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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, April 9, 2013

Vacation - Days 1 and 2

Vacation Day 1

I almost didn't make it to Florida.  I forgot my picture ID.  Fortunately the TSA was kind and gentle that day.
I did have charge cards and a Redbook magazine which had my name and address on it.  I just got it the day before!  I got the full security measure....scanned, a pat down, went through my bags, etc.  So, I made it to Florida and hubby is mailing my ID priority mail!

We went for a late lunch and I had lobster because the price was quite reasonable.  Then we got to my cousin's and settled in and rested.  We went to the beach, went grocery shopping and then picked up burgers and root beer floats.
I love eating on the lanai!  

Cousin Shirley had a coworker whose mother quit Red Hats and gave her a bunch of stuff.  I got three items that fit me and my sister chose one that fit her.  Someone in our group will get a lovely jumper/sundress that didn't fit either of us.

Vacation Day 2

My cousin needed a pair of black slacks for work.  My sister and I went a bit crazy!  I purchased a pair of capris, shorts, a scarf, jewelry and some Red Hat jewelry that was on sale!  My sister did pretty well for herself too.

We had a light lunch and later met friends for dinner.  We wore our Sunday best to meet with them.  After all, we are on vacation and wanted to dress up for a change.  After dinner we just enjoyed a night of TV as we were all quite tired.



NanaDiana said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time. I am happy for you- you deserve it after the long, hard winter we have had- xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful time to spend here in Florida! The weather really is fabulous. I hope you enjoy each and every day and soak up some sun! I don't live near where you are but it would be fun to meet you, too. Sweet hugs!

Linda said...

I bet you don't forget your wallet again! Sounds like you're having a great time.

Ofelia said...

Bienvenida a la Florida!
I'm glad that the TSA agent was understandable about your situation and I hope that you share some photos with us in the near future.