Apologies for the lateness of responses (and the generic post) - The Ravishing Mrs. TB and myself got back from a 5 day vacation.
(In fairness, three of the nights were in an Air BNB. The last night was in a hotel and yes, I took the soaps. Waste not, want not.)
I (by and large) tried to stay away from the outer world and partially succeeded. I tried to relax - and of course, had more thoughts that I will have to sort through. And of course today (Tuesday) I have to go back to work (Sigh. Digging out of my e-mail will take at least an hour).
But it was nice just to have a vacation to enjoy - sans children - without any greater agenda than just going.