I've been absent for a bit -- not sure how conspicuous or not it's been. At any rate, I'm still alive, doing fine though a bit stressed. Kids are o.k. husband is o.k., relatively speaking. It's just been uber busy around here. Some of you may recall my lapse in judgement a few months ago when I agreed to help out with a NAMI fundraiser by means of a secondary event opportunity. What really happened is I got dumped on and before I realized how lousy the situation had become, I was in too deep to back out without damaging my own reputation. So here we go... The event is this Friday and Saturday and I'm having to bake 500 mini chocolate chip cookies between tomorrow and Thursday night. A friend is baking another 500 for me, bless her heart! I've spent my own cash on t-shirts that I'm going to try to sell at the event in hopes of making enough to cover my costs with enough left over to make a donation to NAMI that doesn't get laughed at. I'm trying to just focus on Sunday when it's alllllll over! Add to this my usual duties as a board member and webmaster for difficult child 1's lacrosse booster club. Add to that my NEW duties as a director of a startup non-profit youth lacrosse league (which will hopefully result in some cash in hand after our expenses are met), web designer, public relations manager and marketing/advertising executive for the league. We're trying to get this launched by the end of November, and are only awaiting confirmation of our field assignments with the school district so that we can officially make the announcement and kick things into high gear. And of course the usual fun and games in a life with two difficult child's, a difficult child spouse and one (thank-you-Lord) easy child. Sigh. Hopefully I can come up for air next week. Miss you all!