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RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE OMs…

Finally…for the first time in 2015 I am back together again with the OMs…well, at least some of them. K is on a cruise in the Mediterranean celebrating her mom’s 95th birthday (it is so cold here – her mother could not have picked a better time to have a birthday!) and X was not feeling well. But the rest of us gathered at S1’s and had a really great day.

I know I have posted this before but S1’s table cover is so darling!

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The first game went to S2 with this LIKE NUMBERS hand of FFFF 1111 11 1111.

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And then it was time for lunch, which was really so yummy and perfect for this bone-chilling day: a delicious Shepherd’s Pie courtesy of Fresh Direct, beets, and a fabulous salad. And, of course, a lovely table setting with a vase of tulips to remind us that some day there really will be spring!

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After the wonderful lunch we quickly moved back to the game table where I was lucky to pick my own tile for Mah Jongg with a 369 hand of 333 666 6666 9999.

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Then S1 chimed in with another LIKE NUMBERS hand – FFFF 1111 11 1111.

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After several disappointing wall games, J brought in a win with a CONSECUTIVE RUN hand of FFFF 1111 2222 DD.

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This ended up not being a winning hand but here is what my rack looked like after the Charleston. I thought for sure that I would be able to declare Mah Jongg with the closed 369 hand of 333 6 999 333 6 999 but the tiles just never fell my way.

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Instead, J whooshed in and declared another win with a favorite WINDS – DRAGONS hand of NNNN EEEE WWWW SS.

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The next two games were mine, first with a 2468 hand of 22 44 444 666 8888

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…and then with lots of lucky Jokers coming my way for this CONSECUTIVE RUN hand that I thought was really fun to play: 11 22 111 222 3333.

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S2 had a beautiful win from the WINDS – DRAGONS hand of FFFF EEEE GG WWWW

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..and S1 won with the similar other WINDS – DRAGONS hand of FFFF NNNN RR SSSS.

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And, for the grand finale, S2 finished the day with a Jokerless and perfectly played 2014 hand of NNNN EW SSSS 2014.

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A perfect day and a perfect way to spend the day indoors, safe from this bone-chilling cold!