Friday, July 12, 2013

Flashback Friday

July 1983:
The band was off to Traverse City, MI again for the Cherry Festival!   This time, unlike two years ago, I had plenty of friends to pal around with, including my BFF R.  This time, instead of staying at the Shues Mtn Lodge, we were at a hotel, and shared a room with two other girls in our group.

The first day, we walked around the festival and discovered a fair.  R and I spent a wonderful afternoon riding rides, with our eyes on our watches to make sure we weren't late for practice.  During the parade, I was again placed beside the Tuba section, and I don't think we caught the recap on TV, since I have no memory of it being shown.

I do know that I'd brought a nice outfit to wear to dinner, in order to 'knock K's socks off', but apparently he was unimpressed.  After sharing a delicious meal with R and her brother G, it was G who took my arm and escorted me around all evening.  For the record, G was a sophomore and only came up to my ear.  Bruised ego aside, we still had an enjoyable trip.  

After arriving back home, Mom, my sis, and I would take off for another three-week vacation in Florida.

Present Day:
I'm dealing with a health issue.  Last week I went to the dr and discovered my thyroid is enlarged.  Had an ultrasound on it, plus my meds were upped.

Yesterday, dr called and told me she wants to biopsy two nodules in my neck, in order to determine if they are just 'normal thyroid tissue'.  BUT, she first wants to consult with another dr, who's on vacation until next week.

And that painful lump on the right side of my neck?  Swollen lymph node.  Apparently I have an infection somewhere.

So in the meantime, I'm having a slight problem breathing at night, and swallowing.  And am about to leave on vacation to Colorado.

Edit Update:
Did I mention I finished the 1st round last week, and added around 4K to it?  2nd round landed in my inbox today:)

And we need to pow-wow about the prologue.

Computer Issues:
I either didn't make recovery disks or else put them in a 'safe location' and cannot find them.  Sony wants $55 plus free shipping, for more, so I'll be sending my laptop off AFTER we get back from Colorado.

Karaoke Update:
I'm back to working on my 'D' titles:)  I've already eliminated REO Speedwagon's 'Don't Let Him Go', since it's way too synchopated and low.  And added Styx's 'Don't Let It End':)

Up this week are:
Don't Let Me Get Me-Pink
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me-Elton John/George Michael
Don't Know What You've Got Til It's Gone-Cinderella (only to be sung AFTER midnight!)
Don't Look Back-Boston

Warm up/Redemption Songs:
If I Die Young-Band Perry
Just Like Jesse James-Cher

Have a good weekend and I'll check in with you next week:)

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