things always get better.
they found (and delivered) my luggage, and only one bottle of conditioner exploded.
and...i must apologize to all of you who have posted a comment in the past, ohhhhh 6 months. Blogger has been urging me to update to the "New Blogger," and i've been ignoring their requests. last night, i updated and WHAM! suddenly, i had 40 comments to approve or reject from the past 6 months. good lord. i'm blushing. oh stop...no, really, stop.
anyway...thanks for your comments, i'll do my best to respond to all of them, and please continue to do so. it's so validating!
and that's probably something i should discuss with my therapist.