It was a wierd Friday. Taking my mom for her manicure means so much more than that. She decided she needed new sandals. This is difficult for a 92 year old without toenails. We went to Shopko, then, Kohls, then Walmart where she found some, but they don't cover her toes, but she liked them and they were only $7. She needed some other things as well. I am happy to say that in the midst of the sandal quest, I did get my gift bag and some cleaner.
I took my son to a local bar cause they have good food and wanted to try their fish fry. (that's what we call it in Wisconsin). We sat in the back. Well, low and behold, they have machines similar to slots with all the bells and whistles, but you play for credits (which turn into money from the bar). The noise was beckoning us to go to the casino, but we resisted. Good thing I don't like driving at night!
I watched some TV, did some laundry, and went to bed. Let the wierd dreams begin! I woke up at 5am in tears from a horrible nightmare that was so vivid. My coworker had betrayed me and I was losing my job cause she set me up. I decided to stay up, cause sometimes these dreams continue after I go back to bed.
Glad I am going to a birthday party today. Happier times are ahead!
- 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.