In case anyone out there still cared, I am alive! So much for my intent on blogging regularly. It's funny how life happens. It's not that I didn't want to write, but there has been a lot going on (some good, some bad - okay, more than a lot bad, sadly) and it has been easier for me to handle things by retreating a little. I hope things get better because 2009 was supposed to be better than last year, dammit.
In other news, today is Ripley's second birthday! Unbelievable. I should have known she was entering her Terrible Twos when her two left tires blew out yesterday (a small accident that was totally my fault and no one else was hurt, thank goodness) and I ended up having to replace all four. I hope she likes her gift.