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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 4, 2013

Let the Christmas Spirit continue!

Well, Mom's cat scan was delayed till Thursday.  The nursing home forgot to order her prep.
Sometimes, I wonder, but then, they are supposed to know what they are doing, aren't they?
I went to a Stampin Up party Monday night and we made three cards!
Last night was my Red Hat Christmas Party.  Our service at the restaurant was VERY poor.  We waited a very long time for our food, salads came without dressing, soup with the entrée,....  I did feel sorry for the waiter though as he had 16 of us and those in the bar area as well.  That is a bit ridiculous when you make reservations, they should have enough staff!  The food was okay, but nothing to write home about.  Still we managed to have fun.  We played a fun swap game:  White Elephant Poem.  You should check out the Santa Lady's website for other fun games and such.
My partner and I made these place cards.  They are Hershey bars!  I used a red pom pom ball for the nose.
Think I best decorate or make out Christmas cards today!


NanaDiana said...

Glad you had fun in spite of the poor service and so-so food. Your cards are lovely and that idea about the reindeer Hershey bar is really cute! I might do that for the girls! xo Diana

Linda said...

The favors are ADORABLE!