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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.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rockin Mamma and Other Thoughts

Last weekend hubby and I went to an outdoor concert to see a Milwaukee based band, The Guffs, and Jim's favorite....TONIC!  Even though we had VIP tickets, there was no place to sit or stand.  Jim says, "let's work our way up as close as possible" so we end up in the third row of people.  Well, we are chatting away with the surrounding fans waiting for the band, and get friendly with a couple in the front row.  I explain to them that hubby is a great fan, and if he could just go up there for a few minutes to take a picture, I would be grateful.  All of a sudden, this couple's friends decide to leave, they put us in their place and we get "upgraded" to the front and center!  How freaking cool is that?  We will never have such a great vantage point again.  It was awesome!  Jim and I felt like kids again and rocked out.  We decided that it was one of the highlights of our life together.  The lead singer even came down and gave each of the girls (me included) in the front a hug, and the guys a handshake.  Nothing like hugging a sweaty lead singer!  LOL  http://www.myspace.com/tonicband

Our son has an eight week internship in Information Systems for a major local company and has a job interview this morning for another major company!  Keep your fingers crossed that one of these leads to a permanent position!

BFF is not going to be home today, sister is camping....I might have to clean or do laundry today...NOT!
How about hitting the thrift stores?  Sounds like a plan.


Amy said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I will be putting your blog in my blog list! (Do you not have a followers thing? If so I cannot see it to follow you?) xxx

Amy said...

sorry...I found it, I don't think the page had loaded properly when I was looking lol! xxx

Tracey said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Nothing like something taking you back in time is there?! xxx