Yesterday my sister and I went to the County Fair to man the Comfort Station (where parents can change their baby's diaper). Sitting outside we chatted and played "what if we were looking for a man?" I told my hubby he can't be replaced because there are no single men out there my age. There were fat ones, old ones, young ones, and the ones who were decent looking were with wives! It was fun to look though. A man doesn't need to be in perfect physical condition...Lord knows we are not, but you would think they could be well groomed and such. Anyway, it was a way to pass the time.
Next, we looked at the animals. For us city slickers, all cows look alike, horses are big, especially the Belgian horses. The miniature horse was cute. We learned something new about sheep that they were not originally white with black faces as most are, but were brown and looked more like a little deer. Interesting! That 4-H boy knew his sheep! He was so young, but he had the cutest smile....what a little flirt!
I also learned I don't want to look at an animal who is off to be butchered! Yikes! My bacon and ham shall remain faceless and nameless!
We looked at rides to see which sick machines were the ones my sister's grandsons were crazy about. We looked at the new treats being offered: the deep fried Twinkie, the deep fried candy bar (intriguing...wonder how many calories in that!), chocolate covered cheese cake on a stick....yum! We resisted all and settled for a single scoop ice cream cone.
The sun was out and I was exhausted when I got home from all the fresh air. It was well worth it!
- 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.