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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, July 23, 2011

Rainy Days and Money Woes

I have huge debts from my stupid teeth!  I had a crown, an extraction, and our dental insurance didn't cover very well.  Then, there is my credit card debt.  I want to cosolidate my debt and pay it off.  I am trying to figure out the best way to do this.  Let's see, quit shopping, quit gambling for sure...  I need to have some money for DC.  If anyone has any good pointers, please let me know.

I got in the middle of a family squabble.  Suffice it to say, my nephew won't speak to me regarding the subject and thus, won't speak to me at all.  Arghhhh!  I will just give it time and space.  It is more difficult for my bff who is his stepmom to give it time and space.  She is deeply hurt by this. 

It is a rainy Saturday morning.  I don't know what is on the agenda for this weekend besides the usual laundry and cleaning (?).  There is a picnic going on today but not nice in the rain or with the mosquitos!

What are your plans?

1 comment:

Linda said...

The mosquitos haven't really bothered me.......but watch, now they will be all over me.