And now I am back.
We drove far, far, far, south, south, south (well, not as far south as it sounds, perhaps, but far enough to make me feel very tired after driving far, far, far north again today. I also feel somewhat old, though my children insist I am not old. For this reason and many others, I love them dearly.)
We visited my sister and her husband, my parents, and three enormously cute dogs. We ate much in the way of chocolate and pizza (all of us), drank much in the way of Merlot (sister, brother-in-law, parents -- not the children -- what do you take me for?) and today, in order to stay awake for the drive home, I consumed enough coffee to kill an elephant. Thus the 11:59 p.m. blogging.
I shall try to catch up soon on all things blogworthy.