Mis no offense but many of us resent anothers' homework when we're not quite sure just what you expect. It might require hours or even a week
First though, owing to its crowded appearance you must place a carriage return between paras. You might then find cases where consolidation preferable
I'd combine many of the sentences but then there might be a matter of style…..
so I hope you get some input from others more patient
It was [a] Monday, [supposedly] a normal day [beginning, starting, commencing] like any other. America woke up
at 6:30 a.m.[,] taking a hurried shower then straightening her hair and wore
[dressing with, slipping into] a gray knee-length coat. America
[She] woke up
[had awakened] so early for a reason.
[:] Every time she needed
[felt the need for] a stroke of luck, she came
[crossed her narrow street? drove a few blocks?] to the local park and feed
[where she fed] the pigeons [gathering there only in the wee hours?] [often a successful ploy. This
[and a] tradition she taught from
[of] her late grandma.
But was she wearing only the coat?