what a long, strange trip it's been
To top it all off, last night I went out solo(!) to hang with a big bunch of my old friends, one of whom is visiting from out west and provided a darn good reason for us all to get together. I've known most of these folks since we were around the ages some of our kids are now. We've traveled the country together, seen a million bands together, been in each other's weddings. Kind of bizarre and time-warpy to be talking with them last night about who's retiring when, who is now cancer-free, who's getting a divorce, whose kids are pursuing careers in what part of the country, what live music we've all be enjoying, and to look around and notice that everybody looks basically the same, except for the increasing number of gray hairs mixed into all those guys' ponytails. :-)
Somewhere in between it all, there has been a heckuva lot of work and many hours dedicated to a certain secret project that is coming along quite nicely. Update on its Ravelry page.