Sorry if Like Merchant Ships' tone has seemed less than cheerful lately! We all have a lingering cough, and several sleepless nights have taken their toll. I've been so "out of it", I didn't even notice that my $7 lemon trees are covered in buds! I've been worried I'd kill them through neglect, but here they are, blossoming all by themselves.
Actually, that kind of sums up my parenting style, too : )