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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, January 19, 2013



I don't sleep throughout the night.  Because of medical conditions, I get up several times during the night, so never have a full night's sleep.  I am tired....all the time.  On days that I work I barely make it past 7:30pm.  Whenever I have a day off, I relish a nap.  I need that.


Work was good yesterday.  I am moving on.  I am working on all the things that were marks against me in my evaluation (whether I agree or disagree).  If I need to be friendlier, I am even more friendly!

Other Thoughts

I was thinking of signing up with Mary Kay Cosmetics, but I have to be realistic.  My Mom has to come before that.  Who has spare time (especially when I am tired all the time)?  My house is a mess, but someday I will have plenty of time.  In the meanwhile, I do my laundry and clean what HAS to be done, and my son and husband help if need be.


I haven't had much to write about, but I continue to check yours out dear readers.


Linda said...

It would be great if you could sleep in on your days off, but I know you can't. It doesn't stop you from doing things tho.....you just take a nap and feel better!
I know what you mean about blogging....I'm in a rut too....I'm not specialized...my life is boring....I don't know anything...and on and on. Good luck!

Craftnique said...

Sleepless nights make it difficult for a productive day. Just rest/nap when you can.

Ofelia said...

I'm glad to see you posting again and I hope that you are able to rest and take the job evaluation in strike because no matter how well we do our work we all get things written on our evaluations.
As I was taught in Business School: "there is always room for improvement because no one is perfect" in order words: I can't give you a prefect score because that will mean that we have to pay you more!
Hugs, Ofelia