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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.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Movie Review

Yesterday was a lazy start.
 
Then, after lunch, I stopped and rented a video, "Identity Thief"  with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.  It is quite a funny movie.
 
 
I rented it so Mom and I could watch it together.  Wish I could say she enjoyed it, but her eyesight is going.  So, naturally, she said the TV is too dark and she can't see scenes where it is night time or in dim light.  I do recommend it though for a few good laughs and a sweet story.  I won't be renting a movie for her again, unless it's animated.
 
After the movie, we went for a walk outside.  In the gazebo were several people playing cards.  They asked my Mom to join and she was delighted.  They were even playing for money....five cents!
I went to Mom's room to get her pocket change.  Since she was so happy to be playing her favorite card game, Sheepshead, I kissed her goodbye for the day.
 
Today I am going to my great niece's fifth birthday party.  Mackenzie cut her hair so this will be the first time I see her with her new "do."  I am excited to see her and my niece.  We will probably cook out and relax in the back yard. The weather is nice, not too hot, not too cold and the sun is shining!
 
Have a great day!

2 comments:

My Grama's Soul said...

Came on over from Nana's....nice spot here.

Read several posts....hope you are on the healing path now....have fun at your B day party.

xo

Jo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Blogger is acting up for me too!UGH
I should rent that movie! I don't have cable and there isn't anything on regular TV!
I'm doing the baking soda with the cards! Still stinky...so I put them in a baggie with the soda!
Warmly,
deb