This is to say "Thank you" to all those who have taken the time to write to me, those who have wondered why I've not posted on this blog for a while and inquiring about my well being. Just to say that I am well and am currently in the process of retrieving my blogging hat, so that I can put it back on. That hat was blown off my head by a turbulent whirlwind in my life, from which I'm only now beginning to emerge. I greatly appreciate the concern that has been expressed during the period of my absence. Someone so kindly said to me in an email, "I just wanted you to know you are missed". I feel valued and this is part of what makes the blogging worthwhile. I expect to be back soon.. Thank you so much.