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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, September 14, 2013

Good Week!

This was a good week.  Got a fabulous deal from freecycle.com!  Someone was giving up their scrapbook.  Well, it included a hinged box, and many layouts. She had removed her pictures, but the layouts and ideas are just great!  I can either reuse them, or just keep them for ideas.

Yesterday my bff and I went to Goodwill, some craft stores and visited my mom and later went out for fish!
We discovered  this neat little shop in town that has gifts made in South Africa and goes to benefit children there.  The items are quite reasonably priced too!  I got this little headband for our "at home"
Red Hat get together.

I have two training sessions scheduled at the Senior Center next week.  I also have to do my Mom's nails as her birthday is a week from Sunday.  Have a class on Friday to learn more about the
Cameo Silhouette.



NanaDiana said...

Sounds like you are having a pretty good start to your weekend. Enjoy your day!

Linda said...

The scrapbook items are great!! Lucky you! I love the headband.

NanaDiana said...

Deb- You are still coming through as a No Reply blogger when you leave a comment. Here is a link if you want to fix it-

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Always fun to find deals when out thrifting! I went yesterday with a friend. Bought a couple of things to resell!
Thanks for your sweet comment!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, your Mom and I share Birthdays. I have not looked at freecycle for so long, great find for you! Thanks for the reminder