Hello, dear readers, and especially hello to those of you who are finding me for the first time via something charming! I'm sorry for the disruption to my usual posting - such as it is, I guess - but I decided we needed to upgrade things around here and I wanted to do it ASAP so that we could start off happily right away.
I'm in the midst of switching my commenting platform from Blogger to Disqus. You don't have to do anything differently, and, if you've been here before, the comments you've left in earlier posts will reappear shortly in their new form, but I hope that this system will make it easier for us to really engage in conversation. It will take a few hours for the platform to load up, so please do bear with me as Betsy Transatlantically changes over!
And please do check out today's actual post in the meantime, in which I wish my sister a very happy birthday!
(Thanks to Kate for inspiring me to take the plunge and to Marissa for showing me how successful it can be!)