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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, April 26, 2016

Day Crop and Vacation Continued

I know I am really lagging behind in my blog.  Too much going on.  That's not necessarily a bad thing.
Day Crop
This last weekend I went to a day crop.  It was a whole day, from 9-9 of scrapbooking, laughing, and
eating!  (not in that order!)  I was working on our church scrapbook and got quite a bit done.  There were games for raffle prizes.  I won some page layouts (paper) and two boxes of photo paper!  I also won $15 off of my order, and 50% off of my next item of my choice.  The girls who were holding the crop provided the meals, like bagels and fruit; cold cuts etc. for sandwiches, chips, dips, and in the evening Sloppy Joes, and pasta salads.  Yum!
The long and short of it was that  I signed up with Close to My Heart.   That link will take you right to my website!  I am hoping to be more of an online consultant, as I have too many health problems to be lugging stuff all around!
I am offering a free gift to the person who puts in their first order with me!
I am still having health problems, mainly my psoriasis on my tummy and pain with my ileostomy (not normal).  I am waiting for different medical supplies to arrive.  One type feels more comfortable, but is worse for my skin.  The other is better for my skin, but I end up with more pain.  If things don't resolve themselves with my new medical supplies, I decided to go to Milwaukee to Froedtert Medical Center.  I am sick of running all over the place for this, and not getting anywhere!
Vacation Continued
On the second day of vacation we were driving up to Williams, AZ.  On the way we stopped at
Rock Springs Café.  It was such a coincidence in that is the place Jim's friends took the guys when they were down on their golfing trips!  They have excellent food and home cooking!  Jim didn't even realize it until we were inside the café!
We got to Williams in the afternoon.  The
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel was lovely and within walking distance of "downtown."  The downtown is on Route 66 and consists mostly of restaurants and gift shops. 
The historic brewery intrigued me.  It is a micro brewery with many different types of beer and ale and also gourmet sandwiches and side!
Jim enjoying the carrot cake, with pieces of carrots in and like a carrot type
of sauce, whipped cream and ice cream!
She is writing all the special beers.  Jim had one that had Undercover Cucumber.
I wanted him to try Funky Gold Medina, but he declined.

After the long night before, we were ready for an early bedtime.  I slept soooooooo good!


Jody and Stan said...

Sounds like you you're having a wonderful vacation. Thanks for sharing the photos. New Follower!

Gert said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your scrapbooking group. (By the way your link to Close to my Heart is not working). Sorry your having health problems, or health supplies issues. (I'm doing the same thing here...different supply same issue..uggg) What a fun vacation you must have had!!!