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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, October 27, 2013

I Finally Did It

I finally figured out how to upload/download (?) my photos on my phone to my computer!  Yippee!
First I will start with yesterday.  We went to a fashion show, not your ordinary fashion show though.  It was held at our "Washington House" in Two Rivers, where they were raising money to replace the old windows.
The show featured outfits put together from consignment shops and thrift stores and were incredibly reasonable!  The owner of The Green Armoire is a fashion consultant out of her home.  I had run into her once in a thrift store, quickly grabbing this and that in different sizes.  She certainly has an eye! She showed us, courtesy of the volunteer models, how to put together outfits by changing accessories, etc.  She had models of all ages and sizes.  So fun!  There were also horderves and vendors to visit.
Somehow I managed to miss the model in this pic and you can't tell the  consultant from the cardboard dummies!  Her husband is busy taping.
Last summer my sister and I went to Door County.  My bff had read about this beautiful garden on some blog where it had been featured in a home magazine.  We saw these giants from the road.    My sister, saw someone was home, so she asked if we could stand on the lawn to take a better picture.  He not only obliged, but showed us his entire yard!
They are created with clay pots and plants and designed from French fashion of the 1700's

You can't see it in this photo, but there is a little stream running through and the water pump.
I would love this in my backyard!  You step down into the patio area.  If you look closely you can see there is a chandelier over the picnic table!  I could live there!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

That would have been such a great fashion show with thrifted items! I love Door County, I am originally from Minnesota so have visited Door before. PS: I have not figured out how to load from my phone to computer yet lol


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you got things figured out so that you can share! And I love your new profile pic my friend! Sweet hugs!