For the few folks that do read my rambling rants, I apologize for the lengthy absence. Family obligations and mean moms gone wild got in the way. I now know two things:
1) what it means to be part of the "sandwich" generation, and
2) which side of the family my children truly get their stubborn streaks from.
The whole mean moms thing was just the topper on the whole last two months, and would best be explained over a coffee (or large alcoholic beverage). Let me know who wants to meet when....