The past several days have been a whirlwind as I’ve been working on wrapping up the December Soap Challenge, and planning new techniques in 2021. In fact, I hardly slept last night as I knew I would be finishing up the winner’s announcement from December, getting my soap cut and photographed as an example for the March challenge, putting together the notification emails for all the winners, and making the tutorial available to everyone who has paid for access to past challenges.

My Cheshire Cat soap for the Alice in Wonderland themed March Soap Challenge

Fortunately I managed to get the bulk of it finished up before my first physical therapy appointment this afternoon for my frozen shoulder! The orthopedic doctor who sent me to PT told me I could look up some exercises on the internet and start doing them before my first appointment, so I’ve been doing a few… As it turns out, my therapist used to live in my neighborhood and she figured out that she walked to my house and bought goat milk soap for her mother-in-law from me about 10 years ago! She said it was really great soap, but she lost my contact information and forgot where I lived, so I never saw her again. I now have about 10 stretching exercises to do 3-6 times a day, and if I can keep that up, she’s pretty confident that I won’t have to keep seeing her next year. I have two appointments set up for next week, and that should be it – as long as I do my homework!

If I was still doing antibody treatments, I would have had another one yesterday. One year ago TODAY I had my first chemo treatment. Last Christmas was a blur. I was so out of it!! This Christmas I am grateful to be on the road to full recovery, not looking back, only forward to what the Lord has planned for me! I’m reminded of what a true miracle it was that the God of the Universe chose to come to earth as a human baby in the most humble circumstances so that we might have a true relationship with Him. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” I hope you believe in Him as I do. He believes in you! Merry Christmas, friends!!