I should probably mention that the other Big Distraction in my life at the moment (as if writing a book weren't enough) is the remodeling project that has engulfed much of our house.
We began planning this project in April 2009 and in January 2010, the work finally began.
Yesterday the guy doing most of the work (emphasis on "most of" and "work") asked if I'd posted photos in a public forum. I had put them on Facebook, but that's easily accessible to people who aren't on FB, so I created a site at Shutterfly and posted the photos there, too.
So if you're interested, you can see them here.
The work is being done by the amazing people at Silent Rivers Design/Build. You can find out more about them here. I can't say enough good things about this outfit. Because of everyone there, especially Tyson Leyendecker, the architect, and Christian Anderson, the carpenter, the project has been stress free. Indeed, it's been fun. I almost (but not quite) hate to see it winding to a close. (It'll take another month.)