I found two new favorite blogs: the pennywise family and the neurotic knitter. I hope you check them both out.
As for myself, I am still fighting crud--I had a good start back to real life, and then it started to descend again. So I am back to drinking my Zen green tea in my Holy Trinity Monastery mug--I like the combination of the two--makes me smile.
I heard a incredible program about trees on KUOW yesterday--or part of it and so I went and looked it up and listened to the whole thing: http://kuow.org/program.php?id=17363