Hi nzexpat! Come on in and comment.
In the life is strange category: phone call to a friend after several months, hi how are you:
(1) She has cancer, most likely will be ok, but that 'mostly' word....kids still at home....
(2) A close relative of hers just got elected to Congress in a tight race.
Thus leaving me about as close as you will ever come to speechless.
Comment from rumi/fdl: damn,...moderation just never seems to find you, does it? Hope you're doing ok and congrats on the election.
Moderation never seems to find me---that's the story for somebody with bipolar, OCD, -and- ADHD. Colorful til we burn out in a flame of glory.
The election is in my friend's family. It was quite the one-two punch for not having heard from her in a few months.
Re the election in general, except for Lamont I am ecstatic. The SENATE. The United States SENATE. We WON. Ok and the House too. Webb...Tester...Good things can happen.