I haven’t blogged for a few days – so busy, I’m sorry. But this morning I fly back to St. Paul from Atlanta and I’m so excited to see Gerry and the kids, and I thought I’d finally take 5 minutes to post.
It’s been very nice to be back in Atlanta, but I feel like I’ve hardly left this Gwinnet Center complex for 3 days. Here are some things I’ve realized while in Atlanta this time around:
- Folks in Atlanta are very nice
- Folks here are terrific knitters
- Lou, Doug and James are great guys
- Fiona is a most excellent roommate
- Drivers here are a little – well – distracted
- Tiredness has a way of catching up
- I like to teach in pants
- I need more than a haircut, I need a style
- Lugging the Men Who Knit trunk show up and down hills with no sidewalks sucks
- iPod makes traveling much better
- (I’m currently listening to A Needle in the Right Hand of God)
- I love biscuits
- It’s hard to teach in low light
- Gerry officially has Osteoporosis (see below)
- His doctor feels that Vertebroplasty is the best treatment
- We’re both nervous
- I can’t wait to get home
And that’s what I know this morning.
My bags are packed – I just have to get myself down to the breakfast and the shuttle at 8:35. I took a cab here ($80!) so I’m taking a shuttle back to the airport. Then I have another 2 hour trip to get to my terminal (not quite, it just feels like it…) and finally home at 1:45.
The kids both had playdates in the past few days, and from what I’ve heard on the phone they had very good times. That’s a wonderful feeling – I’m glad the kids are making good friends.
I’ll post more later when I don’t feel so stunned with exhaustion. I’m glad I get to sleep in tomorrow. Thanks for reading!
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
which don’t apply to Gerry
Factors that increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis include:
A family history of osteoporosis
Being past menopause
Abnormal absence of menstrual periods
Anorexia or bulimia
- A diet low in calcium
- Long-term use of medications such as corticosteroids or anticonvulsants
- Lack of exercise
Excessive use of alcohol