It's over, my flair up, and I feel great. I think my short trip to San Francisco helped me feel better. I was able to have fun with my girls, once Maddie's competition was over, and forget about all the worries of day to day life. My kids are out of school this week so I took the week off teaching too. I am amazed at how stress influences my arthritis. This week I'm stress free and my arthritis is reacting accordingly. By the way, Maddie won 2nd place in her piano competition. She performed with perfection and artistry.