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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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Yesterday was my first day at the department store.  I have a whole new perspective and respect for these ladies!  It's confusing running the register/computer and my feet were done after just a few hours!
The good news is I get a 20% discount.  I just have to tell myself that I can do it!

Hubby and I can't afford a big vacation for our 30th anniversary.  Jim's job is uncertain, we have a mountain of bills, and it just wouldn't be prudent.  I am disappointed to say the least.  I don't know when we'll ever go.  I would rather just say the hell with it, charge it, and pay my bill.  But, my job might be uncertain as well.  Looking into a less expensive way to celebrate.  We might end up at my cousin's!  Just have to tell her!...LOL

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I have floors to sweep, kitchen area to pick up, bathroom to clean, stuffing to make, etc.  Ay yi yi!

Well those are my challenges.  Life could be worse.  I won't be needing new shoes, but I have feet.  I might not get to the Caribbean, but I live by Lake Michigan and have a roof over my head.  I have alot to be thankful for.  How about you?  Scroll down for my picture of my turkey.


bad penny said...

It is disappointing when you can't have a holiday ( It's happened to us many times ) So it is good to take stock of what you have. We are looking forward to Turkey at Christmas with family and have accepted many invitations to go out with friends. Last year we didn't really do much.
Happy Thanksgiving !

Lyn said...

Hello. thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.
I am glad your nephew is on the mend, something else to be thankful for.