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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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Much Ado about Nothing

I can't sleep again.  It is a problem, and I'm not quite sure what to do about it.  I don't want more drugs.

I have been spending allot of my "free" time with my Mother.  Last week my sister and I took her to the cemeteries to put flowers on her loved ones graves.  She was glad she could do that and was afraid it will be the last time.  We went for lunch after and had hot beef on home made bread.  Each slice was about an inch thick, piled high with gravy and two scoops of mashed potatoes!  We had to laugh when we saw that in front of our little Mom. 

This last Sunday, my brother and I took Mom to see her 96 years young sister-in-law.  She doesn't have any children of her own, so can always use visitors!

Clean your plate, Mom!

Hubby got the strips on the carpet.  Yeah Jim!  We still have to get all our furniture in the living room, get the tiebacks up and pictures.

A potpourri of color to choose from in my sofa!

Mom's "old" recliner looks good here!

The colors are growing on me.  I bought Jim a new recliner as his is looking really ragged after almost 30 years!  We have to pick it up on Wednesday!  I picked out the burgundy in the sofa.

I don't know why but I am feeling a little down today.  Maybe it is cause of the lack of sleep, I don't know.  I will be sure to catch a nap today.  Maybe I should go to the thrift store for a pick me up?

1 comment:

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

Oh. some new furniture is always nice!
Yes, Mom has her pneumonia shot...I think it's triggered with allergies since she gets it the almost the same time of the year. She had to spend 3 nights at the hospital and hopes to go home today.
Get some sleep. Sometimes my mind won't stop thinking..that makes a long night and no sleep for me.