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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, July 18, 2015

Everything but the Kitchen Sink!

It's been a quiet week.  That's okay! 
 I want to have a Garage Sale in August.  I have been going through my jewelry.  I have way too much!  (Oh, there's that earring that I was missing for years!)  I am undecided whether to include clothing in my sale ...  women's clothes don't go well.  I have tons of jewelry and also crafts.  I want others to put stuff in too, and I am borrowing tables from a friend.
I had a Jamberry  Facebook party.  Today is the last day to order!  (My name is Debbie W if you want to give my party credit!).  I love the nail wraps, but I have VERY damaged lumpy thumbs, so I ordered the nail lacquers and Smooth it Out nail base.  I will use the wraps for accent nails.  I recently tried acrylic nails for my thumbs, but they lifted right away.  Then I got one nail fixed, and that also lifted.  The result, is my nail (my real nail) started to peel!  Not a pretty sight!
The good news, is that it IS healing and the nail is restoring itself.
My son's birthday was this week.  Hard to believe he is 30 years old!  My husband had golf league, so Dan and I went out to eat at Applebees'.  I had ordered one of the low calorie selections, but I hated the taste!  All I could taste is lemony broccoli!  So I ended up sending it back and ordered what my son had:  the Macaroni and Cheese with Honey flavored Chicken Strips.  I am sure it was 4-5 times the amount of calories, but it sure is tasty!  (I only ate half and took half home).
The next day I went out to breakfast with my hubby.  We haven't done that in quite a while.  I had purchased a Groupon for $10 for a $20 credit!  It was delicious and relaxing!
I lost my scrapbook journaling pens!  I made a trip to Hobby Lobby.  I like that I can just pull up the coupon on my phone!  Sometimes, technology rocks!  There was something that caught my eye.
Oooh, it looks so good with my sofa!  I can't wait to have my husband hang this for me.
A friend of mine introduced me to Bible Journaling.  It is a combination of study and art all done in an art book or your Bible.  I had purchased a Bible for this purpose.  My first page is not quite done.  I needed the journaling pens.  I am learning the hard way what mediums bleed through, etc.  I would suggest that if you are going to try this, to purchase an old Bible at a thrift store or even use an art book.  I could have saved a lot of money!
I was all excited to get my Crayola Twistables and Pencils bucket!  I also picked up these Project Life cards and hope to incorporate them somehow into my journaling.  I would never be able to explain this to my husband!
Thunderstorms are going through.  Today is a tour of my old high school and also the 45th class reunion.  It is being held at a park.  Hmmm.  Wonder how the weather will be.  I will just take my umbrella and play it by ear.  I really want to take the tour!
Have a good weekend!


Gill - That British Woman said...

that nail looks icky, I hope it heals soon. I will have to check out the craft stores in September when we travel to the States. I have just realized I haven't mentioned it on my blog, will have to do that.

Linda said...

The Bible journaling sounds really interesting.

Gert said...

Hope your finger heals quickly. Looks very sore. Bible journaling does sound interesting. Beet of luck tonight, pray the weather holds out.



I've been thinking about doing the Bible journal too. I think I'll look it up on pinterest and see what I find.
Ouch for your nail..

Linda said...

I am glad your nail is beginning to heal, and Bible journaling sounds fascinating.

Ella & Devin said...

Hi! I'm Ella, I just started a blog with my fiancé, Devin.
We love hobby lobby! He draws and I do just about ever other craft/hobby! =]

Devin & Ella <3


laurie said...

ouch, that thumb looks painful!!!!
I love the look of those Crayola pens,,
you will have some fun with those!!