First, many of you have been asking about my sister and I'm very happy to be able to tell you that she's doing better than anyone could have reasonably expected. However, she's still got a long, hard road in front of her. Since she's not up to having visitors, I'm thinking of sending a few little gifts to let her know I'm thinking of her. And I thought I'd reach out to all of you for suggestions.
What kinds of things would you want to have if you were looking at a lengthy homebound recovery period? Reading materials are out and she has people taking care of things like cooking and cleaning, but if you have suggestions for pretty much anything else, I'd very much welcome them.
Second (and this has only the most tangential relation to the previous point), once in a while, someone leaves a comment that I'd like to respond to directly. I click on the person's name, but find no link to a blog or an email. Now, I can understand that some (most?) of you are doing this intentionally, because you're not in the mood for random emails from perfect strangers on the internet or maybe you don't have a blog or whatever.
But on the off chance that you may be unaware of this, I just thought I'd let you know and encourage you to make sure you've enabled the links to your email and/or blog. If, you know, you want to. Because it may not be that I'm ignoring you, just that I have absolutely no idea how to reach you.
Many thanks for all the great gift ideas! Taking many of your suggestions, I've ordered and bought a bunch of things and will be sending them out over the next few weeks.