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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 9, 2011

Revelations and Pea Soup

I have discussed the switchboard job with my sister and mom, and although I need the money, I will have to forgo this one.  I don't think I could work alone in a little room without going buggy.  Secondly, with my kidney disease and ileostomy, I could have a leak or sudden need to go to the bathroom and that would be difficult.  So, my revelation is this:  God will provide the opportunity if need be and in the mean time I will be content in my circumstances.

This brings me to my nails.  I thought I should get my gel nails removed but my sister persuaded me to get them filled and keep them.  Can't afford squat but I'll have pretty nails and purses and it should make me feel better about myself and life in general.

Which brings me to the toilet.  Thank God we finally got it plunged!  Just an unexpected incident where you appreciate the things we take for granted....like plumbing!

My husband went to the store with me when we got the ham bone cut. He was with me when I bought the peas....well, guess what! He doesn't LIKE pea soup. I simmered, I boiled, I peeled potatoes and carrots, I made dumplings.... My son doesn't like pea soup either but he ate the dumplings in chicken broth, and hubby endured a very small bowl of pea soup. Anyone for home made pea soup?


Pixie said...

wish i was closer...I haven't had ham and pea soup in ages!

As far as the nails and handbags...well...there is always the option of getting your nails done at the local beauty school for a fraction of the price. Handbags I am not such a help about. lol.

A perfect job opportunity will come along. I believe in fate.

Linda said...

bring a bowl of soup over! if you are off tomorrow we could have pea soup and chocolate mouse.

Lyn said...

I love pea soup-not sure I could handle any after the 'toilet' paragraph though!
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