By Michelle Magnusson
July has been a very unusual month. It started with a bang, with three parties to attend for the 4th of July. Then, that following Monday on July 7th, I had to do what nobody ever wants to do: I had to put my 12-year-old American Eskimo down. Hanna had been declining for a few weeks but on that day could no longer walk. The vet thinks it was a brain tumor.
That same week I went for my first weekly weigh-in at Transformations Medical Weight Loss. I was thrilled to have lost four pounds in the first week and I’ve continued to lose all month. It truly is a remarkable transformation. What an odd feeling to watch yourself essentially deflate… My goal is to reach my desired weight by my birthday next month. Only seven pounds left to go!
Around mid-month, my niece in the UK went back for a follow-up scan. In February she was given the news that she has a tumor in her chest and that she is diagnosed with Lymphoma. Subsequently she endured chemo and radiation to fight the cancer. Needless to say, we were all praying for favorable results from this follow-up scan. Well, God answered our prayers with news of complete remission!
Socially, Jason and I joined some dear friends for a visit to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to check out the new Harry Potter themed Diagon Alley. Our meetup group, Step Up For Love, had its first karaoke meetup to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations that help animals.
Meanwhile, Dragonfly Art & Design has been very busy working with new clients, trying out new social media tools, and training new team members. In June the new website was launched with a very favorable response and July was spent working on the next endeavor we’ll be announcing in August: the launch of the NEW Art4Giving. Stay tuned…