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Relay for Life

Last night and today, I covered the area Relay for Life event. It was one of the hardest thing but inspirational things I have done. I talked to a lot of people and heard a lot of amazing stories.

Plus, the food at the event was awesome. I had pizza, nachos and cotton candy. I know it was not the most nutritious dinner. But it was sooooooooooo good. And I took some turkey barbecue home to eat for breakfast.

In the past, my newspaper has not given Relay could pre-coverage. I tried to get the word out as much as possible. It was hot and humid both days but I feel good knowing I played a small part in helping with Relay for Life. It is a very worthwhile event. Watching the cancer survivors take the track for their lap was amazing. I hope someday a cure will be found for cancer. It is an awful devastating disease that does not discriminate.

Today, I drove 45 minutes to a birthday party for a really cool lady. JT will turn 100 on July 4th. After writing about her early this year, I had to wish her a Happy Birthday. She gave me the biggest hug and introduce me to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I was thanked several times for the article I wrote about her. All I did was write down what JT said. She is feisty and a really great lady. And is sharp as a tack at age 99. Go JT!

It's Saturday night. I should be painting the town red. Instead, I plan to go to bed early. It's hard balancing work and being semi-sick. I just need to crash for a few hours.

Daily Dose

1. Cotton candy isn't just for kids.

2. Taking the new Entertainment Weekly with Twilight Eclipse on the cover out of the mailbox.

3. Just chilling and not stressing or worrying for the next few days.


  1. Sounds like fun! I hope you're able to rest up and kick the sickness for good!


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