What a Difference a Week Makes!

Looking forward to warmer weather, in-person learning and the One Million Dollar K95.5 Cares for St. Jude's Kids Radiothon

And a beautiful Tuesday to you! Michael Seger of Fox 23 says today it’s supposed to be sunny and 73 degrees. It’s amazing to think one week ago we were below zero. It was cold to be “Livin On Tulsa Time” last week, right? Last Tuesday, it was –13. This afternoon will mark an 86-degree temperature swing! Come on Joe, open up Safari Joe’s H2O!

As Bono from U2 sings: “It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away!”

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I hope this wonderful weather gets you in the mood to enjoy life and help others. This week the non-profit I have chosen to partner with is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There is a two-day radiothon on K95.5 (KWEN) and 103.3 The Eagle later this week that I will talk more about at the end of this week’s blog.

What a difference a week makes!

A week ago, we were shivering in the subzero cold. I had packed blankets and towels around all my 60-year-old windowsills, door jambs and under my sinks trying to keep the chilly drafts from stealing our precious warmth. My son and I got all layered up and shoveled our driveway and as many of our neighbors that we could muster. See last week’s blog for pictures.

And today? Wow! Where’d I put that sunscreen?

It’s as if last week our Perseverance Rover had lifted off a desolate, deadly, frozen planet and today landed on a paradise island. We can finally take off our Bernie Sanders mittens and put on some Sammy Hagar Red Rocker Cabo Wabo beach shorts! Yesterday being National Margarita Day was serendipitous indeed!

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Also, a 180-degree turn this week is the return of in-person learning for my son Atticus. It’s been 130 school days since Tulsa Public schools had students in an actual classroom. I’m sure he’ll have FORTNITE game withdrawals but this morning he was sporting his new birthday present, a JStu “Must Have Snacks” hoodie and in a great mood regardless of the alarm going off at 6:15 am, which also hasn’t happened for 130 days. In a typical school year students are in the classroom 180 days. This year we’ll be lucky to have 40. But fingers crossed, masks on and vaccines in arms we will hopefully finish out the year with face-to-face learning, which is what my son absolutely needs. Even though all the faces will be half covered up, there is still no replacing the ability his teacher has to help him stay focused and in-line when in the same room together. Please let me know how your kids are doing school-wise! DM me stories and pictures on Twitter and/or follow me on Facebook. I would love to include some of them in upcoming blogs.

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This morning, Domino and I walked Atticus to his bus.

Thursday and Friday of this week, tune in and donate $ to a radiothon on Tulsa’s New Country Leader, K95.5 and 103.3 The Eagle, Tulsa’s ONLY Classic Rock, to hear inspiring stories and St. Jude’s mission of providing no-cost for travel, housing and food while being treated for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Doctors at St. Jude’s have developed treatments that have improved survival rates from 20 to 80 percent. Obviously, it’s a very expensive process, so donations are vital.

Listen Thursday and Friday and donate what you can and in return you go to heaven. The hard sell! How about a softer sell, you also get a free T-shirt that says: “We Won’t Stop.”  Cox Media Group has lent its airwaves to St. Jude for five years and hoping this is the year they conquer that $1 million dollar milestone. Listen to Cash and Bradley on K95.5 and Gus on 103.3 The Eagle this Thursday & Friday.

Both my older brother and mother died of cancer, and I’m sure it has crept in your life and taken someone you know and love, so let’s kick cancer’s butt together!

Text LIFE to 70123.

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