No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. We've had some stuff to deal with here - my mother-in-law became ill again so we spent all of Friday afternoon/evening in the ER with her. Poor mom-in-law, she has something we call Rose Fever - an aggressive skin condition on her feet and shins. She's in the hospital with antibiotica treatment as we speak. She's always treated me like her own flesh and blood, and I love her to bits. Worried for her, naturally. She's 81 and not doing so well, gets confused easily and so on. She was always our rock, so capable and feisty--it just isn't fair that she has to endure being so wobbly and sick... but such is life, I fear.
So, any vibes or good thoughts or prayers you can spare for a woman who lived through WW2 in Denmark as a child/teenager, and who has worked hard all her life and only thought of her son and his family, way before doing something for herself, do send them to my mom-in-law. Her names is Edith.