@reciprocity, @Boo, @Joe7, @Martian5, @Lilly, @desperate1, @johnny5 and @jillar thank you
Thank you my QT family, sorry I've been less than regular these past few months, work's just not slowing down.
Last week I lost my dear aunt to cancer, hers was discovered quite late, and she went peacefully and was so graceful in handling the pain. That just reminded me how fragile life is and how much I've been taking things for granted. So my 11 month gift to myself is to be kind, most importantly to myself so that I can be kind to others (animals are the sole exception, I want to be kind to them regardless ) and allow myself the occasional break.
These 11 months sure have been a roller coaster with each up matched by a symmetrical down but then again C'est la Vie as they say. My 1 year anniversary gift to myself will be a small solo trip, haven't planned anything concrete yet, but it will be me, books, preferably the beach and lots of time without anything to do.
This trip is as much your gift to me, as you are the guys who were always there with a steadying hand when I thought I would fumble this quit away. I am grateful for each one of you, and this forum and the beacon of light you represent for people like me who struggle to believe there is light at the end of the tunnel.