el, love the drive-by post! I so hear you on the "me" time. I am an avid consumer of the scraps I get.
Lisa, I am thinking about you so much with the ct scan. That must be so frightening, and I am sending you strong warm loving energy. Also, holding little A in the light in my mind....
Fern, thanks for pleading for more time especially wrt Sock Exchange Losers like myself. I swear, they're gonna be awesome, when they get around to gittin' to their recipient.
There just isn't a place here where you can say, "oh! I'll go to _______ (the mall, target, walmart even ffs*), and pick up those socks on Monday. Then, I'll go to the post office, (which is downtown and there is NO PARKING anywhere close, maybe a block away if you are very very lucky,) and just pop it off in the mail.
*for f's sake
So, I went to the "mall" or what would pass for one, and the huge new department store just opened last month, our first one in SAn Miguel? No sock department. Not even nylons.
Then, I cruise along Canal street, which has tchochke stores galore, all made in china...nope.
So, I'm still looking. I want to send off cool socks, yk? Not just made in china stuff you can get over yonder, not cool in anyway.
If it sounds like I'm justifying my behavior, well, I am.
I could have started my search long ago.