First I’d like to express my SHEER JOY that Chris Rice is coming out with a new album that will go on sale August 23!!!!!! You can hear clips of some songs here. It sounds great and I’m already so pumped about it. The great part is that on August 23 I will be at home visiting so I’ll be able to get it ASAP! I am probably the only geek who is waiting at the doors for Mardel to open the day a Chris Rice CD is released. :) And did I mention that he has love songs on this CD? Chris Rice writing love songs now!?! Oh the anticipation!!!

Okay, rant over. Some people geek out over Star Wars, some over basketball, some over the Restoration Movement :) … I like Chris Rice. And I’m not ashamed. :) Besides, I needed something to cheer me up.

My checkup today was alright, I guess. The good news is that my liver enzyme count went down to 75 (down 125 points for those counting) and my doctor was so pleased he said I don’t have to have a blood test next week, but instead in two weeks. So that’s good news. The not as good news is that I got wicked sick again this weekend, so I meant to interrogate my doctor about how long this enterocolitis is going to stay with me. To which he replied, (Ann doing her best Japanese doctor impersonation) “Hmm, I think your condition is caused by your previous surgery. So maybe your stomach condition is your friend” (emphasis put on the Japanesey parts). At the same time I felt disheartened and yet mildly angry at his cheeky response. So that being said, I don’t know when I’ll really feel better. I researched colitis on the internet and it can last a looong time apparently. My boss is still being great, but let’s face it, they can’t keep a dud ALT forever. So I’m going to work the best I can for as long as I can… we’ll see. I’m going to school for half a day tomorrow, so keep me in your prayers as I try to re-enter normal society.

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