Sorry to go AWOL on you all. I am very much alive, but have come down with a very nasty head cold, which Sola has now caught. I have not had the energy to even think about blogging until tonight. Fortunately the dynamic duo (AKA my parents), arrived in town just in time to wield their mighty “grandparental fun” powers and have been keeping Sola happily occupied. Hopefully, they will not catch this cold just in time for their return flight home! Anyway, between my lingering cold, needing to work on last minute lesson plans, and caring for my pitifully sick little one, I’m going to extend my leave of absence until next week.