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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.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Going, going, gone!

Vacation is slipping by way too fast.  Yesterday we did a little shopping in the morning.  I got a light yellow summer outfit.  (it was calling me).  I had to exchange the stuff I bought the night before.  I refrained from buying another pair of sandals and a purse or jewelry....it took real restraint!   I commented that I love shoes and purses as they never make one's butt look big!  Another shopper cracked up at that one!

We went to the university where I met my cousin's coworkers.  Now they know she didn't make me up!

Went to the casino where I won $229 on one machine!  I managed to leave when I was even.  I still don't know "when to walk away and when to run!"  Had a fun time though and didn't lose money, so that's all anyone can ask for.

Did a little more shopping. We are making Red Hat button necklaces (I hope).  Went to the store that normally carries Red Hat stuff, but it didn't have anything but jewelry!

Can't believe it is already Thursday!  Going to the beach today and out to dinner later with some friends. 
How sad that this has to end!

1 comment:

bad penny said...

Ha I like that about the shoes & purses ! I too know when to stop if I ever gambled...sadly my brother doesn't