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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, October 29, 2012

Can't Sleep

What do you do when you can't sleep?  I end up on here.  I have terrible dreams/nightmares.  Wake up with tension headaches or feeling depressed.  Have to remind myself...."it's only a dream."

I spent some time with my mom yesterday.  She looked good; had her hair done and her make-up on.  We went for a walk in the building.  She pushes her wheelchair and uses it as a walker as her oxygen tank is hanging from it.  We went for a longer walk in the building, so it was a good day.

I still haven't started my ornaments.  I will try and start tomorrow morning!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shairing some Pics

These are my new tees:


I like color and I like coral colors!

At work they are having a pumpkin decorating contest to honor breast cancer awareness:
Here are some of the entries

First I liked the ballerina, then the farmer (I think that's what he is), and now I like the bird too.
They are all so imaginative.

Just a short rest....

Well, looks like I'm back already!  Did you miss me....LOL! (that's what I always say).

I have been thinking and worrying. 

Things that wake me up at night:


1.  The presidential election.  No matter which party gets in, this country is in a God awful mess and that is the one thing that has become clear during this campaign.  How anyone will fix it remains vague.

2.  What will I pack for my New Orleans trip?  Will I feel sleepy and bus sick.  Does it pay for me to go to Harrah's casino, or should I save my money.  (I think I should go with the latter).  I have a bit of a gambling problem, and would be afraid that I would dip into my food money if left there for four hours!

3.  When am I going to start my ornaments?  I signed up for an ornament exchange and now I have to make 12 of them!  Yikes!  I have all the supplies, so don't want to back out.

4.  I need more time.  Time to spend with Mom, time to clean, time to visit friends, etc.  Could someone please stop the clock?

On a Good Note:

I found 3 pretty tees for my trip yesterday.  Layering will be the way to go.  Will post pics later.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Good Bye for Now

First of all, I want to thank all you bloggers who followed my blog.

I guess my interests aren't all that interesting.  My life is pretty mundane.  Not that I'm complaining....
I'm not!  It's just that I am not much of a photographer and don't have any one particular passion.
It is quite a waste of time for me to write a blog.  I will probably still pop in and read yours on occassion.  Maybe with time I will change my mind.

Yours warmly, Deb

Friday, October 12, 2012

Moving Towards the Weekend!

Well, the good news is Mom fought off the pneumonia AGAIN!  She is one tough cookie.  I think she does it for us kids.  She does have some emphysema and is still on antibiotics, but back at the Health Care Center.

I am having a scrap booking party.  I always commit to parties.  What is wrong with me?  I don't have many people coming, but am sure we'll have fun.  I want to learn more about the digital scrap booking too.  I'll have to take pictures of my party!

I made a huge mistake at work and tried to ignore it.  The fact is, it came back to bite me in the butt.
The moral of the story is that confession is good for the soul and usually in one's best interest.  I will just have to be extra careful, but it is a challenge when we are doing so many things at once.

It is supposed to be a rainy weekend.  What do you do when it's rainy all weekend? 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Neither This or That

I have been busy this week with work.  That said, a coworker, and my mentor, told me that she thinks I have more confidence, am quicker and just looking like things are beginning to click!  Well, it has been ten months, but always learning something new!

My Mom had a CT scan yesterday of her lungs.  The good news is that it isn't cancer.  The bad news is that the pneumonia is back and this time in both lungs!  It is a worse type but caught earlier than last year, so the doctor wants to give it the one, two punch with antibiotics.  Hope my Mom responds.  She is frail but still, a strong vibrant woman!

So, I have nothing new to say.  Will do my weekend laundry and go up to the hospital.