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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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!



We got the house as decorated as it is going to get.  I decorated my tree the same as last year, with all handmade ornaments.  Many are beaded ornaments that I made early in our marriage and many from ornament exchanges with crafty friends.
 
 
This will always be my favorite.  It is beaded with a little Nativity scene in it.
 
 
This is my Nativity.  Nothing expensive or collectible, but a gift from my sister one year as I had always wanted a Nativity of my own.
 
 
The "Baileys" live in the house on the corner. 
 
One year, or was it two, my sister and I were into Christmas villages.  I haven't put it out in a long time.  Where I used to put it is full of papers, books etc., so I put it on top of our entertainment center.  I did it for my Mom.  I have over ten houses, an ice rink, bridge, light posts, etc., but it is a lot of bother.  She will appreciate this much though.  Her eye sight is going bad now, so I have to do what I can.
 
I haven't taken a picture of my porch yet as we have sub zero temperatures with the wind chill. That is not my ideal picture taking weather!
 


3 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your tree is loaded with love! It's a great tree. I'm doing less this year too!
Warmly,
deb

NanaDiana said...

It's looking good, Deb. I am glad you did that for your Mom. I know she will appreciate it- xo Diana

Linda said...

Looks good to me!!!! Lucky you....as usual I am still shopping and decorating is on hold....wrapping??? what is that