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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, February 12, 2011

If the World Ends Tomorrow

If the world ends tomorrow, I will always have bills.  I have the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. this Fall.  It is not real expensive and someplace I have always wanted to see.  I have credit card debt.  My hubby has debt.  Still, we discussed it and decided it was a great opportunity for me that I may not have again.  (He went as a chaperon when our son was in the 8th grade class. )  Also, with stage 4 kidney disease, one never knows when one's life is going to be turned upside down, so best take advantage of the present.  I will always have bills.  When I had my money from dear Aunt Violet, no one mentioned about going.  Now it has been spent on bills, purses, shoes, nails, etc.

The plan:  I will get my nails done once before I go to Florida, and then let them go.  I will make less trips to and spend less money at the casino. (dont' know if I want to give up all my favorite pastimes).   I will get my hair done at the beauty school.  I will not buy anything on Ebay or anything else unless it passes the test:
1) Do I need it?  2) Can I afford it?  3) Can I live without it?  (is that how it goes?)

I am very proud of myself.  I stood up for myself at work.  My supervisor was a bit nasty to me about a lab incident.  In short, a lab order was misfiled, and it wasn't my fault, but  I did come up with a solution.  Yeah for me for not backing down.

I am working extra hours when they become available.  Yesterday I worked in Peds.  I love Peds...so relaxing compared to Internal Medicine.

What are your Valentine plans?  Hubby and I will go out to dinner tonight.  I don't need chocolates, flowers, etc, but if  I were surprised on Monday, I wouldn't complain.

Happy Valentine's Day to you dear readers!


bad penny said...

Happy Valentines day to you too. It's actually also my birthday !
Well done for standing up for yourself. It's not always easy - I had to in the Charity Shop where I volunteer. I'm glad I cleared up a matter & said what I did and I can get on with the knowlege that I am appreciated & trusted.

Linda said...

RE: bills
Maybe you need to write down what you (both of you) spend your money on, that gives a person a better idea of what they need to cut back on. Make a budget and live w/in it. I have always been poor and needed to watch my $. Thankfully I have never had to decide between food or utilities, etc.
Washington DC will be great! and didn't YOU suggest it? You didn't have to spend Aunt Violets $ (right away) *wink*
You and J will have a nice dinner (I am sure). Be thankful that you have a hubby and that he loves you and wants to do things with you!!!
from: Always on my soapbox (Linda)