As part of this year's Celebration theme, I had an unspoken intention to be a more cheerful blogger - look on the bright side, complain less, apologize less, etc. However, I've been struggling with this weird flu-ish thing for more than two weeks now, and although I've mostly kept up with the basics of work, I haven't felt especially erudite. I thought I was nearly better this weekend, and then early in the week crashed all over again, and spent most of the last few days sleeping or vegetating.
Anyway, the point of all this is that I still can't quite set aside the compulsive need to apologize, and I am painfully aware that I am a couple of days behind on shipping and more than that on email. I'll be working my way through that pronto, as well as today's update - and just wanted to issue a kind of blanket apology while I get there.
(On the bright side, I lost 5 lbs without even trying, and my jeans fit again. Seriously, it is a genuine pyschological boost to feel ahead of the game on at least one point!)