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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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My Cousin's Visit

I have not been blogging....(obviously).  This is a busy time of the year.
I enjoyed my visit with my cousin.  Linda taught us how to make a "file" book.

back of book

As you can see, there are a lot of folds.  Normally would keep blank squares for pictures, but I am just using this as a template.
We were quite pleased!
The last day, my cousin and I went out for lunch, and they can't get lake perch in Naples, Florida!

She was only here from Monday through Wednesday.  Monday night I had a potluck here with our family
Shirley, brother Stan, me, sister Connie

Nice to have everyone together at home where we could visit.
We also shopped (Hobby Lobby), crafted, went to Gallagher's Pizza (my favorite),
crafted some more, ate, visited....  The time just flew by!


Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh how cute, wish I would have been there so your cousin could have helped me make a file book

get that red truck out of the shed !! LOL

White Lace and Promises said...

What fun! I've never heard of that! Sweet lady hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

How nice! Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear friend. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun visit! And I love the book you made. I always wish I could figure out projects like that. Maybe I'll get some Christmas paper out and play some this coming weekend. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Carolee said...

You sure packed a lot of stuff into the short time that Shirley was here. Your book turned out very nice.
Happy Thanksgiving!