I don't know how to handle those of you who don't know my real name: I'd be happy to tell you, but I don't want my real and Lj names linked in any searchable online way. Bummer.
Also, I've posted responses to some of the comments to my previous LJ entry. Thanks everyone--whether your comment sparked a specific response from me or not, I appreciate it greatly.
I'm doing pretty well, generally just more grompy and sad.