Hi all! I haven't fallen off the planet. A bout of the flu (despite October's flu shot) has rendered me unable to do almost anything for most of a week. Have managed to drag myself in to work the last two days (because this is a very busy time for us, which is why I get a flu shot), but that's taking all my energy (and definitely leaving me with a deficit). I promise to be back at it, and to catch up on everyone else's doings, as soon as I can (literally) catch my breath.
Thanks to all who so kindly commented on my last post; I never imagined my ranting at the turn of the year would touch others. From the time I was very young, my dream has been to write in a way that would make others think, "Yes! That's exactly what I was feeling!", so to read some of your comments and know that maybe I'd come close to that was a profound gift.
Hope this finds you all well!