I’ll be back in a few days – thank you all for being so kind and sweet. Life is kicking my proverbial, and real, ass.
**addendum: Because I am loath to leave you without a laugh, at the end of my horrible day yesterday, I stood beside a 300lb black man who asked me if I would like to be (and I quote) “my white philly cheesecake to my mocha chocolate milkshake”. Thank you, thank you so much. No.