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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, June 30, 2011

I'm a Winner!



I won some awesome goodies in a giveaway on Deb's, Garage Sale Gal:  http://garagesalegal.blogspot.com/

It included some very cute things for making cards, including two Bingo cards!  I also got a Summery dish towel, paper plates and napkins, an "antique" cookie cookbook (you can see the price), a little bag of soaps and lotion, a tiny yellow bird, piggy bank, lemonade, and bag of soaps and lotion.  What a treat to open this package, and find all the little gifts.  I love the summer theme and colors (pink and yellow).  Thanks Deb!

I got many comments on my haircut.  It actually looked better yesterday when I fixed it.  It had way too much pomade the other day!  Hate that greasy feel!   The cut and color has sure lifted my spirits!

Today I work, tomorrow is errand running  day and laundry day .... making room for the weekend!



4 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

make sure you come over to my site and participate in my Accessory Swap!! These are so much fun...I think you would like it and it helps you get to know another blogger well..love the patriotic background!!!

Sandie said...

Congrats!
I know what you mean about the pomade stuff, I like to wash it and go!

Sandie xx

Linda said...

Woo Hoo!!! lucky you! I can't wait to see your loot.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Glad it arrived. Cute hair cut. Short and sassy!
Deb :)