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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, May 24, 2012

Almost Friday!

I don't know what happened to the week!  Let's see, laundry, visiting Mom, a little Goodwill shopping?

I found a sweater from Christopher and Banks (my favorite store) and a tee from Kohl's.  The sweater is great for cool summer days and nights and goes with a few tops I already own.  I ran into a coworker at Goodwill....great minds think alike.

Speaking of Goodwill.  I bought a pair of shoes a few weeks back.  Ettienne Aigner....green canvas peep toe wedges.  They still had the tag on from TJ Max.  Now I know why.  Yesterday I wore them to work.  I figured they were good enough for switchboard as I didin't have that much walking.  We need to wear stockings to work, so as the day wore on, the shoes loosened up and kept slipping off of my heel!  I will try them sometime with bare feet or they might end up back at Goodwill.  They are so cute though.

My husband has the livng room painted.  I promise you a picture when we get the furniture in.  EVERRYTHING is a mess!  The living room furniture and all is crammed into the dining room and basement.  We had torn the carpeting out.  It was the original 40 year old carpet and pad.  The carpet was in decent shape and the lady who got it was thrilled to have it.  The pad on the other hand was a dried up crumbled mess!  We should have worn masks to take it out as I wonder how much dust we inhaled!

I am going  "camping" with my sister this weekend.  I am so proud of her.  She traded her larger motor home for a smaller one plus cash.  She knows alot about motor homes, but as a widow, this is her first major decision.  This weekend will be a time to read, relax, play cards, hopefully have enough sun (rain is predicted though).  We will make the best of it.

Work was stressful yesterday as I hate it when I screw up.  I had a huge migraine to start in the morning and didn't have much sleep because of it, so I am really looking forward to the weekend.  How about you?







1 comment:

Linda said...

Have fun! (she says jealously). *wink*