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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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fun times and the "S" Word

Since the last time I posted anything of substance, I have some new news.
One Friday night my sister and I went to the Senior Center's big fund raiser, Legends of Country.
The Legends band is very good.  This time they presented "Alan Jackson," "George Strait," and "Brooks and Dunne."  Besides being good singers, they do a really good job of impersonating these singers. 
It is difficult to take a good picture in the dark with my phone! 
There was a 50/50 raffle, and my sister won!  $225!!!
Last week Friday, my husband, son, sister and myself went to a Fish Boil.  (No, I did not take a picture of my food!)
There were raffle tickets there too.  My husband didn't win any beer, or a turkey fryer, but as we were leaving we bought tickets for Pink Heals (cancer support).  We both got calls this week.  I won
1/2 pig after processing, and he won a basket of assorted things, including gloves, a tee shirt, hoodie
jack knives, cards and can cozies.  We are a lucky family lately!
I have been having chronic migraines.  Sometimes I have one every day for a week, and then I might go for quite a while without one.  I am keeping a diary of all my ailments.  How fun.  (NOT!)
I have not have a migraine since Sunday, and that was a tiny one.
This weekend we get our family portrait taken for the church directory.  Hope we look okay!   Our church got a discount for doing it during Holy Week.  We don't have any great plans for Easter.
We are just going to grill some steaks if the snow melts.
Speaking of the "S" word.... I was taking my son to work.  Since last night we got the heavy stuff, then it was raining/sleeting and then snowing again!  The poor robins must be so confused!



The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG I can not believe all of the snow the Midwest has received.....Not only are the robins confused...You all must be too!!!



How fun to WIN!!
We had 6 inches of snow yesterday and it's melting quickly.
Easter Blessings.

Carolee said...

Congratulations on all your wins lately! How fun. Enjoy!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh my, dear friend. Snow! Wow! Lucky family for sure!

Linda said...

So nice to win! Your photos are lovely.

Gert said...

Congrats on your win! Sorry about that snow...we had 14" last week..uggg Spring...hurry up!