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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, February 6, 2016

Just Another Week in the Life!

These are all the wonderful things I got when I had my Stampin Up party!
Three 12x12 packs of paper, one 8 1/2x11 pack of paper, four stamp sets, one die cut that matches the stamp set, 5 rolls of washi tape (it rolled off the pile) and embellishments for shaker cards!  It was over $70 value!
Last Monday was my first day at the thrift store.  It is harder than it looks.  It can get quite busy, and I will have to look up the prices of everything.  The people there are very nice and helpful.  There is a break room too with coffee, water and soda (for a quarter) in the fridge, and people bring donuts and cookies, etc.
Tuesday we were suppose to have Red Hats, but it was cancelled due to Snow Storm Bucky.  We only got 2-3" but it go quite windy.
Thursday I volunteered at the Senior Center.  The person in charge of volunteering reprimanded me for saying something negative to another volunteer about my volunteer driving experience.  I wish I could just keep my mouth shut.  It hurt my feelings to be criticized.  I know it is just my foolish pride being hurt, still, I don't think she likes me.  I am the type of person who wants everyone to like me.
Maybe, I just have to learn to keep my mouth shut.  At least, I know the director likes me.
Yesterday I went to the "Fun Bowl" at the senior center to play the games and eat lunch.  I was sitting next to a very nice lady that I would like to get to know better.   I think I will give her a card!  She has a hard life, but you wouldn't know it by her demeanor.
The other night we went out for a burger.  I get "Restaurant.com" certificates by doing surveys, so this helps us out.  The three of us ended up eating for about $12 plus the tip.
Lates is very popular in Manitowoc for their burgers and deep fried cheese curds.  The cheese curds were yummy, but when I got home I did not feel good from the grease and dairy.  Oh well!  Getting old!
I found out my skin reacts to different adhesives on my tummy.  I started to get the blisters back.  What to do?  I am still trying to figure out which company to go with.  One company says they are better because they don't have the harsh chemicals and is sending more samples.   I hope I can get this resolved!


Oliva Ohlson said...

Hi Debbie!
OMG...I love your SU! new additions!!! Have fun creating with them and can't wait to see what you make.
You sure are sure busy! I'm glad you're having a good time volunteering and socializing. Don't let that Senior Center person's comment get to you and ruin your experience there. Smile and carry on! I'm the same way as you are. I'm a people pleaser and everything I do/make must be the best...but I'm not perfect!

I hope you find relief soon for your tummy.

BTW...my mouth is watering!!! It looks delicious and what a great deal!

Linda said...

Glad you had a good party, it was fun. Everyone can not like everyone, hard for me to take too. Just remember there are more people that like you than those who don't.

White Lace and Promises said...

I am so sorry you were hurt. I've always been told that I am too sensitive but I think being sensitive is caring about the needs of others too. It makes me mad that others can't be peacemakers! The comment wasn't directed at her why should she do that. Ughhhhh.

Gill - That British Woman said...

you are one in a million devoting a big chunk of your time volunteering, the world needs more people like yourself.


You sure did get a lot of goodies from your SU party. Now to make some cards with you new things.

Carolee said...

You had quite a busy week! Sorry to hear that your tummy is still giving you grief. Hope that you find a good solution to it soon.
You had a very nice SU! Party and got lots of nice things! Enjoy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun crafting supplies and you sure stay busy with volunteering! Good for you! We volunteer in our community too and it keeps things interesting! Hugs, Diane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Goodness you are a busy lady. When I lived in Minnesota we used to go across the bridge to Wisconsin and get cheese curds....Thank you for the mouth watering trip down memory lane!

PS: There is not a one of us who doesn't wish we could just zip our mouths from time to time...Don't be to hard on yourself!