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Hi Olivia, my NaNoWriMo friend, if you ever get that Band B on the coast of Nova Scotia, let me know. It would be a great place to do a writer's retreat and I managed to drive out to the Maritimes a few years ago. I'm from Ontario. Originally from northern Ontario (New LIskeard) and I found the people there were so much like my hometown it was uncanny - like going back to my roots. Good luck with Nano!
Yeah, I know that I throw everything (im)possible into a muffin tin!*Laugh*

"36. Martina & Moritz's Frittata Muffins

Guten Hunger, guys!*Hungry*
Someone hungry!*BigSmile*

"35. Papa Wil's Potato Gratin & Parmasan Ice Cream (dessert)

Because of the "October Novel Prep Challenge, I'm deadly behind, but catching up.*Wink* Three more weeks goodies to be added before NaNo. *Pthb*

#34 sounds AMAZING!!! *Hungry*
It is really yummy. Enjoy! *StarStruck*
Fall's there! That means pumpkin time.*Delight*

So here a heart - and stomach-warming soup: "32. Pumpkin-Soup with Amerettini-Almond-Topping

Guten Hunger!*BigSmile*
Thank you so much, everyone who entered "Olivia's Birthday Bash this year!*Delight*

You all helped raise over 500.000 GPs for "RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group, "Lilli's Coffee Shop, "Habit Heroes & lucky winner!*ThumbsUpL*

207.400 GPs went to "RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group, and

103.700 GPS each for:

"Lilli's Coffee Shop,
"Habit Heroes &
dog pack:saving4 premium renew , whose ticket with the number 763 was drawn in the Virtual Dice.

Congrats to everyone*ConfettiB* & thank you, WDC! *Hug*

See you all next year, hopefully!*Kiss*

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"9/11 always leaves me conflicted. It was my 18th birthday, which would be the 21st in the States. Since then, I don't celebrate my birthday on this day anymore.

And I have only "lost" my adulthood celebration, but so many people beyond the Big Pond have suffered the loss of beloved, friends, colleagues; firefighters, police officers and construction workers who were lost, too, due to often fatal illness caused by the after-effects of digging after bodies, removing the debris, and inhaling the toxic dust.*Cry*

2009, I was visiting NYC, and while on the upper deck of a sightseeing bus, I caught a glimpse of the absurdly vast hole and dissolved in tears. On TV, in the aftermath of the double collapse, it had looked so far away and small.

People who mistakingly believed I lost someone then or was a survivor, comforted me. Wild strangers hugged me tight, stroked my hair and murmured comforting words into my ear.

That was a most remarkable day, because it showed the America that still exists somewhere in your turmoiled, divided country. You must find it again, guys! Only that way to can face the sort of terror 9/11 imposed.*Heart*

And, as tempting and understandable as it seems, not by bringing vengeance over a large part of the world. That only breeds new terror and puts more people in danger, not only Americans. *Cry*

When I watched the news on May 1, 2011, and saw footage first from Pakistan and then of people dancing in the streets in New York and Washington, I was so conflicted over those clashing informations that it inspired this story, "Counterstrike.

I perfectly understood all your reaction, also on a visceral level, but my bowels also knotted at the sight as I thought how provocative those images might appear to the people aiming at destroying America. More fodder for war, which always the worst solution for anything. *Cry*


*RibbonBl* Today, I'm with all Americans*Heart*, but especially those who lost so much, be it a dead beloved of whatsoever kind and the survivors *Hug* who must live with the traumatic memory, physical ailments and even resentment, being denied disability help & pensions, or plain acknowledgement of their sacrifice back in 2001! (Isn't that especially perfidious!*Angry*) *RibbonBl*

*Heart* Defy the sick *peep*ers and have a greatest day, guys, despite it all... because of it all!*Heart*

Nur das Beste,

*HeartP* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatR* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *CupcakeV* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatG* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *HeartP*
*BalloonB* *Quill* *BalloonG* Happy 38th Birthday, Oliva! *BalloonG* *Quill* *BalloonB*
*HeartG* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatB* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *CupcakeB* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatP* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *HeartG*
Happy birthday
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Thank you, Sox.*Heart* *Kiss*

Warmest wishes for a happy birthday!
Kindest Regards, Lilli
*GiftV* *Giftp* *Gifty* *GiftG* *GiftT*
Yay, Cupcakes! Yum!*Delight*

Thank you so much, Lilli*Hug*; oh, and have one yourself.*Kiss*

Some Teufelsgebräu wandering over to FL.*BigSmile* *CoffeeBl*
A lot of funds already came together in for ROAK & my two favorite do-gooders, "Habit Heroes & "Lilli's Coffee Shop, during b-day week!*ThumbsUpL* And 20% of the pot go to 1 lucky winner, who could be YOU!*BigSmile*

These generous folks I just had to name here*InLove2*:

dog pack:saving4 premium renew , who bought the most tix so far with 300*Shock2**Hug*,
the wonderful Dee who was close behind with 100*Heart* and
the generous Innerlight I turned 63 for her donation.*Kiss*

Maybe you get in row with these three wonderful women, too?*StarStruck*

In the days till the finish, these Awards / MBs are for grab as well. *Delight*

Let's make the 1.000 tix (or 1001?*Wink* full, eh, guys?*ThumbsUpL*

Raffle still open till 9/11, 5PM EST.

Thank you all! *Hug*

Olivia's Birthday Bash   (E)
I'm SO old. Help me forget with a decent party for great causes. Still open till 9/11!
#1463525 by Olivia's won NaNo! 51753

Thank you, Olivia! *Heartp*
Thank you, Olivia! *Hug1**Hug**Hug2*
*Party* HAPPY 21. B-DAY WDC! *Party*

Baked my own Birthday Cake early to virtually share some with WDC.*Heart*

Recipe: "31. Mama Lo's no-flour Chocolate Birthday Cake

What a fun idea! Maybe next year you could have a forum where folks post birthday and other cake recipes and meals. *Bigsmile*
That looks good and tasty.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support, guys!*StarStruck* You're one generous, bighearted bunch and I wanna *Hug* you all! *Hug*

Olivia's Birthday Bash   (E)
I'm SO old. Help me forget with a decent party for great causes. Still open till 9/11!
#1463525 by Olivia's won NaNo! 51753

is going toward an all-time success!*Delight*

885 tickets are sold *ThumbsUpL* and a generous donation made. *Heart*

I'm aiming high, though. *Wink* Do you think you can help me crack the 1000 tix threshold? *Rocket*

After all "RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group is the main benificiary, as well as "Habit Heroes & "Lilli's Coffee Shop. Lilli ☕️ 🧿 & Phyllis (🌻 pwheeler love, joy, peace ) are two of the site's most known and probably beloved do-gooders!*Heart*

All tickets & donations go into the raffle pot and all gathered GPs toward above-mentioned beneficiaries plus one individual winner. The latter gets 20%... all for themselves!*Delight*

So let's do a remarkable finish. *Delight*

Along the way wait MBs, Awards, tickets / candles / etc. for other raffles & Reviews (all given up to and on 9/11, my birthday*Heart*).

Thank you so much!*Kiss*
Thank you so much, guys, for visiting

Olivia's Birthday Bash   (E)
I'm SO old. Help me forget with a decent party for great causes. Still open till 9/11!
#1463525 by Olivia's won NaNo! 51753

so vastly. *Delight* Alone yesterday 90 tix got purchased. Thank you so much for your support.*Heart*

However, there are also some (MB) goodies to grab for the one who buys the most tix, the highest donation & donations over 38k GPs.

Have great day, everybody.*Cool*
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