Based on all the kind words of concern, posted here and e-mailed, I have belatedly realized that I probably shouldn’t have worded my post quite that way. It’s really not a big deal.
Personal Issue = end of school year for my children who all need my personal attention RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE. I probably get 10 texts/e-mails a day asking me what a word means or how to spell something or if the comma is in the right place or (my personal favorite) will I write their 20 page term paper for them please, and btw, it’s due tomorrow. Then there’s all the year-end banquets and awards events and dances and cramming for finals (which they’ve never learned to do by themselves; even the ones at college want me to quiz them over the phone). And one of them has Girls Camp the week after school lets out. So, well, you get the idea.
I had to choose between writing the LDSP posts or being nice to my kids. They won. And they’re still winning. I really will get back here soon. And I’ll choose my words more carefully next time.