There is perhaps an irony in posting that I am going to be away from a blog that I don't update anyway, but I am off to the beach to celebrate Jen's birthday, which is a trip worthy occasion worthy all on its own. I'm also hoping this little getaway will help me escape from the shadowy blue funk in which I find myself these days. Of course, if people just stopped making me miss and worry about them, I could save myself a lot of moping and gas money. Being concerned, peevish, caring, and hurt all at one time is tiring work. On the other hand, it's all good training for the day I take the gold in the worry olympics. I'm strong; I'm focused. I think I can do it this year. But, for now, I'm off to the salty air and crashing waves.