Yes, indeed it HAS been a while since I last posted. The tummy is better now – and thanks to all who expressed concern, especially since my last post sat up front and center for the last two months declaring that things were not all well in tummy land.
My only two excuses for not posting in the last two months are these: 1. I’ve had THREE head colds and ONE case of the flu in these two months; and 2. My trusty, faithful laptop became direly infested with viruses that insisted on connecting to some Russian website every time I went online. So I stopped going online, and took some time to examine our meager finances and decide whether a new, uninfested laptop could be justified. Since I’m posting an entry today, I clearly decided that I could justify a new laptop, and am now writing on my spiffy new Swiss Army knife-red Dell Inspiron, bought quite cheaply at Staples. [A little editorial note here: I cannot say enough good things about Staples: their prices were phenomenal, and they promptly replaced the first, defective laptop they sent me, without question and with good cheer. The most pleasant shopping experience I've had in quite a while!]
It may take me a week or so to get back into the swing of posting entries, as I spend a little time learning Windows 7 and also catching up on all that library work that I do from home in my free time (another downside to losing my old laptop was that I got behind in the free-time library work), but I promise to do my best to get back up to speed. Cheers, and hope everyone is enjoying the spring so far!