& fellow warrior parents. The HMJ is brewing & I'm awake & alert this morning. I'm at the end of my 2nd week of titrating down off the prednisone & using the methotrexate. I can feel a difference ~ can't describe it. All I can say is that I'm less exhausted than last week but feeling a great deal more pain. Ughhhh! I won't let it get me down though; I hate prednisone & I want off. I'm heading out for a small grocery run this morning with kt complete with a stop at Target. kt did extra chores this week & wants to spend half of her hard earned allowance on a new Sims Pet game. It's been approved by husband so out we go. husband's b/day is tomorrow so I have to get the makings for his birthday cheesecake & dinner of ribs with garlic potato wedges. It's a tradition that's 20 years strong. He's taken up playing guitar again so he's out to pick up a new electric guitar. We're becoming quite the musical family here. I'm the "leper" playing piano & painting , while kt & husband are playing guitar. Have a good weekend friends.... here's to a day with sunshine & cooperative difficult children.