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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Addiction is addiction is addiction....

After the football game last night, we stopped at the casino till the traffic cleared.  We stayed way too late.  First game, I was $15 ahead, then it all went downhill from there.  The bad thing is that besides losing my money that I went in with, hubby gave me money (he loaned it) and I blew a ton of money quickly.  Hubby and son were doing well, but I was on a losing streak of epic proportions.  If only I would have told them, "let's go" or just sat and watched.  Well, I feel quite done with it all now.  It is a stupid habit and the chance of winning is way too slim.  What I could have done with my losings!  No use in crying...I have to learn from this and move on.

The football game was fine.  It was a pre-season game so it didn't really count in the scheme of things.  Nice to see the stadium from the inside close and personal.  Two bottles of water, one beer, three brats (sausages), total:  $35!   I much prefer Red Lobster!

Maybe I will go with bff to her grandson's birthday party and stay out of trouble?

Have a glorious day!

1 comment:

Tracey said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself even if you lose all your money! xxx