Somewhere online is a group called Bloggers without Remorse. Their fundamental tenet is that the author should not be apologizing all the time for not posting more often, because other stuff happens. And many times, the other stuff is much better that whatever is going on online.
So I've been busy, and distracted, and the only reason I am writing anything at the moment is because I cannot go out in public with the appalling case of Novocaine face that I am sporting. My lovely dentist thoroughly numbed my face before deep scaling and root smoothing, for which I am grateful. But I can't talk, smile, drink or chew. So I am kind of hanging out, knitting on some socks, until it wears off enough that I am not a drooling, food spewing, numb faced person anymore.