disastrous..... emoticon

DeMon has now decided to intensify his efforts to undermine my business - he has told a wide circle of relatives that I am a gold-digger and that my business is illegal. Some of the older ones are already giving me a hard time about this....and so, one more battlefield to embark on.....what a piece of work I chose to marry 34 years ago!!! emoticon emoticon
That's the start and end of the whining session...for today, at least....

Have a great start to the week, lovely ladies.....

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Kathy, that's great news. Let's hope he continues to get good reports. Hubby raked the front yard but rain and wind have turned the front lawn into a blanket of leaves.



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Good news!! The pathology came back: no cancer cells in the incision site or the fluid!! Thank you for your prayers.

My great-nephew got married yesterday--a simple ceremony and reception. There was an after-party scheduled at my nephew's house later, but there's too much drinking traditionally associated with those, so I opted to return home instead. Love my nephew, drunk people not so much.

I have hopes of doing some yard work today.

Stay safe,
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Stella's 8, not sure how they're grouped for competition.


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Prema, that is so sad that your goddaughter did not take you up on the offer to help out your grandson and his future is up in the air. I’m sure her husband was the reason that she did not do this. At least there has been some improvement with his speech.
I am having breakfast with friends today.



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Hi Pat. Hi Kathy.

Kathy, I hope Tony gets some progress as a result of the medical attention. It takes a lot out of a person when he undergoes all these procedures even if they are, in the end, good for him. Please keep us posted and my prayers go out to him and the family.

I can't help but feel that the grandchildren are all doing well because of a combination of good parenting and supportive grand-parenting. Stella is turning out to be a swimming sensation; Donovan is a talented boy who is good at football and lacrosse. And they are both strong academically.
They are setting such good examples to the younger ones - just waiting for Davis, Nolan, Maxwell and Maya to follow suit.

As for my grandson and god-daughter, she has been extremely busy and so have I....and my progress reports about my grandson are from her. The speech therapist has made some progress with him and he now speaks. However, she and I both know that he would have made better progress in my house but we are not saying anything about it for now.
As they say, you can only take the horse to the trough..........

Have a great Sunday, Pat and Kathy. You too, Ei.

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Kathy, hooray for Stella. What was the age group?

Donovan has a social media commercial that he is doing next Tuesday. It's for a basement drywall company and it pays $500.00. Not bad income for a 12 year old.



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Stella did well at her meet, finishing second in all three events; however, she left the wall early on her second race, the breast stroke, and was disqualified. This time she did backstroke, breast stroke, and butterfly stroke. (I can do the backstroke--the others--not a prayer.)

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My post has disappeared, as well as Pat's response. What goes?

Prema, I have been watching about the Khasoggi case. I'm wondering why the Turkish government is not releasing the evidence they claim to have--maybe bugging the Embassy is illegal?

Kathy

Now the posts show back up!!

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Prema, you are right. I feel like I am reaping the rewards for putting up with teenagers and young adults by having grandkids. So many activities and hugs. How is your grandson doing? I'm sure he is a handful for his mom. Has he started any programs?
I'm glad your concoction cleared up your cold.

Kathy, my MIL grew up in Manhattan, KS. I'm not sure if there are any relatives left there. I'm rooting for Stella to do well in the swim meet. Enjoy the wedding this afternoon.
I'm so sorry to hear about the latest developments regarding Tony's health. Keep us posted on the test results. I will be praying for him.



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Prema, it's so sad that these measures are necessary, but you're absolutely right about fighting back with the truth. (He can't handle the truth.) He's desperate and desperate bullies think might is right. He's so WRONG!!

With all the planning, weddings can be a real bother. We make the best of sometimes bad situations, smiling all the while. Speaking of weddings, my brother's grandson is getting married this afternoon, so we'll see if the craziness has been subdued.

Tony had an echocardiogram on Monday because of the fluid around his heart. He was supposed to follow up with the cardiologist on the 30th, but the results of the test had them rescheduling that appointment for Tuesday morning. The cardiologist had him with a cardiac surgeon that same morning. The fluid accumulation is frequently a byproduct of the lung cancer. Yesterday, the surgeon made a "window" so the fluid would not accumulate but drain and be eliminated by the body. They removed 700 cc of fluid from his heart. The fluid was discolored and is probably cancerous, but the pathology report will be needed to verify that fact. I don't know if the heart has been affected by exposure to possibly cancerous fluid.

It's warmed up some, but Wednesday we didn't see the sun--only rain.

I'll try to get back on schedule. Stella's has a swim meet in Manhattan later this morning; they drove up last night. I hope she does well.

Have a great weekend, my kawan-kawan.
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Hi Pat. I could hear the pride in her voice and it was really nostalgic for me as I look back to my own behaviour many years ago when my children were also growing up. Please tell Michelle that these are really the best years as a mum - when your children are still your children. When the children become adults, our roles change significantly from being the caregiver and provider to a position on the sidelines.
Then we watch them reprise the same roles to their kids....and nostalgia sets in.....

My herbal concoction seems to have worked. My kids call it The Witches Brew....it tastes terrible but it's so effective that even they ask for it when they feel at their worst..... emoticon

Please tell Donovan that his Malaysian Granny will be doing a prayer of thanks for him and Davis when she does her morning prayers. They have been doing all of you proud and they remain very much down to earth thanks to their parents and grandparents....... emoticon

Have a great Saturday, my kawan-kawan.

Beeeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, that was his mom's voice in the video. She was both proud and laughing. There was about 100 kids in the choir and he was one of about 15 kids that had a special role. I don't know if I told you this but Donovan made the all star (Big Cats) team in football and his team won their first game of the season 28-14 under the lights.

I hope you feel better soon. Hugs



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Hi Pat. I saw your Facebook video. AMAZING!!
Donovan is quite a mover and he looks so so so handsome in the clip. I wasn't sure whose voice I was hearing during the recording - his mum or his grandma.....but it sure sounded very proud!!! And rightfully so.....

Apart from attending the wedding reception of my cousin's daughter, I will be resting for most of the weekend as I am down with a cough and a cold. Not at all serious but since I cannot take medication, I have to take some extra precautions.

Hi Kathy. Hi Ei. Hope the both of you are fine.

Have a great TGIF, my friends.....

Beeeeg Hugs, Prema



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Prema, I hope you are having a better day today.
Hi Kathy and Ei.
Donovan has a night football game tonight and boy is it going to be cold.



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Hi Pat. Heading off to Facebook right now.....

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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