Yes, ‘absent’ is my key word lately and frankly I’ve enjoyed it to a point. I haven’t written a blog post in months, but I had my reasons. Now, I’m trying to play catch up on many levels, including this one.  I hate to back track when it feels as though so much has happened since Thanksgiving, but for that very reason I can’t help but dig out the ol’ time machine.  So, without further a-do, please bear with my slight ramblings as I attempt to recollect my past excitements!