I really should explain my absence, but, I simply don't have an explanation. I could tell you that my daughter gave me a fancy camera and I can't take a decent picture with it. I could tell you that I've been spending time with my best friend making sock monkeys from thrift store socks. I could tell you that I've been going for long bike rides with my husband. We bought each other bikes for Christmas. I could tell you that I've spent time rearranging my family room. I could tell you all of those things and they'd be true. I guess...I already did. My five year blogaversary is Valentine's Day. I'll be back then.