Goodness, I don't usually leave you hanging for a month. Suffice to say, between my personal life (putting house on market, 9 hours of doctoral classes, building addition) and my professional one (meetings, email, website admin-ing, two chapters to write), I'm a tad... stretched... at the moment.
As Bilbo said, I feel "like butter scraped over too much bread."
I'll return. Promise.