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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, February 13, 2014

Life as it Is

(Wondering whether I should blog or not.  My life is pretty  mundane of late.)
I like my new car.  Today I get to like it driving in the snow!  (Again!)
I made some decisions this week.  I was going to help out the Red Shield Clinic by calling pharmaceutical companies for samples, supplies, etc.  I decided this is something I do not want to take on at this time.  I have enough with my household, helping at the Senior Center and visiting Mom.  I don't like to be running every day!
I called the Senior Center this week to tell them I couldn't come in on Tuesday.  I had to go visit Mom (she didn't feel good on Monday).   Wednesday a friend was coming over to pin up my pants to be hemmed.  She cancelled as her work schedule interfered with that idea!  I ended up doing NOTHING!  I could have gone in to the Senior Center, but just didn't feel like going out in the snow if I didn't have to.
Today I take my son to work and then visit Mom again.  I want to stop and pick up a Valentines Day gift for hubby and maybe a box of chocolates for Mom.
I watched the Grammys Salute to The Beatles for the second time last night.  I enjoyed it both times that I watched it.  Those old guys really rock!  (I didn't get any older, did I?)
I was 12 years old when they made their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show! Loved them then, love them now.  Miss John and George.
Speaking of love....what are you doing for Valentines Day?  We don't celebrate that day.  Jim has to work.  We will exchange cards (maybe I'll get flowers?).  Saturday we will go out to dinner if expenses allow.  (Hubby's car is in the shop again....think we traded in the wrong beater!)


Linda said...

Hope your mom is feeling better. No, you definitely don't want to run yourself ragged while you're retired. We need our vehicles, but they can be such a waste of money.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Just getting around to visiting, Deb. I am so far behind. I had my little guy here for the whole week and trying to keep up with everything else. I end up blogging at midnight-or until I fall asleep sitting up.

SO happy you got a new car. You deserve it. As far as taking on another "job" I don't blame you for not doing it. Sometimes life itself is a job!

Ho9pe your Mom is better today. xo Diana

Gert said...

Deb..sorry for the lateness of this comment. This has been a "crazy week!" Please don't quit blogging... There is always something to tell us! (But I'd be the first to admit there are many days like that for me too...) I pray your Mom is doing better.

Have a blessed Sunday!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree even the mundane things in life can be interesting to others. Why not experiment in the kitchen and give us some new to you recipes reviews? The better weather will be here soon.........if has to be coming we all can't live in snow forever more!!

Blackberry Lane said...

How nice to have a new car. We did not exchange gifts for Valentine's but we did go out to eat. I cared for my late mom until her passing 5 years ago. I know you stay busy.