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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 21, 2013

This, That, and in Between

 
Time just flies by.  What did I do last week?  I don't recall.  Maybe that is just as well.
I better tell you about my weekend before I forget about that too!
 
I went camping with my sister to Harrington Beach State Park.  Love that park!
When we have our campfire, I am always the first to go to bed....just can't seem to make it past 10:30.
Saturday morning woke up early.  My nephew nudged me outside, pointed to the sun, and started singing "Red Rubber Ball."  It was breathtaking.  Did I have my camera?  NO, but the red sun was stunning. 
 
We took the path to the "shuttle" that takes us around the park.  This time we went to the beach.
 
 
This photo is from their website.  It was sunny the day we visited.  We walked past part of the beach where there was rotting seaweed....NOT a pleasant smell!  Quick!  Get to the North Beach and up the hill!  I climbed the hill holding my nose!
 
Last year we went to the quarry
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We had shish kabobs again, courtesy of my nephew and his fiancé.
 
 
 
Yesterday I went to Goodwill and found two new tops.  One is coral with a cute button embellishment and the other is a light yellow sweater with 3/4 length sleeves.  It was senior discount day and green tag day.  Some days you just gotta shop!
 
Visited my Mom before she went to see her doctor.  She is doing well.  My sister took her to Younkers as they had a wheelchair.  Mom bought two new tops.  She had not been out shopping in two years.  Brings a tear to my eye.  Glad she had a good day!


 


2 comments:

My Grama's Soul said...

Just a quick thank you for stopping by.....
BTW.....that shrimp kabob looks to die for!! LOL

xo

Jo

NanaDiana said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend camping. I am so glad your Mom got out and got to go shopping for the first time in two years. That is wonderful-xo Diana