Just to give a quick update as to why I have been MIA for a while...Arie (husband)flew into Philly on Saturday night. His grandfather was very ill. Gramps passed on peacefully on Tuesday (Oct.12)at 3:45AM at home after battling cancer for 14 years. Add to that a pacemaker, colostomy, and myriad of other things. At the end he was on 1ml of morphine every hour. His kidneys had shut down after all his solid waste was bypassing the colostomy and coming out through his urinary tract. Arie was a damn mess, as was I and everyone else. The weird thing being that I was awake when the phone rang. I had gotten up about 3:45 to get a drink and the phone rang at 4AM. Michelle, a daughter-in-law, was also awakened at the same time. I guess we just felt it, being that we were the families that DIDN'T spend the night. We all gathered around his bed and said the "Our Father" and then we sang. There were about 15 of us there. He was already gone but that's ok. Anyway, that is why I haven't been around. I WILL be at faire this weekend and Arie will be in tow. I KNOW some of you are not liking my husband but it really is a trying time for him, as his grandfather was pretty much the only father figure he'd ever had. I love you guys and can't wait to see you all on Saturday!