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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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Best of Plans go Awry

On Sunday I was going to decorate the porch, make shrimp jambalaya, but I had the stomach flu.
Cancel the andoulli sausage!  Cancel everything.  Just give me water and another blanket!
 
Yesterday it was an effort to take a shower and get dressed, but I did.  I had some cubed steaks and planned on following a crockpot recipe.  It was a bit (did I say a bit?) salty and I didn't add any.  I think the French Onion Soup mix put it over the top with the salt!  Will try something different next time, maybe just plain old onion and a little beef base?  Dinner was on the table and everyone liked it.
They have to.  They know I will not cook if they criticize it.
 
Today I will try and get at my floor, at least sweep.  Maybe work on some cards?
 
Tomorrow I will make my pie (blueberry; strange tradition) and will try another recipe for sweet potatoes!
 
How are things at your house?   I am going to wait till it warms up a bit before decorating my porch!
Trying to stay well.
 
 

1 comment:

Gert said...

Oh, I,my sorry you were sick. Nothing worse than this time of the year. Hope you get everything finished and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Gert