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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, April 9, 2011

Nails, Flowers, and Friendship

Why I hate artificial nails:   I had my gel nails for a few months and they totally ruined my own nails; not that they were ever in terrific shape, but now they were splitting and peeling to new depths!  I ordered some nail repair from QVC shopping network.  It wasn't cheap, but if it prevents my nails from splitting anymore, I will be a happy camper.  I apply a protective coat of the stuff and it makes my nails stronger.  I also have to apply cuticle oil daily to the nail bed and under the nail tips to keep hydrated.

Craft class:  Went to our class yesterday.  We were the guinea pigs, but the class was fun with fun ladies in it.  Spent alot of time cutting out pieces.  Would be better to cut and make one project at a time.  Well, now the instructors know.  At least we got the two most difficult pieces done and I learned how to make paper flowers!  I can't post them cause hubby has my camera!

Hubby comes home tonight!  I miss him.  I will have to get all my laundry done, and some cleaning done today so I can spend the day with him tomorrow.

Pizza party hostess.  The most gracious and thoughtful person that I know!  She has such a giving soul and is so sweet and has gone through so much this last year.  She lost her husband, a job, and this last job has drove her to the brink.   She served us pizza and popcorn, and when we left, gave us little gift bags of home made caramel corn!  What a treat!  I have to think of something special to do for her.  I will have her over for dinner and teach her how to make a paper flower!

2 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I've never done artificial nails...I just do too much with my hands and cannot justify the costs for something that would not last longer than five minutes!! Enjoy your time with your hubby today...it is so great to see another marriage withstanding time!! Happy Saturday!

Linda said...

A lot of fun packed into one day:-)