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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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Good Days, Bad Days

The other day I felt ambitious and finally put my things in the curio cabinet!

We finally hung things (well, some of them) in the living room!
This picture doesn't necessarily go with my floral couch, but it speaks to me about forging ahead to who knows where?

A different wall, a different style, but hey, I'm eclectic!

I still have to put things away in the entertainment center that I use for a bookcase/video library.  I have portraits to hang, and my beach pictures as well!  Told you it's eclectic, but might as well surround myself with the things that I like.

I have the blues.....again!  Things aren't going as well at work as I thought.  Although I am not under disciplinary action, I was told about ALL the things I am doing wrong.  Do I do anything right after seven months?  Makes me feel that everyone is complaining about me and there is nothing good to say.  If I lose this job, I am applying for disability.  The stress is so hard for me and I am overly sensitive.
The supervisor is going to have me work with someone who can help me out more before throwing me back to the wolves.

So, I am going camping with my sister this weekend.  It will be a full camper with her son and his gf, two teenage boys and us.  Hope it doesn't rain too much.  It is supposed to be cold.  40's at night and low 70's during the day.  Add the lake effect and brrrrrrrrrrr.  I will bring my warm clothes and dress in layers.  I will also bring a magazine, my Kindle Fire and some chocolate wine!


BadPenny said...

ooh I love your things ! Feeling low tonight too so have turned to blogger friends as real ones can let you down so badly xx

NanaDiana said...

I like your things and there is nothing wrong with a mix-match here and there. I am sorry about your work situation. That makes life miserable. Have fun camping and I hope it doesn't get TOO cold- xo Diana

Cheryl said...

*big hugs* I'm sorry to hear about your stress/depression. Boy oh boy do I know all to well about that. I try to fix it with over eating, but then I gain weight which causes more stress/depression. If you think about it, it is quite commical. *wink*