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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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Growing Older by the Minute!

Had my garage sale for the second week.  This time I posted an ad.  However, I am still stuck with an old recliner, my heat/massage chair, my sister's organ, all the big stuff, even thought I featured it in my ad.  Oh well.  I made out better this time.  Got rid of some stuff!  Bff made some money and so did my son.

It is so good not to have boat loads of laundry to do today. I have to get boxes so I can box up all the stuff for the thrift store! Some of my clothes are going to consignment, and some in storage. Wonder if hubby will take me out tonight? Hmmmmm.

Things MAY improve at work.  I have a coworker who is my champion.  She not only is speaking up for me but for the receptionists as a whole.  Her main complaint is that there is no patience with me, no team work, and there is talking "down" to others.  Other complaint is all the new duties that have been thrown at us and we are ALL at our breaking point.  Well we are, anyway.  I will hang in there.  I will not let these young'ns drive me out.  Besides, I have bills.  I keep telling myself that if the stress level remains this high, I can retire in two years.  If it gets better, will stay till I'm 65....well, maybe.

Oh, funny story!  We were talking as to how did we get to this side of 50.  It went so fast!  Seems I was just 45, 35, 25, etc.  Then, he blurted out, "Holy Crap!  In ten years we'll be 70!"   Oh I had to laugh, cause I just can't imagine it.  Then a humorous conversation ensued about what we'll be like when we are "old."


BadPenny said...

How did I get to fifty next year ?! ah well at least it's younger than 51, 52, 53 ...
Sorry to hear about the stress at work must make you miserable x

Gill - That British Woman said...

why not donate the things left over to a charity/thrift store?

Hope things improve at work as well.

Gill in Canada

NanaDiana said...

I hear you! I keep thinking how old I will be in 10 years, too! Never thought about being this old, did you?

Thanks for your comment. Do you know you don't come up under my email reader for some reason? Anyway, hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

Linda said...

The garage sale is over, you made some extra cash, work is work, you made some cards.....life is good :-)