Some blog news for everyone: I’m taking a bit of a vacation this next week, and I know from past experience that I will not be able to stay caught up on comments and blogs while I am away.

So, as much as some of you dislike it, I’m turning off comments starting on Saturday; they’ll be back on February 13 (sorry, Alice – you are probably the one most affected by it). I will probably pop in to some blogs during the week as I get a chance, but otherwise, I won’t be around. Have a great week while we’re away!