I don't think 9 posts since the last goodbye post qualifies as a proper abstinence from the SPF...esp. with the longest gap between posts being 9 days. so no best returnee for you, my friend! But still I belated happy birhtday! The 5 course degustation with matched wines sounds awesome! Still want to do that with my wife.
RL: Was busy working late shift and will have late shifts the next 3 days. Thing is, shift is from 4p.m. till 1 a.m., but from 1 a.m. till 8 a.m. I have to be on call and - if need be - have to be at the hospital in 20 mins. So no way for me to get home these 4 days, which means 4 days of not seeing my wife or little one :(
D2: Not yesterday, but hopefully the next few days.