I haven't been a total slacker, and in the middle of all the chaos, I started my new gig as a writer for Home & School Mosaics.
Here's the link to my first article about how we as a society just don't do a very good job welcoming people to the neighborhood anymore. It's based on personal experience ;-). (Although I want to say I have really great neighbors.) I'll still be doing reviews for them as well, but I've wanted to get back into writing, and now I get the chance to do it with some of the best people on the web. I've "known" (at least via the web) most of these ladies for eons, and I'm honored to be part of the team.