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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 3, 2012

The Week is Ending on a High Note

I have to get this off of my chest.....I hate the new format for blogger!  Phew!  I feel better now.  It is just more difficult to navigate and I miss the old one.

This week was not a good one at work.  I had explained to my son how I love my job and that I plan on working there at least five years (then retirement?).  When I got to work on Tuesday, my supervisor informed me that I was sending calls to the wrong numbers.  Now, this was not intentional, but all the extensions and calling protocol have changed, so it is a challenge.  She offered to give me tips, which I gladly accepted.  Anyway, I was making mistakes all week.  Glad my work week is over!   Still, I am glad my supervisor is so gentle in her constructive criticism.

Last night we had thunderstorms which kept me awake most of the night; that, and dreams about lions, tigers and bears on the loose and being attacked by them.  What is at the root of that dream?

This weekend I go up north with my bff and another friend to the Sayner Stampede. http://www.themark-itplace.com/stampede01.htm.  It is a weekend of making cards, jewelry, stamping vendors as well as a used stamp sale.  I have two boxes of stuff I no longer use.  Usually the money made from the stamp sale pays for our hotel.  Hopefully this weekend will get my creative juices flowing!

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