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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.

Monday, December 5, 2011

One Day at a Time

Nothing like the holidays to make you get off your rear and get in gear!  I am having the family get together this year, since we still have Mom with us and my house is the most accessible.  So, yesterday I started to attack the basement!  My pool table was full of crafting stuff.  Now, I must mention, my craft area is still not organized the way I  would like, but it's getting there. I do have boxes of stuff shoved under and around the pool table, but at least it is off the surface.  (Now I have a gift wrapping station!)  I have stuff  on the floor by my craft area, waiting to be put away when I figure out where I'm putting things.  It is getting there, slow but sure.  I can see my craft table!

Today is a busy day.  I have a chiropractic appointment, then meet Mom at the orthopedic doctor.  I then must take my glasses into the optician, stop and buy a Christmas gift, yada yada yada!  When I get home, decorating the Christmas tree is on the agenda. 

Tomorrow I have orientation for my new job.  The rest of the week I work at my old job.  Friday night I have a Christmas party  for Pediatrics.  Saturday I have a baby shower!

Calgon, take me away.  Pray I survive.....one day at a time.


Ofelia said...

Good luck in your orientation and with all your appointments and do enjoy putting up the Christmas tree. I'll be putting mine up after Dec 10 when my oldest daughter comes from University.
By the way, thanks for your lovely comment!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

One day at a time is the best way to live...just be concerned for today and it sounds like you are focused and busy! Find a way to smile inbetween the busyness!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

just remember what doesn't get done today will get done tomorrow...