I hope you aren't feeling too abandoned. You tend to be the first thing to go when life gets overwhelming... but here is a little post to update you.
I've been trying very hard to make lemonade out of the lemons life keeps piling up at our doorstep, but there are too many of them, and I really don't even like lemonade in the first place. I am trying to get back to a place where I can again keep up this happy creative space. In the meantime, a moment from a walk a few days ago:
See how Misha's arms form a throne for the little princess? If he so much as flinches to put an arm down, she grabs his elbow and yells,
"Daddy, put up your arm up up up!"