maybe just a little bit. Just wanted to say hello to those that may remember me. I dropped off the edge of the earth about a year and a half ago. Was spread wayyy too thin and just wound up retreating into a virtual cave. Began with a computer crash and from there it was being overwhelmed with moving into a new house, some volunteer job responsibilities, some minor yet felt like never-ending health issues (none serious thank god!) and in general I just pretty much stopped communicating to folks in all of my various concentric circles. To those who tried to maintain contact with me that I blew off, my apologies. I was just too overwhelmed and just taking care of the family each day was all I could muster. So flash forward today, I've withdrawn from my post in a local political committee, took a leave of absence from two of my other volunteer jobs, and am just starting to reintroduce myself to some of the craziness of my main volunteer job again....slowly I've been lingering for the last month or so, reading some of the posts, but when I saw the posts of late of tpcmom's, isabel's and timer lady's, I felt guilty just lingering and not offering up my condolences and support. So here I be Not sure how much help I can be to anyone else, but will try to weigh in again when I think I can offer something solid.