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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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yipes, Stripes!

Izod at Younkers
Chirstopher & Banks

I am not big, just under-tall!  Okay, so I have put on a few pounds, that won't stop me from looking my best.  I like bright colors but tend to wear them in bits and pieces...maybe a sweater, or a scarf or bag.  I also love stripes this year.  I swore I would never wear horizontal stripes, but big chest and chubbiness be damned!    I love my nautical sweater with navy and white offset by some aqua and grey on the top!  I love my new striped sweater from Christopher and Banks with coral shell.  I love my coral striped sweater.  What is it with the stripes?  Am I revolting because I haven't worn horizontal stripes for years and years?

Christopher & Banks

I have a new pair of grey jeans and a new pair of dark blue jeans.  I also think these would go well with my dress pants at work.  I love the transition from Winter to Spring/Summer, and that is probably why I am drawn to these.  Still, enough with the stripes!

1 comment:

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I too have been drawn to stripes more lately. I think it is because I see so many other bloggers wearing them and looking great.