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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.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thoughts on the Weekend

I didn't take pictures, but had a wonderful day.  We picked up Mom and went to my bff's house.  There is still some drama in that family but I guess there always will be. It is just sad cause it is causing division within the family of my "ex" brother-in-law, bff  and nephew.  I cannot even explain other than nephew's wife is the source of all dissension.  I am thinking of getting involved, although everyone advises me not to.

Now, back to the wonderful day!  Food was great!  Got to see my niece and her little family who I don't see often enough.  Got to visit with Mom and friends and it didn't rain till late last night.

I have had an epiphany.  Since I have had all this shopping therapy, I have decided that I may as well look my best for shopping, lunch or whatever.  IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD!  It gives me confidence.  Why save it all for Sunday mornings?


Linda said...

Nah, don't get involved in the drama. If you are meant to do so the opportunity will present itself, be there for your friend, she needs to know you are on 'her side'. And, by all means, if you have the clothing: wear it, look your best. It certainly makes one feel good!

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

Cute blouses! I think shopping is good and I love to find the "deals".
Staying away from "trouble" is probably a good idea. Prayer helps too.