I'm happy to report that I've managed to secure gainful employment. Not only that, but it's a job I've wanted for years. It was a nice six months off. (I have had a job since I was 14, and have never had more than two weeks off in a row before.) And I have loved having the time with my daughter. I will miss not having that much time every day with her. It is wonderful to be back at work, though. Happy days are here again.