….and YOU, for saving my sanity in the past few months and putting up with my whining which got to crisis point yesterday.
Edie, for appearing to think I’m more or less normal (please don’t tell me if this isn’t the case) and breezing past my surlier days without calling me on it.
Susan, for giving me something to brainstorm about and to add to my to-do list when I most needed it.
Bam, for helping me sleep better and distracting me by sending me Skin To Skin so I can ponder “What shall I read next?” with much thoroughness.
Tia, for pointing out that if I couldn’t bake my own cake, good chocolate ice cream is a more than reasonable substitute for cake.
Alice, for making me laugh because it is true that I am a Box Cake Snob–and proud of it too.
Jane, for not replying with a “you’re mad” email to my rave about Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home To Yours.
KS, for making me laugh about your husband, and I hope both of you have recovered from the trauma of sending your kids off to school.
Raine, just because she Rocks instead of Reeking.
Ann, for this poem.
HelenKay, for posting about all sorts of interesting books so I can spend ages and ages flipping through her blog archives and distract myself with “Oh, that looks shiny and I think I should get that!”
Wendy/Portia, for understanding that the promise of a shiny, sexy, very hot and SIGNED book makes for a happy miladyinsanity, and I swear, I’ll become better at replying to emails.
Rhian, for making me feel better about myself simply by being crazier than me.
Becca, for showing me what it means to be grace in face of adversity.
I’m forgetting a lot of peeps, I know, so shoot me if you’re one of them and I’ll regenerate myself and fix you up in the next list.
Hugs, kisses and a fabulous chocolate cake, May