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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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Moving on to Winter

It has been down right chilly here in the Midwest!  This week we had cyclonic winds that blew all the leaves off of the trees.  It is just a sad reminder that winter is on it's way.  Here it can last into March.

Going to Florida next week to visit my cousin.  Will enjoy the beaches and also just lazing by the pool.
Shopping will be down to a minimum this year...ah well, my penance for gambling.

Work continues to be stressful, and when I spoke to my supervisor, whose "door is always open," her reaction was the equivalent of shut up and put up and it's only going to get worse.  Do you think they want me to quit?  I do.  Still, I will wait until they lay me off, as then I could get unemployment.  However, I continue to look for a job.  Even minimum wage looks good now.

We had our Red Hat Halloween party.  I haven't posted my pics yet, but will soon.  I am in a weird mood.  I have to get some cleaning done before I leave, and start packing.  That will help.

My front porch, minus the dead leaves.


bad penny said...

Hi - thanks for popping by ! I hope things pick up for you. I hate that " my door is always open... " and then they are not approachable

Tracey said...

OOH, you all make so much more of things, I love your porch. Wish the miserable buggers over here would decorated things.....not fair! xxx

Sandy said...

Have fun on your trip to FL.Love your porch.