Oh, by the way, the apron arrived! It is really quite lovely and very well made. I'm impressed! (Don't look too close at my pasty complexion and wonky hair...the flu does that to you!) Want an apron to call your own? Visit Deb Syke's website Looking Beyond Food for details.
P.S. I want to thank everyone for their kind words and best wishes while I was down. Your comments meant the world to me and I am grateful for each and every one of you!