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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.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Celebrating New Year's

This is how this 58 year old broad celebrated the holiday.  Friday night I was falling asleep on the couch, so I thought I may as well watch TV in bed and at least I'll be in the right place to sleep.  I was out by 7-7:30 pm.  This created a problem as I woke up at 3am wide eyed and bushy tailed.  (what exactly is that?)

What does one do at 3 am?  I visited blog land, played computer games, checked my emails, played more games, visited blog land again....and ate lots of cookies!

On New Year's Day my hubby took me to Red Lobster for lunch.  Yummy!  We had an enjoyable lunch, however, I do wish they had a "no children" section, much like they used to have a "no smoking" section.

We then went to the casino.  Lucky hubby won within the first ten minutes.  I lost my butt again!  One would think I would learn....hah!  He ended up spending his winnings.  I ended up deeper in debt to him
and my own pocketbook.  We did have some fun though...expensive fun.  Came home in time to watch the college football game.  Wisconsin made it to the Rose Bowl but didn't win.

Watched the Green Mile (again) in bed.  Cried my eyes out when John Coffee was executed.  Sometimes I feel like him.  "Take some of this pain from me, I am tired of people being ugly to one another.".....or something like that.

Today  I woke up at 5 am....a little more acceptable.  I will go to church and probably do laundry again!

If I had a word, or a theme, it would be this:  "Savor"  Savor the moment, the friendships, your family, etc.  Screw everything else...life is too short.

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