How did that happen? Some of you have noticed all the inactivity on my blog recently -- and a few have complained :-( -- so I apologize to all. Truth is, I've been out of town some and working on a commission for Christmas. I'll share that with you if it works out. I could throw in the fact that I hate standard time. By the time I get home from work, it's dark and all I want to do is curl up with a good book and a glass of wine and hibernate. I have a theory that we should have standard time in the morning so it's light when most of us wake up, then get a free hour at noon that just isn't counted, then start daylight savings time in the afternoon, switching back to standard time sometime in the middle of the night. Of course that would play havoc with air travel and that's hard enough as it is, so I guess it wouldn't work. Thank you all for you patience--I promise there's more to come.