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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, April 1, 2015

Backt to Reality and Normal?

Okay, I came back to reality and maybe ten loads of laundry.  So, what have I been up to, besides my elbows in laundry? 
Last Tuesday, I had just arrived for Bible Study when I got a call from my son.  He was called in to work a full day and I needed to drive him there.  (He does not drive because of visual problems related to his CP).  Okay, so now what?  Too late to get back to Bible Study class, but a good day for thrifting!  I found a lint roller at the first store, an expandable grabber a t the second store, and two Hawaiian shirts  and a little basket at the third store.  Everyone needs a lint roller, the grabber is just what I need to get things off the top shelf, and the shirts are for an upcoming Hawaii theme night for Red Hats.  I am not sure what or where I am putting the basket, but after reading about how one of the bloggers loves to put things in trays, I thought I'd give it a try.
Here is my awful night stand:

The little basket has partitions, great for all those little bottles of stuff! (I moved some of the other things.)
My sister-in-law called and told me she was done with our son's memory quilt.  I had saved t-shirts since he was about 4 years old.  I had intentions of making it for his high school graduation, then his college graduation, but my intentions stopped there.  This summer he will be 30, so I approached my sister-in-law who is an excellent quilter.  She only charged me for the backing!  Not only did she make the quilt, but two large pillows!
(Hard to believe that guy on the left is almost 30!)  Not all the t-shirts could be used, but Dan was quite pleased with it.  It includes everything from Nickelodeon  Studios, middle school, boy scout camp,  and Metallica!
 My favorite great niece (my only great niece) doesn't belong to Sunday School, so I thought if she doesn't already know, she should know the true meaning of Easter.  She was quite pleased with the book she got in the mail!
My sister called me to tell me that her great grandson, Tommy, was coming over, but it was evening and I was too tired to visit.  She always sends me pictures though.

He is such a good natured little boy, and such a cutie with those big blue eyes!
This week is back to normal!  I went to church, Bible Study, and last night was invited by a church friend to go to a "Woman's Night Out" where we had the chance to win a door prize, sample and buy products, and find out more about the vendors.  It was a pleasant evening, and I restrained myself from buying or signing up for anything!  We then went out for a sandwich and got to know one another more.  Pleasant evening!


Gill - That British Woman said...

little Thomas' eyes are gorgeous. Just think if your Thomas and our Nora got together what stunning blue eyes their children would have, as Nora's is just like THomas'.

NanaDiana said...

What a cute little boy with those blue,blue eyes! Your little great-niece is adorable, too. That was a nice present for her. I hope her Mom didn't mind you sent her something to do with the true meaning of Easter.

Glad you had a nice time on your outing, too.

What a GREAT idea for a quilt. That was nice of her to make that for you. xo Diana

Linda said...

What gorgeous photos, Deb!!! And it sounds as if you had a great day thrifting. I love thrift stores, they are so much fun. I am not a person who likes to shop, but thrift stores...oh, yes! :)

Gert said...

That little Tommy is really a cutie! The quilt is amazing!! She defiantly a wonderful quilter! I'm sure your son was very pleased!! Sometimes it's hard to get back to the old grind!


White Lace and Promises said...

Oh the blue eyes melt my heart. I so wish I had kept my boy's t shirts. What a treasure that will be. I kinda think that doing what you did for your son was more important at the time than your Bible Study. You were being the hands and feet of Jesus and being a mom!