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August 27th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #15

I had a massage this morning by a man for the first time in my life. He worked on my (frozen) shoulder for an entire hour and gave whole new meaning to the word “man-handled.” Wow, that guy was strong. He kept saying, “You’re going to be sore later.” I’m thinking, Because this is such […]

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August 25th, 2020

Letter #52 To My Benefactor

Dear Benefactor, In Letter #42 to you, I told you about my deep fear of rattlesnakes. Well, I went to the same place again this year—Steamboat Rock State Park—and I’m sad to say that I did not go hiking. I did a ton of biking, though, even though my shoulder was still really sore and […]

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August 12th, 2020

It’s Hard To Be A Woman #16

Buying new bras is right up there for me in the same category as having a root canal. I drove down to Nordstrom yesterday to meet the fitter, Laurie. The last time I did this was ten years ago when I was getting fitted not only for a new bra, but also for a new […]

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August 9th, 2020

That’s Not Something That Happens Every Day #3

I had a fun little texting conversation yesterday with my producer down in Nashville, the one I’m going to go see in September. Me: “Hi, Producer. I finally posted my good news on Facebook. If you ever see anything inappropriate that I post, please call me on it. Like, maybe I shouldn’t have called Keith […]

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August 8th, 2020

That’s Not Something That Happens Every Day #2

In my last post, I announced that I was going to Nashville to record my song. This is what happened during my Zoom meeting with the producer: Producer: “I’d like to do a video in addition to the song to further tell your story.” Me: “Okay.” Playing it cool while inside I’m thinking, This is […]

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August 7th, 2020

That’s Not Something That Happens Every Day #1

On August 2, I posted “Let the normal living begin” and “It doesn’t get much better than that.” Well, I lied. Big time. I just found out that I’m going to Nashville, Tennessee, next month and having my song recorded professionally by a producer who has worked with Keith-freaking-Urban and several members from the show […]

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August 6th, 2020

Letter #51 To My Benefactor

Dear Benefactor, Three years ago, I did this hike with my husband and two very close friends. Life seemed so easy back then. Sure, I had gone through cancer, but I survived that and slowly, slowly built my stamina back up after that long, long year and a half of chemotherapy back in 2009-2010.  As […]

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August 4th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #15

Recap of my doctor’s appointment this morning: Me: I rush to get there at 9:25 a.m. which is 15 minutes earlier than my scheduled appointment of 9:40 a.m. Me: 9:30 a.m. I fill out paperwork as instructed. Me: 9:33 a.m. I get weighed. I’ve lost 4 pounds since last time. Me: 9:35 a.m. Blood pressure […]

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