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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, December 22, 2015

Christmas Preparations and More!

It's been a while, so I thought I ought to update you.
 
Earlier this month I went with my bff to the Silver Sneakers Christmas Party.  We had a delicious dinner and played some games.  I won the left-right game at our party!  I think eventually almost everyone won a prize that day.  Unfortunately, I have not been to exercise since, as I have been busy with doctor's appointments and Christmas preparations.
 
One night my husband and I went to Festival of Lights in Green Bay.  I had always wanted to go.
There was a lot of standing in line as it was the warmest night of the week and a Saturday to boot!
 









 
It still felt cold to me and I don't like waiting in line.  We had tickets for the wagon ride, but would have had to wait at least 45 minutes to get on, so we walked through.  At the end I gave our tickets to a young family!  May as well save them some money!  We were really hungry so we went out for a hamburger and Jim found out he does NOT like dark beer!
 
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My husband took eleven days of vacation.  The first few days, he did NOTHING!  Well, he played video games.  Anyone who has a husband can know how irritating this can be when you are busy with housework, cooking, etc.
 
He had promised to paint our bathroom.  (Actually, I told him, You are going to paint the bathroom!)
We chose (I chose) a light green.  Jim hates green but he acquiesced.  I like it.
 
Before it was a VERY pale peach.

Sometimes new paint and curtains is all you need
to perk the room up!



 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 




 
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Of course, during all this activity, I was also helping with the church's Recognition of the Charter Members.  Fifty years!
 
 




 
I am now the "poster" girl for church and also in charge of a new scrapbook for our golden anniversary!  (Be careful of your gifts, you might just have to use them!)
 
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I hope you all have a very Blessed Christmas, Happy Holiday, whatever!  I still have wrapping to do.
 
My little thrift store tree.
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

6 comments:

Sandy said...

I have always wanted to see the Festival of Lights in GB. I am lucky I will get to drive around our town some night and see the decorations. Whoopee!

Linda said...

I love your photos!!! Merry Christmas to you! Thank you so much for sharing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The festival of lights looks so pretty. Yep, the more you do, the more you are asked to do. When you have a talent you can't keep it a secret for long. You have been so busy, I am hoping you a calm and wonderful Christmas

Carol

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Pretty festival of lights and sweet tree.
Merry Christmas.
warmly,
deb

Oliva Ohlson said...

Hi and Merry Christmas!!! Thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas card!!! I love it and it was so nice very receiving one from you. I can't wait for April to get here and finally meet you in person!

Poster Girl huh!!! You and I need to learn to say no! I have become the Programs "something" for our Ladies church group...I hope it's something fun and easy to do!

I hope your New Year's Eve and Day are great days for you! Don't drink to much...LOL!

Linda said...

Happy New Year to you, and I hope that 2016 will be wonderful for you!