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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, December 18, 2012

Stress and Relaxation

A few of you have told me that I am under too much stress with my job.  Probably, but I have to deal with it.  I don't have any big breaks coming in the next two months.  I only work 24 hours a week, but most of my weeks consist of two half days and two full days.  I would love a break, maybe a massage?

I finally took some close up pictures with my old camera.  The pictures don't turn out blurry.

Okay, the second pic is a bit blurry.  I made the beaded ornaments when were newlyweds.

I made this paper rosette for the ornament exchange I took part in.

Think I will do some wrapping today.  My mother bawled out my sister for not having her tree up yet!  I think that's funny.  She even said she might need an antidepressant!


Linda said...

The beaded ornaments are really pretty! Your paper one is pretty cool too!
I think working in the medical field would be stressful.

Lyn said...

Wishing you a merry Christmas and thank you for popping by my blog. Xxx

BadPenny said...

So pretty. Happy Christmas to a lovely Blog friend x

Ofelia said...

Love the ornaments and I'm sorry to hear about your stress. We are deal with stress differently and hopefully you will be able to relax and have fun, food and drinks with love ones during the welcoming of 2013.