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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, September 7, 2015

I Just Want to be Alone!

After last week, I don't have much new to tell you!  Sometimes, (in my best Greta Garbo voice) I just "vont to be alone!"

Oh, we had a water mess in the basement from the April-Air again. Our furnace and AC are old, as is our water heater.  My husband got bills for his colonoscopy, and then the drain to our tub just broke.  I don't even know if they make that piece, but will bring it to the plumber's tomorrow.  If not, we will be seeing the plumber put in a new drain!  In the meantime, we are using a rubber circle for opening jars!  It works!
While Kites Over Lake Michigan  was taking place this weekend, I avoided the crowds and on Saturday, the fog.  I just didn't feel like going anywhere where there were a lot of people!  I know of people who went Saturday.  The kids made the most of it at the beach.  There wasn't much kite flying because of the fog.  I guess there was a band that evening under a new pavilion.  On Sunday, the sun came out, but I still didn't feel like going. 
Saturday night we went to La Caliente  in De Pere, WI.  We stumbled upon it when they had restaurant week in Green Bay.  We liked it so much we wanted to bring our son there.
After dinner, we were served a complimentary  chocolate liqueur.  The server gave our son (who is 30) a "kiddie" version!  After we told her he was of age, he got the real one.  The kiddie version was awful! It tasted like cinnamon watered milk!  I think people will mistake his age for a very long time;
not bad when you are female, but difficult for a young man.

If there is a break in the rain, we are invited for another cookout.  I wish I knew if I should make a pasta salad.  I don't want to be the only left eating it!


Linda said...

Water messes are not fun....I hope nothing was ruined. I understand what you men....some days I just want to stay home....I've been running round so much and don't see the end. Hope you re feeling better!

NanaDiana said...

You have had a lot on your plate this last week. We didn't go to the kite fest this year either. We didn't have the fog here but it was SO hot and humid that it was miserable. Hope you have a better week. xo Diana

Linda said...

Having worked 4 years for a property management firm in maintenance, I have seen my share of plumbing issues, Deb, I can empathize! I have times that I just want to be alone, too! And when you mentioned about the rubber circle for opening jars...aren't they great? Having arthritis, sometimes the simplest task, such as opening a jar, can prove to be difficult. Sending you a hug and I hope you will feel better.

Gert said...

Boy, you really do have a lot of things going on in your life. Sorry, you have to deal with it. We had Arts in the Park this weekend and I'm like you I didn't want to fight the crowds. (So I totally understand.) Hope things get under control soon.


Vintage Girl 901 said...

Oh Deb, you know I can relate. When you feel like being alone, just do it and shut out the world for a while. Sometimes that's the only way we can cope. I had someone tell me once, "when you feel like you don't want to be around people is when you need it the most." How ever true that may be, I was insulted because I was going through an intense time of grief and I felt she did not understand. Love you girl. Prayers.

Oliva Ohlson said...

I know exactly how you feel! I have to have a least a day or more per week of "just leave me alone" time! I know I would make a great Greta Garbo!!! Take care of yourself!

Lovella Cushman said...

First off, my mom has Rheumatoid Arthritis and she uses the rubber rings for opening jars, too. I can vouch for them being simply amazing.

As for wanting to be alone, I totally get where you're coming from. I suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder and have days where I'm coping relatively well and others, well, when I just want to stay in bed all day. With children to take care of though, that's not possible.

On days where I feel bad, I find that just allowing myself to be in the moment and not beating myself up over it, helps.

Hang in there.

Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing