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.
It was overcast and rain was possible, but bff and I ventured up north to Algoma Shanty Days anyway. Algoma Shanty Days is a three day event which draws many people from Northeast Wisconsin. It includes music, food, and carnival rides (if you choose to pay to get into that). Downtown is home to many craft booths and on Saturday, a parade. I think I saw every fire truck from the area! The kids loved it and there were some cute floats.
Algoma Red Hatters are Picture Perfect!
The Old Time Fire Truck
Steam Engine complete with stinky smoke stack!
Kewaunee Chamber Maids
Driving home we had to take this picture of the sunflower fields.
Sometimes weeds are pretty.
These are the treasures I came home with....some glass pendants which were very inexpensive!
A fish, a whimsical elephant, and just somethiing artsy.