I'm still here. I know I keep dropping off the planet, but at first it was a combination of depression and craziness at work, and now it's no craziness at work. I got laid off. I'm still looking for jobs, applying for jobs, interviewing for jobs sometimes, but I haven't landed one yet.
On the upside, I took my free time and channeled it into designing items for my Zazzle store, which you can see on the right -->. Feel free to browse around. I'm still on Etsy, but Zazzle has a few advantages, imho.
Wish me luck in the job hunt! I should have plenty of time to work on recipes, and hopefully some pretty sweet unemployment to pay for the groceries. We shall see.