Did you miss me?

@Inlemay (16926)
South Africa
December 11, 2017 7:31am CST
Not to worry if you didn't, it is quite apparent that if you don't interact on MyLot you do get left behind in the conversations and today I have to go through quite a number of reads just to be up to speed with some of my regulars. Christmas is approaching and I haven't even started to think of decorating as they are still busy with the refurbishing of the bathroom and the mess is endless. I think I might only get to set up the Christmas tree on the 18th which is quite late this year. The grandchildren have been visiting since we are back from the sea, and they are BUSY BUSY little boys. Bowling has been exciting and I think I might be glad to have a break from the 23rd until the New Year. The children are all planning Christmas dinners and what to do, and I have not made ONE plan yet! How are your Christmas plans going? Had the best break at the sea, but glad to be home. I am a little stressed over the Pension Date approaching very quickly and the 19th January getting closer, but for a long time I have felt that as my hubby gets closer to retirement - what do I get closer too? This quote seems apt: “The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” Irene C. Kassorla Have I been holding my pen or had it been held by others? That's a thought I am struggling with. Happy Monday to all of you!
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@MALUSE (43530)
• Uzbekistan
11 Dec
Of course, you've been missed! I'm not thinking about immediate retirement. I've already been retired for some years and I like it. Not to have to get up early is so wonderful!
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@Inlemay (16926)
• South Africa
11 Dec
I have those thoughts but living with an insomniac it has become difficult - should a retired lady get her own room perhaps?
@MALUSE (43530)
• Uzbekistan
11 Dec
@Inlemay My husband and I have always had separate bedrooms, We've been married for 38 years.
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@Inlemay (16926)
• South Africa
11 Dec
@MALUSE I think that might be in the pipeline - that could bring about some peace and REST to my life
@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
11 Dec
I thought of you yesterday Lany, of course we miss you. I am not really ready for Christmas, but my little tree is up and some decorations make the room more festive.
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@Inlemay (16926)
• South Africa
11 Dec
I shall do my little decorating next week - I know its late, but with all the tiling dust flying around I just cannot bring myself to do it now. I will put the Door Wreaths up tomorrow, at least that will bring a little festivities to the home in the meantime
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
11 Dec
@Inlemay We are doing to do very very little this year.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Dec
I was aware that you had been absent for a couple of weeks, but just assumed that you was on holiday as usual.
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@Inlemay (16926)
• South Africa
11 Dec
I have been away, but now I'm back
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@Tampa_girl7 (26200)
• United States
15 Dec
You are always missed. I am here so little myself these days
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec
I like that quote and it is one that is well worth pondering on. Glad to see you're back. On our first night at community bowls (run over 4 weeks) our team got 8 points on one end and three of us have rarely played before. That's our main claim to fame at the moment. And it's good to have you back.
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@rebelann (42803)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Dec
Well, I'm glad you're back, we're all eyes to see what your adventures were at sea. I really like that photo, it took me a minute to figure out what it was but I like they way you set it up.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
11 Dec
X mas is coming and all are busy with preparations . Wish you a good Xmas ahead.Enjoy the seasons joy and come back My Lotting after break.
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@JohnRoberts (63004)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Dec
Have a good Monday playing catch up.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
11 Dec
Christmas time is usually very busy. Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and all that you desire in the new year.
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@rina110383 (24070)
11 Dec
It's already Monday evening here. Had a good day at work.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec
I haven't been here too much myself as I'm in Spain at the moment. I won't be doing any decorating until very late as we don't go home until the 19th. That's a great quote.