Mainly running around like a headless chicken, consumed by work and travel.
Friends of ours who raise chickens told us about their pair of ornamentals who have feathers partially covering their eyes. If the pair is placed back-to-back, they will run about frantically until they collide with each other, and are thereby reassured that the other still exists. I've known some smart birds, but alas, over all the centuries we've bred all the brains out of those poor (but tasty) creatures.
All of this work means i've had very little energy for anything else. I'm not going to succumb to guilt about that, but if i've neglected answering e-mails, i do feel bad about that. Please feel free to poke me again if need be, with awareness of the coming holiday travel season.
Blessings to you all for a happy Thanksgiving!