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August 2nd, 2020

Letter #50 To My Benefactor

Dear Benefactor, I haven’t been hiking, but I told you in my last letter that I was doing a lot of gardening. Tons and tons of steps trying to get my yard back into shape. I’ve also been having to wear some pretty wacky hair styles to get this yard work done. Hard to concentrate […]

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July 30th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Read Every Day #14

Now that I finally made it through the (second) MRI intact, it’s time to get my records ready for my follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon coming up on August 4. Today, I called the imaging place down in Kirkland and explained that I needed the report as soon as possible. The nice woman explained […]

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July 24th, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #13

When I finally got through with my MRI—successfully this time as opposed to last time—I texted my husband four rapid memes right in a row as my driver drove my sleepy body home. (Valium is a wonderful thing.) What more could a person want to help celebrate this momentous occasion than Jesus, some random exuberant […]

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July 24th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #14

Boy, according to this blog post I did back in 2016, I sure am afraid of a lot of things. The sad thing is, I’m talking all boldly in that post about how I’m not going to be afraid anymore. Instead, I have added rattlesnakes and MRIs to the list. Wish me luck today y’all. […]

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July 23rd, 2020

That’s Not Something You Read Every Day #13

This is a form I just submitted to the imaging place in Kirkland that is supposed to perform my MRI tomorrow. Here is what I could have said: “THIS BETTER BE AN OPEN MRI MACHINE, YOU HEAR ME?!!!! The last “scheduler” that told me the one in Bellingham was an open MRI was a big, […]

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July 18th, 2020

Life & Its Curve Balls

I just can’t stop playing in the dirt. It brings back my childhood. It also brings back all the hours I spent with my flowers thinking/dreading that I was going to die of cancer “in six months.” That was over ten years ago. Then, there were the countless hours I spent with the kids when […]

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July 16th, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #11

Side pony tail. Clip pulling hair back. Bun at the nape of the neck (with husband’s help). It takes about as much time to do my hair as it does to get a project done in the garden. I want my body to go back to normal. And yes, I realize that normal is a […]

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