Yes, I'm still alive, and I thank you all for your sweet e-mails of concern. About eight weeks ago I became very sick and had to put my blog (as well as many other projects) on hold for a moment. A reoccurring sinus infection has now compounded my problems, just as it seemed I might have been getting better!
Rest assured, I have some posts in planning, including a special guest post which I'll publish in the next day or so. Meanwhile, thank you for your prayers and your patience. ~Monica