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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, December 8, 2010

How to Get Into Christmas

Okay, I did it to myself.  I applied for a second job to be done over the holidays, leaving me no time to relax, enjoy, or have the kind of Christmas I had hoped for.  I have tears in my eyes for the disappointment.  I must regroup.

I wanted to make Christmas cards.  I have all the stuff together.  Maybe I can make a few in the evening hours.

I wanted my house cleaned and decorated beautifully.  Maybe I will settle for a little clean and a Christmas tree.

I have to lower my expectations or I will drive myself crazy.  Christmas is only 15 days away!

I have off today.  My back is absolutely killing me from working at the store yesterday.  I work Thursday and Friday at the clinic.  I work Saturday and Sunday at the store!

Calgon take me away!  (Calgon is a bubble bath)

I wish you Peace for this Holiday Season.


Pixie said...

I once worked two jobs thru the holiday season and it almost killed me! Hope your bakc is feeling better soon!

Tracey said...

Calgon is a product to get rid of lime scale in the UK! Hope yours works better!!!xxx