We are back after what feels like half a lifetime away. I’m happy to report that none of my worst fears about our trip materialized and most of it went as well as I could have hoped. We are in post-vacation coma (a complex mixture of jet-lag, culture shock, fear of resumption of responsibility and relaxation lobotomy). While making the transition back to our “real life” poses it’s challenges, I am thrilled to have a break from the stringent demands of family, family and more family (Italian family no less). I am also looking forward to getting caught up on your lives. I have sincerely missed you all.