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  • A question for my Canadian friends...

    10/24/2020 10:23:01 AM, by MEADSBAY

    How did your family manage Thanksgiving this year? Scaled back? Skipped it altogether? Outside? Limited to your bubble? 38 38 38 My DIL and I are agonizing over what to do. We share a bubble (7 of us) with our local son and grandkids but I also have a single son who travels for ... Read more

  • Fall in RI

    10/23/2020 11:36:02 AM, by MEADSBAY

    I have copied a few pix my friends have been posting on FB to share with you...they won’t mind. I only took the very first one of the pond near our house where the kids swim all summer. My friends Debbi and Sharon both live deeper in the woods of RI than I do and near water so they get... Read more

  • Better today!

    10/15/2020 10:13:52 AM, by MEADSBAY

    As I said, upanddownandupanddownand... Patrick’s docs had him increase the frequency of his pain meds so the pain doesn’t get out of hand like that (show’s what a huge difference those meds are making, yes?). Guess he or she will have to get up during the night for a dose. Anyway, he gradually... Read more

  • My 70th birthday bike trip.

    10/15/2020 7:42:15 AM, by IPA-RAY

    . 383 I turned 70 on October 9. To celebrate this entry into a new decade, I rode my bicycle from my house near Pittsburgh, PA to my youngest daughter's house near Atlantic City. 500.1 miles! 108 My wife was with me for the whole trip and a friend joined us from Pittsburgh to Wash... Read more

  • Up and down, up and down

    10/14/2020 10:10:30 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Life goes on. Cherish the good days. My son Patrick has had a few good weeks while and after getting radiation on the tumor on his spine. Then today Jean messaged us he is having a very bad day after a very bad night and she was calling his doc to see what to do. We have William today for di... Read more

  • Rough Week - heck rough 2020 at least so far

    10/12/2020 9:51:57 AM, by RI-SUNSHINE

    I gained 4 pounds back and have fallen off the healthy wagon again. The bleepity wagon need seat belts! When life gets rough I comfort myself with food. I am trying to develop good food habits and to find easy fav food substitutes that i can use for comfort that do not derail me. I have give... Read more

  • Mind games?

    10/9/2020 7:42:22 PM, by MEADSBAY

    So for years I have had a wonderful photo of myself on my SparkPage....that is me in 2009 at my lowest weight since joining SP In January of that year...down about 30 lbs. I look great. I felt great. I was on a roll. No-one was sick. I was retired but had only one tiny grandchild, who live... Read more

  • I stand corrected

    10/5/2020 11:23:30 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Patrick’s new lawnmower was a gift from friends, not from his amazing wife, Jean. She had asked a friend to help her pick one out at Lowe’s ...Pat’s first ever riding mower. Instead the friend collected $ from a bunch of their friends and they bought it for him. He is pretty excited about it... Read more

  • Sshhhh....!!!

    10/4/2020 8:01:14 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Jean took the kids to a friend’s for a backyard camp out and their former housecleaner and I are going to spend a few hours over there doing a number on that house. 244 I intend to do a reverse Santa Claus and leave there with several huge bags full of old toys and clothes. 334... Read more

  • Good news today!

    10/2/2020 12:51:45 PM, by MEADSBAY

    (No, not that huge Covid news...lol!) Suuure looks like the radiation is helping Patrick...he is comfortable driving short distances so he must have been able to cut down on pain meds, driving himself to radiation so Jean doesn’t have to...and he came to William’s game last evening...took his o... Read more

  • Life goes on

    9/29/2020 9:01:56 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Up and down, up and down...yesterday, today and tomorrow. Such is life. One of my beloved elder care clients (my retirement job) used to quote Fats Waller “One never knows, do one?” That still makes me smile. We really need to live our lives each day to the fullest. 381 Patrick is st... Read more