Just popping in quickly tonight to say "hello!" and to let you know what's going on with the oil spill on our beaches. We live in the area where the oil slick is heading, possibly. We spent last week right on the beaches, where they are still pristine white and where we kayaked right next to dolphins and seabirds (oh, my!). As of tonight, no oil has arrived and the beaches are as beautiful as ever. I'll try to update the blog tomorrow, maybe Tuesday, and give you more info. Sorry I've been absent — we had a big graduation for our cadet one weekend, a dance recital for our ballerina the next weekend, and in the middle, we went to the beach with our out-of-state friends. It's been crazy! And now the oil spill!? I need a moment to breathe, please.