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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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Looking Forward to a New Journey

Things are looking up for me!  I am still not ready to eat steak, but last night I had a real meal of Mock Lobster (baked haddock with melted butter), a baked potato and seafood chowder.  I couldn't chew the coleslaw or eat bread, but did pretty well.
Yesterday was the retirement party for our senior center director.  They  had a luncheon of roast beef, asparagus, mashed potatoes and desert.  Since all I would be able to chew is the mashed potatoes, I didn't stay for the luncheon.
I  did go to the reception.
I got to say "hi" to many folks and say my "Good Bye" to our beloved director! 
Bonnie is so talented.  She quilts, and now she also weaves and will have her first rug published in a weaver's magazine!
She will find many ways to keep busy after retirement and looks forward to the journey.
I wish I would look better on pictures.  It's the angle, you know.
I'm really not that fat!  Bonnie, our director looks good though!
Tammy is the assistant there and she is going to be the new director!
I'm so glad since I volunteer there!  She is a perfect fit for the job!

My friends, many of the from the Red Hatters.

I am going to continue to help out at the Senior Center.  I am going to be trained to drive the "Trust Car."  They provide rides to member within the city limits for $1 a ride!  I will also work behind the desk.....and....

I am going to be in charge of Scrapbook Mondays!  I will really like this!  It will help our new director as she used to do it, and I will be committed to work on my scrapbooks!

Today Jim comes home.  I miss him and hate when he works out of town.


Linda said...

I don't think you are missing much in the beef department. I have been turned off of beef for so long now, about a year! Not only that, the prices have skyrocketed on it, anyway. Enjoy what you can eat and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

NanaDiana said...

Good for you, Deb. Sounds like you are fully connected there. It is sad to lose a director you like but it looks like you are getting another good one. Have fun with the class...and glad Jim is home. xo Diana

Linda said...

The scrapbooking should be fun!

Carolee said...

What a nice post! I think you both look very nice in the picture. Glad that you are feeling better. I am thinking about joining the senior center so I can help with the scrapbook.