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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.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Shopping and other Thoughts

Allergies are a bit more under control....ahchoo!
I enjoyed my first day of training at the Senior Center for receptionist.  It is more involved than one would think.  I like their computer system.  They have to keep tabs of EVERYTHING so as to justify having the center, and to get federal or state funding.
Yesterday I went with a friend as she needed to have a procedure and wouldn't be able to drive home.  Well, we made it into a fun day!  After her procedure we went to Applebees for lunch.
After that, I drove to to my favorite store:  Christopher & Banks.  They have clothing designed for women over 40.  Not matronly, mind you, but at least it is fashionable without looking too young!
Summer clothes was on sale and I found two tops at 50% off and a new fall sweater on sale.  It was nice to buy something that is not from the thrift store but is all mine!

Did you ever have feelings that your life didn't turn out the way you wanted?  I have had these feelings since another friend got her Medical Assistant Diploma.  I have the same, but I did not get a job assisting the doctor, but ended up in medical office work.  She got a job in orthopedics.  I am a bit envious of her.  I argue with myself that I am older and that when I graduated it was a different time and medical assistants weren't that much in demand.  Also, I have to remember that God has put me where he wants me for a purpose and He knows it better than I.  Even when I had my stressful job, God had a plan for me.  I just don't know what it is yet!


Linda said...

Yes, it is good to have something brand new, never worn, not a bit faded......especially when it's at a good sale.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love your new clothes. That was always my favorite store but the one in our mall is gone now! They always had the prettiest clothes for Fall. When I was working, I bought things there for the new seasons. Happy weekend my friend!