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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.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Along the Way

On the way to retreat we made some stops.  First, we stopped at Archivers, my favorite scrap booking
store!  Drove quite a ways and stopped at these shops along the way.  Who could resist?  The buildings are cute....even in the rain!
We didn't stop in the fudge store!
The St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is in this "church."
My only purchase was a turtleneck with snowflakes on it, but it was fun to stop!


Linda said...

Your pictures turned out good, in spite of the rain.

NanaDiana said...

Deb-Where IS that? It looks slightly familiar. Is it on the way to Wausau and kind of sits all by itself out of town? xo Diana

BadPenny said...

What pretty buildings x

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What do you mean you didn't shop at the fudge store????? Church thrift stores are the best!