Shifter here (surprise surprise!)
Well, I ran a marathon yesterday - the Whistlestop marathon in Wisconsin. Several good things happened as a result: I got to drive through Wisconsin, which is gorgeous this time of year; I ran into some friends at the marathon; and I got a really good (for me) finishing time (around 3 hours 53 minutes - a personal record), AND best and most importantly, I had nothing to do but think of blog posts for 3 hours and 53 minutes! So I'm loaded with ideas and raring to go here. Too much for a single post, so I'll be doing them piece meal. But for now, the fam is about to go to dinner and, again surprise surprise, I'm going with them. So more very soon!