The other circumstance is actually a very positive one. At the grand age of 55, I have enrolled in college. Drum roll, please. It is something I've wanted to do for a long time, and I finally got my courage up and did it. I am majoring in Web Design and Multimedia, which is such a lovely combination. I love technology, but even more, I love art. I always have. So I'm enrolled at Westwood College Online, which is one of the best online colleges. They also have ground campuses, but I felt more comfortable with the online venue. The downside is that it is very intense. We cover a semester's worth of work in ten weeks. But I am loving it. I have learned so much already, and I am convinced this is the best school ever. The amount of support I've received is staggering. They really WANT their students to succeed.
Anyway, the long and short of it is that I haven't had much time to devote to crochet. I am hoping that I will find little pockets of time here and there, because I really love it, and it is a great relaxation technique for me. So please don't abandon me. I'm going to be making more of an effort to post from now on, so check in periodically and see what I am up to.