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New haircut

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Not sure If I like it but, oh well, I got it.





It is super easy to deal with it, though, and I kinda like how it highlights my gray streak in the front (pretty much all the gray I have at 62).

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/13/2014 12:09AM

    I like your new cut. That would easy to take care of. For the summer, great! Your hair is pretty much like mine. I have little gray for my age as well. (2 yrs. older then you hehe). Have fun with the Henley's!

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MEXGAL1 7/11/2014 6:47PM

    I think it's cute on you! I wish I were brave enough to do that...but my hair adds a bit of "volume" to me and I am a bit small so it helps.
Cute cute.
Peanut

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/11/2014 3:43PM

    I like it. I like easy to take care of as well.

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MAGGIEVAN 7/11/2014 12:48PM

    You look great! I also like that streak of grey and you don't look a day over 35.

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LYNKIN 7/11/2014 10:19AM

    Cute! You look great!

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/11/2014 9:16AM

    LOVE IT!! You look adorable!!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/11/2014 3:21AM

    I love it Liz, looks great and suits you.
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DOOBRIE 7/11/2014 2:45AM

    I think it looks great and makes you look younger!

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_UMAMI_ 7/11/2014 12:05AM

    Well, sideways, you are certainly a very cute and Youthful 62-yr-old!
I had the opposite effect today: went to get my driver's license renewed, wasn't in a good mood, was 97 degrees, and hated my reflected image of my 49-yr-old (but YOUTHFUL inside!) self!

Perhaps it will be the "before" shot for when I turn 50 (the "after" to come, a GOAL).
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But you're a cute, YOUNG grandma, and you know it, or you wouldn't have posted such a fun shot of yourself, so clam up and go enjoy your boat!
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MARITIMER3 7/11/2014 12:00AM

    I like it too.

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IAMBIZI 7/10/2014 10:47PM

    It should be shorter next time like a pixie cut! looks good though you can wear this short hair well
bizi

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/10/2014 10:25PM

    Very cute!

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JOANNANOW 7/10/2014 10:09PM

    You look wonderful! emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 7/10/2014 10:07PM

    New cut is great and very flattering - luv the grey streak in front! Amazing that's all the grey you have at 62 - woohoo!!!

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GOING-STRONG 7/10/2014 9:20PM

    I think it is cute as can be! emoticon

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JAMBABY0 7/10/2014 9:18PM

    I love it!

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HAZYHEART 7/10/2014 9:18PM

    Very Nice, it looks good. emoticon

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CHEFKATLEANER 7/10/2014 9:13PM

    Awesome haircut! You look great! :D

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WATERMELLEN 7/10/2014 9:06PM

    Very very attractive: I really like it on you!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/10/2014 9:05PM

    I love your new haircut! You look fantastic!
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HHH!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Yup, it's July, alrighty.
It's going to be hazy hot and humid every day this week.
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I am so grateful for central air-conditioning,
living near the beach and it's cooling breezes,
and having access to a pool.
What more could I ask for?
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We have the grands on Tuesday and Thursday this week,
with a later start in the morning,
which I love,
and I am going to an author's luncheon at an exclusive club to which I do not belong, of course, right on the beach on Wednesday, which I am really looking forward to
(except what on earth shall I wear?
I feel huge and cannot even stand the thought of baring my arms!).
My hips feel fine, btw, and I am down to two pills a day, one a day starting on Tuesday.
Have a great week!
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EDWARDS1411 7/8/2014 11:11PM

    Sounds like a great week indeed - enjoy!!!

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CHALLENGER15 7/8/2014 6:36PM

    That sleeve thing is one of the things that I check for first...everything is sleeveless or those little cap sleeves...grrrrr.....

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REBECKY441 7/7/2014 4:37PM

    emoticonDoing great!!
Bearing arms! I know... it is a B!@#$! But with the hot summers I decided that there were a lot worse looking arms out there than mine... and I was too HOT! Hmmm... I'm HOT? That could be taken two ways! I might be HOT!

I'm searching now for something to wear for my mom's party after she passes away. I would like to find something that 'floats'. Maybe something that Susan Graver makes for QVC. I'll have to check it out and get back to you if I find something!

Now BEAR those ARMS with pride!!
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MAGGIEVAN 7/7/2014 3:49PM

    So wear something flimsy on the arms and show of those hips. Enjoy your day.

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/7/2014 1:43PM

    I am LOVING The hot weather and the cool Pacific breezes in the evening, though the mountain air is chilly in the mornings.

Have fun with the grands. I miss mine!

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HARRINGTON5 7/7/2014 11:05AM

    You always sound so upbeat! I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. Thank you so much for your positive comments on my blog. Continue having a great time!

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MEXGAL1 7/7/2014 10:28AM

    I am so very glad the meds worked for you! woo hoo!
I get that you don't want your arms hanging out....but for me it's all the skin hanging from losing weight. I won't wear anything but 3/4 sleeves. But lucky that it is not hot and humid here.
glad you have pool to cool off in.
enjoy your day.
Sallie

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TRAVELGRRL 7/7/2014 8:19AM

    Enjoy your week! AND, I'm sure you'll find something to wear! Remember, we are much more critical of ourselves than others are...

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WATERMELLEN 7/7/2014 7:31AM

    Something gauzy and cool and floaty and "artistic" sounds great for that authors' lunch!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/7/2014 7:26AM

    Sounds like a great week! So glad those hips are feeling better!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/7/2014 3:54AM

    good to hear you feel better Liz, it comes across that you're happier too.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/7/2014 2:28AM

    Today it was 87 but not so humid. Nice patter of fact but our A/c blew a fuse.

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DOOBRIE 7/7/2014 1:22AM

    Bare your arms, Elizabeth - everyone else will be too worried what they look like themselves to worry about what you look like. And anyway, I'm sure you'll look fabulous.

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_UMAMI_ 7/6/2014 10:58PM

    H-H-H is my LIFE here in summer (and throw in one more H, for H-e-double hockeysticks).

So jellus you have access to beach and pool!

I do feel lucky that DH was able to fix our a/c himself, for a very small amount (far, far less than the $$$ it was likely going to cost if we called in a service). We had to do without main a/c for almost 3 weeks, though. With the money we saved on that and vastly lowered electric bill, maybe I will squeeze in a little beach vacation.
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So glad to hear that you are feeling better and your spirits are up.
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IAMBIZI 7/6/2014 10:34PM

    I was gone for a while. what was/is wrong with your hips?
thanks for stopping by my blog!
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/6/2014 10:15PM

    Sounds like you going to have a wonderful week! Enjoy your author's luncheon at an exclusive club right on the beach on Wednesday! Have fun with the grandkids on Tuesday and Thursday! I am so glad to hear you're down to two pills a day and one day starting Tuesday! Woo hoo! Thanks for sharing your week! Hugs and love!
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Guess boredom is an emotion, too

Friday, July 04, 2014

I do not consider myself an emotional eater, particularly. emoticon
But it's a dark and stormy 4th of July and I am basically alone as my poor dear man has been in bed for a few days with a pulled back muscle (long story about how yet again he did not take my wise advice and is suffering the consequences).
I was flat out yesterday (and overnight the night before) caring for all 3 grandkids on my own- lots of fun but quite a challenge, too.
Today my hip feels good but I am not tempted to go out to the gym-
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I began my day with Tai Chi and stretches and wall push-ups and calf raises and will do another set of all that again later.
I have done laundry, tidied up the post-grandkid mess, eaten a good breakfast, played on SP and FB, and must admit that I am a bit bored now (very unusual emotion for me!) and am having a hard time staying out of the kitchen!
I'm not a good sitter so don't watch much tv and can only read so long at a stretch.
(Btw- I did get a great movie from the library and watched it last night 'What Maisie Knew' with Julianne Moore- a sad but good film).
My prednisone is working well, I have been feeling well and slept fine last night- no more mood swings and I checked my wt today and there has been no change in 10 days on the Rx.
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So, it occurs to me that boredom is an emotion like any other and I may be trying to fill the empty space in my life today with food.
Hhhmmmmm....that won't work!
Hope all of the US not feeling the effects of Hurricane Arthur is having a wonderful celebration of Independence Day!
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DOOBRIE 7/5/2014 10:36AM

    Glad your meds are working and hope your DH gets better soon.

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MARITIMER3 7/4/2014 8:19PM

    I over-eat when I'm bored too. Definitely not a good idea.

Hope the rain stops soon,
Gail

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REBECKY441 7/4/2014 8:04PM

    Boredom is one of my emotional eating problems. I've realized it for years. If you leave me alone with nothing to do... I search the cupboards and the fridge and will eat anything that is not nailed down!!

I hope you remain safe with Arthur spinning off your coast. If you want to get to know me on FB come check me out. I'm Rebecca Hard and I would love to Friend you there too!

Happy 4th dear friend and don't let boredom get the best of you!
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MEXGAL1 7/4/2014 7:25PM

    I know what you mean about the boredom emotion. I always want to eat. That is why I stick strictly to my 3 meals per day at specific times. That way I won't give in. Right now it is absolutely pouring rain here in Mexico as well. We have has lots of rain for us over the last few days. I like the change though.
Sorry about your DH.
Peanut

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/4/2014 6:51PM

    Of course boredome is an emotion.

Have a blessed 4th.


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TRAVELGRRL 7/4/2014 6:19PM

    Sometimes a long stretch of HYPERactivity results in feelings of "boredom" when things settle down. PINKHOPE has a rule where she "closes the kitchen" and that thought/concept has helped me when I feel snacky but have no real reason to. Have a great 4th!!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 7/4/2014 5:38PM

    Boredom is actually suppression of thoughts we prefer to avoid admitting to.

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NEW-CAZ 7/4/2014 3:45PM

    LIz get a book or newspaper hun and read from cover to cover, I can't "sit" either so usually end up with a chuck out (turning out our drawers and cupboards, deposing of unwanted clutter and cleaning everything to within an inch of it's life LOL)

I seem to remember a certain sparker just as resistant advice to go to doctor not so long ago emoticon Glad the meds have settled down and are helping you emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/4/2014 2:20PM

    My counterpart to boredom is the loneliness... I hope things brighten up for you over there!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/4/2014 1:28PM

    Thanks for sharing! That has to be quite hard on you watching your grandkids with a pulled muscle! Get well soon! I hope you are able to relax and take it easy today!
Sending you lots of hugs today!
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SLIMMERJESSE 7/4/2014 12:38PM

    Why oh why do they not learn to follow our sage wisdom? (smiling) Have a good day and stay safe.

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Ups and downs

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Mostly feeling better now-
my murderous mood swing passed-
my pain lessened considerably-
like 90% in two days-
but then when I started tapering I could feel the pain start to come back.
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Alright, alright, alright-
maybe I will follow my doctor's Rx instructions.
MAYBE she is just a tad smarter than me.
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Did you notice my new profile pic?
Pearl at 6 months.
She is such a doll!
We are on a different schedule for the summer but we still see the kids quite a bit.
They came for a swim this morning and then the 'big kids' will come back after some daddy time for supper and overnight, and Pearl will be dropped off in the morning.
Their mommy has to go to school for curriculum meetings as she is the Language Arts team leader at her middle school.
The weather for the entire Fourth of July weekend looks very iffy with a storm heading up the coast (off shore for us but still wind and rain).

Hope all my sparkpeeps are happy today.

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GOING-STRONG 7/3/2014 10:18AM

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    Glad you're doing better Liz, keep it up hun. Happy 4th July emoticon

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LESLIESENIOR 7/3/2014 1:18AM

    Glad that you are beginning to feel better! Your grand kids are absolutely gorgeous. That Pearl is a work of art.
I was on prednisone on and off for a couple of years with a severe auto immune disease. It truly is a blessing and a curse. It put the auto immune disease in remission, but the side effects were very, very serious. All's well now. I'm grateful.

Have a wonderful 4th of July.

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TWILAQ1 7/2/2014 10:11PM

    So glad you're doing better!

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MEXGAL1 7/2/2014 9:25PM

    yep, I guess you need to listen to your doc. glad that the pain was better. also glad the mood got better....that prednisone...got to love and hate it. I have been on it for a year...now tapering down to 12mg per day now...want to get off it totally as it really hurts your bones.

yes what an adorable little girl. All your grands are so cute!
Peanut

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MARITIMER3 7/2/2014 9:13PM

    Listen to your doctor... just saying! And remember "patience is a virtue"!
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BETHGILLIGAN 7/2/2014 7:47PM

    Pearl is so beautiful!! Hope you get this pain under control!! Have fun with the kiddos! I spent the morning with mine!!

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EDWARDS1411 7/2/2014 7:07PM

    Luv your new profile pic - Pearl is such a sweetie. I'd have to have a pic with two of mine grandkids and not just one of them or they'd complain LOL - they do ask to see my pcs on them on my SparkPage from time to time. Glad you are coping with the meds and are feeling somewhat better!!!

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WATERMELLEN 7/2/2014 6:43PM

    Yup, following doc's Rx is . . . a good idea, most likely!! Hope that you continue to improve.

And . . baby Pearl is very very sweet!! Love the new pic!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/2/2014 5:22PM

    Your granddaughter is GORGEOUS - I swear they should get her into modelling.

I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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REBECKY441 7/2/2014 5:20PM

    Looks like you and I both found out that our doctors know more than we do! LOL!! I'm glad you are doing better! I hope you are safe over the 4th with the storm coming. Your Pearl is a jewel for certain! I wish I could share a photo of my girls but their mother forbids me to post pics on the internet. Only that one of them walking with Papa was allowed that I put on my SparkPage.

Take care my friend!
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/2/2014 4:49PM

    Of course I noticed your new profile picture! Baby pearl is absolutely adorable! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!
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Yuk!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Well, today was the day
(actually overnight)
that the bad side effect
(besides the sleep issues)
kicked in-
extreme irritability and mood swings.
As in, every tiny thing my dh said or did infuriates me.
I had to get out of bed before I smothered him with a pillow. emoticon
I confessed to him and am staying away from all people (we are both retired and spend most of our time together) until this black mood passes.
He understood that it was the med- not him.
I am afraid I am going to say something I regret.
I called my little sis, who has been on prednisone off and on for years and she talked me through it and gave me some advice.
It is a miracle drug, for sure, but comes with some nasty temporary side effects.
It is such a relief to be out of pain, though!
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WATERMELLEN 7/2/2014 6:44PM

    You were SO SMART to figure out what was happening and to take action . . .right away.

That's what makes long-lasting marriages work, isn't it: understanding through the good and the bad times.

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GOING-STRONG 7/1/2014 8:05PM

    That sounds like a very nasty side effect. You were smart to realize what was going on and you DH is a gem! Glad the pain is subsiding. Hallelujah!


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MEXGAL1 7/1/2014 6:02PM

    I know the mood swings can be awful. So glad your DH knows it's the meds.
I pretty much came out of the mood swings. I have been on it for most of a year but much lower doses. I now am tapering off and want to get to none per day.
Hang in there
and thanks so much for your comments on my blog. Sure means a lot.
Enjoy your evening.
Sallie

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/1/2014 9:07AM

    I got dropped off your blog notifications - I hope the pain is managed and that the mood settles for sure. Wishing you a bright day - and if you need to stay away from people for now - so be it. We do what we need to in order to stay sane (and as you say not say anything you'll regret).

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/1/2014 6:47AM

    YAY for no pain!! At least you understand what is happening with your emotions and can share that with DH. So, when you attack he will know it's the meds and not him!! emoticon Hopefully, as you wean off, the black mood will lessen and then disappear!! Hang in there!!

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PATTICAKES08 7/1/2014 6:35AM

    I am sorry to hear that you are having mood issues with Prednisone. Hang in there!

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MARITIMER3 6/30/2014 11:14PM

    Oh dear... I'm not on prednisone and I've often thought of smothering Peter...
hang in there... this too will pass!
Gail

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MIMICOTO 6/30/2014 10:05PM

    Oh Elizabeth! emoticon

I am glad your pain is improving but I do not envy you one. little. bit....

Have been there, done that, and came out the other side alright.....

The great news is that the 'yuk' side effects pass quickly once you finish the course of treatment. Hang in there....and hide the pillows if you have to!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/30/2014 9:31PM

    The joys of going through hell to get better.

They are avoiding puttng me on that stuff like you wouldn't believe. It can also cause pred induced diabetes so eat wisely.

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TWILAQ1 6/30/2014 7:24PM

    You did the right thing. Best not to say or do something you'll regret. Good job! I'm glad the pain is subsiding.

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TRAVELGRRL 6/30/2014 5:51PM

    Love that you "leveled" with DH. With my mom's diagnosis of cancer, it was my husband who expressed that I was snapping at him because of that. Wow, was he right, or what! So glad you are pain-free. How wonderful!!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 6/30/2014 4:33PM

    Liz give it a day or so and if your mood doesn't lift PLEASE GO BACK TO YOUR DOC and tell him about the side effects- there has got to be an alternative that suits you better. It might be trial and error but don't sit and suffer!!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 6/30/2014 4:04PM

    I'm so glad to hear the prednisone is working for your pain! That is a real bummer that it affects your mood and your sleep! I hope you get well soon! Sending you lots of hugs today!
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DOOBRIE 6/30/2014 3:51PM

    Glad you're out of pain, but poor DH! emoticon

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REBECKY441 6/30/2014 2:16PM

    I'm so glad you are out of pain! Mood swings are a terrible thing! I know... I've had them... ooops... I mean to say, "I HAVE them!" LOL!!

Thank you for blogging! I've missed hearing from you.
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