Three weeks ago I posted about preparing for open-heart surgery, and then I fell silent. Just a note to let you know that I survived, my recovery is progressing well, and it will be a long time - probably several months - before I feel perky again. I'm sure I'll be blogging again soon, though. In fact, several ideas are even now simmering on the back burner. Something tells me, however, I'd be wise to wait to write about them until I'm completely off pain meds!