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June 27th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Do Every Day #2

Well, it’s hard to do a full victory stance with a frozen shoulder, but inside, I am screaming with excitement. Twenty yards of bark/compost mix delivered right to our front door, so to speak, just this morning. Let the beautification project continue.

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June 26th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Do Every Day #1

That moment when you go sleep in the travel trailer on your driveway a) so you don’t wake up your husband flip-flopping all night trying to get comfortable (with your sore shoulder), and b) you pretend you’re camping deep in the woods since your camping plans with your friends got canceled.

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June 24th, 2020

It’s Hard To Be A Woman #14

Best friend: “I know that you are going to the hairdresser today for the first time during this COVID business. Send me a picture.” Me: “Be careful what you wish for.”

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June 24th, 2020

It’s Hard To Be A Woman #13

It’s amazing what spending an exorbitant amount of money—I mean, getting your hair done after three months of…well…looking like crap—does for the soul. It’s the little things, people; it’s the little things.

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June 5th, 2020

Letter #48 To My Benefactor

Dear Benefactor, I’ve had 3 1/2 hours of sleep in the past 27 hours.  Probably not a good time to take up hiking again, eh? I told you about my fear of bears and cougars and murderers in the woods in my 41st letter to you. I’d be sure to walk into danger in the […]

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June 3rd, 2020

Letter #47 To My Benefactor

Dear Benefactor, Has it really been almost a year since I’ve written you? Wow. I’ve been a bad girl and I have not been hiking. Not once. Do you want to know why? Well, in October of 2019, I got a rash. It started as a teensy little spot on my face and grew from […]

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May 22nd, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #11

Naturopath: CheckChiropractor: CheckMassage Therapist: CheckOncologist: CheckSurgical Oncologist: CheckPlastic Surgeon: Check Added this week:Urgent Care Physician: CheckPhysical Therapist: CheckOrthopedic Surgeon: Check How did I turn into this little old lady?! One would think that I was 103, not 53. Blech.

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May 13th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #10

Nurse: “Lie down, put your left shoulder here, and I’m going to wedge this pillow under your right arm to keep you secure.”Me: “Okay.”Nurse: “The procedure will take approximately 20 minutes.”Me: “Okay.”Nurse: “Here’s a panic button in case you need it.”Me: “Okay.”Nurse: “Here we go.”Me: “Okay.” I close my eyes as I enter the MRI […]

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