Sunday, July 26, 2009

What's Up With Mr. Macabre?

I've had a couple of people ask me where I've been lately and what's the matter. I've been under a great deal of stress lately and haven't felt all that great so I went to the doctor and my blood pressure was in his words "terrible". "Bad" was 150 over 100 so "terrible" must mean I'm on the verge of being a walking stroke victim. That would explain the headaches. A couple of new meds including upping my antidepressant (have taken them for years without an increase in dosage so I think that I've done pretty good so far) and hopefully in a few days I'll be feeling more myself, because I hate whomever I've been feeling like lately.

Went to the shed and started Hallowe'en props officially today. I'm redoing my flying witch, she's needed a facelift for a long time. I've enjoyed seeing how my abilities have progressed and changed over the years.
Before...

After...

I've also been doing some fun stuff with glitter that is coming along nicely. I have a lot to do before the sacred day but I think that I'll make it.

13 comments:

Diane said...

wow! she really did get a makeover! great job!

i hope you get to feeling better soon! take care of yourself, ok?

we heart you, ya know!

The Captain said...

Whoa Joe! 150 over 100 thats not good son. I have high blood pressure too, been on the pills for about 4 years now. I have good and bad days. I quit smoking 2 years ago, and I miss it pretty badly some days. I'm about 50lbs over weight, but I love to cook and eat so thats a struggle, and I love the Mtn Dew so much! Its hard man, but we have to make changes as we get older. My wife and I just got Wii Fit and have been working out with it, trying to get some exercise in our lives. Anyway I'm not telling you anything you probably haven't heard already. Take care of yourself, only the good die young, don't ruin your reputation.

Your witch looks incredible, I need to get moving on my props!

DeadmansLog said...

She's looking lovely! Or hagly, whichever you prefer.

Feel more wonderful soon, dear Mr. M. We miss you around these here parts.

Old Fashion Halloween said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Mr.Macabre said...

Awww, thanks everyone!

halloween spirit said...

Your witch looks fabulous!

Take care of yourself. Hope you're feeling better soon :)

PumpkinBrain said...

Your witch is incredible!

Take care of yourself. Hope you will feel better soon!

Dave the Dead said...

Man Mr. M...great job on that witch! What a great character!

now stop feeling cruddy and get back to making creepy things...that alone will do you a world of good.

Ghoul Friday said...

Witch looks fantastic!

Now let's work on getting you feeling better. Be kind to yourself.

ShellHawk said...

Don't make me come down there and give you a talking to! You just start taking better care of yourself, instantly! :oD
Seriously, though, Mr. ShellHawk and I are also fighting the battle of the bulge. My blood pressure is fine, though his is pretty bad, and being a type A Italian, he's on the meds, too. We have had to make changes: No candy or sweets in the house (Halloween will be a big treat this year, as we plan not just to fall off "the wagon," we plan to dive with a triple gaynor!), and we try to eat mostly non-processed foods. Way less pasta, more veggies and fruit. We both feel better, but it's a struggle sometimes.
Our thoughts are with you!

The Frog Queen said...

Please take care of yourself. It would be a much gloomier (and not in a good way) blog/Halloween world without you!!1

LOVE the witch. I have not done a witch for a long time.....this one has got me thinking.

Cheers!

wiec? said...

take it slow bro and feel better. glad you're back but take care of yourself.

the witch looks amazing by the way.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Ha...LOVE that Witch...she's fantabulous! Hope you get to feeling better soon. Hallowe'en prep is always a good pick me up.