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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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Going through a lean period and it's killing me!

This month I am really broke.  Husband is broke.  After paying bills and two insurance premiums due for our cars, things are tight.  I have ruined my reputation.   I made dinner three nights in a row!

I can't be a lady who lunches, although I did already pay for our Red Hat Halloween party/dinner for tomorrow night.  Our group will be German bar maids.

I can't shop.  I promised myself not to put any more on my credit card.  I am saving for my trip to Florida in two weeks.  Even there, things will still be tight.  Will have to buy groceries....for shame!

The good news.  I don't have to shop for gifts.  All I need is in my craft room, crafts I haven't even opened!  Trying to make do with what I have.  It is hard.....I LOVE TO SHOP!

Cant' feel sorry for myself.  I overspent and that's why I'm in this predicament.  Oh well.  Some day I'll learn.


Tracey said...

I hate to GO shopping, but my downfall is shopping on line. It's so easy!!! xxx

Linda said...

Just think of all the things you have done....got away for your anniversary for one. Do I have to go shopping in Naples all alone???? Looking is fun too, I don't need anything but love the 'hunt'.

Weesha said...

I've been broke for so long and I was hoping things would be better but we're so over due on the rent! I was all excited about a Halloween costume this year but we're too broke to go to a party even. Oh well, next year! Hope you have an awesome Halloween and share pics please :D