It is so nice to be missed! Thank you everyone who has come looking for me. I have been so busy I haven't had time to be here or even check in the last few days. I had 17 here for dinner on Thanksgiving. My mother and her new husband came up from Ga. and she proceeded to fall down my staircase and take an ER trip while here. My husband had to have his older dog put to sleep as she had become completely crippled and paralyzed in her rear legs. It was very sad to see. Over the weekend we decided we needed another dog. My husband felt we should rescue a shelter dog so we went looking and came home with two dogs. J.E.B, german shorthaired pointer and chocolate lab mix, a pound puppy and now internet star Ajax, black lab and german sheperd mix, another pound puppy and rising internet star My girls then got an early Christmas present as I drove into the Blue Ridge and brought home a toy poodle. Abby, far too spoiled already Then it was trips to the vet. So holidays, family, dogs, goats, chickens, guineas, 4 kids, a husband and my everyday household chores I have been tied up and burning my candle at both ends for the last week. Thanks for missing me!