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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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

That's My Story!

Last weekend's concert was enjoyable, but I have never been in a place with so many drunken young people, since I was one!  The venue played to a younger crowd.  Since I like rock music as well as classic country, I enjoyed it more than my older sister,   This was more of a country rock band.

On they way up there we stopped for a pizza buffet.....not exactly diet food, but soooo good!

Our room was really a deal.  Two beds and a sofa sleeper for $63.  The sofa sleeper looked like it had not been opened in quite some time and I requested clean sheets and blanket for it.  Still, it was a room and
much less expensive than staying at the casino hotel.  We could take the shuttle over to the casino.  The bus was full of noisy young girls singing off key at the top of their lungs and a totally wasted older couple that wreaked of alcohol!  It was an experience!  Coming back to the hotel the shuttle driver said we were the quietest people he had all night!  (We were the only ones on the shuttle bus)

We gambled and I lost, then won it back.  The next day we went back so hubby could use his free sandwich coupon.  I lost all my winnings!  Easy come, easy go.  On the way home we stopped to enjoy a pastie (pronounced pass-tee), a upper Michigan specialty.

Monday night was our Red Hat Society banquet to celebrate National Red Hat Day on April 25th.
We enjoyed our dinner of broasted chicken and barbecued ribs.  There were raffle prizes and I won a $10 gift certificate for a gas station.  The entertainment was the Senior Center Chorus.  Let's just say that was not for me.  I am not that old yet!

Today I am going with my sister to check out a smaller motor home for her.
Friday night is Heart-a-rama, a vaudeville type of program of skits poking fun at the the local events and such.  One of my friends is in the program.  Sunday I teach Sunday School, and hopefully, will have time to visit my Mom this weekend and start pricing my stamps and supplies for a stamp sale next weekend.

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