yay -- thanks for playing with me Amy! I definitely feel recharged. I've got a new hobby -- whittling, and I've finally taken the print on fabric plunge (with mixed results) now all I need to do is get out my craft paints and some wood. I think while I'm feeling industrious I'll start working on a list of christmas projects. hopefully all this will be enough to keep me in the craftroom over the next few days instead of sitting in front of the tv fretting.