Written by JKM on January 11th, 2009

Hi all!  It’s 1 AM on Sunday morning, and I’m just getting ready for bed.  We don’t have any appointments this weekend so we plan on taking tomorrow to finalize a lot of the moving stuff.  We’ve already mailed ourselves 15 or more boxes, and there will be plenty more coming your way, Dad!  My mom’s right—you don’t realize how much you’ve accumulated until it’s time to move!

Today was pretty relaxing though.  We watched some Lifetime and then Cold Case stories in the AM (I love the Cold Case Stories…not the tv series, but the tv show that follows real-life cases.  I can’t explain why the cop shows and the legel dramas always fascinate me, but they do!

David, my cousin, came over in the early afternoon, and we drove him around town just a little to get a sense for the city.  He just moved to this area today, so we will be able to see him today and tomorrow which will be nice ’cause we haven’t seen him for a while.  We took him to “Buca di Beppo’s” for dinner, and you know how I feel about that place!  I can’t wait to get a group together sometime and eat in the kitchen!  Who’s up for it?!

Nothing medical to report except my joints are pretty annoying right now, especially my ankles and my knees.  I don’t know if it’s all from tapering off the steroids or if it’s a mix of things, but they’re sore…it kind of feels like what I would imagine arthritis to feel.  Hopefully it will go away soon!!

Anyway, my eyelids are feeling heavier each time I type, so I guess it’s bedtime for me!!!  This is a boring old post, huh?!  Nothing magical or exciting to report, no photos, just me telling you a little bit about my days and how they’ve gone.  I think my mind is still trying to get used to the fact that we will be leaving here Thursday…we can’t wait!!!!!

OK, I’m off to bed…seriously, my eyes are almost shut….I wish I didn’t have to get all the way up and put the laptop back in the other room….don’t you hate having to get up when you’re so ready to give in to the sleep?  OH well, I better stop whining and just do it, huh?!!

You’re probably asleep already from this blog, so I guess it doesn’t matter.  ;)

I hope everyone is having a good weekend, and a great start to the New Year.

Lotsa love,


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jan
    KEN fort Lauderdale Florida sunny 71

    Happy new year,

    Enjoy the few days before you come home.

    Have a safe flight.


  2. Jan

    Christopher and I loved talking to you the other night and I, too, loved his “YAH!!!” comment when you told him that you were coming home! We saw Marley and Me and he kept asking me after the movie as to what happened to the real Marley. I told him that the movie was about the real Marley, but the “actor dogs” were still alive. Bet you would have LOVED to have been around for that conversation. Here’s to counting the days and hours until you are on that wonderful plane!!!

  3. Jan

    One more week! Yipee!!! Can’t wait to see you!

  4. Jan
    Andrew Colletti

    I greatly disliked the days that I tapered the prednisone. I learned that it is a hormone and so when you change the dosage is basically makes you “hormonal” — achey, uncomfortable, emotional. Even for a guy. Getting off that stuff is cause for celebration on many levels!

    Incredibly, the docs told me that wearing a mask on the plane doesn’t help, but at least I felt more secure and maybe passengers will think you’re contagious and give you some space. Need to do some pretend hacking and retching to add to the effect! Plus it seems to me that it makes it harder for you to scratch your lip or something that might be a virus vector from the disgusting arm rest or the filthy tray to your body. So I say double-mask it!

  5. Jan

    I’m so excited for you that you’ll be home in just a few days! I’m sorry I won’t be there to help celebrate your return. :( We’ll definitely have to have some quality time when I’m home next!

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