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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, August 13, 2011

The Dress!




Okay, so I'm not runway material, but as you can see, I love my polka dotted dress! Did you know polka dots are one of the "in style" trends this year?   It did look better in the picture than on this chubby body.  I even wore a body shaper but it kept crawing up around my waist which didn't help matters!  Oh well!  I felt pretty anyway.  This is as good as it gets and my son would only take one picture.  I had just come home from a wedding of one of my coworkers.  She was a beautiful bride.  The reception was lovely and the dinner was very good.  My feet hurt!



Today we are off to a craft event.  It is called Shanty Days and is about an hour from here.  Will go to that fabulous coffee shop again for lunch, look at all the craft venues.  Should be a fun day.  Hope the rain holds off!

5 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I think you look fabulous!! Definitely runway material....polka dots suit you (its a happy print!) and your toes are a great color for this look!!

Donna said...

You look great in the polka dot dress! I agree with Pam: it is a happy print.

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

Nice photos!!!
Have fun at Shanty Days.
Deb :)

Tanyabell said...

The dress looks great on you!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I think this is a great look on you. I would love to have a similar dress!