Has it been so long?

Oh, friends, I'm afraid I've been away for so long that many of you don't remember me! A few people have expressed concern about my absence. In reality, nothing that exciting has happened here. The summer has been racing by and I've been overwhelmed and exhausted. My husband returns to work in just a couple of days, and the first month or so after he starts back is always a hard one for me, so I've been trying to steel myself against that. And the computer we bought just two years ago has completely called it quits, and my husband's laptop is very low on disk space, so we need to find a better option. I've wanted to be here, but I'm low on ideas. Let me get situated and I'll try to be back with some regularity very soon!