Hello All,

Boy, so much as happened since I last wrote. But I am going to keep this as short as possible as it is late night before we will travel to Pesaro.

Let’s see. My mom, niece and nephew finally made it two days later than the originally planned itinerary. They arrived late to the airport and missed their flight. When I call anticipating that they were at a connecting city, I was told that they were at home looking for a flight. WHAT? WHAT HAPPENED? Long story shorten I had to call American Airlines to rebook their flight. I was on the phone with a supervisor for an hour! But I only had to pay $200 dollars per ticket instead of $3500. Everyone adores my nephew Stefan.

We lost to Perugia in five. We totally gave them a post Thanksgiving gift. Up two sets to one with plenty of opportunities to close the match in the fourth, instead they woke up and played well the fifth set beating us 8-15.

I received a new team car! Woohoo! It is a blue Peugeot fully equipped. That is, automatic everything including opening and closing the doors, a sun roof that I will perhaps get to enjoy a few days my last month in Chieri, and a navigator!

Finally, I am praying for a miracle. I sprained my right ankle pretty badly during Thursdays practice. I had an x-ray taken today so at least I know that their are no broken bones. But I am still unsure about ligaments and tendons. Those test have not been taken yet. Right after practice I was able to walk with a slightly uncomfortable limp but today it was quite stiff.

Yesterday, we had a late Thanksgiving dinner. The second annual celebration with my family and team. This time I actually did a bit more of the cooking. Although my mom did most of the preparation and cooking. This year’s menu was a bit different from last year in that we added a few dishes typical of Louisiana. So along with the turkey, ham, green bean casserole, roast beef and corn bread dressing (the latter two being my mom’s specialty), we had chicken and shrimp jambalaya, chicken and ground beef jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, red beans and rice, and corn bread. We had typical Italian desserts. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get around like I would have liked having to have my ankle elevated but everyone seemed to have a good time.

Well, that’s it for now. Say a special prayer for my team and me.


OH, it’s snowing!

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  1. Danielle..
    Are you ok with your ankle? is it serious? it really make me worry! I have prayed for you already..so ..i think you can have miracle that you may recover as fast as possible!! ^^
    also i am glad that you can have a happy time with your family and team~
    I Want to ask you something..maybe it seems to early to say this…
    Will you play 2006 World Grand Prix in Augest and Volleyball World Championships in octomeber? ^^

  2. Sorry to hear about the ankle. I’m praying for a quick recovery for you. I’m glad the family finally made it to visit with you. I know that helps with home sickness to have the family come visit. Hope to talk to ya soon…. Katie

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