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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, April 21, 2012

Going to a Concert!

Wanted to go see the Band Perry last weekend for my birthday but they were sold out.  Oh well, not a bad substitute this weekend! ....and he can sing too!  I like country music.  I like just about anything but hip hop and rap.
Jake Owne is appearing at the ChipIn Casino (do you think it's called the ChipIn cause we will all be chipping in for their profit?)  I am sure we will do some gambling too.  My husband, son, sister and I are staying in a suite (a two bed hotel room with a pullout couch).  We will have a blast!

This was a busy week with work.  I am just feeling alot more relaxed there.  Good!

I had to work on name tags for our city Red Hatters.  We are going to have a poor turnout for our National Red Hat Banquet.  Too bad cause we sell raffle tickets and win prizes and have entertainment.  All that work for a poor turnout?  Not sure what we will do about that.  We are having our banquet Monday night although National Red Hat Day is April 25th!

Next Friday is Heart-a-Rama, a local benefit program to help fight heart disease.  It is full of skits, an auction for a "beautifully" designed toilet seat, beer, popcorn, face painting....  What fun!  One of our own Red Hatters and friend is appearing in the benfit.

1 comment:

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

*********60 th ****
I hope it was a great day!
Thank you for my birthday wishes.
Nice photo of you and your hubby!