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July 11th, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #10

I’ve been doing a ton of gardening—9,000 steps, 12,000 steps, 21,000 steps—and a lot of complaining (sorry) about my sore shoulder. But, can we just take a moment to notice all the new hairstyles I’ve managed to come up with because I can’t lift my arm?

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July 9th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Hear Every Day #30

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the MRI machine. The last time I was asked to enter one in recent history—to check out the cause of my shoulder pain—I lasted 30 seconds and had to be pulled out. Thirty seconds, people. On Tuesday, at my follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon […]

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July 7th, 2020

Letter #49 To My Benefactor

Dear Benefactor, I know I have not been hiking yet because of the shoulder problem I told you about a few letters back. But, the yard is finally starting to come together. I should hope so: I put 21,571 steps on my Fitbit today. Yup, I still have that Fitbit. Oh, I guess it wasn’t […]

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July 3rd, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #9

  I’ve been blathering on and on about the problems I’ve been having dealing with my frozen shoulder. Trying to get my hair done in any way, shape, or form has been interesting to say the least. Problem solved. I did this to go work out in the yard today after my last post. I […]

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July 3rd, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #8

Friend texts, “Hi, do you have plans on the Fourth?” Me: (paraphrasing): “Sorry, too much pain and tiredness, blah, blah, blah….” Friend: “Totally understand…I feel for you.” Me: (complaining some more): “Like, I can’t even put a freaking ponytail in my hair.” Me: (texts ugliest picture ever): “Show this to anyone and you’re dead meat.”

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June 29th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Read Every Day #13

When the husband and I visited our firstborn in Idaho several weeks ago, she served us Medjool dates and they were delicious. When I came home, I bought some and they were all soft and squishy. I texted her the above picture for funsies and asked, “Do you keep your dates in the fridge?” She […]

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June 29th, 2020

It’s Hard To Be A Woman #15

One perk of gaining fifteen pounds back (from the injury-induced halt to almost all exercising) is…ahem…well, I can actually wear this (oversized) shirt again, the very one I had shoved into the dark recesses of my closet, vowing to never touch again. Oops. I guess you gotta look on the bright side.

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June 27th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Get Every Day #1

I picked a really bad day to stop the pain medication I’ve been taking for my sore shoulder. Dear youngest son, why you gotta be such a good boy and bring your dad his belated Father’s Day gift of three gallons of ice cream?

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