First of all, thanks for all of the good birthday wishes!!! I appreciated them so much. :-)
Secondly, apologies for being somewhat absent lately. I've needed to take a bit of a bloggy break. (Which I know seems kind of lame, since I post only once a week....) Be that as it may, I will resume posting after the Stanford Treeathlon, if not before. No worries--things are good but busy. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with you all.