GLORYB2014   163,660
100,000 or more SparkPoints
GLORYB2014's Recent Blog Entries


Friday, August 29, 2014

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMEMINE1 8/30/2014 5:25AM

    Have a great weekend. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISALGB 8/29/2014 8:54PM

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKFRAN514 8/29/2014 11:12AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAINBOWMF 8/29/2014 8:58AM

    Have a great and safe week end Glory.

Hugs Mary

Report Inappropriate Comment
REJOHNSON3 8/29/2014 8:31AM

    Yes, Happy Labor Day weekend!

Eat right and life will be good.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Have a Nice Thursday!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This was me this morning (sort of)

My hubby had an appt with our family doctor so when he was finished, I asked the doctor about my own health problem . . . which is a painful leg, knee, back! First of all, I've been having a flareup of Sciatica for the past 5 months, not as bad as it had been but still painful! Then my knee started acting up with a new pain and that is keeping me from walking very much! Outcome of my questions was that I was sent for x-rays, whoopee, now we're getting to the root of my woes!

One thing I know . . . sitting in front of my computer for long is BAD on my leg, knee and back! In order to cut down on the time spent clicking keys, I left several of my teams. That sure helped because when I'm on a team I'm on it and I like to join in on the threads! So this freed up some time. This morning I tried another thing . . . instead of getting on my laptop at 5:30 a.m, I stayed off it until 11 a.m! Now that's a new thing for me but my body is thanking me for not sitting so much and that is what's important to me!

By the way, my husband got a great report at the doctor's . . . he is doing really good and in the past year his weight has gone from 205 to 165 lbs, just right for him!! How come . . . how come we eat the same foods pretty well but he's doing all the losing??? I've heard over and over that the pounds will come off men quicker than women and though I'm no expert, seeing my hubby do it is proof to me!! Congrats Honey!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMEMINE1 8/29/2014 5:06AM

    Glad your hubby is doing so good. Do you do any of the chair exercises I keep hearing people mention? Maybe that will help you with your pain and weight loss?
Good luck, Gloria. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAINBOWMF 8/28/2014 6:50PM

    Hope you feel better after not spending so much time on the computer.

Glad Hubby had a good report. That is a blessing.
Let us know how the x-rays go.

Love Mary

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANJERRY1 8/28/2014 5:02PM

    Have a great day too Gloria.....hope they can reach the root of your painful knees & back & have that treated soon. Great to hear about Rolly's report. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Feeling Great Today!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I had a bit of an upset tummy on Sunday and I rested. Woke up yesterday morning with a worse tummy upset and spent the entire day doing nothing but resting! I sure dislike the feeling and also doing nothing.

Today is a different story! I'm thankful I woke up feeling like my old self, feeling well and feeling cheerful. Back to normal!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RAINBOWMF 8/26/2014 1:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon so good to hear.
I am sad when one of my friends are not feeling well.

Love Mary

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANJERRY1 8/26/2014 11:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Good to know that Gloria is back to her Sparkling self..... Stay well dear friend

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKFRAN514 8/26/2014 11:23AM

    glad you are feeling better and back sparking along the trail again.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TUTUNAN 8/26/2014 11:02AM

    Glad you're feeling better! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IMEMINE1 8/26/2014 10:48AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Another Saturday at the Lake!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Yesterday was perfect for a drive to the lake. We went with my sister and her husband, stopped at a peanut factory on the way to pick up a few things and then stopped at a farm just before getting to the lake. I bought fresh corn, tomatoes, peas, also a mini watermelon, 2 mini cantaloupe which I've never come across before, and a pint of mixed mini tomatoes with different varieties that I've never had. Also bought some fresh field tomatoes for toasted tomato sandwiches.

At the lake we went to our favourite eating place where our favourite waitress works and we asked for her to serve us. She is so cheerful and makes a pleasant meal time even more pleasant. Most of us had fresh fish but our meals varied.

Then on to the pier, how we love to sit there and feed the ducks and seagulls. I wandered around a bit, taking photos of this and that, whatever really appealed to me. And that is almost EVERYTHING! But I noticed I have the spot back on some of my photos! It's a mystery to me, I clean the lens but that fleck shows up in many. When I go to the photo shop this week I'll have my camera looked at.

Many people were swimming, water skiing, boating and many boats were on the lake and coming in and out of the channel. There was also an abundance of people walking the pier and a lady was standing on the pier playing an accordian, entertaining the crowd. A delightful way to spend a day at Port Dover!

When we finally decided to leave, we stopped at a Dairy Bar for ice cream cones. We always ask for their really small ones and they always give us big ones, same price!! They are so good but that kind of undid my eating for the day. The only way I can think about that is . . . "We all had a good time and the cones are something the other three really look forward to, so I'm joining them!" Who knows when these trips will stop, when we'll be unable to take them? And one ice cream cone isn't going to dash my eating plan! THERE, I've soothed my conscience! No point in beating yourself up when you indulge that little bit.

A few pictures that I took. None of me because I'm always behind the camera doing the snapping. But there are some of my sister and her husband and also my husband.

My favourite place, the pier and lighthouse

My hubby on the right, my sister and then her hubby on the left

Lady on the pier entertaining everyone with her accordian playing

The mini fruits & tomatoes

My vase I found at a thrift shop, not an antique but I really liked it. I fiddled around with it until I got it to where I like it (I think), with a soft yellow candle, vanilla scented, and some light stones with soft yellow in them, circling the candle.

That's about it until the next time we venture to the lake. With the warmth of the sun, cool breeze off the lake, enjoyable people to chat with, birds to feed, water to listen to and to watch all the activity on it . . . I love this place!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHANGING-TURTLE 8/25/2014 1:51PM

    Your photos are lovely. Enjoy your ice cream, a treat now and then can't do any thing but good.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TUTUNAN 8/25/2014 1:20PM

    Your pictures are delightful. Thanks for sharing them!
As for the ice cream cone, my theory is that no food or drink is off limits. I refuse to let my "diet" get in the way of enjoying life, pastimes, and friends. Sure, we have to make adjustments, but we can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IMEMINE1 8/25/2014 4:57AM

    Beautiful pictures. Ice cream is our favorite treat, too. Tou have got to treat once in awhile! :) emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANJERRY1 8/24/2014 9:50PM

    Enjoyed the pictures and happy that your outings are such fun....stay blessed dear Gloria.... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEWISTLADY 8/24/2014 8:56PM

    It sounds like a very lovely place to spend your time. I, too, enjoy my time near the water. It soothes and calms me.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAINBOWMF 8/24/2014 8:07PM

    Glad you had fun Gloria. Very nice pictures.
It is so nice when you share with us.

Love Mary

Report Inappropriate Comment

  gorgeous pictures and don't beat yourself up over the did a lot of walking:)

Report Inappropriate Comment
GINNABOOTS 8/24/2014 7:56PM

    Such beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. Love the vase too! Glad you enjoyed the gorgeous day.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Report Inappropriate Comment

Have a Purrfect Weekend!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMEMINE1 8/25/2014 4:53AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
CVRONEK 8/24/2014 6:49AM

    It was a nice Saturday and I will make today Purrrfect.

Hope you do too! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAINBOWMF 8/23/2014 10:44PM

    emoticon I had a great Saturday, hope you did too.


Report Inappropriate Comment
CHANGING-TURTLE 8/23/2014 2:59PM

    You too!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MELYROD18 8/23/2014 1:54PM

    emoticon Enjoy your weekend also.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANJERRY1 8/23/2014 1:25PM

    Wish you a Purrfect weekend too Gloria emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
EMMACORY 8/23/2014 1:18PM

    Cute! do you have a cat? My sister has 4. I will be with her for the next two week and will get a lot of cat loving in. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 Last Page