i just want to say i am sorry i have been missing since thursday and it was horrible timing, what with partners going out for both the 6-12" swap and the strawberry swap. i promise to get them out as soon as i can. it couldnt be helped. problems AGAIN with the internet, and my mom. this friday my sisters and i moved my mom from her home of the last 25 years, to a new place that my sister bought for her. my moms new home is just 6 blocks from my second oldest sisters house. over the last few years my mom has started to get dementia. we just couldnt put it a move any longer. she has been living with her boyfriend, but he is old too and is just not capable of looking after her anymore. hence, the new place. dementia is not something i would wish on anyone, it is a horrible way to live. my mom was always a sweet lady. now she bounces between yelling obscenities at us and crying, and being happy. i am lucky in that i have two sisters and a brother that are all doing their part, ok, my sister is doing more than her share, but she says she doesnt mind.....shes a giver, you know? so enough of the depressing talk. i will get my bum in gear and match everyone up tomorrow and post it here. im excited to get going too!!