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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.

Monday, June 8, 2015

What a Busy Week and Graduation Too!

Last week was such a busy week.  We had our monthly Red Hat meeting (dinner) on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday night I attended a retirement party for two of the nurses from where I worked for 11 years.  The doctor who they had worked for put on the party at a nice hotel with good food.  (one of my coworkers said they were only having snacks, so I ate dinner...big mistake)!  They had hummus, cheese, fruit, veggies, stuffed mushrooms, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, chicken wings, ham, buns, etc.  Of course, I had to eat a little bit of it.
It was so much fun!  He had invited many of us "old-timers" from the good old days, so it was like a reunion!  Things have changed so much at the old clinic.  Even the doctor feels like just another peon in money machine. It sure was nice to talk to everyone and catch up!
I went for additional training for the TRUST car for the Senior Center. The Trust car takes seniors where they want to go for $1 a trip as long as it is within city limits.   The car is a Prius, so I have to get used to the power and park button, where the wipers are, etc.  I drove a bit, but the guy who was supposed to be training me, was a bit of a grump, so I ended my session after an hour.  I am scheduled to drive in July.
The next day I worked the desk at the Senior Center.

Friday was my Godson's graduation.  Lincoln High School in Manitowoc (my Alma Mater) has the oldest most unique tradition of holding the graduation outdoors in the "bowl."   There is much pomp and pageantry.  The girls wear formals and the guys wear tuxes or suits.



My Godson and his friend walked together.


Saturday was a nice sunny day.  We could have done yard work, but opted for a drive to Sturgeon Bay for Side Pork Fest.  We ate side pork (which comes from the belly of the pig), Jim had a few beers, listened to a crummy band, and had a good time!  We also went to Weinke's Market, a cheese store and a fish market for some yummy smoked chubs!

What a great week!


Gill - That British Woman said...

sounds like you had a good week, well done. You are sounding more upbeat at the moment, that is also good to hear.

Linda said...

It has been a busy week. Your photos are lovely. :)

Linda said...

The graduation pictures are beautiful. So glad they had a nice day.