Hello everyone. It has been about a week since my last post. About a week before Christmas I started to feel really run down and instead of heeding the warning signs, like a fool I went full steam ahead. By Christmas day I had what I thought was a pretty nasty cold with a bad temperature as well. Still determined to ensure my family had the day I wanted them to have, I pushed ahead. When I awoke boxing day, I felt like I had gone 12 rounds with a heavyweight and lost. My body hurt in places I didn't know I had and my cough was louder than Sookie's bark. I suppose you could say that my body forced me into the rest that I was unwilling to take before the holidays. I happy to report that though I still have a bit of a stuffy nose and achy fingers, I feel much better. I am not sure what the posting pace will be, as it still hurts to type, but I am going to try and get things back on track. Please accept my apologies for not putting up a post explaining my absence and a heartfelt thank you to all of you who wrote e-mails filled with concerned. Well, who's ready to cause some trouble? Full steam ahead.