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  1. Croix
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    24 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMeKitty and all~

    My fridge is indeed frost free, and walruses are not intelligent enough to see the bigger picture:(

    I do not sit in a pool as my fur is excellent insulation and therefore my iceberg doesn't melt under me. Speaking of pool, if DB and Grandy leave more stuff behind I can sell I'll buy a pool table, and give my igloo some class!

    No, sadly I was not in that coffee shop, though the last line after the one you quote

    "They caught the last train🚉 for the coast
    The day the music died"

    I believes refers to the unfortunate ending of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens

    Croix

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    24 December 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    Bah. Humbug!

    -C

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    24 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix...

    🎄🎄🎄🎄Just popping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas...as well as your family, friends and fur babies...

    I really do hope that tomorrow will be peaceful but also a little bit noisy with the sounds of Christmas ringing through your heart...and home..

    Thank you so much for being here...

    A Christmas hug....Dear friend..🎄💚...

    Grandy..

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    24 December 2021

    To all the freinds I've been dopey enough to miss with personal greetings I'll wish you all now the best of Christmases (or Compliments of the Season if that does not apply), together with wishes for a peaceful, productive and enjoyable year ahead

    365 new days
    365 new chances
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Croix

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    25 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Good one, Croix!

    Heheh, I can play jingle bells with my tail! 😺

    What are you doing today?

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    25 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMekitty and all~

    You have unexpected accomplishments 🔔🔔🔔, how are you on the keyboard 🎹 ?

    My Day? Well I Zoomed with colleagues in another organisation for an Xmas 🎄 natter, Then Mrs C and I got ready and went over 🚗 to an offspring's where we exchanged gifts 🎁 and my grandson, while pleased to see us found a screen 🎐 had greater attraction.

    Now full of good food 🍒🎍 🍗🥗 we have returned and I'm writing to you and all.

    So what mischief have you been up to today?

    Croix

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    25 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Croix and all

    Thanks for letting us know about your day. My oldest grand daughter has shouted during zoom meetings she wants to watch Peppa pig!!

    zi was by myself today and used it as a time for self care.

    , A neighbour I just met invited me to a nice evening meal.

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    25 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Merry Christmas Croix & all,

    I spent today with family....we had a lot to eat and drink then played a card game. Overall it's was a pretty memorable Christmas.

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    26 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    It's lovely seeing people having good days , even if we need to stick a label on a day, "Xmas" & sort of go out of our usual routine & make something happen.

    I've been listening to quiet jazzy Xmas songs, from YouTube, & was surprise by my carer/helper, so had the lunch she brought me. Left a singing message for my sis on her voice mail, & been popping in & out of BB, but then I began feeling that awful tiredness again, & had a 2hr snooze, which didn't feel enough, so went back & snoozed another 4.5 hrs!

    Tonight I was listening to the ABC Local Radio, to the pop quiz. It began with a couple of Xmas related questions, but then went onto other questions. Afterwards, The fellow, Mark someone spoke to a man who is at Davis Station in Antarctica. Hearing how they lve, about the curiosity of the local penguins. So I know now, Croix has lots of curious neighbours, who I think some, surely must be singers in my band!

    I'm not so actually 'good' on my phone's keyboard. & have not got perfect pitch, .. not even close when I try to match notes I'm hearing in the music I'm listening to.

    I've got to sort out some prizes, yet, but I'm tired again. Looks like I'll have to be making announcements tomorrow. Or did I give people until Jan 1 to get entries in??? I';; have to read my own Thread to remind me! 😸

    My quiet time counts towards self-care. I hope the generous neighbour becomes a new friend for you, Quirkywords. 😸 They could do worse than to have you as a friend.

    & Monkey Magic, family card games, & I am remembering the card games our family played, sometimes with my father, (can't recall my (ex-)stepmother playing) sometimes amongst kids Only when chance was a major part of the game did I manage to win sometimes. I was never so good at strategical thinking.

    Goodnight all.

    mmMekitty

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    26 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hiya Mr Croixy man 🐧 and your many friends here 👋

    Oops meant to land here ages before this but hey better late than never...couldn't put you through that agony of not seeing me for any longer.

    SO kicking off NYE 🎉🎈🎊💃oh oh 😁 that's me dancing btw shame there's no wrap dancing emoji... I might with extreme luck get on the floor, more likely if I fell which would be far from graceful I might add 😆 manage to bust a couple of moves that wouldn't be rap though it'd be more like trying to relocate my joints hence the noise from pain that some may thinks off key singing 😲 I might need some help getting back up though

    Kitty hi darl heard you have a bb band on the go...you surely would have heard of the Grandeebis by now, us being pretty famous and all...well I'll tell you a little story about how Icebergs came about...see before Croixy sold our amp Grandy and I have been known to have band practice on what once was a solid Iceberg but our amazing sound bouncing off the far far away bergs creating a magnificent sound of ...um... ok we can talk about that later....actually broke off many bergs and Croixy then claimed one which I'll add he's not once thanked us for either...geepers we don't even charge rent.

    SOooo anyhoo we're thinking we might use the one right next to Croixys you know that one that the inebriated kiwis had a wee rest on...boy do they know how to parteeee...for our big day/night which of course will flock millions of fans who pay the big 💰 to see us in action. So of course you're very welcome to perform as well with the bb band and we'd be happy to split the profits 90/10 in our favor...hey easy love we'll have to splurge and buy Croixy a stronger set of state of the art ear muffs 🔊..ooopsy I meant 🎧 and a new esky or should I say chily bin in real lingo 😉 ... being cheaper than a new fridge see. Yip I'm good like that

    Croixy man I hope your healths at least stable poor bloke. Lifes harder with physical rot going on.

    I've seen a few masks with a bit more breathing room and a small kinda ? filter/hole making it a little easier breathing. Unsure if they work better but I'd imagine they would.

    Sounds like you had a good Xmas ☺ good to hear.

    Oh I used 13 emojis on a quick count. Figured I was safe with more than 6 cause you mentioned walruses could count to 6 so maybe you didn't notice the others.

    Love your kiwi references lol I'm listening 👂oop make that 14.

    Peace wished good man and everyone ☺ (15 😄 can't help it!

    🐧 uh oh

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    26 December 2021 in reply to demonblaster

    Dear The-lot-of-you~

    I can hear you all plotting to take over my iceberg again and make horrible noises, it's not going to happen!

    Having finally shoo'ed all those remaining kiwis away (argumentative litle so and so's with a nasty peck) there is no way I'm going though all that again.

    Even wiht DB's extra de-lux earmuffs I had a headache for days from the raucous tootling and the way off-key singing (singing?). I was tripping over streamers and party-poppers for a week.

    mmEkitty's idea of penguins joining the fray is a tad hopeful. The live in the southern hemisphere and walruses in the far north. So no penguins - unless they hitch a ride with those kiwis I suppose.

    The best I can offer is a QUIET game of cards in my igloo with MM and anyone else that promises (and means it:) to behave.

    What card game you ask - fish of course!

    Croix

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    26 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Cleaned🐟&🐠scaled-🐡YUM!🦈&🍣for🍥dessert!

    mmmmm Wonder where I put 🎉my🎇 party🎈 gear? I know, I only just put stuff away, but I got so much stuff

    Did you get your hanper🧺Croix? I know there are delays in the post. so I sent it via express🛸currier. Hope the 👽& pet👾don't start experimenting with the contents. That could get really messy.

    HI DB! Hope you had a good Xmas

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    27 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix

    "The time has come" {this time it's Alice saying it.) Wait till all those raucous party goers and rabble move along or run out of energy...the the Carpenter will again feel safe enough to visit and you can go for a long walk along the beach at dusk, knowing your ice berg is safe while you both solve all the world's silly problems. Honestly the people that"run"this place are getting sillier and sillier...."Why they're nothing but a pack of cards"

    "Off with their heads!"

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    Hi everyone, I'm resurfacing the band stand, in readiness for New Year's Eve celebrations.

    I would like to round up the band, 'Waking the Walrus', if everyone is amenable?

    The line up:

    🎙 Moonstruck
    🥁DB
    🎷Summer Rose
    🎺Smallwolf
    🎸Jo & LD
    🪕Quirkywords
    🎻Grandy
    🥥Harpbird
    🎹app on 📱 mmMekitty
    🥄🥄 Doolhof
    🎐 Monkey Magic
    Kazoo - The Blonde Guy, Paul
    Harpsicordian Mum Chris
    Fogwhistle Elizabeth CP
    Euphonedrum Sleepy
    With the Slippery Singers:🐧Hanna, 🐧Added, 🐧Matchy, 🐧Paws &🐧On the Road, & any other 🎙 Moonstruck
    🥁DB
    🎷Summer Rose
    🎺Smallwolf
    🎸Jo & LD
    🪕Quirkywords
    🎻Grandy
    🥥Harpbird
    🎹app on 📱 mmMekitty
    🥄🥄 Doolhof
    🎐 Monkey Magic
    Kazoo - The Blonde Guy, Paul
    Harpsicordian Mum Chris
    Fogwhistle Elizabeth CP
    Euphonedrum Sleepy
    With the Slippery Singers:🐧Hanna, 🐧Added, 🐧Matchy, 🐧Paws &🐧On the Road & any other 🐧🐧🐧 who want to join in.
    & by special invitation: Croix📯

    😹

    mmMekitty

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    27 December 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Yes, Moonstruck, you are drafted! & don't tell me you cannot sing -I've heard you behind the clouds.

    mmMekitty

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    28 December 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon (aka Queen of Hearts)~

    Yes I will be far from the parties on new Year's Eve. I've a very long standing tradition that Mrs C and I do walk along a beach (so you were right on that) at midnight and watch a distant fireworks display over the water put on - for just our benefit no doubt - by a kindly city council.

    Such fixtures in one's life, even they are only modest ordinary things, do grow in importance over the years and are looked forward to.

    There a rocky places in the sea with seaweed, and long stretches of sand. If windy we rug up (and avoid Foxy Dog who tends to challenge the waves and get drenched), and if calm gently stroll along, just missing getting wet near the swish of the water traveling up the sand and back.

    We have coffees from a thermos and biscuits (FD has water, but some of our biscuits too), then we drive for an hour or so to get home on deserted roads.

    I'm afraid we do not solve any of the world's problems at all, but for a while our own recede.

    Croix

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    28 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMekitty~

    I'm most impressed by the lineup and also the number of icons employed. I believe you must have hidden talents for organizing concerts.

    While I'm humbly grateful to receive a special invitation to my own igloo -humph - I do have a musical request:

    The Sounds of Silence, by Paul Simon (the Marcel Marceau version please)

    Croix

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    29 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Not 'Silence is Golden' (Four Seasons)?

    However, you surely appreciate anything performed by Waking The Walrus will not be quiet, let alone silent.

    You'll hear us from the beach. I hope we don't spoil the ambience, too much.😸I& are in synch with the fireworks.🎆

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️to you & yours

    mmMekitty

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    29 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hello Dear Croix, Kitty, Moon, Deebi and band members...

    Unfortunately I’m a bit apprehensive on being on our gentle Croix’s iceberg....with so many band members, then all of the sea creatures that our friendly Walrus has made , as well as his friends here...I am unsure if the ice berg will hold us all, it’s bound to start breaking away from all the dancing, and music vibrations...It may even sink!.....and I am no swimmer these days.....So I will gracefully but also humbly decline if that’s okay..,,Although I might pop in from time to time throughout the night, if I cannot sleep...

    I will be watching this year end it’s final day, by sitting on our town’s dam wall, The view from their is amazing, with a first class view of the mountains where the sun sets behind...Yep I’ll just be sitting their, watching the sun setting for the last time of 2021...remaining their until the night sky lights up with millions of sparkling stars...then home to sleep......Waking up early and hoping to see the first sunrise starting off the first day of our new year 2022 while sitting on my front veranda....having a pancake breakfast...with a pot of tea...

    Beautiful song Croix, the sounds of silence, as is Silence is golden, Kitty....I’ll add to them, Bridge over troubled water, also, In the arms of an angel and to fall asleep with Cliff Richard’s Millennium Prayer...which will hopefully give me a peaceful sleep until the New Year’s first Sun Rise...

    My kindness thoughts of peace everyone..

    Grandy....

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    29 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    No Croix...you can relax. I won't be joining the festivities I gather have been planned for your iceberg but wish you a Happy New Year....is that phrase redundant or will it have some meaning this coming "covid" year? I shall wait until the festivities die down...and perhaps join you and the Carpenter in a quiet walk along your beach at dusk on New Years Day.......because as you so wisely said "The time has come to speak of many things...of shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings"

    If you so desire I could even throw in a monologue or two.....

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    29 December 2021 in reply to Ggrand

    Due to Grandy's concernes, we'll first tie more drink containers to the iceberg, & I can re-engineer the stage to be a floating platform (lots of floaties, which may also be for avatar use if the event does prove to be a wash-out).

    I would love it if Grandy would reconsider, because otherwise I'll have I'll have to find another🎻player. Perhaps your fur babies would like to play with it? At least for a little while, & I'll make sure the songs needing the violin will be on the programme early , that way they will be with you later?

    I wonder who else?

    As for Marcel Marceau, he & the Mummenschanz are the stage hands.,

    & Tripod are roadies.

    mmMekitty

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    29 December 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Okay, Moonstruck, I was right to give you a microphone, so you will be available for monologues? Yes?

    I'll go ahead & book you for sunrise? 😸

    mmMekitty

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    30 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Yeah all right. I'll write a tribute to Croix and what a valuable asset to the Forum he is and read it out in my beautiful voice. Will it be cold do you think? Should I wear my ugg boots?

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    30 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Hello Croix, Kitty, Moon and readers..l.🤗.

    It’s no reflection on anyone here that I might not be attending...Where I have decided to go, has not got a good internet service....Yep it happens a lot out central west and country areas.. we have lots of black spots...I think there called...

    I will try to call in if I have service...or if I decide it’s too much bother to go where I want to...I can go a few kilometres from mine on the main road and watch it from the top of the mountain that the road travels along...It also has the same view that the dam wall has..just a different spot to look at it from..

    I hope everyone has a nice day today..

    Dear Croix,,,I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day,,,If I could in r/l...I would really enjoy to be walking alongside you and Mrs C...then sitting somewhere and watch the fireworks...

    The bigger towns out here have some fireworks, but I cannot see them unless I travel into the bigger towns..,something I will pass on, due to the Kangaroos, foxes, rabbits, echidnas etc..that seem to emerge onto the road, once the darkness of night has fallen.....

    My care and love to you all..

    Grandy....

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    30 December 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon and all~

    " a tribute to Croix and what a valuable asset to the Forum"

    Well, I've got one fooled, only umpteen more to go:)

    And yes, at leat Ugg bots will stop any impulse to tap-dance

    Grandy you would be very welcome

    -C

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    30 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Ugg boot / Ugh bots - either will be fine! I have my handy tool kit so I can rivet a few rivets into the bottoms of either. 😺

    I know, Croix, you are no fool - you can't hide your genius from us. I've seen it in too many posts. If you were fooling us, you surely wouldn't be so consistently wise & giving thoughtful responses, with the same level of care & compassion as you do.

    (oh I love that pretty dark magenta blush! 😸😻😹)

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    30 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    That's 2 down, still umpteen to go:)

    As you should know walruses never blush, hide too thick (and no comments please)

    Instead they go Hurrumph.

    Anyway you are a troublemaker, rivets indeed! Terpsichorean Tap will ruin my nice shiny iceberg floor:( I just hope Moon is too genteel to indulge in such.

    On a slightly more serious note I understand you are getting very tired and having naps during the day, is this a propblem keeping you awake at night?

    -C

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    30 December 2021 in reply to Croix

    Seems to me I've had some sort of problem or difficulty sleeping since I can remember.

    When I was little, I would fake my naps so I would be allowed up again - I couldn't sleep in a room with light coming in. Not absolutely dark, but pretty close.

    As I grew up, day time naps were no longer required, & I was okay, except I enjoyed the late night quiet & would listen for quite a while, or my sis & I would continue talking, & talking. Some nights it may be an hour or 2.

    On my own I'd listen & feel at that late hour, much better than I did at other times of the day when the household was more active.

    I liked to sleep, dream, or lay down & be still, regulating my breathing, so people thought I was asleep. Sometimes I experienced my body sort of disappear, or I could think myself in a different position & be surprised when I became aware I was not in that position. I could have waking dreams then, too.

    I began in my late teens to actively wake myself up, simply by telling myself to get up at 6am, & I would. I wanted to get up & leave the house before my (ex-)step-mother got up. That worked fine for months.

    I didn't used to be bothered if some nights I didn't sleep. Once I didn't sleep for 3 days. Now I'm older, & I feel the effects of not sleeping.

    Then there were also times I could easily sleep 10hrs at night.

    At some point I decided I wanted to sleep in a lit room,/daytime & gradually, practising my pretend sleep, being able to physically relax as I did then, I began to be able to do that.

    For some years I've been up late, not able to get to sleep easily anymore, due to hot, cold, pain, tinnitus, phosphenes, my nose, too much thinking, memories & emotions coming up , sometimes even when I've got a book or music playing, I'm just too uncomfortable. I wake two or three times, sometimes not able to get back to sleep.

    It used to be enough to get a short snooze, no more than 2 hrs, & I'd be okay. But not recently. This is one thing which is worse since my recent diagnosis. I get so suddenly tired I must sleep I get cranky as a two-yr-old in need of a nap. & now I'm napping once or twice, more than 2 hours, often 3 -4 hours. & I'll be tired again just a few hours later. At night I'm getting to sleep easier, but waking 4 - 5 hours later. I have a totally wonky sleep cycle.

    This morning I woke at around 3am due to neighbours quarrel. I couldn't get back to sleep properly, dozing for another 2hrs, then tossing for another, & then I gave up & got up.

    🙀mmMekitty

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  29. Croix
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    31 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Dear mmMekitty~

    For some silly reason or other your sleep patterns remind me of Sumo Cat who does not have regular mealtimes, but 'grazes'. He will come inside whenever the mood takes him and nibble a few biscuits from the dispenser and have a lap of water and then go back on the front step again. This goes on throughout the day and seem to satisfy his needs (he is a very substantial puddy-cat) .

    Your broken sleep patters must overall give you enough rest to have a sharp mind that makes sensible decisions, so whilst not pleasant may be just enough to get you by.

    Without laboring my physical (and mental) infirmities I too find pain and other distractions do not promote sleep at night and result in my having 'cat' naps during the day.

    I think maybe the only difference we have at night is I'm now in the habit of getting up straight away rather than lying htere in a semi-sleepless state, and have pain meds, cocoa and maybe a biscuit or two, then return having read a chapter of a book, and normally get back to sleep for a while.

    That getting up straight away and then the extra bit of sleep does me good in two ways, firstly not lying there with the mind looping though unpleasant thoughts - a paralyzing occupation - and it includes enough rest for me not to have too many cat naps during the day.

    It occurs to me that whilst neighbors arguing is a nuisance, at least you are not one of those unhappy people arguing, and have a more tranquil life.

    I think at the moment you are doing an excellent job keeping things in proportion and getting at least some rest.

    Croix

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  30. mmMekitty
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    1 January 2022 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix, & a Happy New Year to you! 😺

    I trust we didn't keep you up too late? With COVID & restrictions, it was a small affair, really. In other years, I'm sure we could have had 4 times as many people making 8 times as much noise. 😸Alas, for me, I can only imagine, giving myself a headache & louder tinnitus for at least an hour after. "Serves you right" I hear you say. & I'd agree. Or...then again, if we had been in full swing, we'd've been closed down within half an hour!

    Happy New Year to Mrs C & Sumo Cat as well.

    & I want to thank all the members in the band who turned up, whether you turned up early, late or indifferently. I appreciate the effort & the idea you had to turn up when you had no where else to go. 😹 Rest assured, I shall show the same amount of enthusiasm when it comes time to deliver your bonuses.

    mmMekitty

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