It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, and I hardly know where to begin to catch up. We just had a lovely visit in California with my family (mother, sister, brother-in-law, and the two most adorablest nephews in the world), taking advantage of Phoebe’s school vacation, and now are back at home and trying to get back into the swing of things. My own swing of things was rather hampered by a bout of likely food poisoning, leaving me feeling like I’d been run over by a steam-roller most of yesterday. On the bright side, the illness led to my inability to stay up much past 10 yesterday evening (in spite of sleeping late and sitting around like a lump all day), and seems to have bounced me back to the East Coast time zone faster than anticipated. So, um, yay!