I know I've been ignoring you. I hope you don't take it personally, as my husband, my journal, and my housework are all suffering from similar cases of end-of-the-semester neglect. What it comes down to is the fact that my final paper is due on May 22nd and I have yet to firmly nail down a topic, what with doing all of the other assignments for this class . . . I know, excuses don't make it right, but I really am very sorry, and we'll have a whole summer together to catch up before the fall semester starts. I hope you'll understand.