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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, October 1, 2011

More than Monuments

This is the old Executive Building near the White House.  They were going to tear it down in favor of the new Executive Building...a plain red brick, downright ugly building!  Jackie Kennedy Onassis persevered to save history!

How could I not sneak a picture of this "rasti man?"  He is such a contrast in a city filled with "suits" and tourists!

 I love this curly old tree, but what is it?

It produces some kind of nut or fruit.

Okay, bend your neck to the left.  We went to an all you can eat Seafood Buffet!  I see food, I eat!
There was all kinds of seafood, so I didnt' even make it to the prime rib.  Did I mention the desert buffet?
No wonder I gained four pounds on vacation!

So much more than monuments in Washington D.C.!


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Thank you for sharing more than monuments...those are the pictures I really enjoy the most.
Happy Saturday!!

Linda said...

OK, Who? What? was that guy doing there????