Hello December 2021

2 Dec 2021 – Goodbye November

Mon: Happy 15Bday to #3, pix credits to his parents for the 3above pix. Nice that he is having a Bday-party, seldom do I remember or see him having company, usually the girls are the ones having all the gatherings! Hope that he enjoyed the goodie-basket from me. After the flock reached over 2digits in their age, goodie-baskets are what they get from me, and then cash when are are done with high-school.  As far as my memory serves me correctly, they are totally over-load with stuff at home!  

Appreciations to Gel for helping to consume the last of Thanksgiving-spread! Yes! guilty to have served leftover turkey for 5days in a row! No, will not be repeating another Thanksgiving-spread in this lifetime! and tkx to all who have helped to consumed the foods! And no, still not ready for Christmas!!

Tue: restless sleep the past 2nights due to some very over-strained neck muscles and at this age&stage, it will probably take a longer time to heal before being back to normal movements without feeling too much discomfort.

30Nov2021: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow:

SIN/pop ~5.6+mil in an area of ~721km²  – 718
SC/USA/pop ~5+mil in an area of ~82, 932km²  – 14,210
Norway/pop ~5.3+mil in an area of ~365,268km²  – 1,054
Wed: welcome Dec, only a month left for 2021 and I have not even started on the Season’sGreetings –  am not even near there with my level of energy lately, at least the AdventCalender is up and that might probably be the only Christmas deco up for this year! Seemed like it was a hot night as I had to have the AC on and it has been a while since I needed the AC on at night.
Dec Bdays to note:
 9 Dec – Happy Bday Stanley Neo
13Dec – Happy Bday Ingrid
16Dec – Happy Bday Andy Lam
19Dec – Happy Bday Rita Tann
21Dec – Happy Bdays ANG ChinSheng and Anna Tsang
23Dec – Happy Bday Minos Lam
25Dec – Merry Christmas
27Dec – Happy Bday Lisa Xiao
28Dec – Happy Bday Peggy Puddey
31Dec – Happy Bdays Jorden&Jagger Wong
Wed1Dec: The Mouse Song/Musevisa, The Cello Advent Calendar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ5PaxPSLRk Tkx to ElisaAspenesRobak, who crossed my path where I was teaching in Tromsø in the 1970s. Tkx for sharing her talented son, KjellMagneRobak, and appreciations to him for these amazing videos of traditional Christmas songs arranged and performed by him.
Thu: got my act together and completed a dozen snail-mail Season’s Greetings ready to be put into the mail box (1-day delayed as I usually get them off by 1Dec). During the festive season it cost .80c as compared to S$1.60postage for a greeting card. Yes, still send hard-copies to some old friends and also receive hard-copies from them – it is a nice tradition to keep as long as I can keep the number to less than 20. Do remember sending 100+ back in the dark ages! The neck still hurts and on top of a headache now despite having to address only 12envelopes – disadvantages of aging.
Hopefully will get some decent longer hours of zzz tonight and the temps are supposed to dip to 23°C (yeah), and hopefully tomorrow will be a more relaxing day now that I have crossed off one item in the Dec list.
Thu2Dec: Det lyser i stille grender, The Cello Advent Calendar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSnigBO5lOQ
It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone ― Andy Rooney

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