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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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Quiet but Productive Holiday

Hubby had a birthday so we went out to dinner.  His call.  He had steak and enjoyed it.  My meal was not so great, but edible.

I spent the weekend doing laundry.  We skipped the crowds at Kite Fest down by the shores of Lake Michigan to enjoy the quietness of home.  I made chicken enchiladas for dinner on Sunday.

Monday I got a surge of energy.  I really wanted to go to a flea market, one of the best in Wisconsin, but hubby said it was too cold.  50's to low 60's.  ....  I figured so we wear long pants.  I gave him a choice:  clean in the basement or the flea market.  He chose plan C.  He spent most of Labor Day Monday on the computer or watching TV.  In his defense, he did do some cleaning, and hung some shelves etc, in my craft area.  I was busy cleaning/organizing my craft area.  I spent most of the morning and afternoon cleaning till my back couldn't take it anymore.  Now that I've made a dent, I would like to get more done.

Today I have off and have my Red Hat's Queens meeting to plan our October Halloween Party.  Tonight is another meeting but this one is about our Washington DC trip and then bff and sister will join me for dinner and planning.  I am so excited about the trip!


Linda said...

those enchiladas would have been good!

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for popping by and commenting on my blog, I really appreciate it. The weather has certainly gone a lot colder hasn't it? Fall is on its way.

Gill in Canada