I owe lots of people LJ comments and email, and I'm not really going to be able to deal with this when I don't get online until 10:30 or later maybe every other day at most. I am however taking steps to remedy this highly unsatisfactory situation (with lots of help from pseudomonas). So I will be back in touch soon. In the meantime, continue phoning if you need me; anything else is taking days for me to see and might not get a reply at all. And general apologetic and affectionate thoughts go out in various directions.
Short version: *waves* to oxfordgirl. My sister is a brilliant cook. My latest stupidity injury is healing nicely. Ely is very pretty. I love my friends very very very much, and having pseudomonas and hatam_soferet simultaneously within hugging range is making me very happy.