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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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Annual Red Hat Picnic

Last night was our annual "picnic."  We have it indoors at the Senior Center so we don't have to compete with rain, mosquitos or flies.
We still have the usual picnic food, hamburgers and brats, postato salad, beans, etc.  The food is always good.
We played a new game.  The game consists of many, many bags of costume type clothing, slips, neckties, panties, tutus, hats, boas, you name it.  We gathered in a circle and as the music is playing we pass our bags around the circle.  When the music stops, you have to put that article of clothing on.  It gets difficult when you have several layers on, not to mention, HOT!  I ended up wearing a cap, a top hat, a basketball jersey, one full slip, one half slip, one tutu, a tie and a lei.
Here is the whole gang who participated.
...and the ladies from our group:
The food was good, we had a lot of fun.  Some lucky ladies won  a door prize.  We laughed a lot!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! That looks like fun! Everyone is so happy and dressed so cute. I love being around fun ladies like that! Wish I had been there, too! Sweet hugs!

Linda said...

What a colorful group of women. Glad it was such a fun time!

Gert said...

Oh my gosh..what fun you must have had! Love the idea of the indoor picnic!! Hmmmm, I will have to think bout how we cold do one thing like this!!