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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, March 28, 2013

Morning Musing

I had written an email to my super telling her that our "talks" are so disheartening to me, that I wondered if she wanted me to quit.  I hinted at the fact that it can't go on like this.
Yesterday I noticed she was allot friendlier to me.  I even made a mistake and she didn't go ballistic!
Hopefully, things will improve.

The snow is melting!  It will be in the 40's this week.  That is Fahrenheit.  Yesterday as I drove home, a lady was power walking in the street and a a young girl was running on the other side.  It still has to be a bit warmer for me to take a stroll!

Everyone seems to be getting sick...sinus infections, gastric problems, etc.  I hope I don't get any of these ailments before or during my vacation.  My sister, who is going with me is suffering from some vertigo caused by an inner ear thing.  Hope she can fly!  Mom has reflux and a lack of appetite.

Sunday we will all go out to eat for Easter dinner after church, ailments or not.

Have a Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Friday, March 22, 2013

My Job

When I went on my interview, I had tons of confidence.  I figured if others could do it, so could I.

Another conference.  Another list of failures at my job.  I don't measure up.  I'm not getting it.
I'm not friendly enough.  I make too many mistakes that I shouldn't be making by now.
Whether it's right or wrong, I am heartbroken.  I can't afford to quit.  Maybe, just maybe, they would let me go, but then they would have to pay unemployment insurance.

It is affecting my health.  My head itches, I flush, I get headaches and stomach aches.

In two months or so I have another evaluation and I can get put down again.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time to Un-do.

Although my new nails looked pretty, I couldn't type!  I couldn't even pick up a paper clip!

So, I went to the salon and got them cut and polished.  How do you like them now?  I always choose a neutral color, a kind of beige although you can't tell by the picture.  Working in a clinic, I think that looks best....nothing too wild.

My swimsuits did not fit, didn't even cover my breasts and I am not a tall girl.  I wonder if they were made for Juniors?  Taking them back today.

Work has been going well.  We are always learning new ways to do things.  Keeps life interesting but feels like my  brain will explode!  My supervisor has let up a bit, but she still points out my mistakes.  Oh well....guess that's her job.

Went to the thrift store the other day.  Looked at sweaters but couldn't bear to try any on. I did end up buying a knit long sleeve tee that will look nice at work.

Won't Winter please go away and make room for Spring?  The daffodils are popping through the snow and cold. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013


This swimsuit was on sale on Target.com.  Only a Large was available.  Don't know if it will fit now, but the price is worth motivating me to lose the weight.  These suits are designed for those with ample busts.

Second choice, not on sale, but same cut in an Extra- large.  This one will probably fit now when I go to Florida.

I won't be body beaufiful, but at least my suit will look good.....LOL

Today I will do my piles of laundry and put my scrapbook of New Orleans together.  I found I had a gift card from Hobby Lobby from last year's birthday.  Covered my album, some plastic sleeves, and a few other items that were on sale for half price!  Woo hoo!

Have a blessed week!