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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.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

I'm So Excited! ....and I just can't hide it...

Caught the sunset as we were going to get our son from work.  "Stop the car, I need this!"  Of course the photo doesn't do justice to God's handiwork.
Nothing to exciting to report this week.   Today we are having a Packer party at church.  I even got my hubby and son to attend (the party, not church)
Tomorrow morning my cousin from Florida will be here!  Jim is picking her up in the morning after work.  She is at her dad's up north, and her dad is driving as far as the outskirts of Green Bay so as to avoid all the construction (hate orange barrels and concrete barriers myself!)
We have so many plans for the week:  A stamp-along tomorrow (make 5 cards for $7) and a potluck here with the family tomorrow night.  On Tuesday, Linda is going to show us how to make a fancy scrappy book!  Tuesday night we will go out to eat.  On Wednesday, we will just chill, play, and maybe go to Hobby Lobby!  Plan on good ole Wisconsin brats on the grill that night!  On Thursday, in the wee hours, Jim is going to take her away from me and drop her off at the airport on his way to work.
My cousin is on the left, sister on the right of me.  (I don't know why my chin is up in the air!).
I  think next year I need to go to Florida!


Curtains in My Tree said...


Go get you some more little Christmas trees Michael's or hobby Lobby has a good choice fro bottle brush trees

thanks for visiting my blog your plans all sound good the card making and eating brats on the grille yum


NanaDiana said...

I am so happy your cousin is coming to visit. That will be so much fun! Yep- I think you need to make a trip back to FL, too!

We have family here for the Packer game today, too. Love it! xo Diana

Linda said...

How nice your cousin is coming for a visit, Deb! Lovely photos! :)

Carolee said...

So nice that Shirley is coming to stay with you for a few days! It will be nice to see both of you at the SA. I hope the time doesn't go too quickly while she is here and that you can enjoy every minute of her visit!