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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, January 22, 2012

Just Another Week

This week I have been gaining confidence at work.  I don't know it all for sure, but I am slowly learning.  The worst thing about work is that every time someone comes in the door, they bring the cold in with them  Working at the front desk, it is ALWAYS cold.  Friday I wore my wool socks, so at least my feet were warm.  I try to dress in layers, but my hands are cold too.  I am glad it is busy and the day goes fast. After, I get to brush the snow off of my car, and drive home to my nice warm house and have a bowl of Jim's Chili.

Mom has accepted the fact that she will have good days and bad days.  Don't we all?  She is just not used to the bad days.  The Health Care Center is doing their best to make her comfortable.

 I was supposed to be having a scrap booking party but the demonstrator's daughter went into labor, so I called everyone and cancelled.  Jim had helped me clean and said we had cleaned for nothing.   No!

  I had a cheese ball made, so went to my bff's to share it.  Her granddaughter, Tailyn was visiting.  I love Tailyn.  She is about 12 years old but is so sweet yet.  I hope she doesn't become a moody teenager!  She and her friend like to scrapbook.  I had  a scrapbook that needed binding so my bff, who happens to own a Zutter machine, was kind enough to bind my two little scrapbooks.  I plan on decoupaging the covers.

Last night we went to Applebees for dinner, then, to visit Mom.  Jim was tired and started to nod off in the chair.  Time to go!


Gill - That British Woman said...

you sound so much more upbeat, pleased for you.

Have a good week,


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I'm feeling a little "winter blues"...this craft room is a bigger project than I thought it would be and the house is still a mess...at least I have a home & hubby!