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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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Dilemma

The picture doesn't do the pewter color justice, how it reflects other colors or the zipper embellishements!
Decisions, decisions, decisions.  I have a dilemma.  I have tons of bills to be paid (as always).  I worked soooo many hours the last two weeks and am sure to have a good paycheck.  Part of me wants to reward myself.  What to do?  On the one hand, I want a high end pair of sandals ($96 at Zappos on sale) for my trip to Washington DC.  Will they be worth it?  They are the coolest I have seen and are comfortable to stand in, but how will they be after a day of walking?  If only I could borrow them for a week. 

My other choice is a new camera.  Now, there is nothing wrong with my camera.  It works.  It is just bulky and weighs alot and I've wanted a slimmer camera as much as I've wanted a slimmer body.

Third choice.  Put the extra money toward bills. Yuck!  What would YOU do?


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I reward myself in some way every pay check...it helps me to keep working hard!! Most of my money helps the two kids still in college...but if I buy myself something even a small something...it really helps me so much. Both of these would be good choices for your trip...comfortable feet and not carrying bulk both help...so you just need to decide what will BLESS you the most. But I think EVERY paycheck should include a personal perk!!

Linda said...

ME? i'd buy both.

Tammy said...

Our life is certainly full of decisions. Some we ace and some we blow. Narrow it down. Do you have good walking shoes now? It is starting to cool off so maybe the Zappo's will go on sale soon.
Personally I'd go with the camera.
Bills can wait.
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to link up to http://silverstyle50.blogspot.com/
for trending through the decades.
Your dress is very pretty and flattering too. Hope you had fun at the wedding.