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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.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Smart Start Packing, the Tough Go Shopping!

These are the pj's I told you about.  They are ME!  My bff is busy packing, but I shop. I shop too much, but I love to shop.  It makes me feel good.  It's a sickness, I know.  I am overcompensating for something, but without Oprah, I don't know what anymore.

Last night we had Mom's birthday party.  She will be 92 on Thursday,Can you believe it?

This is my brother in law and wife and their newest grandson.  You can't help but love him....the grandson that is!

There were seventeen of us at the table.  Baby's mom waited on us, so she was still part of the festivities.  My mom always gets lobster.  It's her favorite and a treat from my son who is always at a lost as to what to buy her.  What do you buy a lady that age?  Gift certificates always work.

I might go shopping today to get those things that are on my list to bring to DC.  I need some licorice, some snack mix, some Kashi bars.  What else????


Linda said...

nice photos :-)
I wanna go shopping too!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I hope I look that good at 92. A happy birthday to your mum from me,

Gill in Canada