I'm really going to try and stay off the blogsphere today and get some important things done, so I'll just leave you with this great quote my friend gave me:
"These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life... that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues." ~ Abigail Adams (David McCullough, John Adams, Simon & Schuster, 226.)
I think it says all that I was trying to say last week and summarizes my thoughts since. Carpe diem!